While smartphones and the Cloud have made note taking and inspiration gathering easier than ever, effectively organizing all of that new incoming information has been lackluster at best.

Although robust note-taking apps like Evernote and even native note apps on iOS and Android perform all of the basic functions, making logical sense of it all has largely involved jumbling everything together into even more notes or lists—thus, repeating the process.

Such is the premise behind the recently-launched Milanote app for design professionals.


Billed as “the Evernote for creatives,” the freemium app allows users to organize various notes and multimedia snaps into cohesive information trees on a virtually infinite workspace; so while you may be grabbing notes in a meeting, you can just as easily upload screenshots and snaps you took at the latest motorcycle show onto one expansive whiteboard versus individual note files.

Once the whiteboard is filled, users can gradually ‘connect the dots’ once patterns and connections reveal themselves through an integrated structuring system.


Currently, Milanote is free for individuals (up to 100 notes) on desktop with iOS and Android apps on the way. Unlimited storage for professionals and teams starts at $12/month.


Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.