Dating can be intimidating, maybe it’s your first date, or you’re nervous about going out into the world after over a year of minimal social interaction, or maybe you just feel like you’ve run out of original ideas of how to spend time with that special someone.
Check out these original date ideas for teens that won’t break the bank, but will have a big payoff in fun!
In this post:
- First date ideas for teens
- Fun dates ideas for teens
- Cheap dates ideas for teens
- Cute date ideas for teens
First Date Ideas For Teens
All first dates come with their required amount of awkwardness, but here are some date ideas that may just be able to minimize some of the awkward – or at least make you have enough time to embrace it!
1. Mini Golf
Now, this is one of my personal favorites.
It has the right balance of giving you both something to do and to keep the conversation going, but it’s not too much work – nobody wants to get sweaty on a first date (at least I don’t).
It’s also one of the perfect dates to have a good laugh: bumping into mirrors, completely missing the ball, tripping on the course… you name it.
Mini golf is a great way to relieve some of that teenage first date stress and just have a good time!
Getting a coffee or a quick bite to eat is always a safe bet.
Picking a place you feel comfortable in already or a place you really love (*cough* Starbucks for me) is a good way to take away some of those normal teenage first date jitters.
There’s a reason why going out to eat is such a popular option, and that’s because it’s easy to worry about everything else going into a first date, so you may as well have a good meal too!
Really though, going out in public always helps some of the awkward first date conversations happen more naturally.
Another absolute favorite of mine – but that might just be because I’m competitive.
Going to an arcade means there’s never a dull moment, you’ll always have something to do if the conversation starts to lag and it’s honestly just an awesome time!
Like eating out, every teen movie features a first date that includes going to the movies simply because it’s fun!
For shy people, it’s a great way to spend time with your date and see what they’re like one on one without having to be talking every second.
Tip: try getting to the theater early or staying a bit after it’s over, take a little stroll, or just sit and talk.
Hopefully, conversation sparks itself, but if nothing else at least you have a movie to talk about!
5. Game Night
Whether you choose a board game or Head’s Up! from the app store, a game night at home is a very relaxed way to have fun.
Perhaps going to an arcade isn’t your jam, but you still want to have something to do – BOOM! Game night.
Maybe you’re nervous about other people being around all the teenage first date awkwardness, or maybe you just want to stay comfy at home, it’s all the fun without having to go out and pay for an arcade… and who doesn’t love a good board game?
These skates are perfect for a snowy first date in the winter or an indoor first date year-round, ice skating or rollerblading is bound for some laughs.
If one or both of you are new to skating, it’s a fun way to try something out of your comfort zone and have a good laugh. If you’re both pros, you can race each other. It’s a win-win in my book!
Get your own skates:
This one is kind of like going to the movies, but with a lot more standing.
There is nothing more fun than dancing around at a concert with someone you like, and it’s great for you and your date to bond over a common interest.
As the world starts to open back up more and more every day, keep your eye out for the perfect first date concerts!
8. Try Something Completely New For Both Of You
Going on a first date with someone is enough of an adventure, I know, but you could try going out of your comfort zone together!
This can be something as simple as trying a pottery or cooking class together, bowling for the first time, or going to a haunted house or ghost tour.
It’s easy to get creative with this, just start by asking “what’s something you’ve always wanted to try, but never have?” and go from there! It’s a great way to see what your date is interested in and will be a story you’ll never forget.
The best way to make sure you don’t just sit and stare at one another is by taking a little outdoor adventure like taking a walk, riding a bike, hiking, swimming, anything you want!
Get your own boots:
10. Go To An Escape Room
Now, this is one of my favorite ideas!
As a teenager, I was an absolute sucker for an escape room. They’re super fun, competitive, and a great way to get to know how someone acts under pressure right off the bat.
It makes for a great story whether you escape or not! Maybe even the person who finds the last clue chooses where to go for ice cream after!
Fun Date Ideas For Teens
11. Make Your Own Obstacle Course
Grab anything you can use around the house and put together your own obstacle course! It can be as easy or as hard as you choose, and it’s guaranteed to make you laugh.
If you’re inside, move the furniture around and make a little path, put some signs up throughout with activities like jumping jacks, or maybe you have to throw a ping-pong ball into a cup to pass that obstacle.
Make it super creative with whatever kinds of activities you both enjoy (or hate) and race to see who can finish it first!
For an outdoor obstacle course, it’s pretty much the same thing. You could carry a hard-boiled egg on a spoon to the finish line, or see who can make 20 baskets with a basketball and run to the end of the street the fastest.
Go try to find Nemo! Really, an aquarium is a lot of fun to explore.
Going to the aquarium is like learning, but not really, and it’s a cool way to learn more about something with your date!
To make it more of an adventure, you can research what kinds of cool fish you want to see and have a little self-made scavenger hunt.
You can also try to find fish that look like each other, which is absolutely hilarious!
13. Haunted Places
Research haunted locations in your town that have tours and go on some! If you can, explore them on your own… or if you’re too scared, like me, maybe just stick with the tours.
It’s a super cool way to learn more about places around you and, of course, you can cuddle up together when things get too scary.
14. Go To The Gym
Maybe you’re a super athletic couple or you just want to work on yourself but hate going to the gym alone (like me).
Going to the gym together can give you that little extra motivation to get up and get moving, but it’s also a super fun way to spend time together that’s different from the usual movie night.
Get your own gym clothes:
15. Sports Game
This is a super fun option because it’s a date where you can support your school, a favorite team, or maybe just go enjoy some time out together.
Find a sport or a team you’re both interested in, or just go enjoy some delicious arena food together!
My partner is a huge soccer fan and watching games with him has been a great way to experience something he loves.
Even if you aren’t super into sports, the energy at sports games is bound to be a good time.
16. Amusement Park
What says romance more than riding roller coasters until you feel sick? Really though, amusement parks are so much fun for a date.
If you aren’t into rides, there are plenty of games to play and prizes to win, because what teenager doesn’t want a giant stuffed bear or goldfish?
There’s nothing better than a good adventure date, and kayaking is just that!
Search up some local lakes or rivers you can kayak at together, usually, locations will have kayaks available to rent.
From there, you can take a little lunch to eat together, just make sure you have the right kind of bag like the one above to take with you to make sure your valuables are protected from the water.
18. Stand-up Show
Does your date have the best laugh in the world? Go to a stand-up show so you can hear it all evening!
Whether it’s a well-known comedian or someone trying to get their big break, a local stand-up show is bound to give you and your date a good laugh.
19. State Or National Park
Hike through a state park! There are usually tons of trails for beginners or advanced hikers, and you guys can spend the day at one with nature.
Google the kinds of plants or animals that are common in that area and then you can have a makeshift scavenger hunt along the way.
20. Go To The Fair
If you’re on a budget, fairs tend to be more lowkey and less expensive. Check out when your town is hosting a carnival and enjoy a night of rides, fried food, games and tons of fun.
My personal favorite ride is the Ferriswheel; it’s perfect for a full view of the fair and is absolutely beautiful during sunset!
Also, if you don’t get some kind of fried dessert, did you even go to the fair?
21. Play Video Games
I’m not sure if any other partner enjoys video games as much as mine does, but I can tell you that as soon as I sat down to (try) to learn how to play a game or two, I had a blast.
Whether you’re playing against each other or on the same team, your date will probably love teaching and making fun of you, and you will love learning how to do something they enjoy.
Highly recommend it!
22. 5-minute Crafts
Look up “5-minute crafts” on YouTube and watch people try the most ridiculous life hacks. Then, pick out a few and get the supplies to try them!
A lot of times you have everything you need right at home, and it’s hilarious how they turn out.
Or try your hand at some of the fun and unique craft kits there are on Amazon!
Get your own craft kit:
In my humble opinion, there is nothing cuter than a matching couple.
And no, not completely coordinated outfits or the shirts that say, “I’m with her,” but something a little more subtle.
