My favorite study website removed its note-taking feature. I want to find another virtual backpack service with as many options as studyblue used to have. Any recommendations?
So, basically, I used to use studyblue.com
to take notes, make flashcards, practice quizzes, etc. I found it convenient to have all my notes cloud-sourced on one page, without having to upload anything unless I wanted to.
I'm starting school again this summer so I was looking forward to using their service.
Until I found out, this afternoon, that studyblue removed its note-taking feature
. I thought it was an April Fool's joke at first but no, they actually removed that feature. You can sync with Evernote
, which means creating yet another
online account, thus making everything needlessly complicated. (Why not retain the notes and add the syncing feature, if only for paid/premium members?)
For me, notes were about 60% of the reason I used studyblue. I liked being able to take notes directly into the website, having the notes save automatically, and being able to access them on the same page as the flash cards and other files. I would have been happy to pay for the note-taking feature if need be, but since even premium members can only sync/upload notes now, I think it's time to look elsewhere.
I have a PC (Windows XP) and a Mac (OS X Leopard). Although I'd prefer to use something that works on both machines, I'd be satisfied with something that just works on one machine.
I don't need or want something that syncs up with twitter and facebook, save to avoid creating another account (e.g. "sign in with twitter."). Also, spreading out all the class notes, terms, etc. over multiple places, each with their own logins and GUIs, makes things unnecessarily complicated.
Any recommendations you can offer for virtual backpack websites/programs are greatly appreciated. I've poked around evernote
. Neither seem to be what I'm looking for, as described in the above paragraph. (I use Google Docs
for other things, but I don't think you can really make flash cards through docs––about 30% of the reason I used studyblue in the past.)
Googling tips would be greatly appreciated too. I'm not really sure what search terms to use to find these kinds of programs and sites.
I should also say I'd be willing to pay up to ~$150, though before I pay, I'd like to be sure I'm not going to wake up one morning and find that a key feature has been disabled. Especially not in the middle of the semester.
I would like to find another website or computer program where I can both take notes and make flashcards, and keep these files organized by course in one location. The ability to create practice quizzes, like this one
, would be a big plus.