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2018 All Best Free Note Taking Apps & Digital Notebooks

Using a great note taking app is a great way to simplify your complicated life! Either you are taking simple notes like creating a shopping note & grocery list, noting that address or phone number, or working on something more complex like taking class & work notes, capturing that whiteboard snap (very important for students!) or writing your next post (keep going bloggers!), there are great note taking apps to help you. Here, we have listed our favorite notes apps (we use ’em all!) for you to have a proper selection from the best note-taking apps.

All these apps offer cloud sync. So, as long as you have the internet connection, you have your notes everywhere you go, on all your devices. Without further ado, let’s explore them:

2018 Best Note Taking Apps

#1 Evernote

Evernote - Best Note Taking App - ROLLZIGN
Evernote – Best Note Taking App – ROLLZIGN

When it comes to taking notes, Evernote comes at #1 in all terms (except pricing!). In Evernote’s own terms, “it helps you stay organized and focus on what matters most“.

No matter what kind of notes you want to take, Evernote has a solution for it. In Evernote, you can add typed notes, handwritten notes, photos, to-dos, clip web pages & snaps with Evernote Web Clipper, add sketches, audio & video notes and all these are just a few of its huge list of note taking features!

All notes in Evernote, in whatever form they are, are instantly searchable. Evernote is more than just a notebook. You can use it as your journal, planner, school or work notebook, scanner, business card holder, documents vault, cook book & store for all other stuff to organize your life!

With Evernote collaboration feature in its business plan, you can also collaborate with others. That makes it wonderful for team or group working. You can also add reminders to your notes & keep yourself reminded about important things.

With all note taking features & more at one place, Evernote can truly be a single place for all your notes, ideas, lists, reminders, plans, projects, meetings, documents, memos, web pages & all like stuff you need to stay organized.

With over 225 million users worldwide, Evernote has become an extension of brain which remembers everything!

In free version, you can use Evernote on up to 2 devices & upload up to 60 MB data per month. In Evernote premium version, you can use Evernote on unlimited devices & upload up to 10GB of data each month.

Evernote Price: Basic @ Free | Premium @ $7.99 p.m. | Business @ $14.99 p.m.

Evernote Availability: Web | Android | iPhone | iPad | Mac | Windows

#2 OneNote

OneNote - Best Note Taking App - ROLLZIGN
OneNote – Best Note Taking App – ROLLZIGN

OneNote from Microsoft is another powerful note-taking app which has a huge suite of features like Evernote. Best way to experience all those features is to try both – Evernote & OneNote, and select the app you are comfortable with. Unlike Evernote, OneNote provides all features for free with up to 5GB free storage in OneDrive. You can upgrade in case you need more storage.

OneNote App - Best Note Taking App - ROLLZIGN
OneNote App – Best Note Taking App – ROLLZIGN

OneNote brings the physical 3-ring binder notebook type to the digital world. In OneNote, you’ve all notes classified into three parts: Notebooks, Sections and Pages!

If you’re already using Microsoft Word, you’ll feel more familiar with OneNote as it is a part of Microsoft Office Products Family and takes huge features from office (like the famous ribbon!). If you are looking for a free note taking app solution with a bunch of features, you’ll like OneNote.

Price: Free

OneNote Availability: Web | Android | iPhone | iPad | Mac | Windows

#3 ZOHO Notebook

ZOHO Notebook - Best Note Taking App - ROLLZIGN
ZOHO Notebook – Best Note Taking App – ROLLZIGN

ZOHO Notebook is one of the most beautiful & user-friendly note taking app that strikes a balance between simplicity & features. With ZOHO Notebook, you can make notes with rich text formatting, make checklists, take voice & photo notes, scan documents & attach files like Microsoft documents & PDFs to any note.

It also offers advance level search dubbed as “Deep Search” which allows you to search for text & objects within images & scanned files.

You’ll also like its “notecard stacks” feature which allows you to group related notes together. As an added layer of security for sensitive notes, you can keep your private notes secured with password of your choice.

To add some fun to your note taking experience, you can choose different background colors for different notes. It removes the dullness of the same white background each time you’re working!

