With gestures, theme customization, and plenty of other useful features, UpWord Notes is better than most competing title and a great replacement for Apple's Notes app,
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This simple, cross-platform note-taking app works works with OS X, iOS, and Windows 8.
Noted by Tack is a stripped-down note-taking iPhone app that goes for simplicity above all else.
Take notes, create lists, and set reminders for tasks you need to complete, all within the same app.
For jotting down notes and nothing more, free iPad app INKredible provides a streamlined interface and a pen that feels like the real thing.
Two new companies join Apple's roster of acquisitions in 2013: mapping firm BroadMap and note-taking app Catch.
While Apple has kept mum on many of its acquisitions this year, a report from 9to5Mac says BroadMap and Catch are two of its purchases.
Outline+ was already a great iPad app for OneNote users, and it just got better with an update that introduces a number of new features including SkyDrive and inking support.
Google Keep debuts as a Chrome Web app, bringing its simple note-taking features to Chrome browsers and Chromebooks.
The application was discovered over the weekend, including on Google's Products page, in Google Drive, and as part of the search giant's sandbox, where it tries out new products.