How do you digitize your research notebook? I've got a small notebook that I carry around with me with about 2 years' worth of notes, ideas, references for papers or books, and scribbles from various meetings, conversations, etc. I had a heart attack moment today when I thought I'd lost it. What's the best way to organize all this stuff digitally? I'm on a Mac, if it makes a difference, but general advice is appreciated. [more inside]
posted by one_bean
on May 19, 2010 -
Is there any way to sync my voice notes with my iphone that doesn't involve them ending up in my music section? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000
on Mar 30, 2010 -
HigherMathNotesFilter: Where to find one- to three-page review/note sheets for math topics (vector calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, number theory...)? [more inside]
posted by sninctown
on Mar 4, 2010 -
I have a bunch of notes in digital audio format. Is there any mobile device that would allow me to mark certain spots in the audio so I could quickly review those passages later?
I'm also open to suggestions on ways to structure annotated project notes.
posted by parallax7d
on Feb 11, 2010 -
How can I make periodic, spaced reminders of items from an rss feed (or even straight from evernote) so that I know I will not forget them? [more inside]
posted by insperatum
on Nov 27, 2009 -
What is the best hardware/software system for keeping track of a) hundreds of academic papers in PDF form and b) my handwritten notes on these hundreds of papers? Bonus if the answer integrates with some sort of citation management software. [more inside]
posted by col_pogo
on Nov 24, 2009 -
TypeMyNotesPleaseFilter: I periodically find myself in need of this service, which obviously must exist, yet I cannot find. I have a bunch of handwritten notes, not written with any kind of fancy smartpen, but rather, just pencil on paper. I would like to be able to scan said notes myself and send them to some kind of service wherein I can pay someone to type them up and send me back a decently formatted copy with a turnaround time of 12-24 hours. Who do I ask to do this? [more inside]
posted by zachlipton
on Oct 29, 2009 -
I use Outlook 2003 in the office. If I receive an email from someone outside the company that uses Lotus Notes and I try to forward that email, the body of the email is stripped automatically when it is forwarded. Has anybody ever heard of this?
posted by paulyballs
on Sep 30, 2009 -
Zotero, Scrapbook, Papers, Evernote, etc. What should I be using to best organize materials for a research paper? [more inside]
posted by rbf1138
on Sep 13, 2009 -
I am thinking about setting up a personal knowledge-base of items at work (Help Desk). Looking for a freeware app with a very simple notepad style interface, that will store mostly text based notes. A few preferences inside... [more inside]
posted by AltReality
on Sep 2, 2009 -
Where can I find clear, accurate, small sound files of different musical notes. I don't mind if they're on a piano or a guitar or anything else. But I need a separate recording of each note through one octave, around about middle-C would be ideal but not necessary. (i.e. 12 files, each with a different note on them: A natural, A sharp, B natural etc.) [more inside]
posted by HopStopDon'tShop
on Aug 19, 2009 -
A friend of mine is starting college next month, and she has been diagnosed with dysgraphia (from what I understand, it hinders her ability to write and organize ideas quickly). [more inside]
posted by ComeUndone
on Aug 5, 2009 -
Is there a web app where I can hum or whistle a tone into my PC's microphone and get back what note it is?
posted by gwint
on Aug 2, 2009 -
Are there any viable alternatives to the Lotus Notes client for Windows XP? It's the work-provided client for email, calendars and schedules, and whatever else it does. Version 8 is crawling, where the previous version (6?) was at least responsive. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Jul 21, 2009 -
One thing: Why is it I come up with all these ideas in the shower. What about the shower make it easier to focus? How can I replicate the shower without having to take a shower?
If I can't replicate the shower: Is there a good (water proof?) erasable marker for making notes on the shower wall?
