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Best note taking software for L1??

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Re: Best note taking software for L1??
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2008, 07:24:06 AM »
I got OneNote a few weeks before I started my 1L, thinking I would use the time to get used to it. But it was a complete waste of time. It is very similar to Word and if you have any capabilities when it comes to computers, you'll learn it in no time. It will be second nature. A few of the features might take a little while to get accustomed to, but not that long. You'll be fine if you get it right before class. In fact, it might be beneficial. I was able to get it thru my school very cheap, so check into student discounts instead of buying the Student version of Office for a couple hundred.

Re: Best note taking software for L1??
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2008, 09:50:13 AM »
yeah, after i posted that question i gave it a try and i think i'm good on it already.

Re: Best note taking software for L1??
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2008, 12:06:42 PM »
yeah, after i posted that question i gave it a try and i think i'm good on it already.

There are a bunch of little tricks you'll learn as you go, but there's some built-in tips that should explain everything you need for basic stuff. 

For outlining, just remember Ctrl+. for bullets, and Ctrl+/ for numbered outline. 

Re: Best note taking software for L1??
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2008, 09:04:21 AM »
I would recommend trying NoteScribe (www.NoteScribe.net). It was created for students by students, and it's focused exclusively on note taking rather than organizing everything on your computer like Evernote or One Note. It's also only $21, which is pretty inexpensive for a note taking software.

Re: Best note taking software for L1??
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2008, 12:29:35 PM »
I would recommend trying NoteScribe (www.NoteScribe.net). It was created for students by students, and it's focused exclusively on note taking rather than organizing everything on your computer like Evernote or One Note. It's also only $21, which is pretty inexpensive for a note taking software.

If it was created by students, does that mean it will only work at the last minute, and only late at night?  If you're using it during class, does it automatically switch over to the internet to check espn or facebook?

Re: Best note taking software for L1??
« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2008, 02:39:25 PM »
I would recommend trying NoteScribe (www.NoteScribe.net). It was created for students by students, and it's focused exclusively on note taking rather than organizing everything on your computer like Evernote or One Note. It's also only $21, which is pretty inexpensive for a note taking software.

If it was created by students, does that mean it will only work at the last minute, and only late at night?  If you're using it during class, does it automatically switch over to the internet to check espn or facebook?

Those features will probably be included in future updates...  :)