There are a lot of note taking applications available in the Android Market. Most of the ones that I tried were either too simple or had just too many features that I would never use. ColorNote solved that problem for me. ColorNote by Social & Mobile is the best application that I found that is not only easy to use but also has the right amount of features so as not to overwhelm you, add to that the very neat and clean interface, and you have a real winner of an application.
ColorNote is an application that does exactly what it claims to do and it does that very well. The note taking can be in two different formats. You can either write a simple text note in case you want to jot down something that crossed your mind or you can create a checklist or a “to do” list that you can check off as you go along. The notes can be saved in various colors and you can choose this at the time of creating the note. The notes that you create can also be stuck to your home screens as widgets. As soon as you try to add the ColorNote widget, it shows you the list of notes that you have in ColorNote and you can choose the right one at that time.
Update: Default Master Password
For those facing problems with the master password to restore your backed up notes, use “0000” as the password to access them. Tip is courtesy Etienne from the comments.
Update: ColorNote Now Provides Online Sync
The latest ColorNote versions feature online sync with ColorNote servers. You have the option to sign up to the ColorNote Sync service using your Google or Facebook ids. I recommend that you do this immediately to avoid losing your notes. The sync feature has made this simple app really powerful and I might start using this again.
Note: The sync is in beta so please have the SD backup as well.