The 12 best new note taking apps in 2023

Even though I’m very happy with my current note taking software setup (thanks, Bear Notes), I always like to keep an eye on the latest personal knowledge management and note taking apps that are coming to the forefront. I was an early adopter of Obsidian, and even though I don’t use it right now for personal use, I’m so excited to see how much growth it has undergone over the past few years. Likewise, I’m excited to watch the growth of these promising new note taking apps.

Check these new note taking apps out (listed below alphabetically) if you’d like to refresh your personal knowledge management system with the next new thing in 2023.

The 12 best new note taking apps to watch in 2023 (from A to Z)

Description: “ is a powerful yet simple note taking web app that works on top of your locally saved Markdown files.”


Description: “Note taking and mind mapping combined in one app
Your brain works visually. And your notes can too.”


Description: “Organize All The Things. Bullet is a bullet journal app lets you add tasks, notes & events all in one place. Clear your mind to think about the important stuff or just be present.”


Description: “Like an artist’s studio, Capacities is a place for all your information. It stores your knowledge and can resurface it, right when you need it. It’s your own studio to collect, connect and reflect – a place to make sense of the world and to create amazing things.”


Description: “Think better. Achieve more. Clover is your daily workspace: Notes, Tasks, Whiteboards and a Daily Planner in a streamlined workflow.”


Description: “Effie is a list making, mind mapping, note taking, focused markup-based writing tool that helps to visualize your ideas with mindmaps and outlines, and turn them into great writing pieces in the simple, distraction-free environment.”

Description: “The self-organizing workspace. Mem is the world’s first AI-powered workspace that’s personalized to you. Amplify your creativity, automate the mundane, and stay organized automatically.”


Description: “Noted is a fully-integrated audio recording and note-taking app.”

Reflect App

Description: “All your notes, connected. Give your brain superpowers. Mirror the way your mind works by associating notes through backlinks. Reflect builds you a second brain that you can reference anytime.”


Description: “A web app that combines mind mapping with the power of networked note-taking. Organize & connect all your thoughts in one place.”


Description: “The Everything OS. Get ready to cancel half your software subscriptions. Tana’s combination of simple concepts lets you build anything.”


Description: “Your digital visual dashboard for personal life, work, and education.  Organize your ideas, projects, and notes online.”

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