So, whether you want to tackle your day-to-day tasks, make some sketches, craft a plan for your next trip, capture a moment, save content from the web or make your own content, ZOHO Notebook fulfills all your needs.

Price: Free

ZOHO Notebook Availability: Web | Android | iPhone | iPad | Mac | Windows

#4 Google Keep

Google Keep - Best Note Taking App - ROLLZIGN
Google Keep – Best Note Taking App – ROLLZIGN

List of note taking apps will be incomplete without including Google Keep! Well, with Google attached to its name, quality of this app is already assured.

Like other note taking apps, it also enables you to add notes, make checklists, sketches, capture photos & record voice notes. You can add different colors & labels to different notes for easy organization & its use search feature to find the right note. Google Keep offers nothing special than other note apps but the ability to add reminders to your notes. In Google Keep, you can add a reminder (based on time, date or place) to your notes & the app will remind you about the note at the right time & at the right place!

To put it in simple terms, Google Keep has the ability to make right note at the right time! If you’re a Google Fan & keen on using Google products, Google Keep is the note taking app for you.

Price: Free

Google Keep Availability: Web | Android | iPhone | iPad | MacWindows

#5 Simplenote

Simplenote - Best Note Taking App - ROLLZIGN
Simplenote – Best Note Taking App – ROLLZIGN

If you want a distraction-free, minimalist yet powerful note taking app, Simplenote is for you. Simplenote doesn’t have all the fancy features like Evernote & OneNote does & there lies its greatness for taking simple notes.

Simplenote is really the simplest note taking app. You can just type, make list & add simple text notes with this app. There are no other options & that’s the best part of its simplicity. Its cloud sync works like breeze! Once you type in Simplenote on any device, it appears instantly on all your Simplenote devices.

Simplenote App - Best Note Taking App - ROLLZIGN
Simplenote App – Best Note Taking App – ROLLZIGN

You’ll also experience the fastest search functionality. You don’t have to worry about your growing list of notes as you can search instantly among all notes. You can also add tag to your notes to categorize & organize them. in short, Simplenote is all about simplicity, speed & efficiency.

It also works well with the WordPress publishing. If you write something in the Simplenote, you can publish it directly on your WordPress blog on a single click or tap!

You must give a try to Simplenote, if you haven’t already. You’ll think, “why didn’t I get it early?

Price: Free

Simplenote Availability: Web | Android | iPhone | iPad | Mac | Windows

Well, there are lots of note taking apps and Evernote & OneNote are the ones that are loaded with the largest amount of features. At the same time, there are other apps like Google Keep & ZOHO Notebook that strike a balance between simplicity & features. Simplenote is the simplest one that provides a platform for simple text based notes. There are other apps as well (we have listed the ones that we believe are the best!). If you have a better suggestion, do let us know. We’ll consider your choice. Well, not all people need all the features. So, try these apps yourself and select the one or many which work best for you!

# Credits

Image Credits: Featured Image from Samsung.

2018 Best Apps & Websites that will Answer All Your Questions

Sometimes Google too doesn’t have answer to your question! What to do in that case? We got the answer. Switch to these 'Questions & Answers' Apps or Websites to get ‘tough’ question answered.

Sometimes Google too doesn’t have answer to your question! What to do in that case? We got the answer. Switch to these 'Questions & Answers' Apps or Websites to get ‘tough’ question answered.

Google is intelligent but still it just can’t answer all your questions (although that’s a rare case!). So, we went on to search for best of the ‘Questions and Answers’ Websites and Apps that will help you to find answer to all of your unanswered questions (that intelligent Google couldn’t answer for you). Let’s have a look…

Best Apps & Websites that will Answer All Your Questions at ROLLZIGN

#1 Quora

Quora At Rollzign
Quora At Rollzign

When we want to find an answer of any question on any topic, Quora come at the top of our list. You can ask any type of question on Quara and other Quora users will answer it for you.

Best part of Quora is that it’s free. Quora relies on advertisement revenue model for its income. That’s a win-win situation for everybody. You don’t have to pay to get answers to your questions.

To get started, all you need is just an email address. Visit the Quora website or download Quora app, signup with your email and you are good to ask questions.

Because of Quora’s broader community, you can ask a question on any topic and it is sure to be answered positively by Quora experts as well as non-expert uesrs in that field.

