Do You Need 7 Note Taking Apps Like Me?
Why I Use Drafts, Bear, Apple Notes, Google Keep, Craft, Notion and Even Things 3 for Note Taking and Planning
Yes, yes. I really do use them all and the answer really is obvious too.
The analogy often answered with is that you use the best tool for the job.
This meaning that a hammer isn’t great for screws and a screwdriver isn’t very good at all for nails so should you just struggle on orlearn how to use both?
Which brings me back to the apps I use so here we go with how and why I use each one.
- Drafts — Quick capture of notes. Pretty much quicker than anything else, even quick notes in Apple Notes now across various devices. I pretty much solely use it for capturing notes on my phone as I read or do other creative work. I don’t like many of the other uses although I have not dived too deep. The cheap subscription is worth it just to sync across devices for me. I then translate and transfer my quick notes from there.
- Bear — Mostly text planning, short pieces of writing and temporary planning such as for videos and articles with key points expanded.
- Apple Notes — When I want a quick structured note that is short and concise. I also write my full scripts for videos on here and use it as a source for a teleprompter app if needed.
- Google Keep — Permanent mini notes. Sticky notes. Someone needs some specific detail for my company or the phone number for something. I have a load of notes, each with a different colour showing key facts about these areas of my life such as numbers, codes, alternative email addresses used for different reasons, VAT numbers etc.
- Craft — My second brain. I also now use it for writing blog posts and publish directly to Medium through the app. All…