Aug. 21, 2021

Notetaking technologies

Notetaking is no easy job, but with the assistance of a variety of technologies, you’ll manage to take notes in a fast and effective manner.
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Here are some of our favourite suggestions:

OneNote is a Microsoft Office Suite program that can be used for notetaking and audio recording. Windows users can find how-to video here, and Mac users can find how-to video here.

diigo can be added to Google Chrome as an extension to collect, organize, highlight, and annotate online resources with the function of group collaboration.

MindMup is a free online program that allows users to create concept maps, to collaborate, and to download maps to local devices in various formats. This program is the most useful if you’re using the mapping method for notetaking.

While the above technologies work the best for computer users, you have many other options if you prefer taking notes on your mobile devices.

Evernote can be installed on Android, iOS, macOS, Windows devices and allows you to take notes, create tags, and organize your notes. It offers free, basic version and paid, upgraded version.

Material Notes is good for Android users. You can create notes and lists, set reminders, and check off your completed tasks. This app is free to download with paid extra features.

Apple Notes is free for Apple devices, which is easy to use. You can format your texts and cross edit them in different devices if you synchronize them via iCloud.

Which tool do you find the most useful? What other tools do you use? Share your suggestions with us so we can pass them on to other students