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alex_cryp
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Growly Notes

Postby alex_cryp » Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:35 am

Are there any Mac users out there that currently use Growly notes and would be willing to share their class/reading/outline note taking set-up through screen captures or templates?

I used the search function and could only find a couple mentions of Growly Notes. Would love to know what people think and if there are any major draw backs to using the program in the law school setting.

Thanks!

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Re: Growly Notes

Postby Horchata » Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:19 pm

I also would like to know how it works.

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Re: Growly Notes

Postby autocorrect » Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:13 pm

Growly Notes is new, it was not available for last years 1L's to start Fall semester. For that reason, I doubt there's many people who used it take notes. Everyone got used to Circus Ponies or running OneNote on Parallels, or whatever, and stuck to that. So there's just not going to be much information on how well Growly Notes works for law school.

Circus Ponies has a 30-day free trial and Growly Notes is free. There's at least a month before schools starts (for some of us two months), that's a lot of time. My advice (which is what I'm doing) is to download and try using both. Read a book, take notes, and outline with each program. Choose the one that works best for you.

I've used Growly Notes for about 2 hours, my initial impression is that its a light, simple to used program that allows lots of freedom in where to place text and other media, but I'm struggling to format nice looking lists. But again, I don't have much much experience with it yet.

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Re: Growly Notes

Postby MissLucky » Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:08 pm

can someone please help me out with regards to properly downloading Growly Notes? Everytime I download it, I basically get a blank "scratchpad" page...that's all...and there's got to be more to growly notes than that. I have a screenshot of what comes up for me but I don't know how to attach it to this post. anyways, any help here would be really appreciated!

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Re: Growly Notes

Postby ColomboHeat » Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:38 pm

upload the file to --LinkRemoved-- real quick and post the link to your screen shot. I downloaded growly last weekend, and it just immediately went to my dock & launchpad... a single click opens up a tutorial page. I have played with MS onenote at work, and I really like growly.


edit: I <3 your avatar.

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Re: Growly Notes

Postby alex_cryp » Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:24 am

I've been playing around with it a lot and like it, but HATE that it doesn't export to other programs. So I think I won't be going with growly notes.

I tried circus ponies, but don't really like the layout much. I think I've looked at every mac compatible note taking program out there and can't even find one that I am half way happy with.

Back to square one. I love one note, but I hate parallels and bootcamp :?

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Re: Growly Notes

Postby ColomboHeat » Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:43 pm

what is the fear with no exporting to other programs? if you want to share your outline with a Windows user, you can export to HTML, right? there is no way in hell I would ever run Windows on my laptop :mrgreen:

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Re: Growly Notes

Postby Gemini » Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:52 pm

Since it's free, my only fear would be that the program wouldn't be big enough for the large and copious amount of notes you take.

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Re: Growly Notes

Postby alex_cryp » Mon Aug 08, 2011 12:13 am

I just found scrivener. I really love it. It isn't a note taking program, but it does pretty much everything I want it to do.

The main things I'm looking for that scrivener has:
-Good/flexible organization of notes
-Good outlining capabilities
-Good Export function (Someone asked why this was important to me, and I think it is b/c if I decide mid-semester to switch to a different program, then it will be very easy for me to do so)
-Awesome split view panes, if you need to reference other documents while taking notes
-Links between notes
-Good search function
-Stores all kinds of files that you can reference, link, and view.

Scrivener drawbacks:
-Can't just type anywhere on the page
-Can't annotate PDFs
-No GTD, task management capabilities

I can live with the drawbacks by utilizing other software though I think. Anyone else tried using scrivener?

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Re: Growly Notes

Postby pkt63 » Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:25 pm

has anyone heard of/used groundbooth? A salesperson (although it's free) was posting about it in our FB group. Haven't fully checked it out yet.




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