Organizing class notes

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summerose
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Organizing class notes

Postby summerose » Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:57 pm

Is there a program that Mac users think is best for taking notes during class? During college I just used the "notebook" layout in Microsoft Word, but I'm debating buying Circus Ponies Notebook or OneNote. What do most law students use?

Any advice would be much appreciated!

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holmes
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Re: Organizing class notes

Postby holmes » Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:36 pm

I used Growly Notes and I thought it was pretty convenient.

sb040387
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Re: Organizing class notes

Postby sb040387 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:57 pm

I've also heard Evernote is a pretty decent application for that type of thing. I recently bought a MacBook so I'm also interested to see what others have to say.

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laxbrah420
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Re: Organizing class notes

Postby laxbrah420 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:00 pm

I for some reason used evernote but come time to outline, word is much better (though it kinda sucks still :lol:), and the copy/pasting between the two programs isn't great. So just do word dude and set your default save path to dropbox.

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$peppercorn
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Re: Organizing class notes

Postby $peppercorn » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:20 pm

I'm hoping that Outline (http://outline.ws/mac) has the editable version for mac by the beginning of the fall semester. Otherwise, I'll probably just use Word.

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magp90
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Re: Organizing class notes

Postby magp90 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:45 pm

I'm planning on using Evernote, mostly because it backs up to a website that I can access from anywhere. And there's an iPhone app as well.

Aasterinian
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Re: Organizing class notes

Postby Aasterinian » Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:19 pm

I used OneNote all throughout UG and for my current job. I love it, and TLS has some neat tutorials showing all the stuff you can do with it in law school. It's included in the MS Office Suite package, which can be purchased pretty inexpensively at most universities with your student discount.

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Re: Organizing class notes

Postby mcs268 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:31 pm

I'm really not sure why word gets a lot of hate here. it works fine for me..I don't really care if my notes appear to be in a virtual "notebook" or not.

sb040387
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Re: Organizing class notes

Postby sb040387 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:40 pm

I've read a lot of good things about OneNote. In everyone's opinion, is it worth installing Windows on my Mac just for that? Or is EverNote a sufficient substitute if used properly?

BalanceCare
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Re: Organizing class notes

Postby BalanceCare » Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:18 pm

Evernote is incredible for so many things but its actually outline function sucks. It just has the ability to make ordered and unordered lists, like when you're using gmail with a modern browser. No robust multi-level lists like word. Apparently they need to keep it simple to maintain the incredible cross-platform and web-based compatibility that actually make the program useful.

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Re: Organizing class notes

Postby sb040387 » Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:04 pm

I downloaded the free trial of Circus Ponies and loved it. They even sent me a 20% off (on top of the academic discount). It ended up being just over $30 total. I highly recommend it!




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