Here’s a tie-dye kit you can get off Amazon and you can pick certain colors you want to use to make the shirt your own!
Then, once you’re done, you can go out together with your new matching shirt.
Get your own tie-dye kit:
24. Try The Other’s Favorite Hobby
For me, this means learning how to play soccer and my partner either reading or learning how to knit – I’ll let him choose.
Learning something that your partner enjoys can be an incredibly special way to spend time with the person you’re dating.
You can understand what makes them so special, and you might even gain a new hobby!
25. Build Legos
Because every teen has that little kid still in them that loves building Legos, why not do this with your special someone?
This is a Lego kit you could use to build your own little town, or whatever else you desire.
Get your own legos:
Maybe your inner child doesn’t like building Legos but loves the outdoors, head to a park together.
Hold hands while swinging, take turns going down the slide. Let your inner child run free together!
Here are some good couples’ game night packs you can find on Amazon! If none of these floats your boat, card games are another great option.
A game night is a relaxing, yet fun way for you and your date to spend time together… the person with the most consecutive wins picks the movie?
Get your own card game:
28. Hit Up A Local Pool
Mermaids! Just kidding… unless…
But really, going to the pool is another great way to spend time with that special someone.
Whether you’re someone who likes to get in and splash around or sit on the side with a good book, a pool date is a super fun way to get out of the house together.
Pinterest has a bunch of fun scavenger hunt lists, like the one above, for places like Target, Walmart, or the mall.
If you aren’t a fan of these, make your own list and spend the day roaming around a certain store or area in your hometown where the goal is to find everything on the list.
Head to a craft store and have each of you pick out your favorite type of fabric, whether it’s a solid color or a pattern, and get a couple of yards of each (I would ask an attendant how much exactly depending on how big you want the blanket to be).
Cheap Date Ideas For Teens
Odds are, in your teens you don’t have a bunch of money to be spending on special dates all the time.
Luckily, here are some cheaper options for dates that guarantee just as much, if not more, fun than expensive options.
31. Rock-paper-scissors Dinner
This is a super fun and inexpensive way to have a dinner date adventure.
Start each round by playing rock-paper-scissors; first-round winner picks appetizer, second-round winner chooses the main course, third-round winner decides dessert!
You can go as expensive/inexpensive as you want, and still have a fun time driving around and deciding where to go!
32. Paint Together
There are a bunch of cute painting tutorials on the internet, here is one of my personal favorites. Head to a local craft store or Target and pick up supplies.
I love to mess around with different colors as a way to show my personal style.
Make it even more special by giving each other the final product!
Get your own paint set:
33. Mall Fashion Show
Head to the mall and pick out outfits for each other at different stores!
It’s a great way to see if you know your date’s style, or to get them into something completely different, or just downright funny.
34. Thrift Shop
More inexpensive than a mall, a thrift shop! It’s crazy how many good finds there are at a local Goodwill or another thrift store. Go try on items you would’ve never thought you’d like.
Make sure you and your date don’t just look at clothes though, there are plenty of interesting little knick-knacks to sort through, too.
Bonus date: buy something, take it home and turn it into something else together!
35. Plan A Vacation
Let’s face it, while in your teens you probably won’t be going on a cool couple’s European vacation any time soon, but there’s no harm in looking around!
See what places you and your partner have on your to-do list and plan an entire trip.
It’s a super fun way to see what kinds of activities you’re both into when you’re in vacation mode.
Who knows, maybe you can even start saving up little by little until one day you really can go on that vacation!
36. Play “Would You Rather”
I know, this totally sounds like middle school.
But it really is fun! Picking out funny or ridiculous “would you rather” questions is an entertaining way to get to know the weirdest details about the person you’re dating.
You can also do this from anywhere… driving around, eating snacks on the couch, taking a walk. It’s like a date within a date.
I love a good list, and the only thing better than having one list? Having multiple.
Sit down with some fun colored paper, pencils, pens, markers and any other crafting material your heart desires, and start making different bucket lists.
Anything from relationship goals you want, certain dates you want to go on in the future, or even a list of shows you want to watch together.
This can be a great way to both have fun and think about the future together while also getting a bit more personal and sharing your goals with the person you’re seeing.
38. Build A Puzzle
What I love about this date is that it can be as intense or laid back as you want. Do you want to try to tackle a 1,000-piece puzzle, or maybe just stick to 100? Totally up to you!
Pick out a good playlist, break out the snacks and just spend time together.
Bonus points if you put your phones away for as long as it takes to finish it!
Get your own puzzle:
39. Find A New Favorite Show Together
Teens have a lot going on. From school, jobs, sports, family, friends… sometimes when you’re dating someone all you want is time to relax and to spend time with that person.
Finding a show you’re both interested in that you can set aside time to watch together is a great way to spend time with that person and to also just take a beat from your busy life.
Getting out into the great outdoors is a great date when you’re not wanting to spend a lot, or any, money.
Taking the time to get out, decompress and just talk with your date is a good way to just get away for a bit. Also, let’s face it, I’m a sucker for good couples-hiking pictures.
41. Run Errands That You Don’t Want To Do
This one might be a little more practical, but teens are busy! Maybe you have some running around to do but also just want to spend time with that special someone. Do both!
Hop in the car, run your errands, and maybe pick up a bite to eat when you’re done.
It might not seem like the most glamorous date, but who needs glamour when you’re with the person you’re crushin’ on?
Pretty self-explanatory… also pretty darn cute. Pick songs that make you smile, that remind you of them, hype songs, songs you even think they’ll hate to just have a good laugh.
I have a playlist with all the songs my boyfriend has ever shown me, and when we’re apart sometimes I’ll listen to it and remember all the times we listened to them together… it’s the date that keeps on going!
Make your own playlist:
43. Use That Playlist And Drive Around
Going off #12, as soon as you’re done with that playlist, drive around and experience it together!
That way when you listen to it when you’re not together, you can remember how cute or completely ridiculous your date looked while singing all the lyrics wrong.
A bit more general, but just as successful as a date! My go-to that I really want to try is bracelet making.
Amazon has some cute bracelet kits!
The point is, find something you both want to try and it’s a date you can do over and over again: trying something new together and mastering a new skill.
Get your own jewelry making kit:
45. Movie Marathon
Pick a series of movies like Harry Potter or Marvel (my personal favorite) and try to watch as many movies in that series in a day as you can.
A little pre-date can be getting all the necessary snacks to get you through the day.
If you’re not a big series fan, pick 4-5 movies that you either have or haven’t seen and watch them together! Just as much fun, with a little more decision-making.
46. Make A Fort
Want to have a lazy, rainy day? Grab a bunch of pillows, blankets, anything else you can get your hands on, and make a fort.
Cuddle up, tell stories and just laugh!
There’s a popular belief that you have to DO something on a date when sometimes the most fun thing to do with your partner is just with them, all cozied up and forgetting about responsibility for a bit… you might as well do that in a fort.
47. Write Each Other Letters For Future Events
As someone in a long-distance relationship, this is one of my favorite dates. It can be really special in the moment to look up at the person you’re dating and write what you want them to know in the future, whether you’re in person or not.
It also makes for a fun future date when you open the letters and read them… bring tissues.
I don’t know a single teen who doesn’t like to color, and if you say you don’t, you’re lying. What’s there not to like? It’s super fun and relaxing!
Grab some crayons and pick out a coloring book for each other. Maybe turn on that movie you picked to watch together, or that TV series you’re binge-watching, and color while you watch.
Bonus points if you finish the coloring book (eventually, maybe not all in one sitting) and give it to your partner!
Get your own coloring book:
This is another date that keeps on giving. Go to the store and pick out whatever kind of bin you like.
Go through your stuff and pick items that remind you of other dates, of your partner in general, or things about yourself that you want to look back on in the future.
Occasionally, come back to your capsule and spend a few hours adding to it.
Eventually, go through it together! Again, you might want to bring tissues.
