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Circus Ponies NoteBook for Mac review

Circus Ponies Notebook for Mac is a versatile system to help you organize and keep track of your notes for work and personal projects. You can keep different notebooks for separate projects, and you can choose to start your notebook completely from scratch or with an appropriate category list in place.

Pros

Templates: When you start a new notebook, you can choose from several different templates that will make organizing your ideas and information that much easier. Options are organized into categories like General, Professional, Education, and Project, and specific templates exist for anything from writing a book or novel … Read more

Microsoft OneNote for iPhone review

Microsoft OneNote for iPhone is a flexible note-taking program that lets you save all kinds of important information in one place. Photos, text, and links are all searchable in this app, and you can organize your notes into different notebooks and pages to make things as easy as possible to find later on.

Pros

Checkable lists: While the blank page you start writing your notes on may look just like a regular document or piece of paper, there's a lot of functionality lurking just below the surface. For instance, you can insert checkboxes into lists, and then check them … Read more

Evernote review

Evernote is a powerful note-taking program that lets you sync information across all of your devices, so you can take a note on the go and access it anywhere. You can add all kinds of notes, images, and just about anything else you want to save, and then share it with friends or refer back to it later.

Pros

Great interface: Whether you're updating your shopping list or setting a reminder about a meeting, you'll find your way smoothly through this app's intuitive interface. Everything is exactly where you expect it to be, and you can also … Read more

Microsoft OneNote for Mac review

Microsoft OneNote for Mac gives you a place to keep all kinds of important notes, files, photos, and more, so you always know where to find them. You can also install the OneNote app on your mobile device and sync it with your computer, making it easy to access your notes on the go.

Pros

Checkable lists: When you create lists in OneNote, you can add check boxes to make it easier to see what you've accomplished. Whether you're tracking work tasks, weekend to-dos, or groceries, you'll always be on top of things with this great feature. … Read more

Wunderlist review

With Wunderlist's free app on your Android device and a free Wunderlist account, you can manage your life, boost productivity, collaborate with friends and co-workers, sync data, and more. Wunderlist creates Lists of Tasks under any category, such as Work, Home, or Shopping, in a smooth, well-designed interface.

Pros

Wanderlust: Multi-platform capability lets you take Wunderlist with you on Android, Windows, Kindle, iOS, iPhone, or iPad devices. The Wunderlist Web site is widely compatible with popular browsers, too.

You're invited: Invite your friends to collaborate by joining one of your lists or through Twitter or Facebook.

Support center: … Read more

Sticking Notes Widget Free review

Sticking Notes Widget Free makes it easier for you to jot down reminders, ideas, and thoughts on your mobile device, but on a small screen it can be a bit awkward to use. On a tablet, though, this little app shines, offering an easy solution to creating personalized sticky notes with as few taps as possible. The free version offers the same functionality as the premium one, lacking only multiple themes and pin holders.

Sticking Notes Widget Free installs as a widget, not an app, so to use it you need to drag and drop it from the Widgets section … Read more

Acquire Notes review

Acquire Notes is an all-in-one day planner and journaling tool that lets you record appointments, make notes, compose blog entries, and more. With this program, you can keep all of your important information in one place and quickly search back to find items from previous weeks and months, as well.

Pros

A central location: The best thing about this app is the way it lets you keep everything in one place. You can switch from one tab to another to locate different documents, notes, and schedules, and you don't have to worry about which program you recorded what in.… Read more

Free Sticky Notes review

Free Sticky Notes is a program that makes it convenient for you to jot down notes and then access them again whenever you need them. With a clear interface, and a small but effective list of features, this app provides a useful and convenient service.

When you open Free Sticky Notes, the program runs from the taskbar in the lower right-hand corner of your screen. You can access the app's menu by right-clicking the sticky note icon. On this menu, there are options for creating a new note, showing notes, hiding notes, and exit. The color of the sticky … Read more

EasyNoter Pro review

EasyNoter Pro is closer to an actual handheld diary or daybook than any full-featured personal information manager we've seen, but now you can use it for free, too. An attractive widget opens like an eBook to reveal a Diary, Notes, Address book, and Reminders. The unique and highly functional 3D layout also combines cyber and paper concepts in unexpectedly productive ways. EasyNoter Pro is free with a registration key that requires your name and e-mail address, or you can buy a permanent license for less than $10.

Pros

Cool covers: The supplied skin, Tribute to Cosmos, is one of … Read more

Xiaomi unveils Redmi Note phablet for $130

Putting its faith in the future of phablets, Xiaomi is releasing the Redmi Note. The tablet/smartphone hybrid houses an octa-core processor and flaunts an attractively affordable price.

The 5.5-incher ships with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, dons a 1,280x720-pixel resolution IPS display, and will be available in a variety of colors. It only has 8GB of internal memory, but it includes a microSD card slot that's expandable up to 32GB.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note also comes with two different sets of internal specs; one packs a 1.4GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor with Mali 450 GPU … Read more