Or is that all just crazy?
posted by metajc
on Jun 4, 2009 -
Is the Zimbabwe govornment still printing 100 Trillion Dollar notes? I looked in Google for a while and cant seem to find a definitive answer. thanks everyone.
posted by dent8101
on May 19, 2009 -
Is there an easier and less manual way to export your calendar, contacts, tasks and notes in Outlook? [more inside]
posted by mr_silver
on Feb 20, 2009 -
UbuntuFilter: Help me find a well-organized note-taking or notebook program. [more inside]
posted by nayten
on Feb 12, 2009 -
I want to propose to my manager a system/software/configuration to dynamically graph data but I don't know what the technical terms are or what software can do this kind of thing. I need your advice. [more inside]
posted by kenzi23
on Jan 27, 2009 -
Etiquette-filter: sending thank-you notes late (like, ridiculously, months-to-years late)? Specific questions within. [more inside]
posted by Bardolph
on Jan 21, 2009 -
How are people organizing their information (professional and personal) in this day and age? What kind of system is flexible enough to cope with multiple data types (PDFs, DOCs, short text notes, hyperlinks, ...), efficient during collection (when browsing the Web, when reading documents, ...) and won't get in my way when I try to use it? [more inside]
posted by fsmontenegro
on Dec 28, 2008 -
My approach to academic papers is to read through once, then go back and type up notes on it. The problem is that my notes serve two functions: summary and commentary. What's the best software for making synopses of academic papers with personal annotated notes? [more inside]
posted by painquale
on Nov 18, 2008 -
A friend of mine is a schoolteacher with the Chicago Public Schools. On his Mac, he uses Office 2004. He was showing me a feature in the Office 2004 version of Word that I really like. It allows you to open up a document in something called "Notebook Layout View" (I think) that simulates a page of ruled notebook paper as if you were writing in a spiral notebook. It even allows you to format a title and heading and other features.
Anyone know if there is a Vista equivalent for Office 2007? I tried looking through the templates (both what's included with 2007 and at Microsoft Online) and I can't seem to find anything similar.
(and please, no flames or exhortations to "get a Mac!" I'm stuck with I have and there's no changing for the time being)
posted by zooropa
on Sep 15, 2008 -
Wannabe expert seeks efficient information recording/retainment/organization tools and techniques. [more inside]
posted by susiepie
on Aug 26, 2008 -
How do I sync my notes in my Blackberry Curve's memopad to a web-based service? [more inside]
posted by aebaxter
on Aug 20, 2008 -
What kind of options do I have for a gadget of some kind that can capture bits of text from a book or magazine? I read a lot and always take notes, highlight, underline, note page numbers to refer back to, all these things to use for reference later on. But actually copying paragraphs into a notebook takes time, highlighting and underlining doesn't really help as I have to go back to the book - but rarely do. Since I keep so much information on my computer, I have wondered if there are small devices (mini-scanners?) that can somehow capture a few lines of text and store it as a .jpg or something. It seems as if I have seen or heard of these but I really don't know what to look for. By the way, I have
used Jott to read a paragraph and have it in my email as transcribed text. That's nice, but I don't want to make a phone call every time I want to capture some text.
As always, thanks in advance!
posted by Gerard Sorme
on Jul 16, 2008 -
I want software which will allow me to capture text thoughts at work, to a remote web location - quickly, discreetly and privately.
posted by therubettes
on Apr 24, 2008 -
I'm interested in designing a notetaking markup system for writing & the web. Before I put much more effort into it, does it exist? [more inside]
posted by tmcw
on Feb 28, 2008 -
Taking text notes with incorporated image thumbnails: there's gotta be an application that does exactly what I need. [more inside]
posted by doift
on Jan 16, 2008 -
I worked at a newspaper for five years. I quit three years ago. Now, about 25% of the staff is getting laid off, including some friends. I don't have a problem talking to those friends about any of this. But then there are other people I liked but haven't kept in touch with (at most, I've seen them at a few gatherings). What do I say to those former co-workers I liked who are now getting the ax? I figure they could use a kind word and a vote of confidence. [more inside]
posted by veggieboy
on Jan 10, 2008 -
Does anyone know of a site that can provide me with SparkNotes-like information on the novel: The Razor's Edge by W. Somerset Maugham? If not then perhaps one of you MetaFilter members will be willing to share some information on the book :]
posted by meta.mark
on Jan 6, 2008 -
My Sis gave me her sax a while back and I have a few hours to fool with it. That leads me to 3 questions. [more inside]
posted by snsranch
on Dec 21, 2007 -