We saved the cutest date ideas for last. Cute date. Cute animals.
You may even fall in love with an adorable animal and decide to take one home!
Related: 10 Fun Ideas For Dating In College
Cute Date Ideas For Teens
These are the most Instagram-able dates on this list. The cute dates that make everyone else without a date feel super single.
51. Picnic Date
Put together a photo-worthy charcuterie board, or grab some fast food on the way, and find yourself a cute little spot in a park to set down a blanket and spend time together.
It can be as fancy or as low-key as you want, because at the end of the day, what matters is that you and your date are having a good time.
Have a fun time getting ready together and picking out each other’s outfits. Research some of the cutest places around you to take pictures and have a couple’s photoshoot.
It’s even more fun if you can get a friend to take the pictures of you, but there’s absolutely nothing wrong with self-timer pictures, too.
Bonus tip: take a video of you and your person together in different spots, doing different poses.
Once you’re home, go through and screenshot the best poses and BOOM! Couples’ photoshoot complete!
53. Go To An Orchard
This might be more of a seasonal thing, but orchards in the fall are so beautiful. In the fall, go to a pumpkin patch and pick out ones to carve.
Maybe get a nice warm cup of apple cider and go on a hayride. It’s incredibly cute and definitely a memorable time for you and your date.
54. Art Museum
Feeling a bit classy?
Check out an art museum in your city! Also, look out for discounts or free passes for students, some art museums know teens can’t spend a bunch of money on a ticket.
Roam around and explore different kinds of art, maybe even take some pictures of each other imitating some pieces, because if you don’t do that… Did you even go to an art museum?
Channel your inner Great British Baking Show skills and make some cookies, brownies, a cake, a pie, literally anything your heart desires!
Pinterest has some sweet and simple recipes, and you can spend time decorating together, too.
The best part is you get to eat your treats afterward! A cute date and dessert? Can’t get better than that.
Grab a blanket and find somewhere with a good view to watch the sunset. Pick up a pizza on the way and enjoy watching the colors of the sky change right before your eyes.
If you’re feeling bold and aren’t grumpy in the mornings, head out super early, pick up some breakfast and watch the sunrise!
The same beautiful view, and it definitely calls for a nice afternoon nap later on.
57. Tour Guide Of Your Favorite Places
Whether your favorite place is your hometown, a town 10 miles away, or the library down the street, take your date to one of your favorite spots and be their tour guide.
I loved showing my partner around my hometown, saying, “That’s my favorite restaurant, that’s a park where I sat and ate donuts.”
It’s a fun way to show your date a piece of you, and you can take turns being each other’s tour guides!
Bonus point if you walk backward like college tour guides around a campus!
58. Mini Road Trip
While a cross-country road trip sounds like fun, it might not be the most feasible.
Pick out a place an hour or two away from home that the both of you have never been to and go exploring.
Take some snacks, make a cute playlist and jam out the whole way there.
You can make a bucket list of things you want to see or do while you’re there, so you know you aren’t missing anything!
Grab a blanket and just lay down and look at the sky together. It’s incredible the kind of piece you can feel when you’re just looking at the stars.
Take turns finding constellations, and if you’re like me and can never find them, look up a constellations guide to help you out!
60. Botanical Garden
Kind of like the orchards, but a more fun, seasonal spring date. Get dressed up and find flowers that remind you of each other!
61. Drive-in Movie
Find a couple of blankets and some snacks and settle in at a drive-in movie. It’s all the fun of a movie night with a hint of cute-couple-adventure!
Even though most people love a good carry-out pizza favorite, try making your own!
Definitely big bonus points if you try to make your own dough, but you can always pick some up at the store if that’s more your style.
Pick out a bunch of different toppings, experiment with different combinations and have an entire pizza night feast with a good movie!
63. Spa Day/Night
If you can do a spa day at a professional location, that’s incredible! If you’re like me, and most teens, though, that’s a little bit too expensive.
Luckily for us, Amazon has these cute kits you can buy to have an at home spa day!
You can personalize it as much as you want, maybe even pick out some nail polish to paint your nails, or a hair mask if you’re feeling fancy. Just remember, cucumbers on the eyes are a must.
Get your own spa kit:
64. “Reminds You Of Each Other” Shopping Spree
This is one of my favorite ideas. Pick a bunch of different categories like favorite food, color, drink, something soft, something weird, a toy… you choose!
Then, head to the store and split up and buy something that reminds you of your date for each of those categories.
Make sure you check out at different times and hide everything in bags, and then once you get home you can show what you got for each other!
Head to a local plant shop and find something you both think is beautiful- a tree, flower, bush, you decide.
Find a place where you can plant it together, maybe even try to have it be somewhere that is meaningful to you both.
Then, it becomes a place you can always go back to and watch the plant grow.
66. Portraits Of Each Other
Check out this drawing kit and consider having a little friendly drawing competition.
As someone who can’t draw at all, it’s a hilarious way to show off your (perhaps lack of) drawing skills and be silly together.
67. Chopped, At-home Edition
Pick either appetizer or main course and dessert, or all three if you’re really feeling bold, and decide who is going to cook each meal.
Then, head to the store to get ingredients for the other person. That person has an hour (or more if you need it, it really doesn’t have to be intense) to cook their meal for two using those ingredients.
68. Go To A Nice Dinner Together
If you’re able to set some money aside over time, go out to a nice dinner together to relax and treat yourself after a stressful week!
You can share appetizers and/or your meals, and just enjoy some intimate time together doing something special.
Taking time to treat yourself as a couple is a huge part in making sure you have things to look forward to, no matter how big or small the date is.
69. Motorized Scooters
Rent a motorized scooter in your city and ride around on them! It can be super fun to act as a tourist in your own city, especially when you do it on a scooter.
Race each other, make laps around a park and just let loose for a bit.
If you can get your hands on a projector, that’s great! If not, a laptop works perfectly!
Pick a movie, grab some cozy blankets, probably some bug spray and enjoy a movie while out under the stars!
Final Thoughts on Date Ideas for Teens
Dating is hard for everyone, but especially teenagers when you don’t know what to do or don’t have a lot of spending money.
These dates are customizable to fit you and your date in a way that’ll push you to try new things!
Whether it’s a date off this list or a variation of them, what matters is that you’re spending time with someone you care about and having a good time together.
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Much of the world’s historical cultures and traditions have been preserved in literary pieces that can be studied to learn about the older ways of life.
Most literary pieces contain encounters filled with various human experiences that help broaden one’s understanding of the world they live in. In a nutshell, studying literature courses can help you learn about various cultures and histories through commentaries, stories, and theories.
But, there’s more. Modern literature programs and classes are usually structured in ways that enable students to absorb a lot more.
This means that today’s literature programs can help students develop several transferable skills like essay writing, critical thinking, and more.
Thus, those students who study literature in college can learn several skills that can later be beneficial to employers. In this article, we will take a closer look at how literature classes in college can help you in life ahead.
But before we jump in, students reading this should also know that certain aspects of taking literature classes can be tough. For example, it is never easy to write great essays without a thorough knowledge of the process.
Thus, to perform better, students need all the help they can get.
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In no particular order, here are 8 ways literature classes in college can help you in life.
1) You Can Improve Your Communication Skills
One of the best ways of learning to communicate better is through reading more. While studying literature, students need to continually read through various types of text like prose or poetry.
They are also provided with various study notes and are also encouraged to create their own.
Literature classes can also be very interactive and engaging. Most literature programs include discussions, debates, seminars, and more.
Overall, students would be able to learn better communication through more reading, listening, evaluating, and writing.
2) You Will Be Motivated to Weave Your Life’s Story
The main essence of any work of literature is that one can always find a story in them. This is because most literary pieces are created to record various events experienced in one’s body, mind, and surroundings.
And these experienced events are usually recorded as stories. Thus, reading more literary works can help mold the idea of ‘story creation’ early on in students.
