Have you ever forgotten to buy the milk when you went to the supermarket? I surely didn’t forget only the milk, so I started to search for apps for Android that could help me remember important things.

After some reading and reviews I have chosen 3 contenders: Springpad, Evernote and Wunderlist to see which is the best.


Springpad is the richest in features. Just take a look at the list below the picture.

Springpad General View

You can add:

  1. Notes
  2. Tasks
  3. Shopping list
  4. Check List
  5. Packing list – really useful when you are preparing for a trip!
  6. Wines
  7. Products
  8. Books
  9. Movies
  10. TV Show
  11. Albums
  12. Recipes

(the ones in bold are designed with an easy-way interface, the rest are search enabled)

Springpad Add Menu

The content you add can be:

  1. Text
  2. Images (by taking a picture with your camera or  by selecting a photo already stored in your phone)
  3. Audio (by recording something – the fastest way to take a note)
  4. Bar code search (it will search a product on the Internet by its bar code)
  5. Nearby stuff (by using the GPS position and a map of your location)

Springpad Note View

All the notes you take can be tagged, placed in custom made Notebooks, have a reminder attached to it and shared with the World or just with your friends. Here is the video presenting the app.

Required information:

  • Price: Free
  • Developer: Springpad
  • OS version: Android 1.6 and up
  • Size: 1.7Mb
  • Reviewed version: 2.4.2

The verdict:

  • Usability: 4.5/5
  • Features: 5/5
  • Size: 3/5
  • Speed: 4/5

Final verdict:  4.125

Overall the Springpad app for Android performs well, the only thing that I found not that great is the fact that it can not be moved to the SD card (the widget doesn’t work any more if you do this). So the ones of you who have installed lots of apps could have a bit of a problem (it occupies at least 3.27 Mb on Android 2.3.3).

Download it from here or just search for Springpad in your Android Market app.


Evernote General View

Evernote doesn’t have as many features as Springpad, but it is the best in taking notes. Everything is in one place so that you can easily customize a note to your desire by adding:

  • Rich formatting to the text
  • Tags
  • Un-ordered lists
  • Order lists
  • Check lists
  • Photos
  • and the most impressive: Attachments (audio, images, video and every file that you want)

Evernote Note View

In Evernote app, everything revolves around a Note, but just like Springpad, Evernote has a Search enable feature that allows you to “stalk” the notes of friends or strangers  and of course you can share your notes with them.

Required information:

  • Price: Free
  • Developer: Evernote Corp.
  • OS version: Android 1.6 and up
  • Size: 5 Mb
  • Reviewed version: 3.2.3

The verdict:

  • Usability: 4/5
  • Features: 3/5
  • Size: 2/5
  • Speed: 4/5

Final verdict:  3.25

I was astonished to see that Evernote app occupies even more space than the Springpad app(6.86 Mb on Android 2.3.3) and just like Springpad it can not be moved to the SD card.

The app performs well, but the lack of features and the big amount of memory occupied after installation made their mark to the final verdict.

Download it from here or just search for Evernote in your Android Market app.


Wunderlist General View

Wunderlist is the simplest of the pack, created more to allow you add tasks fast and easy.

Every task can have a due date and a reminder to help you to complete things on time.

Wunderlist Add Note

Required information:

  • Price: Free
  • Developer: 6Wunderkinder
  • OS version: Android 1.6 and up
  • Size: 1.7Mb
  • Reviewed version: 1.1.4

The verdict:

  • Usability: 2/5
  • Features: 1/5
  • Size: 5/5
  • Speed: 3/5

Final verdict:  2.75

The first thing that surprised me is the fact that the Wunderlist doesn’t have a widget, so there is no fast interaction. And the interface is a bit old-fashion. This is why the mark for the usability is rather small.

To make matters worst, there aren’t many features, so the final mark is the lowest of the three. But, it scores the biggest mark in the size evaluation because it can be moved to the SD card, this way it only occupies 276 Kb (on Android 2.3.3)

Download it from here or just search for Evernote in your Android Market app.

So there you have it, Springpad wins this round being the all around best. Wunderlist is the smallest, good for those who are concerned with memory space and Evernote is the best in taking long notes.

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