Cross-Platform Functionality: Simplenote is compatible with a wide range of platforms including iOS, Android, MacOS, Windows, and Linux. This allows people in a meeting, regardless of their device, to use Simplenote to take notes effectively and without issues.
Real-Time Syncing: All notes in Simplenote are synchronized across connected devices in real-time. This means if you modify a note on one device, those changes will be instantly reflected on all other connected devices. This is especially useful in a meeting setting where revisions or additions may be made frequently.
Collaboration Capabilities: Simplenote allows users to share notes with others and even collaborate on notes together. This feature is particularly beneficial during meetings as it allows all participants to contribute to a single note, ensure everyone is on the same page, and track changes.
Markdown Support: Simplenote supports Markdown, a lightweight markup language that lets you format text on the web easily. For meeting notes, this means the ability to highlight, bold, and italicize important points for easy reference.
Tagging System: Tagging notes is a standout feature where you can assign tags to your notes. It makes categorizing and searching for meeting notes easier. For instance, you could tag all notes for a certain project or a specific meeting by a common identifier for quick reference in the future.
Simplenote lacks advanced formatting options: While taking meeting notes, you might require to insert tables, upload images or videos. In Simplenote, you don't have the ability to include any kind of media attachments or tables,
No collaboration features: Simplenote does not have real-time collaboration features, making it less than ideal for taking notes during a meeting with live participation from multiple people,
Lack of organizational tools: Simplenote has a very minimalistic organization system. There are no folders or hierarchical organization features for better structuring of notes during a meeting,
No integrated to-do list capabilities: In a meeting note-taking tool you'd want to make tasks and assign priorities. Unfortunately, Simplenote doesn't have integrated task list or to-do list features,
Limited export options: Notes can only be exported as .txt files, which limits the ability to distribute and share the notes with others who may not use Simplenote, since .txt lacks much of the formatting.