Good notetaking program?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by superspiffy, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. superspiffy macrumors 6502a

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    Can I get anything for the Mac that functions just like Microsoft's OneNote? I really love this program in that it makes note taking a lot easier when I'm in class. I only boot up to Windows just for this. I figure if I get a Mac alternative, I'll just get iWork 08 for my word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation needs and not have to deal with pesky file sharing between two platforms. But I need a program that can convert all the notes that I've already taken and import them to its own library.
     
  2. zioxide macrumors 603

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  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    lots of options, but they might not work for you:

    Circus ponies' notebook
    aquasoft's notetaker
    word's notebook layout

    Are the first ones that come to mind to me. The first two have demos for
    sure and acedemic pricing too.
     
  4. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000

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    I've used both Notebook and Notetaker and prefer Notetaker, but to each his own.
     
  5. robPOD macrumors 6502

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    The notebook layout is what I use for note taking at my school.
     
  6. mashinhead macrumors 68020

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    i also used circus ponies notebook. I recommend it.
     
  7. mark2288 macrumors regular

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    iOrganize.... love it and it has the i- prefix...you can't lose!
     
  8. queshy macrumors 68040

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    SOLD!!!
     
  9. yojitani macrumors 68000

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    I'm a fan of MyNotes mainly because it doesn't have a bunch of functions that I don't need and it organizes notes quite nicely.
     
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    You know you can annotate directly on Pdfs in preview using "tools" option
     
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  12. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Well, everyone here has posted good technological suggestions (as this is what the OP wanted), but I'm going to take the road not traveled by.

    Since writing with a pen/pencil improves memory retention and helps keep you focused on the lecture (tell me with a straight face that you never navigate away from your word processor), wouldn't it be better to write your notes at least some of the time? I do this a lot, as it makes it easier to remember important information. I just have some experience with this (using both methods) so I'm just giving you an honest tip. If you prefer typing (and I know why; typing is a LOT faster and hurts less after long lectures), then just go with what you like. Any of the choices presented here would be great:)
     
  13. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Buzz kill.
     
  14. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    I know, but not everyone can be the "good" guy. BTW, I find your signature particularly interesting;)
     
  15. WillMak macrumors 6502a

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    HAVE YOU TRIED OMNIOUTLINER~?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? I was looking for a good lnote taking program for lectures and didn't even know I had this AWESOME and FREE program on my macbook! It is so sweet! Word, Pages and office are like the bottom of the barrel compared to omnioutliner's note taking abilities. Give it a try!
     

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