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Apps and websites focusing on different forms of note-taking support.

Microsoft OneNote

  • Accessible to all CMU faculty, staff, & students in the Microsoft Office suite (log in through your My Account page).
  • Take all your notes in OneNote by typing, writing with a touchscreen, importing pictures, video, web links, and other resources.
  • Ability to do voice recordings.
  • Divide up your classes and work by notebook, section, and pages.
  • Using OneDrive online, share your OneNote document for others to work on and interact with.
  • Search your notes for the ability to easily find what you need.

Compatibility: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android


  • A one-stop place to collect notes, files, web clippings, and images with the ability to access them on virtually any device.
  • Collect and find your information easily.
  • Great tool for researching, planning events, and everyday organizational use.
  • Collaborate with others on projects using the sharing feature.

Compatibility: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android

Setup information: Evernote


  • Synchronize your notes with the audio recording of your lecture.
  • Take hand-written notes.
  • Import lecture slides as the background to your notes.

Compatibility: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android

Setup information: AudioNote2


  • Create personalized notebooks with customizable style settings.
  • Insert audio recordings (up to 30 minutes) and supplemental images within your notes.
  • Allows for drawing, tagging notebooks for easy navigation, adding to-do list items, and setting reminders.

Compatibility: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Online Resource

Setup information: Notebook


  • Distraction-free note-taking platform.
  • Works across devices.
  • Create searchable notes and to-do lists.

Compatibility: iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Linux, Browser

Setup information: Simplenote