Note-Taking Apps for Tweens and Teens

These days, tons of digital tools are available to help tweens and teens learn -- and stay organized. Download one of these apps to keep track of lessons, make to-do lists, and remember homework. From text notes and audio recordings to digital post-its, this list has something for everyone, no matter what kinds of notes you prefer to take.

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Notability

age 10+

Creative tool lets kids jazz up notes with audio, photos.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac (2013)
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Office Lens

age 11+

Free scanner app for taking pics of documents & whiteboards.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Windows app (2015)
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VoiceNote

age 11+

Simple, solid note-taking tool lacks flexibility.

Devices: Android (2012)
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Audionote - Notepad and Voice Recorder

age 12+

All-in-one note-taking system; complex for young kids.

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Beesy - Take meeting notes with automated To-Do list and Task / Project management Poster Image
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Beesy - Take meeting notes with automated To-Do list and Task / Project management

age 12+

Complex, potentially overwhelming project-management tool.

Devices: iPad (2015)
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Google Keep - Notes and lists

age 12+

Record, save, and share info seamlessly with Google Drive.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Chromebook (2014)
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Whink

age 12+

Read, write, and draw with solid note-taking tool.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2015)
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Evernote

age 13+

Organization tool helps kids manage their digital lives.

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GoodNotes 4

age 13+

Solid digital note-taking app helps kids get organized.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2014)
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MathPad

age 13+

Useful note-taking tool for creating, sharing expressions.

Devices: iPad (2014)
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Otter Voice Notes

age 13+

Record, transcribe, and share audio recordings with peers.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2019)
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Skitch - Snap. Mark Up. Send.

age 13+

Evernote add-on lets teens annotate and share images.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2013)
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SoundNote

age 14+

Cool study aid syncs written notes with recorded audio.

Devices: iPad (2013)
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