Review of UpNote

The search for a notes App

Effective Faith
7 min readApr 21, 2022


If you have been reading this blog for any length of time you’ll know that my search for a good, solid notes app has been a long one. For years I have just not been satisfied. The main contenders that I have tried over the past 5 years have been Evernote, OneNote, Nimbus Notes & Notion. All of these are great apps that have many useful features. With each of them however, there have been some big weaknesses that have meant I have been drawn into app switching far too often. About 10 days ago I discovered UpNote.

I have to say, I am very impressed. Hence the review. And just to lay my cards on the table right now, I love this app so much that I want it to do really well, be around for a long time and get developed. They aren’t paying me for any of this but I do have a vested interest in the success of this application, which is wanting it to do well and make a place for itself in a market where the competition is fierce.

UpNote — What’s good about it

For me, UpNote ticks a lot of boxes. The basics are largely there and a lot of the added bonuses that I look for in a notes are there too. To avoid confusion, here’s what is of interest to me:

  1. The ability to capture notes easily and quickly
  2. The ability to organise notes in a nested hierarchy of ‘notebooks’ or whatever your particular app decides to call them.
  3. A good search feature
  4. A clear UI and a snappy application — there shouldn’t be a whole lot of lag when switching notebooks or performing searches.
  5. The ability to tag notes easily
  6. The ability to link notes
  7. The ability to add in content from elsewhere, either by linking, uploading or embedding.
  8. The ability to makes notes visual in some form or another. (Colours, tables, columns, highlights etc)

Now I have only been using UpNote for a few days but there is so much good about this application.

Organisation & Tagging



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