Best note-taking software?

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Best note-taking software?

Postby peterswe » Sat May 01, 2010 1:23 pm

I've heard good things about OneNote and Evernote, but I'm curious as to what you guys use or will be using this upcoming fall.

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Re: Best note-taking software?

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Sat May 01, 2010 1:34 pm

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Re: Best note-taking software?

Postby SwollenMonkey » Sat May 01, 2010 1:42 pm

A spiral notebook is what I have planned.

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Re: Best note-taking software?

Postby philosoraptor » Sat May 01, 2010 1:45 pm

Leeroy Jenkins wrote:unix vi
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Re: Best note-taking software?

Postby goosey » Sat May 01, 2010 2:07 pm

SwollenMonkey wrote:A spiral notebook is what I have planned.


+1

I know I will look like I am still in 7th grade, but I actually learn better when I write things down and then later type them out into proper notes

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Re: Best note-taking software?

Postby existenz » Sat May 01, 2010 2:21 pm

I've heard OneNote is by and far the best. But I'd like to know if there is any Mac-based note-taking software that works well for people.

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Re: Best note-taking software?

Postby bigben » Sat May 01, 2010 2:24 pm

OneNote of course

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Re: Best note-taking software?

Postby 98234872348 » Sat May 01, 2010 2:24 pm

One Note is amazing.

That is all.

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Re: Best note-taking software?

Postby cLams » Sat May 01, 2010 5:34 pm

I <3 OneNote

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Re: Best note-taking software?

Postby peterswe » Sat May 01, 2010 5:50 pm

existenz wrote:I've heard OneNote is by and far the best. But I'd like to know if there is any Mac-based note-taking software that works well for people.


I'm wondering this as well. I was quite disappointed to see that OneNote is not included in Microsoft Office for Macs.

I've heard some things about Evernote and Curio, but I have never used them. Any Mac note-takers out there?

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Re: Best note-taking software?

Postby 03121202698008 » Sat May 01, 2010 5:53 pm

philosoraptor wrote:
Leeroy Jenkins wrote:unix vi
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Re: Best note-taking software?

Postby LateNight » Sat May 01, 2010 5:53 pm

Get something that will record your lectures and let you listen to them from the point a note is written.

OneNote.

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Re: Best note-taking software?

Postby teebone51 » Sat May 01, 2010 5:59 pm

onenote is unrivaled. hands down best software.

if you're on a mac, just get parallels or vmware and you can run windows, and therefore onenote, seamless with your mac OS...just upgrade to 4 gigs of ram and you won't be able to tell you're running two operating systems at once. works like a charm.

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Re: Best note-taking software?

Postby cardnal124 » Sat May 01, 2010 6:11 pm

teebone51 wrote:onenote is unrivaled. hands down best software.

if you're on a mac, just get parallels or vmware and you can run windows, and therefore onenote, seamless with your mac OS...just upgrade to 4 gigs of ram and you won't be able to tell you're running two operating systems at once. works like a charm.


Why I love macs. All you need is twice the normal ram at double the cost of a pc to operate windows the same as a pc.

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Re: Best note-taking software?

Postby bigben » Sat May 01, 2010 6:15 pm

cardnal124 wrote:
teebone51 wrote:onenote is unrivaled. hands down best software.

if you're on a mac, just get parallels or vmware and you can run windows, and therefore onenote, seamless with your mac OS...just upgrade to 4 gigs of ram and you won't be able to tell you're running two operating systems at once. works like a charm.


Why I love macs. All you need is twice the normal ram at double the cost of a pc to operate windows the same as a pc.

It's so great!

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Re: Best note-taking software?

Postby cardnal124 » Sat May 01, 2010 6:19 pm

^^ Yes. Giving money to Steve Jobs is awesome. He really needs it

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Re: Best note-taking software?

Postby r6_philly » Sat May 01, 2010 6:27 pm

I am going to be a sellout and say MS Word. Have been taking notes like that forever. Why do you need anything other than a word processor?

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Re: Best note-taking software?

Postby teebone51 » Sat May 01, 2010 6:36 pm

onenote helps with legal writing assignments. you can print cases from westlaw into onenote, and then use the search function to search the text of the cases. saves tons of time.

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Re: Best note-taking software?

Postby whattodo2008 » Sat May 01, 2010 6:40 pm

I've heard circus ponies' notebook is a good substitute for one note, for macs

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Re: Best note-taking software?

Postby r6_philly » Sat May 01, 2010 6:44 pm

teebone51 wrote:onenote helps with legal writing assignments. you can print cases from westlaw into onenote, and then use the search function to search the text of the cases. saves tons of time.


Why couldn't you do this without it?

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Re: Best note-taking software?

Postby teebone51 » Sat May 01, 2010 6:48 pm

r6_philly wrote:
teebone51 wrote:onenote helps with legal writing assignments. you can print cases from westlaw into onenote, and then use the search function to search the text of the cases. saves tons of time.


Why couldn't you do this without it?


i suppose you could, but it would be cumbersome. with onenote you can switch back and forth between pdf's, instead of having 10+ different windows open and having to search each of them individually. doesn't do anything you can't already do, just lets you do it faster/easier.

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Re: Best note-taking software?

Postby r6_philly » Sat May 01, 2010 6:56 pm

teebone51 wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
teebone51 wrote:onenote helps with legal writing assignments. you can print cases from westlaw into onenote, and then use the search function to search the text of the cases. saves tons of time.


Why couldn't you do this without it?


i suppose you could, but it would be cumbersome. with onenote you can switch back and forth between pdf's, instead of having 10+ different windows open and having to search each of them individually. doesn't do anything you can't already do, just lets you do it faster/easier.


Got it. My main work station has 2 large displays and I frequently work with 10+ windows open :mrgreen:

I guess it saves the time to compile everything, but I probably would rather read over them and compile on my own anyway.

Thanks for the info.

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Re: Best note-taking software?

Postby peterswe » Sat May 01, 2010 6:57 pm

whattodo2008 wrote:I've heard circus ponies' notebook is a good substitute for one note, for macs


I've recently heard the same. Here is a quick overview of how one law student uses it:

http://maclawstudents.com/blog/product-reviews/circus-ponies-notebook/

(This is really old, but I think most Notebook features are still the same if not better.)

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Re: Best note-taking software?

Postby shepdawg » Sat May 01, 2010 10:25 pm

r6_philly wrote:
Got it. My main work station has 2 large displays and I frequently work with 10+ windows open :mrgreen:

I guess it saves the time to compile everything, but I probably would rather read over them and compile on my own anyway.

Thanks for the info.

Try that strategy when you're called upon in class. "Hold up, I'm still setting up my 2nd screen."

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Re: Best note-taking software?

Postby r6_philly » Sat May 01, 2010 10:47 pm

shepdawg wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
Got it. My main work station has 2 large displays and I frequently work with 10+ windows open :mrgreen:

I guess it saves the time to compile everything, but I probably would rather read over them and compile on my own anyway.

Thanks for the info.

Try that strategy when you're called upon in class. "Hold up, I'm still setting up my 2nd screen."


I wouldn't need to look at notes in class.




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