Good for: Keeping all your notes in one place
Cost: FREE | Platforms: Android, iOS
Note taking apps are ten to a penny, but there’s one that stands out from the rather sizeable crowd: Evernote.
The app’s biggest selling point is the ability to sync your notes across all devices, meaning you can type on your tablet and then access all your lecture notes on your laptop when it’s essay time. Once they’re saved, you can search for any word that appears in the text.
If you’re thinking “hey, that’s a cool elephant-based logo, but I prefer to handwrite my notes”, worry not. Evernote allows you to take pictures of your written notes and upload them to the app. Assuming you’ve not got some seriously messy handwriting, you’ll then be able to search for words just as you would with a typed note.
What we like most about Evernote: You can share your notes with other Evernote users, so it’s easy to get the lowdown if you or a friend ever miss a lecture.