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Since: 10.12.01
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I occasionally have ideas and time to work on ideas, but often not both at the same time, and not the organization to keep track of these ideas. This mostly results in many text files of notes that I quickly lose track of. (I might have even asked this before, that's where I'm at.)

I've found some decent free stuff for my (android) phone, and some decent for the computer, but nothing that I've liked that is syncing editable in both places. I know there are many of these and have heard a bit about OneNote and Evernote, but maybe someone has experience with any thing of this type feel strongly about one?



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Google Docs seems simple enough to accomplish the syncing issues.
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I like Evernote myself, I have it installed on my laptop and on my Kindle Fire, and it's sync feature works very well. Plus, it also has the capability to be accessed in Web based form, so if you're away from you're devices, you can still update your entries.



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I use Dropbox quite regularly and a few months ago a found an Android app called Epistle that syncs text files between your phone and Dropbox. Even if you don't always have a data connection, the next time you do, Epistle will automatically update the text files.

I had tried a few different notepad-type Android apps that promised some sort of syncing ability and Epistle came out the winner.

When you first use Epistle and create a new text file it will put them in an Epistle folder in your main Dropbox folder. I have the Notes text files organized so that there is one for different sorts of notes: fitness, travel, fun, work, etc. Each will show up in a list on the main screen of the Epistle app, so you just have to click on it and type away.

On my regular computer, I have Notepad++ installed and have it set so that anytime I open it all of my Notes text files are open in different tabs.

I used Evernote in the past, but its functionality was way more than what I needed which was just plain text. Also, with the way Epistle works, if you want to grab your notes and switch to something else, you've got the .txt files right in your Dropbox.



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Since: 18.3.02
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I've recently started playing with EverNote for organizational purposes myself.

I like that you can make notebooks just for the desktop. I like the idea of scanning, keeping some things organized, but not necessarily on the web.

I do use the sync'd notebooks for several things though, and the web access has come in handy a number of times.
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I like Evernote and it has largely replaced the zillions of .txt files I really should move all of the things I used to keep in the post it program to it as well... *writes self note*

It allows you to make notebooks for related but separate notes which is nice. I haven't LOST anything I've managed to write in Evernote in the first place. I've lost plenty of things I meant to put it in it but didn't.

I also tend to email myself stuff (which is less elegant but work).
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I also use Evernote. I can Organize/Sync/Edit among my phone, home Macbook, and work PC.
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I wanted to throw in another suggestion: Springpad

http://springpadit.com/features

It's got pretty much the same feature set as Evernote and has some great auto-organizing features too. I haven't used it much in practice, just screwed around with the web app, but I'm going to try it out soon.



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Since: 10.12.01
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Thanks for all the suggestions. I'm trying to Evernote to see if that works for me, and I might scale back to one of the other options if it's too much.



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