Software for taking college notes

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  1. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816

    irishgrizzly

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    I'm about to start a film course and have bought a macbook for taking typed notes in lectures. Can people recommend some good software to do this with.

    I have Word, but want to know if there is a better solution. Preferably something that is easy to file later on, so I can easily bring up notes from certain topics/dates.

    Thanks.
     
  2. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

    gauchogolfer

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    I always prefer hand-written lecture notes, just for their flexibility during scientific lectures. For your film studies course, if you are looking for an alternative to Notebook mode in Word, check out OmniOutliner. It's a powerful program with very nice searching, sorting, formatting, etc.
     
  3. irishgrizzly thread starter macrumors 65816

    irishgrizzly

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    I'd take hand written notes, but my writting is very poor and I have a very fast type speed.

    I'll have a look at this OmniOutliner, is it free or expensive?
     
  4. irishgrizzly thread starter macrumors 65816

    irishgrizzly

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    Just saw the price $40-$70, does anyone know what the difference in price means when using it?

    Any other suggestions?
     
  5. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    It came pre-installed on my Powerbook, but I think it's probably for-pay now on the new Intels. Here's the link: Omnigroup.
     
  6. reubs macrumors 68000

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    I've been using text-edit for my notes lately, and I've been very pleased. It loads quickly, and there aren't any odd formatting issues to correct while typing.

    I'd recommend that for at least a try.
     
  7. alia macrumors 6502a

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    I'm in law school, and I take notes in all of my classes using Notebook 2.1 by <a href="http://www.circusponies.com">Circus Ponies</a>. I find it to be incredibly handy.
     

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