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Nighttime note taking tools?

Are there any unique, cool, and quiet middle-of-the-night note-taking solutions out there? [more inside]
posted by TheManChild2000 on Feb 2, 2008 - 16 answers

Words and pictures, together at last

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 - 4 answers

How are things? Sorry to hear you've been laid off.

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 - 6 answers

The Razor's Edge Notes

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 :] Much thanks!
posted by meta.mark on Jan 6, 2008 - 6 answers

Saxophone 101/411

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 - 14 answers

"We're not worthy!!!!!"

Help me write a mini-note in a holiday card to an influential person... [more inside]
posted by arishaun on Dec 20, 2007 - 6 answers

I'm looking for a good way to take notes at work.

I'm looking for a good way to take notes at work. [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear on Dec 5, 2007 - 7 answers

Who makes the best book notes?

Who makes the best book notes (Cliff Notes? Spark Notes? someone else?) [more inside]
posted by metahawk on Nov 25, 2007 - 7 answers

When you research, how do you take notes (notate text) for more efficient future use?

When you research, how do you notate the book/text for future use? In other words, how do you take notes within the book? [more inside]
posted by kingtaj on Nov 4, 2007 - 16 answers

Note taking ^ 2

How do I manage notes for my dissertation on a Mac? [more inside]
posted by raheel on Sep 8, 2007 - 18 answers

School's in session - I need to take notes!

I'm looking for the best combination of online/free software tools to keep notes during class lectures. Visual timeline, web clips, outline formatted text, etc. - the more options, the better. I know there have been similar questions before but hope there's a better answer out there than I've found before. [more inside]
posted by Chris4d on Aug 20, 2007 - 3 answers

LotusNotesHelpMeFilter

Please help me figure out how to bulk-detach multiple files from thousands of emails in Lotus Notes 6.5. [more inside]
posted by mockjovial on Jul 25, 2007 - 7 answers

Where can I get cool violin sheet music?

I've taken up the violin. Where can I find the coolest sheet music? [more inside]
posted by theiconoclast31 on Jul 15, 2007 - 12 answers

What's a good handheld electronic device to replace my Moleskine notebook?

What is a good handheld electronic device to replace keeping all of my notes split between my Moleskine notebook and a word doc on my desktop? I need something that I can enter notes into directly and also import information into from my computer (and export a backup copy back to the computer). [more inside]
posted by Slack-a-gogo on Jul 2, 2007 - 12 answers

How to keep notes for writing history

How do I learn to keep notes and records on the things I'm studying for looking back on later [more inside]
posted by sully75 on Jun 21, 2007 - 11 answers

Note your average notes program... (Owch.)

I'm trying to find a note-taking program for OSX that allows a pseudo-Cornell-style of note taking, and some other features. [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Jun 6, 2007 - 5 answers

LotusNotesNewbieFilter

Please help me figure out how to learn the basics of db/app development IBM Lotus Notes 7. [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on May 21, 2007 - 4 answers

Which Mac notes application do I need?

There are tons of Mac notes applications out there, but I've yet to find the right one for managing the notes for my book. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong places? [more inside]
posted by Lauram on May 7, 2007 - 10 answers

Recommend a free online notepad

Free online application for storing quick ideas, notes, websites, etc--like post-it notes on your moniter, only digital and easily organized and searched. Currently I'm trying out Helipad, but what do you use? More functionality needs inside. [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on May 7, 2007 - 18 answers

I hate lines in notebooks!

I hate lines in notebooks! Where can I find unruled Composition Books? [more inside]
posted by ThePants on Apr 18, 2007 - 7 answers

What other styles are there for silly/affectionate note-writing?

What other styles are there for silly/affectionate note-writing? [more inside]
posted by angryjellybean on Mar 8, 2007 - 25 answers

How do I taked notes?

