ReMarkable vs ColorNotes by Social and Mobile

Side-by-side comparison of features, reviews, pricing and more

ReMarkable

Category: Note Taking
Industries: Students, Businesses, Professionals, Programmers

Pricing

Free

ColorNotes by Social and Mobile

Category: Note Taking
Industries: All individuals, Education, Organizations

Pricing

Free

20M+ Downloads
5/5

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ReMarkable reviews

I love my device, the cuff around the pen tip broke the first time I dropped it though, which really affected how it works, but I still use it. Could use a little extra durability there. Other than that, this device has been great. A few suggestions are that this app is multifunctional so that you can edit your documents from it with a stylus on your phone, and also that you can add templates to extra pages in pdfs. Other than that, I hope to use a color version in the future.

- Chase Tuttle

This is exactly the minimalist app I would expect. If you read into what the creators of reMarkable tablets were aiming for you will note that this fits that goal quite well. They wanted primarily a note taking platform and this app is assumed at an easy way to access those notes. Yes there are many features that would be nice to have, but I am quite happy with what this is. They focused hard on making a wonderful tool for reading notes taken on the tablet with a dash of other features.

- Ethan Leisinger

High potential, but not there yet This app has potential, but still misses the mark. A few things that would turn this app fr good to great for me include: - being able to upload pdfs from within the app. I can open up a pdf in other apps and then share to the Remarkable app, where the pdf ends up just being uploaded to the root directory, where I have then move files later. It would be helpful if you could navigate to any folder and then click “Upload” and search for a pdf on your phones file manager to upload to that specific directory - using less storage space. I’m not sure but I feel like when you download the app it syncs all the files onto your phone. It would be great if it only synced “thumbnails” and gave us the option fully sync files, either all or selectively as needed - faster syncing. It’s terribly slow but I’ve had several instances where it took a few minutes to sync files either way (phone to remarkable or vice versa) - allowing screen sharing. It would be awesome if the screen sharing feature for desktop was added to mobile I’d probably use the app much more with these added functionality, instead of how I use it now, which is primarily just to see what I’ve written on my Remarkable when it’s not with me.

- urazack

ColorNotes by Social and Mobile reviews

I recommend this application to all of my friends with ADHD. I have an extremely difficult time prioritizing tasks and remembering tasks and mundane stuff like what to go get at the store. This application is absolutely my external brain for that stuff. I have lists for everything and this application makes them very versatile for my needs. I can change the color and size of the list, I can rearrange the items on the list to shift their priority, and you check/uncheck as you go.

- Denise Reilly

When I upgraded my phone to an LG G8 a few years back I needed to find a notepad app I could share between various devices. I went with ColorNote, and it's so easy to use that when I got a Samsung phone a couple of months ago, I stuck with ColorNote for my notepad app. My only issue is that I can't set it to open a note in the editor and I often try to edit a note in read-only mode.

- J.M. Hardin

I've been using this app for a while and find it easy and simple to use. I do wish it had more color theme options, the few it has are too basic and bold. Also wish I could add a group of widgets to my home screen, instead of them taking up so much individual space. A rich text editing feature would also be very useful.

- Ariana

Pros & cons

ReMarkable

Pros
No-latency inking
Simple, no-nonsense interface
Easy to mark up documents

Cons
Extremely limited format support
Complex PDFs render slowly
Monthly subscription required for cloud syncing

ColorNotes by Social and Mobile

Pros
Quickly jot down on the go
Effortlessly stay organized
Let your important stuff follow you wherever you go

Cons
Its not that much catchy
Even though colours are there but it should be more attractive so that users can feel comfortable while writing
It doesnt have much font choosing option.

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