Amazon NotesSource: Jeramy Johnson / Android Central

If you're like me, you get your best ideas at the worst times. Luckily, so long as you're within earshot of Alexa or the Alexa app, you can save that great idea as a note that you can reference later. I'll show you how in the steps below.

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How to create notes in the Alexa app manually

  1. Open the Alexa app on your smartphone.
  2. Tap on the menu icon (three lines) at the top left of the app.
  3. Tap on Lists & Notes.

    Menu iconAlexa Notes 1Source: Jeramy Johnson / Android Central

  4. Tap on the Notes tab.
  5. Tab on the + sign next to Add Note.
  6. Type in what you want to remember, and press Save.

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That's it! Your notes will be saved in this section of the Alexa app by date until you decide to delete them.

How to create notes with Alexa verbally

Creating notes with Alexa by using your voice is super simple. Observe.

  1. Call out to your Alexa-enabled device to "make a note" and then tell her what you want to remember.
  2. That's pretty much it! After this, you can go into the app under Lists & Notes and see what you wanted to remember, or you can ask your Echo Show or screened Alexa device to show you your notes.

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In addition to creating, saving, and referencing notes, Alexa can help enhance your productivity with alarms, calendar events, lists, reminders, and more! Dive down the productivity rabbit hole and see what all you can accomplish with Alexa by tapping on the Things to Try section of the Alexa app.

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The best way to use these Alexa productivity features is with a great hands-free Alexa-enabled device, such as the following:

Alexa in your pocket

Moto G7

Moto G7

Hands-free Alexa on the go

The G7 offers excellent specs at a mid-range price and features hands-free Alexa access so you can jot those ideas down on the fly.

Amazon offers many Prime phones that come pre-loaded with all the great Amazon apps and services. The best ones, like this G7 from Motorola, also feature hands-free Alexa access, enabling you to get the most out of your favorite voice assistant on the go.

Alexa at your desktop

Amazon Echo Show 8 official render

Amazon Echo Show 8

Hands-free Alexa at your desk

The Amazon Echo Show 8 can help you record those great ideas and call them up with a simple voice prompt.

The latest Echo Show device is not too big, not too small, and serves as the perfect desktop companion or kitchen assistant, offering up your reminders, notes, and to-do lists with a simple voice prompt.

Additional Equipment

Whether you want to reference previously-created notes or manually enter new ones, you'll need the Amazon Alexa app at the ready.

Amazon Alexa app

Amazon Alexa App (Free at Google Play Store)

Manage your Amazon devices, interact with Alexa, and check off those to-dos with this free app.

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