Quora is such a big community that probably you will get the answer before putting your question because chances are that the question you are having your mind had already been asked by someone else and it has already been answered. In other case, you are free to raise a new question.

If you don’t have any specific questions to ask and want to increase your knowhow in fields that are of interest to you, Quora is a good place for that. You can follow your interest topics and feeds from selected topics will be shown on Quora Homepage customized for you. That is a good idea for constant learning from other’s questions.

Quora Availability: Web | Android | iPhone | iPad | Mac | Windows

#2 Yahoo Answers

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Yahoo Answers At Rollzign

Yahoo is one of the oldest and popular player in Q&A market and also something more than only a Questions and Answer platform as it brings to you a world of latest news on Sports, Fashion, Health, Entertainment and much-much more with its own search engine.

On Yahoo Answers too, you can ask Questions of any category and get the same answered by Yahoo community made by people like you. What make Yahoo Answers stand apart from other Q&A sites is Yahoo’s ‘Leader Board’ and ‘Point System’.

To encourage participation and reward great answers, Yahoo Answers has a system of Points and Levels. While you can’t use points to buy or redeem anything but yes you can earn wide recognition by letting yourself featured on Yahoo Leaderboard by earning highest points.

Yahoo Answers Availability: Web | Android | iPhone | iPad | Mac | Windows

#3 Answers.com

Answers At Rollzign
Answers At Rollzign

Answers.com offers authoritative answers to millions of questions, as well as articles, slideshows and videos that educate, entertain and keeps its visitors coming back for more Answers.

Answers.com makes it easy to browse topic-wise with all questions classified into categories and further divided into sub-categories.

Answers.com has crossed the community of 6 crores members and on its way to new milestones in the field of Questions and Answers.

Answers.com Availability: Web | Android | iPhone | iPad | Mac | Windows

#4 Ask.com

Ask.com At Rollzign
Ask.com At Rollzign

Ask.com is also a very excellent platform to get your questions answered. You can find answers on vide varieties of topics ranging from Art and Literature, Food, History, Math & Science, Technology to World View.

If you want to be a boss in your favorite niche, visit Ask.com, select niche you are interested in and you will get tons of articles in Q&A Format that will not bore you when increasing your knowledge at the same time.

What we not liked about Ask.com is the inability of the platform to raise new questions and get them answered by other people.

At Ask.com, you are not able to ask new, fresh and specific questions. What you can do is just search for a question with keyword or browse topic wise.

Ask.com Availability: Web | Android | iPhone | iPad | Mac | Windows

#5 Ask Reddit

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Ask Reddit At Rollzign

This List would definitely be incomplete without listing Ask Reddit here. After all, Ask Reddit is supported by their 1.4+ crores loyal subscribers.

On Ask Reddit, you must comply with their strict policy for asking and answering a question. All the waste questions and answers are deleted to maintain the quality of site.

While Ask Reddit does not provide the same luxury that other platforms in Q&A domain are providing but still Ask Reddit provides a basic functionality to help you find a best answer of your question.

Ask Reddit Availability: Web | Android | iPhone | iPad | Mac | Windows

Well, we have listed only ‘5’ sites instead of our favorite figure ‘7’ because at ROLLZIGN, quality matters. We could not find any other quality Q&A platforms that can be included in this list. If you have one to share, please let us know by your comments or by hitting the ‘Improve It’ button below this Roll.

Best Dictionary Apps and Websites to Crack Any Word

Best online and offline dictionary apps and websites available for our Android, iPhone, Windows PC, Apple Mac devices and Web as well to let us know the meaning of each word.

Best online and offline dictionary apps and websites available for our Android, iPhone, Windows PC, Apple Mac devices and Web as well to let us know the meaning of each word.

Sometimes we just don’t know the meaning of a word we see or read or use. And we wonder when somebody ask us for the meaning of the word we just used (in fact using since long!) and we say – Oh! I understand the meaning of this word, but I just can’t explain it to you. Would you mind googling it or check some dictionary apps and websites?

