I'd love to join this LGBT club. It's the Legos, Gobots, Barbies, and other Toys group, right? I'll show up with an armful of toys.
I know some people dont like it and I forget how much it costs but I think it was somewhere between $20 and $40... you can make flash cards, notes, outlines etc. on Aspen Study Desk... usually they have monthly promotions too where you can download free copies of E&Es, premade flashcards etc. also found it easy to organize notes. First semester I relied heavily on word and it was a lot more difficult when it came time to organize all my papers for outlining etc. Study Deak makes outlines for you if you want but I decided not to do that because I find making them myself a good way of reviewing. Regardless, it was still easier using that application... I would really recommend checking it out sometime... sometimes they even have promotions where the program is free if you buy an e-book. Otherwise, I am sure there is a way you could set up word to do it for youI actually don't find note cards too helpful for the way I learn but it is really easy for those in particularI would stay away from any recording devices. Most schools require approval from the professor and sometimes even the dean and most professors, especially the older ones, say no. Besides, a recording won't help you much. There is a lot of talk that goes on in class that will never be on a final. The key point is just to get the main ideas and their nuances down, and to know how and when to apply them. Passing comments or even random remarks of interest are not important and indeed would hurt you if you had them because there would be more things to sort through which will waste your time studying. For example, you will likely talk about the Quia Emptores in property class and the history of estates back during the feudal period etc. but I highly doubt any professor would test on it. It would be something nice to "spruce up" your answer with a passing reference but not an essential part. We spent about a whole class on that stuff and at most it was one short sentence or two on the exam. So, I would just stay clear of recording or any other devices that record everything that is said in class