And attending literature classes in college helps students understand the know-how of how it can be done.
3) It Can Help Improve Your Evaluation Skills
Studying literature properly is not just about plain and simple reading. But it also has a lot to do with being able to discern what one reads. And learning the art of discernment can improve one’s overall evaluation skills.
Being able to discern and evaluate then goes to help students communicate and write a whole lot better.
And this skill – of reading, evaluating, and understanding – is of paramount importance in the professional world.
4) You Can Become More Articulate
Most literary works are written in different styles because they are written by different people. And the more one reads, the more they would understand the complexities behind different writing styles.
But studying literature in college has more benefits than this.
Throughout one’s literature program, they will be put through various tests to gauge and improve their literary abilities. And one of the main abilities one can work upon is being more articulate.
This means that a good literature student would always include all the details when making any type of argument or point.
5) You Can Become a Better Writer
Yes, the ability to write well depends a lot on one’s imagination and frame of mind. But, to become a great or even good writer, one also needs to do a bit of reading.
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In the professional world, writers are some of the most well-paid workers. This is because they can convert heaps of information into understandable and engaging texts.
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6) You Can Improve Your Interactive & Social Skills
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In any literature class, one can always find various types of commentaries and speeches from professors and students alike.
Literature students have the unique opportunity of digging deeper into various subject areas. And the best part is that they can do so with all of their peers together.
Learning such interactive and engagement skills from one’s classroom can help them greatly in their future careers.
7) It Can Improve Your English Skills – Better Grammar, Punctuation, & More
English is not only the most spoken but is also considered a standard language across several international communities. Thus, to grow to greater heights, sooner or later, one needs to brush up on their English skills.
Most literature programs and classes around the world are conducted in English. When one takes up a program in English, they have the opportunity of learning the language usage from the masters.
Thus, learning literature early on in life can profoundly improve one’s overall English skills, which can be crucial for career progression.
8) It Can Teach You Critical Thinking & Broaden Your Horizons
To efficiently power through a literature class or program, one needs to be able to contribute adequately. But one’s contribution is often seen as beneficial when they are also able to communicate their knowledge neatly.
A study of literature can achieve this by making students find various patterns and meanings in texts. Literature from various periods of the world also contains much information about historical cultures and traditions.
It can give a lot of insight to students about how people during different times in history were, what they did, how they thought, and more. This broadens one’s horizons and makes one look at the world in an autobiographical way.
The Bottom Line
There is no doubt that studying literature in college has several benefits for one’s life. But that being said, literature programs can be difficult in terms of learning and scoring higher grades easily.
Students should learn beforehand about all the intricacies and semantics of their desired programs. Doing so would help them know which particular literature program would be the most suitable for them.
What To Bring To College – The Ultimate 2022 College Packing List
Are you having trouble knowing what to bring to college? We’ve got you covered! Check out this essential list of what to bring to college.
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Going away for college is the beginning of a brand new journey. You are leaving home behind for three or four months to live in a place that you have never been to before.
You now have to go to classes, move into your dorm room and receive a whole new set of responsibilities since you are off on your own. This is a big transition for any college student because you are going from having to abide by your parents’ rules to forming ones of your own.
Your parents will still check in with you and make sure you are okay, but now, in college, you are allowed to become independent and make your own decisions.
Now, it is your turn to have faith in yourself and make the right choices, starting with preparing what to pack away for college. You are going to be away from home for a whole semester, so you have to make sure that you have all of the things you need.
You need accessories to jazz up your dorm room. You need enough personal care products to last the entire semester. You have to make sure that all your school supplies are packed in your backpack and that you are up to date with the latest electronics.
If you are fortunate to have your own kitchen in your dorm, you must have all of the right tools with you so that you can learn to cook your meals on campus. Through this guide to packing what you have to bring to college, you will know exactly what you need and get you on the right track!
In this article
- College Packing List for your Dorm Room
- College Packing List of School Supplies
- College Packing List of Kitchen Supplies
- Essentials for Cleaning and Bathroom
- Packing List of Personal Care Products
- Packing List of Electronics
- Food and Snacks
- Packing List of Fun Stuff
You can charge your phone and earbuds while simultaneously powering your lamp and laptop with this useful powerstrip.
It has 3 outlets, 4 USB cords, and a long, braided extension cord that is sturdy and durable.
With this handy tool, there will be no more overcrowded outlets between you and your roommates!
Keep your dorm room neat and organized with this laundry basket made by DOKEHOM.
When unfolded from its collapsed state, this hamper is 28” tall and 15” wide with aluminum handles for easy transport to the washroom.
Additionally, if you are having friends in your dorm, this laundry basket can be promptly folded up and put into your closet for easy storage.
Do you want a dorm room that always has a relaxing fragrance to it when you return after a long day of classes?
This diffuser has 8 soothing colors, 2 misting modes, and will run as long as it has water in it.
The essential oils are sold separately, but this diffuser will mark your first step into the amazing world of aromatherapy.
In your many college adventures, you always need to be prepared for any possible scenario and with this first aid kit by Johnson & Johnson, you can be one step ahead.
This kit comes with 140 pieces of emergency equipment including Band-Aids, Neosporin, hand wipes, gauzes, Benadryl itch cream, Tylenol tablets, and much, much more.
Spruce up the drab walls of your dorm with these wonderful string light decorations.
With 50 clips and 50 LED lights that stretch over 17 feet long, you can hang up all the pictures you desire.
Begin with old photos from high school, then add new ones that you took while away at college!
6. Personal Fan
Most of the time, when you have a roommate or two crammed into the same small dorm, there isn’t a lot of air circulation in your room.
This fan can change this by keeping the air flowing with its 2-speed manual control.
Due to its small size, this fan should be put on a nightstand or desk.
In college, you are going to need a good planner to help keep all of your classes, assignments, papers, and projects organized.
If you are as forgetful as I am, then this planner will do wonders for you!
It comes with 50 sheets of material and sections pertaining to certain tasks, ideas, notes, to-do lists, goals, and so on.
With this enormous pack of 60 mechanical pencils, you will probably never run out until you graduate.
This set comes with three different sized pencils ranging from thin (0.5 point) to average (0.7 point) to thick (0.9 point).
They are refillable, multicolored, and definitely an upgrade over the classic wooden pencil.
This travel laptop backpack with USB charging port is what every 15- year- old boy needs!
Comes with one separate laptop compartment which accommodates 15.6-inch laptops as well as 15-inch, 14-inch, and 13-inch laptops; one large packing compartment with plenty of space for daily needs and tech electronic accessories; and the front section comes with multiple compartments, pen pockets, and a key fob hook to keep his items organized and easily accessible.
And finally with a built in USB charger outside and built-in charging cable inside, this USB backpack offers him a more convenient way to charge his phone while walking.
10. Pen/Pencil Case
After you buy all your pens and pencils, you are going to need a cute case to store them in!
This case, made by EASTHILL, can hold up to 90 pencils or 50 pencils and has mini compartments to store all of your other trinkets.
The design is also very aesthetically pleasing and the product comes in 9 beautiful colors.
11. Office Clips Set
12. 3-Hole Punch
These might be the most gorgeous notebooks that I have ever seen.
This pack of 4 books comes with 160 pages each of A5 paper and durable double-ring binding.
However, what makes this set stand out is how aesthetically pleasing the style is!
They come in 4 lovely colors: wine red, brown, green, and ivory.
If you are the kind of person who loves to highlight their notes, these highlighters are the best tool for you.
They come in 6 pastel colors and have a clean chisel point so that you can highlight words with ease.
They are also very small, so they will fit perfectly into your pencil case.
Forget about buying regular sticky notes, this organizer might have the most impressive collection of notes that I have ever seen.
It comes with 2 sets of rectangular note pads as well as 6 sticky note index arrows.
Everything is held in a sleek leather box that comes with an added ruler!
16. 4-Pocket Binder
This is the binder that everyone should have.
