best note taking software

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by bdugan, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. bdugan macrumors regular

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    Hello,

    I am about to go to law school and am in the market for notetaking software other than word.

    I have read good things about OmniOutlinerPro and Circus Ponies notebook. What else is worth checking out, and what do you use?
     
  2. mcnees287 macrumors newbie

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    I am also interested in this. As i am in a similar situation
     
  3. M@lew macrumors 68000

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    Cirus Ponies Notebook is nice if you only have one thing to focus on. I tried managing several Notebooks for different subjects and it just got everywhere.

    In the end I decided to use Journler for school and Yojimbo for my everyday notes.
     
  4. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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    Just purchased the academic version of Circus Ponies Notebook yesterday. I haven't gotten a chance to use it in class but since I can type faster than I write this application should help me keep much more organized notes. I'd suggest you try out the demo first.
     
  5. blackstone macrumors regular

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    I think Circus Ponies Notebook works very well for law school note taking. It's speedy, has a good, clean interface, and is nicely consistent in how it sticks to the notebook metaphor. My one complaint is that the index/search feature feels clunkier to me than normal spotlight-style searching.

    I switched over to it during 1L year after realizing that Word's "notebook" feature got incredibly laggy after you had more than a couple week's worth of notes on it.
     
  6. janey macrumors 603

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    subethaedit and google docs aren't like...notetaking apps in general, but they're great for collaborative editing if you like to take notes with multiple people.
     
  7. aspro macrumors 6502

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    The version of OmniOutliner that came bundled with my Macbook covers my needs perfectly for a note taking app, but I am not really that good at taking notes during lectures. :p
     

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