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The Top 8 Best AI Note Taking Apps of 2023

By Scholarly

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Taking notes is a critical part of learning and productivity. But it's not always easy to know what information to write down or organize your notes effectively. AI-powered note-taking apps aim to solve this by using artificial intelligence to optimize and enhance note taking.

In this post, we'll highlight the 7 best AI note taking apps available in 2023 based on features, accuracy, ease of use and more. Let's dive in!

8. Scholarly.so

Scholarly.so is the best note taking app that combines note taking with other common Student related AI tools.

Key features:

  • Smart Autocomplete for notes

  • Flashcard Generation from notes

  • Auto-generated highlights and summary notes

  • Best Note organization and sharing

2. Microsoft OneNote

OneNote by Microsoft has long been a popular note-taking app, and now includes AI capabilities like handwriting conversion, text reads-aloud, and translating words in over 70 languages. You can also search within images and audio/video recordings.

Key features:

  • Handwriting conversion to text

  • Audio/video transcription

  • Text reads aloud

  • Translation

  • Search within media

3. Evernote

Evernote is a longtime leader in the note-taking space. The app was recently enhanced with AI features including searching text within images, extracting key datapoints from business cards, and organizing notes into relevant stacks.

Key features:

  • Search text in images

  • Business card scanning

  • Note organization with stacks

  • Note summaries and highlights

4. Notejoy

Notejoy focuses on book summaries. Just highlight or upload ebook excerpts and Notejoy's AI will generate a full summary along with key takeaways. It's great for students or avid readers who want to retain more.

Key features:

  • AI-powered book summaries

  • Key takeaways and highlights

  • Note organization

  • Text-to-speech

5. Nebo

Nebo is a top-rated handwriting recognition app. It can convert drawings, diagrams, equations, and handwritten notes into plain text or MathML format. The app is great for math and science note-taking.

Key features:

  • Handwriting and sketch recognition

  • Math equation recognition

  • Hand-drawn diagram detection

  • Note organization

6. Recall

Recall is an AI meeting assistant. It tracks action items discussed and decisions made during meetings. Recall creates organized notes, highlights, transcripts, and summary reports to share.

Key features:

  • Meeting transcription

  • Action items tracking

  • Summary reports

  • Highlights and annotations

  • Note organization

7. Apache Notes

Apache Notes focuses on work meetings. Just start a session and Apache Records audio, transcribes it, and saves it to the app. You get searchable, shareable AI-generated notes without any typing required.

Key features:

  • Audio recording and transcription

  • Search capabilities

  • Collaboration tools

  • Export options

  • Alexa integration

8. Otter.ai

Otter.ai is one of the most accurate AI transcription services available. It can record meetings, lectures, interviews and more then generate annotated transcripts complete with speaker identifications, inline images, and key phrase highlighting. Playback is available too. Otter's AI also creates summary notes highlighting key points.

Key features:

  • Accurate real-time transcription

  • Speaker identification

  • Auto-generated highlights and summary notes

  • Note organization and sharing

AI note-taking apps reduce the grunt work of capturing quality notes. With smart assistance, your notes will be more organized, accessible, and useful for learning.


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