These Easy-to-use Android Apps with Folders Will Help You Organize Notes

Are you looking for note-taking apps on Android that organize notes in folders? Are you searching for a folder system on notes app for easy organization? You have come to the right place.

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Calculators, alarm clocks, music players and, even TV for some, smartphones have replaced almost every traditional medium. They have also made us ditch pen and paper, thanks to the powerful notes apps available on Android. 

Whether you want to take notes in a class or a business meeting or jot down things quickly, note-taking apps on Android let you do everything. However, most of these apps lack proper organization. While most note-taking apps provide the functionality to add tags that separate different kinds of notes, I prefer to keep them organized in folders. 

If you also want a notes app with folders, in this article, we have rounded up six best Android notes apps with folders. So, let’s get started.

1. Zoho Notebook

Winner of Google PlayStore's Best App of 2017, Zoho Notebook offers simplicity and elegance in one app. The app is extremely intuitive and the first screen itself is for notebooks. That tells us how much importance is given to the ‘notebook’ feature.

Since it is a note-taking app, Zoho Notebook has scrapped the term Folders used by other apps. Instead, it prefers to use the term Notebook, that gives a more classic feel.

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Features:

  • Ability to add images, audio, and sketch
  • Create checklists
  • Scan and save documents 
  • Change note color
  • Formatting options such as bold, italic, lists, etc
  • Add notebook cover photo
  • Move or copy notes between notebooks
  • Lock notebooks with a password
  • Gestures 
  • Google Assistant integration
  • Create notes using Android Launcher shortcuts

Availability and sync

Zoho Notebook is also available as a Mac app, an iOS app and web app that can be accessed via any browser. Currently, a Windows version of the app is not available.

You can access your notes on any device, thanks to the cloud sync facility available in the Zoho Notebook app.

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Price and Size

It’s free. All the features mentioned above are available for free with no advertisements either. It weighs 39MB.

2. Microsoft OneNote

From the house of Microsoft, comes the OneNote app. It lets you do everything regarding notes ranging from simple tasks such as adding images to the integration with other Microsoft apps such as Office Lens. 

The app not only lets you organize notes using folders but even lets you create subfolders known as Sections. The hierarchy is Notebooks – Sections – Pages. 

All this awesomeness comes at a price though — the app weighs around 68MB. But that's not the only downside. It also feels laggy and slow at times. If you can do with that, the OneNote app offers amazing note organization.

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Features:

  • Share and collaborate with others
  • Log in with multiple accounts
  • Supports app shortcuts for Android 7.1+
  • Add images, audio, web clippings
  • Draw and sketch
  • Scan and save documents 
  • Formatting options such as bold, italic, lists, etc
  • Move or copy pages (notes) between sections

Availability and Sync

OneNote app is available as a Mac app, an iOS app, Windows app, and web app. Similar to Zoho Notebook, OneNote also offers cloud sync facility.

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Price and Size

The app is available for free and weighs almost 68MB.

3. Nimbus Note

Similar to the OneNote app, Nimbus Note also offers the subfolder feature. However, unlike OneNote, Nimbus Note prefers conventional names e.g. folders and subfolders. Furthermore, it offers rich note-taking features such as location-based notes and reminders, add to favorites, share note, etc.

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Features:

  • Add images, audio, video, and documents
  • Save information from internet using Nimbus Note web clipper
  • Create checklist
  • Share with others
  • Supports formatting
  • Add to-do lists to your notes
  • Search through text and images
  • Change note color
  • Customize folder look (Lists, cards, and custom)
  • Supports Dark theme

Availability and Sync

Nimbus note app is available for PC, iPad, and iPhone. It’s also available as a web app and a Chrome extension

The app offers cloud and local backup both.

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Price and Size

The app is available for free, however, you can only sync 100MB data every month. Each month, the cycle resets and you would be able to sync additional 100MB data. The app weighs 25MB. 

4. SomNote

With just 11MB in size, SomNote is a beautiful note-taking app with a clean user interface. The app also offers color-coded folders. However, the subfolder feature is currently lacking in the app. 

Unlike other apps, there is no navigation drawer. So you cannot easily jump to other folders or notes and you have to go back to access other notes or folders. Moreover, the app does not support formatting options.

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Features:

  • Color-coded folders
  • Multiple view modes
  • Change font
  • Pin lock
  • Quick keyword searching
  • Themes
  • Add images (Lacks audio and video support)
  • Sketch

Availability and Sync

The SomNote note app currently doesn’t have a PC version, but it is available as an online tool and has a Chrome extension as well. It’s also available on Apple app store

The app also offers cloud backup. 

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Price and Size

The app is available for free, however, you only get 1GB free storage to save your data. It weighs 11MB. 

5. ClevNote

ClevNote is an intelligent note-taking app that offers four types of ‘clever’ lists — Bank account number, Checklist, Birthday list, and Site IDs. These clever lists make it easy to organize, save, and use the data in these lists. 

For instance, all your bank account numbers are saved under Bank accounts lists. When you open the list, you can easily copy a bank account number with just one tap on the Copy to clipboard button. Similarly, you can create other folders that can contain either simple text notes or any of the clever lists. 

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Features:

  • Intelligent folders
  • Automatic links for phone, email address, and phone number
  • Birthday reminders (thanks to birthday list)
  • Passcode lock
  • Powerful Search
  • Pink theme (only one is available, weird!)

Unfortunately, the app lacks the support for images, audio, and video.

Availability and Sync

The app is available on Android only, which means no sync. While the app provides Google Drive backup, the sync feature is missing. 

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Price and Size

The app is available for free and weighs 4.2MB only.

6. Evernote

Umm . . . no. We didn’t forget the old Evernote app. It’s the first app that everyone would suggest. Hence, we thought let's save it as the last option on the list so that you meet a few new apps first.

Evernote is a power-packed and feature-rich app that lets you organize notes and do a lot with them. You can format notes, add images and audio, sketch notes, and share and collaborate with others.

However, lately, Evernote has lost the awesomeness it was once known for. It has become bloated with unnecessary features, feels heavy, free account limitations have increased considerably and sync is available for two devices only in the basic (free) account. It just doesn’t feel right, but hey, that shouldn’t stop you from checking the app in case you have never used it.

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Features:

  • Add images, audio, video, documents, and web clippings
  • Create to-do lists
  • Scan and save documents
  • Multiple formatting options
  • Powerful Search

Availability and Sync

The app is available across all major platforms such as iOS and Windows. It offers cloud sync on all the platforms.

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Price and Size

While the app is available free of cost, it comes with limitations like you can sync only 2 devices and the per-month upload limit is restricted to 60MB. It weighs 26MB.

What’s More?

Other note-taking apps such as Quip, Folder Notes, TypeNote, and Classic Notes Lite also support folders. While the Quip app supports sync, others only provide local backup. 

If you use some other app, do share your recommendations in comments below.


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Mehvish is a technology enthusiast from Kashmir. A computer engineer by profession, she's always been keen to help when someone finds technology challenging. She keeps to herself and is an introvert. This doesn't stop her from being curious about the world around, especially when it comes to technology.

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