Until recently, when most people talked about notetaking apps they touted the efficacy of Evernote. It was the go to program and for most users the free version was great and all that they needed. It's still great but the for fee pricing has changed (increased to $34.99 pa for Plus and $69.99 pa for Premium) and the free version lost functionality (it's now limited to syncing across only two devices). If you use a laptop, tablet and phone that means you need to pay for Evernote, live with less functionality or go elsewhere. If you stay, you'll continue to enjoy seamless integration of your notes across devices including Mac, iOS, Windows, Web, and Android. Evernote stores your notes inside notebooks to keep them organized and each note can contain text, clipped webpages and even recorded audio. Evernote has a handy search option for finding text across notebooks which can also find text in images - while it uses OCR to do this, the actual content remains stored as an image and no text transcription of handwritten data is available. If desired you can share notes with others and there is a handy privacy feature that lets you lock Evernote on a phone or tablet so your passcode is required to open it.