Category Archives: Notetaking and personal information management

Tools used to create personal notes and improve personal organisation

10 – Evernote

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The leading note-taking tool – not just for textual notes but also for web clipping. It can also be used across mobile computing devices. Notebooks are also shareable.

Cost:  Free and premium versions
Available: Download
Website: https://evernote.com/
Categories:  notebook, grouporganisation

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 10  2014: 8  2013: 2012: 12  2011: 17  2010: 23  2009: 27  2008: – 2007: –

Comments from some of those who selected Evernote as one of their Top Tools 

“Tools for managing the tidal wave of information we are all subjected to are an absolute necessity. If we’re not to drown under uncategorised information overload, and if we’re to reduce the time we spend trying to find the ‘right stuff’ at the right time we need tools like Evernote.  It’s certainly a tool that works for me. Evernote is the frontal lobe of my ‘external brain’ (where Google Search is probably the rest of my digital cerebral cortex). Evernote is on all my devices and use it every time I want to save an interesting ‘snippet’ that I may want to access and use in future.” Charles Jennings, 2015

“I use this to manage all my projects at work and personally, can send an Outlook email directly to evernote, create organized notebooks, collaborate with people, and more!” Jennifer Smith, 2015

46 – OneNote

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OneNote is note-taking software for capturing all of your ideas and to-dos on the go, brought to you by Microsoft Office.

Cost:  Free
Available: Download
Website: http://www.onenote.com/
Categories:  notebook, grouporganisation

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 46  2014: 68  2013: 69  2012: 71  2011: 100  2010: 85=  2009: –  2008: 66=  2007: –

Comments from some of those who selected OneNote as one of their Top Tools 

“it’s handy at work with colleagues” Natalie Raeber, 2015

“the best note-taking application on the Windows platform. Unbeatable in combination with SharePoint or OneDrive, and a tablet pc with a digitizer pen (like the Surface). It is now fully cross platform with a nice and stable client for OS X!” Jan Van Belle, 2015

“I began using OneNote early last year for note taking for work and school. Utilizing cloud storage and the cross-platform applications, I’m able to access my notes on my computer, phone, or iPad anywhere and anytime.” Rob Wiltbank, 2014
“Superior notetaking, research and eportfolios”  Jason de Nys, 2013

67 – Notability

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Notability is a note-taking app for mobile devices and the desktop. It supports text, images, and audio recordings, and contains a sketchpad that lets you draw images as well as mark up images, Web clips, and clip art.

Cost:  Small charge
Available: Download
Websitehttp://www.gingerlabs.com/
Categories:  notebook

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 67  2014: 74  2013: –  2012: –  2011: –  2010: –  2009: –  2008: –  2007: –

Comments from some of those who selected Notability as one of their top tools

“This is a must-have student app; make sure your students have it on their tablet.” 2015

AM-Notebook

AM-Notebook is a multi-featured personal information manager that provides an easy and reliable way to save notes, to do lists, tasks and contacts within a light weight tray icon tool.

Cost:  Free and premium versions
Available: Download
Website: http://www.aignes.com/notebook.htm
Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning: –
Categories:  notebook

List.it

A simple, free and open-source note-keeping tool to help you manage the tons of little information bits you need to keep track of each day.

Cost:  Free. Open Source
Available: Download
Website: https://welist.it/
Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning: –
Categories:  notebook