It can hold up to 300 pages and has 4 expanding pockets, so you should be able to hold all of your notes, assignments, and exams.
This product is durable, so it will last you a long time, and a good size, so it will fit in your backpack nicely.
How can you bring your amazing food creations to life without the proper tools?
This set has got you covered with 33 different utensils, perfect for any type of meal you are looking to prepare.
This includes a spatula, tongs, a measuring cup, tongs, a soup ladle, and much more.
Have a lovely cooking night with your friends and roommates!
18. 2-Slice Toaster
If there isn’t a toaster in your dorm room, it may be time to get one of your own.
This toaster looks like it is straight from the 1950s.
It is a great product for a college student who loves bread and bagels as much as they love a good retro aesthetic.
It would be the perfect addition to your dorm kitchen!
Once you are done cooking, baking, and preparing your meal, you are going to have to complete the next step: straightening up your kitchen.
This set of 5 brushes by Holikme is ideal for every part of your cooking space, from scrubbing your pots and dishes to polishing your pans and countertops.
Cutting up fresh fruit and vegetables in your dorm room is impossible with a good cutting board.
This set of three cutting boards in three varying sizes is exactly what you would be looking for.
These boards are made from rubber material which makes it difficult to slice through them and they are reversible as well, so you don’t have to cut meat and produce on the same side.
Certain recipes require an exact amount of an ingredient in order for the dish to come out just the way you want it to.
If you are cooking from scratch on a weekend, this kitchen scale is the way to go!
It gives accurate measurements in ounces and pounds, so your meals will always be flawless.
This mini conversion chart is an absolute lifesaver.
With this magnet, you can convert liquid volumes and dry measurements with ease.
Unless you are the type of person who knows how many tablespoons go into a cup off the top of your head, this is the most useful accessory to stick on your mini-fridge or cabinet whenever you are cooking something new.
This durable mesh caddy made by Attmu can organize your shower in seconds.
With 8 outer compartments, you can hold your combs, soaps, shampoos, conditioners, razors, and other bathroom accouterments.
Your bathroom space will be neat and free from clutter with this necessary accessory!
This mop is small but incredibly mighty and also very easy to use!
It functions with a push pedal to wring out the mop and the mop head can simply be disinfected in the washing machine.
It is perfect for cleaning up any little messes in your dorm room before your friends come over.
Between you, your roommates, and any visitors that you may have, your dorm room is going to have a lot of trash.
These Glad trash bags are cheaper when you buy them in bulk, with this set of 90 bags costing less than 20 dollars - a bargain in my opinion.
They are also lemon-scented, great for eliminating any foul odors wafting from your trash can.
26. Linen Towel Set
This towel set is exactly what you need for the bathroom in your college dorm. These towels come in a set of 6, with 2 bath towels, 2 hand towels, and 2 washcloths included. They are made with 100% cotton and are sold in a variety of colors, so be sure to choose your favorite!
If you track dirt into your dorm room, it can be quite frustrating to clean up your mess without the proper tools to do so. This broom and dustpan set is easy to use and can be easily stored in a closet or corner. There is also a comb on the inside of the dustpan so the bristles of the broom will always be clean the next time you use it!
28. Face Masks
This product is wonderful for those winter months on campus when your skin is really dry and cracked. The set includes hand lotion, body lotion, and a stick of lip balm, all made from natural ingredients like beeswax, honey, aloe vera, and sunflower seed. Everything is paraben-free, cruelty-free, and gluten-free with no added dyes or pigments!
30. Facial Tools
This is the perfect tool to use on a relaxing spa day after a week of assignments and exams. Made of pure Brazilian quartz, this jade roller and gua sha set alleviates inflammation, reduces puffiness, and relaxes your skin. You can even put these tools in the fridge for an extra bit of cool soothing power!
31. Beard Kit
For anyone looking to grow or maintain a luscious beard in college, then this kit may be just what you are looking for. This set comes with beard shampoo and beard balm, to help keep your beard full and healthy, as well as a beard comb and trimming scissors, for easy maintenance.
32. Under Eye Masks
After a long night of studying, these under eye masks will do wonders. They are good for reducing puffiness and inflammation and it tightens the skin under the eyes for a rejuvenated look. These masks also come in the color of 24k gold, so you can look simply stylish while you are waiting for the magic to happen.
Everyone needs a good moisturizer to hydrate their skin when they wake up in the morning. This cleanser by Albolene is not only a great moisturizer but it is good for removing makeup as well. It is made from only 5 simple ingredients with no soap or water required!
Packing List of Personal Care Products
34. Scalp Massager
If you are looking for the perfect shower accessory that will relax your head after a stressful day in class, this scalp massager would be great for you! This product massages the scalp to reduce itchiness and promote blood circulation while preventing dandruff. It also comes in 9 cute colors!
With these healing patches, you don’t have to stress out about your skin anymore! This product comes with 96 total patches in two different sizes, 10 mm and 12mm. They are also vegan and cruelty-free. They can be worn all day and night, even throughout all your daily classes, to help get rid of any pesky skin blemishes.
If you don’t clean your pores often, you can get annoying pimples and blemishes. This device is the perfect pore cleanser that you need! The vacuum can be used in 2 intensity levels, so it works for those with sensitive skin and those with tough skin. It would be a very good addition to your skincare routine!
37. Foot File
When you spend all day walking around on campus, you can develop blisters and hardened skin on your feet that may be difficult to alleviate. This foot file will help remove any calluses or unnecessary skin on your foot so that they can become smooth and soft once again.
When you forget to charge your phone and it is on 1 percent battery with no charger in sight, it is one of the worst feelings in the world. This pack of 2 portable power banks eliminates the problem immediately. These banks are compatible with Google, Samsung, Apple, and Motorola models and include 2 USB ports, so you can charge two devices at once!
39. Sleep Headphones
These headphones are perfect for when you have trouble falling asleep and need soothing music to help wind your body down. This device could also be used while you are at the gym since they last for 10 hours of playtime in one charge and have a breathable headband.
If you are looking for a good device to play music in your dorm while you are studying, cleaning, or dancing, invest in the latest smart speaker from Amazon. You can listen to your favorite playlists from streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music, and SiriusXM, while also being connected to Alexa, Amazon’s virtual assistant.
This wireless charging station is most useful for a college student who has all of the latest Apple products. With this device, you can charge your iPhone, Airpods, and Apple Watch all at the same time. It is compatible with recent Samsung models as well and is foldable and wireless for easy transport.
Most dorm rooms don’t have a stove or even a microwave, let alone a cooking appliance as messy as a deep fryer. However, this perfectly sized air fryer will do just the trick. It can cook up to 2 quarts of food without frying it in unhealthy oils and this reduces the fat content by 70 to 80 percent.
Don’t let any leftovers from last night go to waste! This set of 16 containers in 5 different sizes is just what you need to store any kind of food, from fruits and vegetables to the pizza you had for lunch that you want to save until tomorrow. It also comes with chalkboard labels and markers so you can always mark down when the contents will be expiring.
Every dorm needs a basic tableware set. This collection comes with 12 pieces of dinnerware, including 4 10-inch plates, 4 bowls, and 4 20-ounce cups. They are made of plastic so you don’t have to worry about losing an item or throwing something out by accident.
Become the king or queen of brunch with this adorable waffle maker! You will find yourself making 4-inch waffles every day if you have this cute machine. If you are feeling experimentative, you could also put hashbrowns or cookie dough in the maker and see what happens!
47. Fitbit Versa 2
This step tracker is perfect for a student who is looking to get more active while they are away at college. The Versa 2 has so many features: it can play music, track your sleep schedule and your heart rate, can connect to Alexa, and last for at least 6 days without a charge. An essential product for those trying to be more fit!
48. Mini Projector
This mini projector is a must-have when you are having movie nights with your friends in your dorm room. It is compatible with laptops, smartphones, and TV boxes, so you can project any show or movie through these devices. This product is definitely more useful than just crowding around your computer!
