7 of the Best Notetaking Apps for Cyber Security Professionals

Adam Goss
12 min readJul 3

Notetaking is integral to any cyber security professional’s workday. It allows you to capture your thoughts, document what needs to be done, and create a knowledge base you can reference.

Because our job can become very technical, you may feel overloaded with the number of things you must remember:

  • Remember to complete this task.
  • Remember this esoteric command to enumerate a Windows machine.
  • Remember to perform this process when investigating malicious activity.
  • And so on…

The list of things you need to remember is endless!

This is why it’s so important to have a tool to capture this information and take the stress of remembering everything off of yourself. This article details seven notetaking apps that can be game-changers for your professional and personal life if used correctly.

I have curated this list to include notetaking apps I am currently using and ones I discovered on my journey to create the perfect productivity system. These apps have helped me organize many work projects, aided me in studying and passing cyber security certification exams, and relieved the burden of trying to remember everything happening in my personal life.


Notion Logo

Notion is a complete workspace and productivity system. You can create, organize, and manage your work using its customizable interface and advanced features. These include:

  • Blocks: These are inline components that you can use to arrange your notes in a visually appealing and organized way. They include; lists, tables, media, code snippets, files, and more.
  • Page types: A variety of page types to use to contain your notes, such as databases, Kanban boards, templates, calendars, and other views.
  • Integrations: Integrations with external tools let you sync your data and workflow across different platforms. Notion has integrations for Google Drive, Slack, and Github, and this list is constantly expanding.
Adam Goss

Cyber Security Professional | Red Teamer | Adversary Emulator | Malware Analysis | Threat Hunter | Threat Intelligence