Evernote, Apple Notes, Simplenote, TextEdit, Notepad++, Field Notes, Google Docs, Confluence.

Over the last decade I’ve tried out a lot of options for capturing notes. My perfect notes doc would:

  • Be universal – It’s always with me, or easily accessible. This doesn’t necessarily preclude an analog option, such as my beloved Rhodia notebook, but it’s not going to always be with me.
  • Fast – I should be able to start taking notes within a few seconds.
  • Pastable – I write in one doc and have to paste in WordPress or Google docs. What does that look like?

So far I’ve never found the perfect solution. However, Bear is very nearly the closest to perfect I’ve found so far. Now if only Markdown was truly universal.