49. Hand Warmers
These warmers are essential for those chilly winter months ahead, especially if you are a student going to college upstate. It can also be used as a power bank to charge your phone, 3 temperature levels ranging from “it’s a little cold outside, I need to keep my hands toasty” to “I just stuck my hands in the snow and I need to regain feeling in them once again.”
This clock looks like the strangest game of Scrabble ever played, but its unique design is a big draw for me! Not only does it look cool, but is still very useful, tracking the time through five-minute intervals. I think it would look perfect on someone’s nightstand in their dorm room.
Final Thoughts on College Packing List
Getting ready to leave for college is an incredibly difficult task because you are essentially leaving behind the life you had always known, at least for a few months, to a brand new environment.
You will become mostly surrounded by people you have never met before and you have to rely on your own decision-making to solve problems that may arise in the upcoming semester.
It may seem very overwhelming and it is easy to become stressed out during this period, especially with the preparations before you leave for college.
You want to make you have everything you need before you are off on your own, which includes your personal care products, electronics, kitchen supplies, and dorm accessories.
Hopefully, this list has helped guide you in choosing the right items to bring!
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The 30 Best Note Taking Apps – The Complete 2022 Guide
Are you looking for an easier way to take and organize your class notes? Check out these best note taking apps to help you raise your grades!
When taking notes in class, the most common way of taking them has always been with a paper and a pen, something that can be quite tiring and difficult to organize later.
In the middle of a class we may run out of ink, we may not have enough paper or we may not be able to write fast enough to keep up with the professor. And then after that, organizing the papers and folders can be a hassle.
For this reason and thanks to technology we can use our computer or our other various electronic devices to take notes in class. Taking notes from our devices can become something fundamental, since there are tools that allow us to have everything well organized and visually attractive.
Having good notes is essential in the long run when studying a series of subjects to prepare for midterms and final exams. To ease the time consuming task of taking notes, we can take them on the different models of electronics such as a tablet, phone, or laptop.
So here I leave you with the 30 best note-taking apps of 2022 to stay focused and get keep up those important grades of yours!
In this article
- Best Note Taking Apps for Mac (Ipad)
- Best Note Taking Apps for Windows (Android)
- Best Free Note Taking Apps
Best Note Taking Apps for Mac (Ipad)
Overview: Notability for iOS is a different notes app. And this is because it allows us to add written notes, both on its virtual or physical (external) keyboard and by hand thanks to the touch screen of the iPhone or iPad. It also allows for audio or graphic recording as well!
- Capacity to insert audios directly into the notepad. Notability has the capacity to insert audio files such as recordings and voice memos into the notepad just as you´d import any other file. Adding content to the note while playing back the imported audio will sync that content with the recording.
- Page scrolling: With Notability you can scroll the pages up and down, so if you are a fan of the traditional PDF reader you will love this.
- Hyperlinks: Support for hyperlinks in typed text (web page addresses, phone numbers, emails).
- Delete pages quickly: You can´t delete multiple pages quickly. Every page has to be independently selected and deleted via a tab menu. So that´s a major pain when you have to import a large document with many pages that you don’t want.
Price: Notability is now free to download, and will require a $15 per year subscription—or $12 per year for a limited time—to unlock all of its features.
Platforms: Available for iPad, Mac, and iPhone
Overview: Simplenote is an easy way to take notes, create to-do lists, capture ideas, and more. Open the app, type a few lines, and you’re good to go. As your collection grows, keep it organized with tags and pins, and find what you need with instant search.
Since Simplenote will sync with your devices for free, your notes will be with you at all times.
- Very simple: Simplenote’s user interface is kept to a minimum. There are no formatting toolbars or extra features like notebooks to group notes. The entire desktop interface is comprised of a sidebar containing your tags and trash filters, a list of existing notes with search, a button to add a new note, and a simple view for looking at an existing note or writing a new one.
- Works Offline: Users can edit and create documents while offline, then sync their content the next time they connect to the internet. As a result, a user can work even when there is no data connection without fear of losing work.
- Time Machine: Each note edit is kept so that the user can return to a prior version of the document. This way, if you make a mistake or accidentally erase something, you may easily restore the previous version.
- Search is limited to one tag: There appears to be no way to locate notes with both tags X and Y. This isn’t a major concern until you have a lot of notes and want to run a cross-search for two topics at the same time to limit down your results.
- No support for file attachments: Embedded attachments are not supported by Simplenote. This may limit the app’s usefulness for certain users, as many other note-taking apps include this capability.
Price: Simplenote is free to download, and Simplenote’s premium subscription costs $10 per year.
Platforms: Available for iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Linux, or in your browser.
Overview: You’ll love Noteshelf as a note-taking app. Take lovely notes in your own handwriting, much like you would on a notepad, but better. You may text, annotate PDFs, and make voice recordings.
- Personalize your notepads: You can choose a cover for each of them and choose between different types of pages.
- Organize your notes into groups: Classify files within Noteshelf by folders.
- Protect your documents: Both notepads and folders can be protected from prying eyes.
- Labels in your notebooks: In this way, you can enter keywords that in the future will help you find what you are looking for.
- Can´t move multiple pages at once.
Platforms: This app is available in the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch and now on Android as well!
4. Liquid Text
Overview: LiquidText allows you to quickly examine, gather, and organize information across all of your papers and webpages, then use the results to write reports, prepare for meetings, or simply study.
Squeeze a document to contrast sections, draw lines to connect concepts in different papers, comment on many pages at once, expand on your ideas, and so much more!
- Helpful hints: There are many useful indications in the shape of animations, chats, and dialogs.
- New Ways: This app allows you to design new ways of absorbing and viewing data from a variety of sources.
- Navigation: Easy navigation through longer documents.
- Send and receive: Good import and export functionality
- Crowded: Work space gets crowded with lots of notes
Price: LiquidText is a free download on the App Store, but a $9.99 Pro upgrade is necessary to gain the new ink features.
Platforms: This app is available on the Appstore for iPad, Requires iPadOS 14.1 or later, and for Mac, Requires macOS 11.0 or later.
Overview: Beyond handwriting, the ability to illustrate our notes, to add documents, images or texts, GoodNotes has a key idea: notepads. With this simple idea, it is postulated as a substitute for paper notebooks.
- Inking: The inking of GN5 is preferred over the inking of other note-taking apps. GN5 ink seems closer to the native iOS notes ink.
- Organization: Superior file management, folder structure, and folders within folders.
- Shape Tool: The shape tool does not needlessly snap onto everything. The app does not dictate the decision of where to place each line. This gives you design freedom.
- Images: The images aren’t well optimized. Images and backgrounds frequently disappear and return as you scroll through papers.
- PDF Size: Imported PDFs will have a preset page size that might be bigger than you like and this cannot be changed, but you can compress the document yourself before uploading it into the app.
Price: GoodNotes 5 costs $7.99 in the App Store as a one-time purchase.
Platforms: This app is available on an iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Mac.
Overview: Whink lets you import PDFs to read and annotate, write and type new notes, or highlight and annotate existing ones.
It is a minimalist note taking app that is meant for anyone who just wants to take notes without the hassle of going through too many complicated features.
- Simple: The app is very easy to use and understand, it can be used by almost any aged user. For adults who are not that good with technology, this will save their lives.
- Synced: The audio recordings are synced to the handwritten notes for easier and faster note taking.
- Pen: It has a chic gel ink pen and smart eraser for you to write clean and crisp handwritten notes.
- Documents: Whink app does not support writing over web page documents.
- Minimalist: The app can seem minimalist and easy to use but it is also missing many important features.
- Search: Doesn´t let you search for keywords in your uploaded PDF.
Price: $ 4.99 one-time purchase.
Platforms: This app is available on an ipad and iphone.
