Note Taking app

tsmacman

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Hey does anyone know of an app thats similar to microsoft office one note, I want to be able to take notes an organize them by subject and keep it almost like a digital comp. book

Thanks,
T
 

Tydog07

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May 10, 2011
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Hey does anyone know of an app thats similar to microsoft office one note, I want to be able to take notes an organize them by subject and keep it almost like a digital comp. book

Thanks,
T
MS Word has a notebook interface option that has most of one notes features, and evernote seems to be pretty popular as well. I have both. Evernote is free.
 

palpatine

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May 3, 2011
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evernote
something much more, and a little less than one note. it is free to try and is by far the most used note taking app i have. i have the premium plan, which is 5 dollars a month. a little known feature of evernote is that your 1gb upload per month (on premium plan) is cumulative. in other words, if you make full use of upload amount each month, at the end of four years of college, you'll have 48gb of info stored in it. excellent syncing features.

voodoopad
a personal wiki. you create the organization scheme, so not as easy to get started with as onenote, but much more customizable. a very cool feature is that anytime you write or have written a word thatmatches a page name, it automatically provides links to it throughout. for instance, i made a page for a historical figure, and now every instance his name appears it is linked back to that master page. you can make links in one note, but it won't do them automatically like this. pretty good syncing features. free to try.

devonthink
i never could get into this one, but many people swear by it, and i admit that it sounds brilliant. free to try. i wish i cold say more, but i got hooked onto evernote before i could explore it.
 

entricated

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Apr 17, 2011
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I've tried about every note, todo list, and GTD app on the app store. IMO you get your best work done with paper and pen. Use apps as extensions of your main note taking app (paper and pen).
 

Dark Void

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why not just use TextEdit and save your documents in one folder named "Notes" with subfolders labeled with all of your subjects?
 

iTouch.lover22

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I just run OneNote though VMware, to me nothing can beat OneNote for note taking across multiple subjects in school/uni.
 

Blondie :)

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May 12, 2010
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I prefer to use MS word's note taking feature. I just create folders for the subject that I'm in. I can organize each separate file by chapter, and then separate that file into sections.
 

kappaknight

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Never used OneNote but here's a vote for TaskPaper. It's good for a to-do list but I take notes with it at conferences and prefer the way it formats the notes.
 

palpatine

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I've tried about every note, todo list, and GTD app on the app store. IMO you get your best work done with paper and pen. Use apps as extensions of your main note taking app (paper and pen).
well, now that you brought it up, i'll give my speel :)

i do the following:
1. use pencil/pen and paper for notes in class or meetings
2. read on the ipad throughout the day (digitize everything)
3. scan notes into pdfs (using scansnap) and upload them to evernote

i have scanned in all of the books and articles i need for my work (including fun stuff). these are stored in goodreader. all of my handwritten notes are in evernote. i've used onenote, and it definitely has a lot going for it, but if you are like me (syncing devices) there is nothing that comes close to evernote. basically, there is nothing in onenote for me that evernote doesn't have or even do better.

it's free, of course, but the premium plan is when things get really exciting.
 

Freyqq

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The best alternative is notebook layout in word, but one note for windows is the best notetaking program out there. Unfortunately, there is no Mac version.
 

James Craner

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I'm not trying to be argumentative here but what advantage does Notebook have over evernote? I need to spend my $100 somehow.
The only issue I have with Evernote is that it is a great App for getting information into, but a pain if you want to export the information out of Evernote. Notebook allows you to export your data in a number of formats.
 

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