What I've realized in my search is that there are really only two types of people in this world. People who believe less is more and people who believe more is more. After driving around a rental Prius for a week and test driving various vehicles, I can tell you I am in the less is more group!
The Prius has lots of capabilities, modes, data, and displays. Every aspect of it as a car has been rethought or redesigned. I feel like the designers thought to themselves, "What else can we add or change?" For example, the Prius has a push button start, a button for parking, and the gear shift knob has been shrunk and relocated to steering wheel level in a monstrous center console.
It seems so unecessarily complicated! Why should there a be park button when I have to use a knob for all other functions? Can't they be streamlined into one? Not to mention the seemingly infinite number of displays and readouts. There is even an animated depiction of how the energy is being transferred between the engine and the battery. Talk about distracted driving!
Maybe I'm old school, but I like the simplicity of iOS Notes. I know it's very basic, but I think there's a lot to be said for minimalism. I don't need to go through a tutorial in order to use it, the organization is intuitive, it's free, it's quick to use and organize, and it fulfills its purpose.
I recently read this article about maximizing your use of iOS notes. I discovered a few hidden features I was not aware of. For example, did you know you can set up syncing between devices? You can! Learn that and more here: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-tips-making-most-notes-app-ios/