Overview: Evernote offers a wide range of complex modifiers and its own search syntax, making it much easier to find things. Evernote can also look for text strings in a variety of document types, such as Microsoft Office documents and PDFs.
- Easy use: Data entry is simple – through typing, voice recording, and image capture.
- Data: Data can be stored, easily accessed and edited at any moment.
- Organizing: Helps you organize everything from your flight pass to your meeting notes, to-do list, and more.
- Search: The search of all notes, even scanned documents, is extremely fast and accurate.
- Free Account: The free account includes a monthly data restriction of 60 MB, which can be expanded in order to expand the customer base.
- Offline: Notes cannot be accessed while offline browsing.
Price: Premium costs $7.99 per month and Business costs $14.99 per month.
Platforms: Evernote supports a number of operating system platforms including OS X, iOS, Chrome OS, Android, Microsoft Windows, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and webOS.
Overview: Writers, lawyers, cooks, instructors, engineers, students, parents, and more utilize Bear, a focused, flexible notes app.
Bear’s rapid organization, editing capabilities, and export choices make it easy to write quickly and share anywhere while maintaining your privacy thanks to encryption.
- Code: It’s got color code notes for a better organization.
- Images: You can add images directly into your notes.
- Sync: You can sync notes across multiple devices.
- Available: Only available for Apple devices.
- Light: Extremely light on features.
- Paid: Syncing requires a paid plan.
Price: It costs $1.49 monthly, which offers a one-week free trial. It costs $14.99 annually, which has a one-month free trial.
Platforms: Available on iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch.
Overview: ZoomNotes is the most comprehensive visual note-taking tool on the market, with an incredible zoom range. Make handwritten notes and sketches on large whiteboards, PDF files, pictures, and MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents.
- Pen Types: Choose from eight different pen types, including gel, nib, pencil, and more.
- Sticky Notes: Use sticky notes and create hierarchical visual files as sub-pages.
- Clips: Insert audio clips directly into your documents.
- Bookmarks: Save Bookmarks within your documents for quick and easy future reference.
- Some users don’t like in-app purchases
Price: Free with in-app purchases
Platforms: The app is available for an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac.
10. MarginNote 3
Overview: MarginNote is a program that allows you to read, annotate, and study long-form writings. Texts from EPUB and PDF can be imported and annotated using written text or highlights.
Users can choose different highlighter colors to represent different types of information, such as yellow for main ideas and blue for supporting details, and then display their highlighted text as an outline, flashcards (blue words on one side, yellow words on the other), or a mind map that shows how highlighted terms are related to one another.
- Features: Flexible, extensive features give seemingly endless options for annotating and sorting preexisting texts into usable and organized notes.
- Pedagogy: While MarginNote won’t teach users anything in particular, its features give users many ways to sort info into formats that suit their preferred study modes.
- iCloud: The app syncs your PDFs and notes to iCloud so it is immediately available on all your I-devices. This feature is not available in any other apps with this PDF feature.
- Complicated PDF reader: If you plan to use this software as your primary PDF reader, you’ll need to devote some time to learning how to use it, even if tutorials are available.
- No Auto backup: We don’t always remember to back up our files. That’s why it’s important to set up auto backup for your documents so that they’re backed up at regular intervals. You must manually back up your notes in MarginNote to a folder of your choice.
Price: Free with additional in-app purchases
Platforms: Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch.
Best Note Taking Apps for Windows (Android)
Overview: BlackNote is a black-and-white notes app for Android. This is the appropriate solution if the normal white background of most apps weary your eyes and you need a break.
- Simple: Very easy to use, each gadget is self-explanatory.
- Easy to see: Its black background makes it easier to see without tiring eyes.
- Passwords: You can create notes with passwords so people can´t see them.
- Doesn´t work: The checklist feature doesn´t work very well.
- Recover: It is not very easy to recover already deleted notes.
Price: It’s free!
Overview: ClearNote is a note app for Android made by the creator of BlackNote. It’s basically the same app except it’s colorful.
- Bar: The ClearNote Bar appears in the top widget sections of your home screen and gives you access to ClearNote app, YouTube, Camera, Watch, Calculator, and Web Search.
- Ease: It lets you manage and maintain all the significant notes, to-do lists, checklists, and other notes facilities with real ease.
- Widgets: It provides note list widgets and sticky note widgets with transparency configuration.
- Home screen: The notes on the home screen don´t immediately change when you edit them.
Price: Free with in-app purchases
Platforms: Android phone or tablet
13. Dropbox Paper
Overview: Create new documents or edit existing files, and share them with your team directly from the app so you can capture your inspiration wherever you are.
- Free: This is a free product giving many advantages to users and at the same time, very easy to use. It lets you use your creativity for an excellent result!
- Integrate: This program has the ability to integrate many other programs and applications.
- Collaboration: Team members can each edit and view changes in real time.
- Confusing: The default folder view is unappealing, and the slow to adjust UI can be confusing, resulting in the creation of many empty documents rather than opening an existing one.
Platforms: Android, iPhone and iPad
Overview: FiiNote is a professional application that allows you to create and store notes.
- Complete: It’s compatible with a keyboard.
- Handwriting: It´s one of the best note taking apps for writing with your hand.
- Simple: Everything is very simple and easy to use.
- Bugs: Some problems with moving objects, they may appear and disappear or appear in a different place.
Platforms: Android phone and tablet
15. Bundled Notes
Overview: Bundled Notes is a beautiful, cross-platform note-taking, writing, list-making, and to-do app.
- Complete: Notes and to-do lists in one app, with reminders.
- Boards: Support for kanban-style boards.
- Editor: Markdown editor that is easy to use and has no character limit.
- Drawing: No drawing tools
- Sharing: No sharing options
Price: There’s a monthly tier going for $1.89, but you can also choose to pay for the yearly subscription at $15.
Platforms: Android phone and tablet
Overview: OneNote is the digital notebook to organize your thoughts, discoveries and ideas and simplify your planning of special moments in your life. Microsoft OneNote lets you take notes on your mobile phone and sync them across all your devices.
- Organization: It has Notebooks and sections and then individual notes allowing organization.
- Multi- format: They are multi-format – Pictures, words, formatting and can move things around the page.
- Accessible: The information is accessible both online and offline once synced to the computer.
- Multiple: Not able to work with multiple notes at the same time.
Price: Basic (free) Premium ($7.99 per month) Business ($14.99 per user, per month)
Platforms: Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android.
Overview: Take notes by hand naturally on your Android tablet or phone! With Squid you can write as you would on paper but using a stylus, rubber-tipped pencil, or your finger.
You can easily fill out PDF forms, edit/grade papers, or sign documents. As well as import images, draw figures, add text to your notes, quick select, copy/paste, move objects between pages and notes.
- Flexible: You can resize, duplicate, and annotate images with flexible image capabilities.
- Versatility: Multiple styles of background templates add versatility.
- Missing: Missing some features that are standard in other digital notebooks, such as tags, folders, sync, and a search bar.
Platforms: Android phone and tablet.
Overview: Notion is a hybrid of a project management tool and a note-taking app. It combines the best features of both kinds of software.
- All in one: You can do the work of several different apps all in Notion.
- Teams: It has the option for collaborating editing.
- Versatility: You can use Notion for personal, freelance business and planning startups.
- Mess: Because of its versatility it’s very easy to create a mess using the app.
- Confusing: While the integration of products into Notion’s all-in-one software is generally convenient, it can be confusing and disorganized at times.
Price: Free download with option of $4/month personal plan.
Platforms: Android, iOS, Mac and Windows
19. Standard Notes
Overview: Standard Notes is a concise and private note-taking app. It securely syncs your notes across all of your devices, including Android, Windows, iOS, Linux, and the web.
- Safety: Standard Notes encrypt your notes and information.
- Useful features: Has more features: tagging, markdown, themes.
- Sync: It is transparent about sync status and progress. When you open Standard Notes on your phone, there’s a little bit of text that counts up the notes that have been synced and saved in real time. No more fear or uncertainty about whether your notes actually synced.
