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What software do you plan to use to take notes?

Microsoft Word
 7 (25.9%)
Word Perfect
 0 (0%)
One Note
 16 (59.3%)
Other (specify)
 4 (14.8%)

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Law2k6

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Best Note Taking software?
« on: April 28, 2006, 03:20:11 AM »
I figure I'll use Word, but One Note could be interesting. I haven't researched this much yet. I'm used to ye ol' paper and pencil. Does anyone else have a take?
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Re: Best Note Taking software?
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2006, 03:39:36 AM »
pen and paper

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Re: Best Note Taking software?
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2006, 10:12:47 AM »
I'm a huge fan of OneNote.  You can read the thread on that here:  http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,59768.0.html
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Re: Best Note Taking software?
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2006, 10:15:48 AM »
I am going to get One Note.  Especially since some people have spoken so highly of it.

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Re: Best Note Taking software?
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2006, 10:20:39 AM »
The CNET review of OneNote has good things to say, but it also mentions that many of OneNote's features are available for free with EverNote…

http://reviews.cnet.com/Microsoft_Office_OneNote_2003/4505-3522_7-30541140-2.html?tag=nav
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Re: Best Note Taking software?
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2006, 12:24:01 PM »
The CNET review of OneNote has good things to say, but it also mentions that many of OneNote's features are available for free with EverNote…

http://reviews.cnet.com/Microsoft_Office_OneNote_2003/4505-3522_7-30541140-2.html?tag=nav


If you're looking for just the "basic features," which is what the CNET review is saying is available for free with EverNote, you can just stick with Word or any other word processing program.  The biggest features that I like that I do not think are on EverNote include (1) cross-page, cross-section, and cross-notebook searching, plus a preview window to see all the results of the search in one fell swoop and (2) note flags to mark down important things, key cases (they have a picture of a key!), etc., also with a window so you can see all your flagged paragraphs at once
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Re: Best Note Taking software?
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2006, 09:54:50 PM »
I'm a huge fan of OneNote.  You can read the thread on that here:  http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,59768.0.html

Thanks, I'm sold! :-)
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