Saturday Night Five: Best Note Taking Web Applications

Admit it.  We’ve all forgotten things in our life.  Whether it’s that recipe for that phenomenal dip you had at that party, or that receipt for that ugly sweatshirt you liked at the time, all of us would like a memory upgrade.  Well, this is where these web applications come in.  They a pretty much an extension of your brain.  S, without further ado, here’s the Five Best Note-Taking Apps:

1. Springpadit: Springpadit is a useful application that, besides having a normal note-taking tool, has a few killer features that help it stand out. First, you can drag a bookmarklet up to the bookmarks bar, and whenever  you find something cool on the web, you highlight it, and it goes into Springpadit as a note.  Another cool feature is that, say you wanted to buy a car, and you clipped a webpage about the car and all of its specs.  Well, Springpad would find a review about that car and add it to your lis, adding to your knowledge of it/
2. Google Notebook: Google Notebook is geared more toward web based notetaking, but is still a great service.  In my opinion, Google Notebook is a thinly veiled social bookmarking site without the social.  It does all of the work of, and doees a great job of it, but just simply isn’t enough.  Google should bring something better to the table if it wants to succeed.
3. Zoho Notebook: Zoho, as you may or may not have known is a web application center, much like google apps, but with one major difference: Zoho hasn’t caught on yet.  But enough of that.  I know that I always say that there’s one thing that sets a web ap apart, and I searched and searched, and i got nothing.  It was just an ordinary app that took notes.
4. Evernote: Time to bring out the big guns.  Evernote has so many good features that I don’t even know where to start. PDF capabilities, fully indexed and searchable, and tags all set Evernote apart.  But the one awesome feature that completely blew me away was Evernote Trunk.  Evernote Trunk is an amalgamation of apps and hardware that all work with Evernote.  It’s almost like an app store, but for note taking.  Pretty cool,
5. Springnote:  The last item on our list, Springnote, is something totally new.  It’s just like a regular note taking app, but one difference: it is a wiki-like collaboration device.  This makes it a very powerful tool for business men and college students.I know that this is shaking up the list a bit, but it’s totally worth it. You can have a personal notebook or a group notebook, making it very easy to share ideas, a bit like conferencing online.
The Bottom Line: I think that Evernote does the best job,and I encourage  you to try them all to find the best one for your needs, but there might be others that I missed.  tell me about some that I forsook in the comments.  They’re there and waiting!
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