- Slow: Syncing+decrypting notes on mobile can sometimes be a little slow—and can sometimes make the app crash if it takes more than a second or two.
Price: Free download and in-app purchases for $4.17 per month.
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, MacOS, Linux, Android, iOS
Overview: Nebo is capable of combining handwriting and text in a single word, sentence, or paragraph. No other note-taking app allows you to write when it’s convenient and type when it suits you.
Both active and passive styluses are now supported by the app. You can now write in the app with your fingers.
- Converting: Best handwriting – converting app
- Languages: Supports 66 languages
- Equations: Supports Math and Chemical equations
- Instances: Doesn´t support multiple instances
- Images: You can´t drag and drop images
- Recycle: Contains no recycle bin
Price: Free download and for complete features it costs just $11.42
Platforms: Windows, iPadOS, Android, ChromeOS
Best Free Note Taking Apps
21. Google Keep
Overview: Google Keep enables users to take plain-text notes and organize, edit, and share them with others via a suite of collaboration tools. You can also use Google Keep to record voice notes and set time and location-based reminders.
- Search: The search functionality on the app is great.
- Pictures: Allows pictures to be part of the notes.
- Layout options:
- Bugs: The iOS app occasionally becomes unresponsive and does not update your notes (does not display new notes from other devices or computers); this issue must be resolved by reinstalling the app.
- Space: Can take a lot of space of your Google account´s quota
Platforms: Apple and Android mobile devices plus a web app
Overview: Slite is a collaborative knowledge sharing app that improves teamwork even when members are separated. Slite is the place to keep your team’s wiki, organize project documentation, share company updates, and even keep personal notes.
- Simple: The user is not distracted by the variety of features available. It just comes to you.
- Layout Options: The layout options for placing elements, along with all of the widgets available, make Slite a powerful tool while keeping the overall user experience light and intuitive.
- Meetings: Slite makes it extremely simple to create docs in which you can not only organize, add tips, and charts, but also collaborate with another team or team member on the fly, in meetings!
- Small: Very small things, issues with how tables look on large monitors.
- Convenience: a more convenient interface for “tracking changes” or seeing what has recently changed.
Platforms: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android
Overview: Whether it’s today’s journal entry, tomorrow’s thesis, or a future bestselling novella, you have handwritten notes, a business memo to share, an essay to write, a story to tell, an article to edit, or a lecture to record.
All of your notes and documents can be created, edited, and organized in one location using Notes Writer.
- PDF: One of the best apps for PDF reading.
- Brightness: It has a convenient option to adjust the brightness.
- Multitasking: Having open tabs is great for multitasking and studying.
- Limit: There are roughly 36 pre-made notes and 6-7 folders included with the free software. When you try to create your own folders or notes, it warns you that the free version has hit its limit and that you must upgrade to have limitless notes.
Price: There´s a free version
Platforms: iOS and Android
Overview: Grammarly is an academic writing application that automates grammar, proofreading, and writing revision. Grammarly examines and checks a piece of text you’ve written for errors.
The free edition covers the essentials, while the subscription version goes a step further by providing stylistic and best-writing-practice recommendations.
- Real time correction: Instead of writing everything out and then selecting the “check spelling and grammar” button, you’ll be able to tell straight away whether you’ve made a mistake.
- Highly accurate: There aren’t many mistakes made by this grammar software. It may occasionally misread what you’re trying to say or insert a comma where one isn’t required or desired, but it has a high rate of accuracy overall.
- Easy: Grammarly doesn’t just tell you when you’ve made a mistake. While that would be fine, this program takes a step further by providing explanations so that you can learn and develop.
- Doesn´t work on everything: Grammarly does not work with Google Docs, which might be a big pain for those of you who rely on this writing program on a regular basis.
Price: Free with in product purchases
Platforms: Android and iOS devices
Overview: As a productivity tool, this app has a lot of potential. It can be used to jot down notes, brainstorm ideas, or draw out a tale. Paper’s adaptability allows you to blend the arts and productivity while working with digital technologies.
- Pictures: You can organize, easily cut, and add pics and edit them.
- Quick: The ability to easily use and switch tools.
- Control: Gives greater control over the graphic elements that you are able to add to notes and sketches.
- Brushes: The brushes are not very precise, which makes it hard to be exact.
- Tools: Very limited tools in the free version.
Platforms: iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
Overview: Ulysses is a distraction-free, minimalist writing tool that works with both short and long-form projects. It is used by bloggers, authors, and content providers to write articles, novels, and other types of material.
- One place: The app stores your writing in one single place.
- Distraction: Distraction free interface.
- Exporting: Comes with a lot of exporting options available for you to share your work and notes.
- Template: No pre-designed templates
- Cost: The citation machine costs money.
- Only with sheets: Because Ulysses only works with sheets, there are no unique features or arrangements for taking notes or rapidly writing down uncooked ideas for future reference.
Price: Free version, paid version
Platforms: Mac, iPad, iPhone
27. My Note Taking
Overview: Perfect and simple notepad for journaling and taking notes everywhere you go.
- Easy: Clean and beautiful interface with easy-to-understand functions.
- Search: With the quick search feature, you can find your notes faster.
- Customize: You can customize font size and style.
- Ads: Full screen ads may pop up on your screen.
- Keyboard: The keyboard may sometimes block the words.
Platforms: OS: iOS, iPhone, iPad
28. Zoho Notebook
Overview: Zoho Notebook is a free note-taking app by Zoho Corp, a cloud-based software business that specializes in low-cost solutions. Over the previous few years, Notebook has constantly evolved, and it now syncs your notes across all major platforms and the web.
- Quick: Saves information in a quick way.
- User friendly: It’s incredibly user-friendly, with vibrant color note pages, and it takes very little time to install on most platforms.
- Customize: You are able to customize the covers of my notebooks as well as the color of each note.
- Shortcuts: Lack of shortcuts which is frustrating when working on multiple tabs.
- Cards: Notes are presented as cards, there is no option to have a list view, which takes less space.
Platforms: Android and iOS mobile devices, macOS, Windows, Linux, and the web.
Overview: Take notes, organize your to-do lists, and collaborate with co-workers. Share folders to organize your projects at home or in the office. You can use all the functions perfectly without an internet connection: as soon as you reconnect everything is synchronized.
- Concise: When your team needs to quickly brainstorm and scribble down ideas, Quip is a terrific tool to employ. It removes all extraneous formatting and user interface options, leaving you with a blank canvas on which to work smarter.
- Functionalities: Import and export functionalities are really good.
- Cloud: Having your notes accessible via the cloud is a fantastic way to stay on top of things.
- Limited: Text formatting controls are limited.
- PDFs: Doesn´t work well with PDFs
Platforms: iOS and Android
30. Nimbus Note
Overview: Nimbus Note is a cross-platform information repository and note-taking application that lets users make and update notes, customize screenshots, save web pages, and share files with their peers quickly.
- Sync: Note-taking web app which has a fully syncing android and ios app.
- Tons of features: Excellent organizational options (workspace, folders, multiple levels of subfolders), and a plethora of functionality.
- External elements: Ability to integrate external elements into a note as “Embed.
- Order: Impossible sorting (defining the order of) workspaces and notes manually.
Platforms: iOS and Android
Taking good notes in class is essential, they help extend the teacher’s explanation, which then facilitates success in exams.
Taking notes with a pen and a paper brings with it the idea of boredom and quickness; students might just see it as an obligation of just jotting in everything that comes out of their teacher´s mouth in such a fast way they are not even understanding the meaning of their notes.
But today, with such advanced technologies, all those applications to write notes have saved and can save many students’ and adults’ lives at the time of writing their notes, ideas, or whatever crosses their minds.
These applications bring with them a number of tools that not only work for writing down each idea, but also let you organize everything your way, letting it look clean, colorful and even with incorporated images, videos and audios.
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