My favorite note app is MixNote Notepad Notes.
I have tried a number of different note taking apps such as EverNote, Onenote, Google Keep etc. but they all were flawed. So sloooooow, always depend on your Internet connection. This was just horrible. However, MixNote is a great alternative! It is only 2.8MB. It's so much faster. Never crashes (at least when your operating system works normally). MixNote allows me to quickly take your notes manually, clip them with a shortcut from almost anywhere and later categorize those notes with tags.