It may not be flashy or have any angry birds but this is still my go-to ipad app. SoundNote is the best note taking app around.

It tracks what you type and draw while recording audio, so you’ll never worry about missing an important detail.

While playing back your recording, just tap a word; SoundNote will jump right to that point in the audio.

I love it because it means I can pay attention to the important thing in a meeting – the people! I get to really listen, may eye contact and not worry about the details. I draw little pictures if something important is said, and later I know I can click the picture and hear what happened at that time. I can also email the sound files to myself to keep.

It’s simple to use, cleverly worked out and I rely on it daily. It may be the most useful $4.99 I ever spent.