AK Notepad for Android is your basic, bare-bones notepad app. The interface is clean, and using it couldn't be simpler. Open up the program and click "Add note" to get started. Once you're done typing away, you can set a reminder alarm for the note, or share it via any of your device's installed applications (Twitter, Facebook, SMS, Gmail, and so on). To prioritize a note, just pin it to your Home screen for one-touch access.
The Settings screen lets you tinker with fonts, font size, and horizontal line display. And if you use the reminder alarms often, you can change the ringtone or, for supported devices, the color of the notification light. AK Notepad also has a few extras for the power scribblers out there, including hash tag support (AK Notepad calls them Labels) for easier searching later, password lock, and syncing to the cloud if you have a Catch.com account.
One thing we would have liked was the ability to create checklists. Making lists is such a common use for mobile notepad apps, it's a wonder that it wasn't built right in. Other than that, we think AK Notepad is a solid option for anyone looking for a bare-bones note-taker without any bells or whistles.