The best note-taking apps in 2022: for back to school or the office

Best note-taking apps for heading back to school, a photo of a woman using a digital tablet
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Never forget another big idea again with the best note-taking apps, whether you're going back to school or to the office or studio. While writing notes on paper is all well and good, making digital notes can speed up your workflow, make it easier to connect ideas with colleagues or just ensure you never looks a note again.

There are literally hundreds of top note-taking apps on the market – no matter if you're a student off to college or a designer wanting to send ideas to clients. A lot of these excellent note-taking apps are free, or at least provide a free trial, but most busy creatives have nowhere near enough time to try them all out. 

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Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects. 

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