Flexible Lecture Notes Application for Mac OS or Pen and Paper?
August 22, 2014 5:48 AM Subscribe
What are the best options for freeform note-taking on a notebook computer these days? (not an iPad). I am returning to Uni to do an MA in Sept and considering whether I should go "old school" pen and paper w/ notebooks or if I should find a reasonable lecture notes application that allows quick easy diagraming, arrows etc and more unstructured text.
posted by mary8nne to Computers & Internet (14 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I have recently bought a Macbook pro 13" which is non-touchscreen but does have a rather large trackpad. There has to be something good for taking notes on this which allows you to do basic diagrams and arrows etc quickly and easily?
One of the things that I often do with pen & paper is 2/3 column notes where you are drawing distinctions between A and B. This seems more difficult on a lot of the note taking apps I've looked at.
Really it seems like you want something almost like Photoshop - where you can just plonk down text anywhere and manually do line breaks - but also do drawings. - is there anything like that?
But clearly you want the text to be searchable as well.