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.
For brainstorming, outlining, and note-taking on an iPad, MagicalPad offers a unique yet intuitive approach.
If you have found Microsoft's OneNote app for the iPad underwhelming, you'll find that the note-taking experience with Outline+ is much more pleasant.