Ironically, note-taking has evolved from scribbling on paper, to typing on your laptops, to typing on our handheld devices, and coming back full circle to “writing” on our smartphones and tablets using a capacitive stylus. That being said, we are so used to taking notes on handheld devices, or typing away on our PC keyboards, that picking up a pen and writing on paper has become a strange experience. When it comes to the work aspect of life, sending important e-mails, and creating and sharing presentations and memos has never been easier thanks to various applications.
There is no shortage of note-taking applications available on the Google Play Store (you can check out our Top 5 here). Each have their own selling point depending on your individual requirements. Some are free, some are packed with features, and some are optimized for tablets. Today we are going to take a look at another such note-taking application, BeNote.
I might have jumped the gun when I mentioned that we would be taking a look at another note-taking app because as the developer claims, BeNote is not “just another” note-taking app. The intelligent note-taking app, developed by Uobia LLC boasts features such as:
There’s a lot that the developer promises with their note-taking app. Let’s take a look at whether it works as well as it sounds.
Right off the bat, I can say that BeNote is all that it promises to be. Here are some of my experiences:
To be honest, there’s absolutely nothing wrong as far as the note-taking aspect of the app is concerned. Yes, being “forced” to use pre-determined fields (which, as far as I know, cannot be edited) can get a bit annoying, but it’s a huge boon when you’re usually left scratching your head trying to decode a note. You don’t have to use all the fields, of course, so every note you make is suited to your requirements. Overall, it makes for a very efficient and organized experience.
I do have some minor gripes about this app though:
I would highly recommend BeNote for anyone looking to get organized and be more efficient. This comprehensive note-taking app is great for meetings, lectures, projects, and to-do lists, and the in-note image integration feature is one of the best I’ve seen. If the app eventually features a sync option, BeNote will be my go-to note-taking application.
BeNote is available for download from the Google Play Store. You can check out a free trial version here, which limits you to a maximum of 20 notes.
What are your thoughts? Will you be trying out BeNote? If yes, or if you are already using this app, let us know your experience in the comments section below.
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Thanks for the great review! We are already hard at work on a phone version of the UI and a syncing solution for the next release of BeNote. Stay tuned!
I’ve just started using this app and it’s perfect for minute taking – adding action items etc is dead easy. But i was thinking – is there any way to export everything captured in a meeting as a cohesive set of minutes that can be circulated to other participants – especially ones who don’t have the app?
The latest version let’s you share notes as a PDF.
The new version of BeNote is out now. It supports phones and a fresh new interface.
BeNote (Next Generation) is the updated version of this app with fresh visual design and new features: