What is the best way to take grad level notes that feature tons of text, math equations and diagrams, during class, while reading books, and while reading research?
Ability to search and organize a huge plus!
Digital or non-digital solutions considered. [more inside]
posted by Riton
on Mar 18, 2014 -
My house is filled with small reporter notebooks filled with notes/interview records for writing projects I've worked on. I've gone electronic in all of my other paperwork, and it has changed my life. How can I do the same with my notebooks? [more inside]
posted by caoimhe
on Mar 17, 2014 -
My apologies for this very convoluted question...tl;dr: I guess I'm asking how people deal with taking notes from books, not just on the book's content and structure etc, but mapping bodies of literatures mentioned in those books. I would love to hear if you have a system that works for you. More after the jump. [more inside]
posted by starcrust
on Feb 19, 2014 -
I would like to learn more from real-world researchers about the apps or web tools you use. [more inside]
posted by zepheria
on Nov 1, 2012 -
Please recommend an on-line collaborative note-taking site to encourage a conference audience to creatively respond to presentations. [more inside]
posted by Mngo
on Oct 2, 2012 -
What do you do before, during, and after a meeting to end up with concise, but accurate and useful notes? Technical/practical and framing advice welcome. [more inside]
posted by mercredi
on Sep 12, 2012 -
If I wrote down all the witty/funny/odd/insightful things that cross my mind all day long, I'd have tons of ideas for creative projects. The problem: I'm missing the part of my brain that says "Hey, write that down!" [more inside]
posted by Rykey
on Aug 21, 2012 -
I'm trying to figure out if a iPad is what I'm looking for to help me reduce my physical books, particularly cookbooks and printed (from the internet) recipes. I want to know first whether iPad is the way to go for my specific needs (details within) and then, if an iPad is what I want, which generation iPad & apps would help me do what I want. Or maybe there is a better solution? [more inside]
posted by pupstocks
on Jun 9, 2012 -
I would like to find a notetaking application that is flipable. Rather than having to open and close various, lists, tabs or folders of notes I want basically one very long note pad with several pages. Basically I'm hoping to find an app that is exactly like a small paper notebook that you would put in your pocket. It's not one note, it's not ak notes, it's not Evernote. Does anyone have any suggestions? Bonus points if it is sinkable.
posted by chinabound
on May 5, 2012 -
Are there any Firefox (or Chrome or Safari, I guess) add-ons that will allow me to make a blank tab that I can type text into? In other words, any extensions that will allow me to take notes inside FF rather than in another program?
posted by OmieWise
on Nov 7, 2011 -
Recommend an electronic method of taking notes in meetings that doesn’t look like I’m emailing or texting. [more inside]
posted by Tehhund
on Nov 7, 2011 -
I want a small, lightweight, Windows-based computer that's cheap, durable, and a pleasure to use. I need it for basic productivity, in-class note-taking, and web browsing. Am I looking a Thinkpad x120e, or am I missing something crucial? [more inside]
posted by Scientist
on Sep 5, 2011 -
Is there a note-taking iPad app that clips/embeds and displays video? [more inside]
posted by aielen
on Aug 9, 2011 -
What type of options are out there for taking hand-written notes on an iPad? I'm especially interested in any programs that convert your writing into typing. [more inside]
posted by rastapasta
on Jul 11, 2011 -
I need to take notes in a movie theater but can't see to write. Is there a silver-bullet pen-light solution? Details within... [more inside]
posted by arniec
on Jun 22, 2011 -
What are the ways in which you use Evernote (or AwesomeNote, or whatever your poison) to make your life better, easier, happier, more organized, more awesome, etc? I'm not doing too bad a job of it myself, but I suspect I am just scratching the surface. [more inside]
posted by segatakai
on Apr 4, 2011 -
Am I overlooking any options for archiving/exporting Gmail chat statuses? Alternatively, are there any notetaking apps that are REALLY REALLY REALLY well-integrated with Gmail? [more inside]
posted by unknowncommand
on Dec 28, 2010 -
Where can I find a simple native tree pad app for Mac OS X? It doesn't have to be fancy, with todo lists, rich text editor, tags, whatever, it just has to have a navigation tree, and a basic text editor for the tree nodes.
The ideal solution would be something like KeepNote
, but native for OSX, and not necessarily with all the fancy features. [more inside]
posted by dfreire
on Nov 8, 2010 -
Looking for offline front-end or sync tools for Google Docs that are similar to those for SimpleNotes. [more inside]
posted by lodurr
on Oct 21, 2010 -
I really need a good note taking app for my iPad.
I'm studying in the Computer Science major. I take Discrete Math, Software Design, Economics 101, and Precalculus. I'm currently using Noterize, but I don't like its lack of organization of notes. It doesn't really feel like a fully baked app. I would really prefer something that lets me type, scribble with my Pogo Sketch stylus, and also support bullet points. A really good UI would also be nice though not the most important. And third party export would be a nice plus.
Are there any good apps like this?
posted by antgly
on Sep 7, 2010 -
Is there any web service/software for my Android phone that will allow me take written notes/reminders that will show up on my Windows desktop when logging in? Would be great for GTD.
posted by evercool
on Jul 4, 2010 -
I want a software program that will mimic the recording function of the Livescribe pen, but for typing rather than note-taking [more inside]
posted by psycheslamp
on Feb 18, 2010 -
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 -
I'm doing my comp. exam (also called doctoral exam here) this summer. This involves reading a whole bunch of books and articles (about 30), and writing a long paper that answers a few questions from my committee. I am looking for good note-taking methods. [more inside]
posted by ddaavviidd
on Apr 24, 2009 -
Looking for alternatives to Keynote
, a hierarchical note taking and outlining editor for Windows that is no longer under development. [more inside]
posted by sk381
on Sep 15, 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'm thinking of replacing my old Compaq tc1000
tablet with either a new tablet or a regular notebook. Whatever I replace it with though has to take engineering/math notes well. So what are your suggestions for my tablet replacement? [more inside]
posted by woolylambkin
on Feb 28, 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 -
Flat pencil or pen that can be used as a bookmark- does such a thing exist successfully? [more inside]
posted by doift
on Jun 15, 2007 -
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 -
'm looking for a easy-to-use software package that will allow me to 1) take notes during phone conversation, 2) copy & paste from email, website, word processing document into it, (I use and favor Open Office Writer, although I own MS Word and Wordperfect), allow to copy and paste the other way too. It should live in my system tray to allow fast access but not hog a lot of RAM.
Any body here have anything like that?
Oh, and I prefer it be free MS OneNote looks great, but too pricey for me right now.
posted by NorthCoastCafe
on Jan 17, 2007 -