best note taking software

bdugan

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Feb 14, 2006
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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?
 

M@lew

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Nov 18, 2006
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Melbourne, Australia
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.
 

Gymnut

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Apr 18, 2003
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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.
 

blackstone

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Dec 12, 2005
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Washington, DC
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.
 

janey

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Dec 20, 2002
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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.
 

aspro

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Apr 29, 2005
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Hobart, Australia
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