There are tons of reminder apps available for Android that you can rely on to manage your “to do” list. If you’re like me though, you never remember to open these “to do” apps to actually check the list. I need something like a “Post-It” note that will stick out and be in front of my face at all times. The Home screen of my Android phone is a place I look every day, and there are plenty of apps that will provide you with reminder notes on the Home screen. Many of them are garbage, but I managed to find a few that worked for me.
Make a sticky note by tapping and holding the Home screen and selecting Widgets > Quick Note and the app will quickly walk you through making a note. Customize your note by picking a color, size and font size. Very simple interface.
I like AK Notepad just as a simple note taking app. I love it even more because you can make a note shortcut icon from the app and easily add it to the Home screen. Simply create a note in AK Notepad, tap and hold the note you wish to add, then select “Pin Note to Home Screen“. You can even export a note to a text file.
This one is probably my favorite because it allows you to make a note in the least amount of steps. From the add widget menu, you can pick an existing note or quickly create a new one. The note widgets are also really attractive looking.
While Google Keep isn’t exactly an app that allows individual “Post-It like” notes, it allows you to add a single widget that can be set to any size on your home screen where it displays recent notes. The ability to create check-lists is what really makes this app stand out.
Personally, I went with using AK Notepad and MyNotes on my Galaxy S6. Hopefully these apps will help you remember important items like they’ve helped me. As always, feel free to share your own experiences with these types of apps in the comments section.