Important Considerations for Choosing a Note-Taking App

We're exploring the importance of choosing the perfect note-taking application, an invaluable tool to track important events, data, and ideas. We discuss the factors to consider when selecting the right solution, while touching upon the data security issues and economic implications.
Jerzy Rajkow, Gosia Rajkow 3 min read
Important Considerations for Choosing a Note-Taking App

In this digital pragmatism podcast, we discuss the importance of note-taking applications in our daily lives and how they can help us stay organized and efficient. As a couple, we have experimented with various note-taking applications and have discovered the advantages and disadvantages of each.


One of the most significant benefits of using a note-taking application is the ability to track and remember important events and information. For example, we found it extremely useful to document our health history, especially when visiting different doctors. It also comes in handy for keeping track of our children's health and identifying patterns in their recurring illnesses.

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Home maintenance

Another advantage of using a note-taking application is the ability to store information about our home, such as maintenance schedules, preferred products, and appliance model numbers. This information can be easily accessed when needed, making our lives more efficient and less stressful.

Gathering ideas

As content creators, we also find note-taking applications helpful for gathering ideas for articles and noting business ideas. Electronic note-taking allows for better connections between ideas, sparking new concepts that may not have been possible with traditional paper notebooks.

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Location of data storage

When choosing a note-taking application, it's essential to consider where the data will be stored, whether it can be exported, and if it will be encrypted. These factors contribute to the security and longevity of our data, ensuring that our private information remains safe and accessible.

We have experimented with various types of note-taking applications, including traditional structured ones like Evernote and OneNote, bi-directional note-takers and outliners like Roam Research, Obsidian, and Logseq, and project management tools with note-taking components like Asana and ClickUp.

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We use Obsidian

After trying several applications, we have settled on Obsidian and Logseq as our preferred note-taking tools. Obsidian works well for those who prefer a more structured approach to note-taking, while Logseq offers more flexibility with its block-level organization.

In addition to these applications, we also use TickTick for simple task management and collaboration between the two of us. This combination of tools allows us to work efficiently together while still maintaining the security and accessibility of our individual notes.

Amplenote is also great

For those who need a single tool for both note-taking and task management, we recommend Amplenote. However, this option comes with a monthly fee, so it's essential to weigh the benefits against the cost.

In conclusion, note-taking applications have significantly improved our lives by helping us stay organized, remember important information, and spark new ideas. By carefully considering the various options available and selecting the right tools for our needs, we have found a system that works well for both of us. We encourage everyone to explore the world of note-taking applications and discover the benefits they can bring to their lives.

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