I don't know how to take notes. No. really. [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Feb 9, 2007 - 33 answers

organizing written notes electronically

what is the best way to save written notes electronically for mobile use? i am a physician and i have about 500 pages of written notes from printed powerpoint lectures that i have bound into two volumes. I have attended subsequent lectures and now i don't know what is the best way to encorporate this new info as well as new info going forward. i carry a treo 650 and have access to hospital computers but i do not have an "assigned" computer so i am thinking of a portable mode. making PDF's seems to make sense but then how do i keep them accessible for those quick questions that come up during hospital rounds? How about putting them on those "keychain" portable disks? Interested in suggestions....
posted by dstrouse91 on Jan 9, 2007 - 10 answers

Finding a physical folksonomy for flimsy files

Is there a way of tagging paper? [more inside]
posted by ajp on Jan 9, 2007 - 19 answers

How can I turn notes into something useful?

I've been noting down ideas for a potential novel for over a year. Problem is, I now have so many that it's tough to keep track of it all. How can I organise and consolidate them into something workable? [more inside]
posted by Acey on Dec 30, 2006 - 27 answers

Scrotes Exports - surely not in the 21st century.

What are the alternatives to exporting emails from Lotus Notes client to text files in order to share information. Is this best practice anyway? [more inside]
posted by razzman on Nov 1, 2006 - 5 answers

Name of popular note-taking technique discussed here before

OK, I'm looking for the name of a modern technique popularly used to organize notes, tasks and projects. It's been discussed many times here and there are a couple of popular books that discuss the techniques. I believe it may be known by an acronym or initials. [more inside]
posted by lyam on Oct 25, 2006 - 3 answers

Hand writing and note-taking

I am an ESL teacher, and I have several types of classes; however, I have one problem, my handwriting looks as if I were a five year old scribbling with a crayon. So I am curious if anyone might have any suggestions on getting better at handwriting and printing for someone who doesn't have time to go to a course. Also, a second related question, are there any ideas for making conversation corrections? When my students are speaking, I write down various things that they are saying, and make various corrections, or simply offer alternatives, or local dialect. What are some of the most effective and useful ways to do this? If there are any people who have spent any time learning other languages, what ahs helped you most? Thank you all in advance.
posted by Knigel on Oct 24, 2006 - 12 answers

As if high school isn't awkward enough already...

Can someone explain French lycée-level notetaking to me? Is there some kind of secret system? [more inside]
posted by ruby.aftermath on Oct 7, 2006 - 12 answers

How to generate a TOC in Word.

How can I automatically create a table of contents in MS Word? There's got to be a better way... [more inside]
posted by craven_morhead on Oct 4, 2006 - 16 answers

Merrily we scroll along...

So I've tried a few apps that allow me to take large chunks of text and import them to my iPod, making an "eBook" of sorts. The first thing I tested it with was the Mcsweeny's big old page of funny food reviews, and I liked it... [more inside]
posted by sourwookie on Sep 14, 2006 - 5 answers

How do you carry your notebook?

Writers, artists, and general note-dashers: how do you carry your notebook? [more inside]
posted by Iridic on Sep 8, 2006 - 32 answers

Local Wiki on Pocket PC?

Is there any Wiki-type software that will run on a Pocket PC? [more inside]
posted by figment on Aug 30, 2006 - 1 answer

Note Taking With A Tablet: Brilliant or Bonehead?

DorkyStudentFilter: Looking to see if anyone else has used a tablet to assist in taking notes in class, and other ideas for note taking. [more inside]
posted by plaidrabbit on Jul 23, 2006 - 13 answers

Teach me to use a notebook

Please teach me how to use a notebook. Yes, the paper kind. I've tried to go paperless, but I find that there are too many constraints to taking notes on a computer. I like the advantages of using a notebook: freedom, doodling, portable, easy to page-through and review. Ideas just flow when I use paper and a pen. I find that I don't review notes kept on my computer. With a notebook, I can page through a find ideas and thoughts from last month. With that said, I have a hard time sticking with using the notebook. [more inside]
posted by jpep on Apr 19, 2006 - 20 answers

Shorthand

Is there a class that I can take in Los Angeles on taking notes in shorthand? maybe at SMC or Valley College?
posted by joshuak on Apr 10, 2006 - 5 answers

How can I concentrate without taking notes?

I used to concentrate during lectures, seminars, and meetings by taking copious notes on what was said. While this worked well, I now have a wrist injury that makes doing so undesirable. What are some good ways to keep concentrating?
posted by grouse on Mar 14, 2006 - 18 answers

Music program to input and playback notes in specific timing?

I need a program that will allow me to input notes and play them in a timing I define. [more inside]
posted by frankie_stubbs on Feb 28, 2006 - 6 answers

How to view .dat files

How do I read a winmail.dat file? [more inside]
posted by brent on Feb 23, 2006 - 4 answers

Note taking software with tags?

I am looking for a note taking software with the ability to tag documents...for mac... [more inside]
posted by apetpsychic on Feb 7, 2006 - 4 answers

How do I take notes on big books?

Researchers, academics, and readers: how do you deal with taking notes, recording passages, keeping a common-place book, and reading long books? What is your note-taking workflow? [more inside]
posted by josh on Jan 19, 2006 - 30 answers

SONGFILTER: Need to ID song only using notes of melody

SONGFILTER: need people who can read musical notes to help me find the name of this opera-esque song! [more inside]
posted by beammeup4 on Dec 8, 2005 - 6 answers

desktop note taking software

I need a good Windows XP software for taking and organizing quickie notes ? Something that will stay on the desktop but not look too intrusive. I have used "post-its" software and SyncNotes. A freebie would be nice. [more inside]
posted by sandra194 on Nov 16, 2005 - 11 answers

my quest for perfect stationery

beautiful color embossed blank cards - do they exist somewhere? I got some lovely gold-yellow (pumpkin? goldenrod?) blank cards, with embossed borders, at Staples a year or two ago, and they looked great with a simple one-color picture printed on them, but now I can't find anything like them. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Nov 6, 2005 - 7 answers

Your comments will be noted

I need a way to keep track of small bits of information. This pertains to BOTH my virtual world and “meatspace.” Here is a typical scenario that explains what I mean. I am an I.T. Manager and sit at a desk for many hours throughout a day. However, I also walk around a moderate sized manufacturing plant as well as a remote plant frequently. Many times in my travels people stop me and ask for things or give me information, “Hey, my printer’s not working…” I say I’ll get back to them but then end up forgetting by the time I get back to my desk. Little pieces of paper get bunched and mangled into my pocket so that hasn't worked well. Small notebooks get left behind, or I forget to take them with me when I go make my rounds. I have written notes on the side of my hand…and that works great, but I don’t want to have to write notes on the side of my hand! I have tried using an IPAQ thinking it would allow me to hand write my notes and then sync them with my pc but the perceived fragility of that thing made me not want to use it and risk breaking it ($$$). I ended up selling it. I liked that idea…just wasn’t cost practical. What has worked best has been a combination of many Post-its scattered about my desk looking like a big salad along with a notepad for those other occasions when I need more space than a Post-it. Then I email myself at home or back to work with information that will carry me between both places. This works but it is far from perfect and does not cover making rounds. Ideally, I would like to find a way to merge both worlds so that I can have the portability of the paper solution and the technology to merge the two …but obviously in a practical way. Thought of using a voice recorder but again, I am concerned about the cost/fragility ratio unless it was small and maybe wearable…plus, speaking into a small device would make me feel awkward with a bunch of manufacturing gorillaz looking at me. I am definitely willing to sacrifice technology to achieve my objective as the need to track this information is more important than my desire to play with toys. I would use a paper-based solution if I could keep track of all the confetti (which is basically what I am doing). Is there something out there that you guys use that works?
posted by SparkyPine on Oct 31, 2005 - 23 answers

Too Many Notes

What is the best way to track all my handwritten notes? [more inside]
posted by benjh on Sep 14, 2005 - 14 answers

Software for class notes?

What software for OS X is good for taking class notes, especially ones involving math, fairly quickly?
posted by thecapitalizt on Aug 28, 2005 - 12 answers

How are the kids in school taking notes these days?

How are the kids in school taking notes these days? [more inside]
posted by kables on Jul 6, 2005 - 30 answers

Why do I favour some names of notes in the chromatic scale over their other names?

MusicianFilter: Why do I favour some names of notes in the chromatic scale over their other names? [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Jul 1, 2005 - 15 answers

Moving from Lotus Notes to Outlook

I am changing jobs, and moving from a Lotus Notes environment to an exclusively Microsoft Outlook environment (I will have no choice). How can I transfer my contacts/addresses/calendar and journal notes between the two environments? [more inside]
posted by mattr on May 9, 2005 - 5 answers

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