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Best Outlining & Note-Taking Software?

Best Outlining & Note-Taking Software?
« on: October 14, 2006, 10:34:33 AM »
In the process of compiling my notes into outlines, and Word just isn't the most efficient software.  From reading some other posts, I see that some people recommend "StoreLaw" and some people like "Juristudents".  The posts I read discussing this are from back in 2004, so I'd like a fresh, more current view of what works for today's law students.  Feedback is much appreciated.

JD07

Re: Best Outlining & Note-Taking Software?
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2006, 11:37:09 AM »
Have you thought about Microsoft OneNote?  You can download a trial version from mircrosoft's website. I think it's great for law school.

Re: Best Outlining & Note-Taking Software?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2006, 10:57:15 AM »
I also like OneNote. It's so much easier then having a million word documents with all your notes and then trying to get those together. With OneNote everything is in the same place.

ptlaw

Re: Best Outlining & Note-Taking Software?
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2006, 01:36:35 PM »
I use StoreLaw's Outliner. For me, it made outlining my courses a breeze. I export my Outliner report to my word processing program and put the finishing touches on my outline there. If I remember correctly, the default WP program is Word, but I have my Outliner set to Word Perfect.

PTLaw  8)

Re: Best Outlining & Note-Taking Software?
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2006, 01:42:23 PM »
I would use storelaw if possible because i"ve heard great things,  but it does not work with mac's. For the mac law students, I loveomni outliner. It has a great search function and is pretty darm sweet. There is always good graphing program by omni to make graphical reps of cases and what not.

Re: Best Outlining & Note-Taking Software?
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2006, 07:12:21 PM »
someone please describe Onenote.  I used the old fashioned pen and paper for 1L and I'm thinking of switching exclusively to laptop.  Is it worth $100.  Please tell me what's so good about it.

JD07

Re: Best Outlining & Note-Taking Software?
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2006, 09:19:57 PM »
someone please describe Onenote.  I used the old fashioned pen and paper for 1L and I'm thinking of switching exclusively to laptop.  Is it worth $100.  Please tell me what's so good about it.
see if you can get a student deal through your school. I got mine for $30 and it was worth it. 

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« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2006, 09:35:13 PM »
someone please describe Onenote.  I used the old fashioned pen and paper for 1L and I'm thinking of switching exclusively to laptop.  Is it worth $100.  Please tell me what's so good about it.
see if you can get a student deal through your school. I got mine for $30 and it was worth it. 

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« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2006, 09:43:16 AM »
I use one note.  You should check out www.aspenlaw.com  There is a free trial of a great note taking program.  I suggest that you check it out.

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Re: Best Outlining & Note-Taking Software?
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2006, 02:10:51 PM »
someone please describe Onenote.  I used the old fashioned pen and paper for 1L and I'm thinking of switching exclusively to laptop.  Is it worth $100.  Please tell me what's so good about it.

you can go to the microsoft website and look for yourself.  They have demos, and you can download a free trial.