Well, why should we give that silly answer when we always have some awesome dictionary apps and websites we can exploit for free no matter we are offline or online! Let’s dive into the list of a few best dictionary apps and websites available for our Android, iPhone, Windows PC, Apple Mac devices and Web as well (We hope that you are not using Windows or Blackberry phone as these phones sucks these days!)

Best Dictionary Apps and Websites at RollZign

#1 Dictionary.com

Dictionary.com At Rollzign
Dictionary.com At Rollzign

Dictionary.com is a great site to find instant meaning of any word. It not only provides meaning, but you can also get the synonyms of a word just on one click. Also, you can also Signup for an account and can add frequently usable words in Your Favorite list to build your vocabulary. The site also has a couple of games like crossword puzzle to help you learn English in an interesting way. You can also improve your pronunciation skills with its speaking words facility.

Dictionary.com Availability: Web | Android | App Store | Windows

#2 Merriam-Webster

Merriam Webster Dictionary At Rollzign
Merriam Webster Dictionary At Rollzign

Merriam Webster is one of the greatest dictionary site. It has an instant search option that makes finding words easy with less typing. It also has speaking words facility to help you improve your pronunciation skills. If you didn’t understand a meaning of word, no worry! You can refer to examples provided to explain the meaning of that word that will crystal clear your mind for that word. You can also play “Word Games” on merriam-webster.com which is a perfect match of fun and learning.

Merriam-Webster Dictionary Availability: Web | Android | App Store | Windows

#3 Oxford Dictionaries

Oxford Dictionary At Rollzign
Oxford Dictionary At Rollzign

Oxford Dictionaries are probably the best & most reliable online dictionary powered by Oxford University. Oxford Dictionary has most advanced features to save your time and make you a master of English. It too has instant search option, multilingual support, word list feature & speaking words facility. You can also find synonyms of a particular word and a lot of examples on a single word to have a 360-degree understanding (if you need).

Oxford Dictionaries Availability: Web | Android | App Store | Windows

#4 Google Dictionary

Google Dictionary At Rollzign
Google Dictionary At Rollzign

In case you have access to internet all the time, the easiest way to find meaning or definition of any word is Google Dictionary. Just open Google & type define before the word you want meaning for and Google will do the job for you. Above is a real snapshot where we have found definition of the word “digital” on Google Dictionary.

Google Dictionary Availability: Web | Android | App Store | Windows

#5 Cambridge Dictionary

Cambridge Dictionary At Rollzign
Cambridge Dictionary At Rollzign

Cambridge Dictionary is just superb and awesome! It has tons of options to fulfill all your Vocabulary needs. It’s more than just a dictionary. Cambridge Dictionary has Instant search option, Semi-bilingual support, sharing options, speaking words facility. It will also show you a cloud of related words with font size adjusted as per their popularity that makes your browsing experience on Cambridge Dictionary quite interesting.

Cambridge Dictionary Availability: Web | Android | App Store | Windows

#6 The Free Dictionary

The Free Dictionary At Rollzign
The Free Dictionary At Rollzign

The Free Dictionary describes itself as “The world’s most comprehensive dictionary”. It is also one of the best Dictionaries with a very much faster and instant search option. You just type a word and get the result. You can even search articles on a topic. You can sign up for a free account and bookmark frequently used words to get smart with your speaking. The Free Dictionary also has a very interesting word game called “Word Hub” to help you learn English smartly. Just go to their site and enjoy Word Hub!

The Free Dictionary Availability: Web | Android | App Store | Windows

#7 Macmillan Dictionary

Macmillan Dictionary At Rollzign
Macmillan Dictionary At Rollzign

Macmillan Dictionary definitely deserves its name in top 7 Dictionary Sites. Macmillan Dictionary site also supports Ajax and instant search with share option for each word-meaning. Macmillan also shows a list of related words different from synonyms apart from thesaurus for each word.

Macmillan Dictionary Availability: Web | Android | App Store | Windows

We hope, you will get your favorite dictionary from the above list. In case you use another dictionary, do let us know by your comments or by hitting the “Improve It!” button below. We will consider including that one in this list. In case you don’t know which one to use out of them, give all of them a try and choose one for you. Don’t forget to let us know the one you are going with…

# Credits

Image Credits: Featured Image by Freestocks.org at Unsplash