How do you organize your notes?

5 Apr 2010 - 11:33am
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dlines
2009

Hi all,

I'm working on a couple of projects for which I have been gathering information and requirements for a few years, and as such have a fairly overwhelming amount of info that needs to be compiled and organized. Wondering if any of you have suggestions for software or processes that you use to organize large quantities of notes/feedback.

thanks!
Dave Lines

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5 Apr 2010 - 12:20pm
mcaskey
2008

Hey Dave. I use a mix, but if I had to use just one tool, it might be Evernote... I use it often for collecting and organizing whiteboard snapshots.

Mike C.

On 4/5/10 11:05 AM, dlines wrote: > Hi all, > > I'm working on a couple of projects for which I have been gathering > information and requirements for a few years, and as such have a > fairly overwhelming amount of info that needs to be compiled and > organized. Wondering if any of you have suggestions for software or > processes that you use to organize large quantities of notes/feedback. > > thanks! > Dave Lines > >

5 Apr 2010 - 12:30pm
blissfulguru
2010

I use Microsoft OneNote. You can copy and paste graphics and text,
create task lists and integrate with Outlook. Tabs, pages and
sub-pages give you the levels you need for detailed notes and you can
share the notebook for collaboration. I've been using it for a couple
of years now and love it.

Debbie

Quoting dlines :

> Hi all, > > I'm working on a couple of projects for which I have been gathering > information and requirements for a few years, and as such have a fairly > overwhelming amount of info that needs to be compiled and organized. > Wondering if any of you have suggestions for software or processes that > you use to organize large quantities of notes/feedback. > > thanks! > Dave Lines > >

5 Apr 2010 - 12:50pm
Bharat Philiph-Patel
2007

Dave
If you use a Mac or PC, I suggest using MacJournal or other journaling software that takes the data from multiple formats and is easily taggable and searchable. 
I also have used OneNote from Microsoft, not a bad tool for this as well



Sincerely,

Bharat Philiph-Patel
philiphpatel@gmail.com
http://www.eatplants.com





On Mon, Apr 5, 2010 at 12:11 PM, dlines <dave@davelines.com> wrote:

Hi all,

I'm working on a couple of projects for which I have been gathering information and requirements for a few years, and as such have a fairly overwhelming amount of info that needs to be compiled and organized. Wondering if any of you have suggestions for software or processes that you use to organize large quantities of notes/feedback.

thanks!
Dave Lines

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5 Apr 2010 - 1:18pm
Chris Novell
2009

Hi Dave,

Like the others who have responded so far, I, too, have been using Evernote and OneNote.  I have had some problems getting Evernote to behave on my computer, but have not determined the cause/s as yet. So far so good with OneNote, and while to this point OneNote has been living on one computer, the 2010 version scheduled to come out in June will offer a cloud version with synching option as well. Wikipedia has an extensive chart on the topic:  Comparison of notetaking software. For keeping track of book titles I use both LibraryThing and Goodreads. I could keep track of books in Evernote and OneNote as well (and I do) yet by using the book dedicated sites I also find other good titles.

Chris Novell

5 Apr 2010 - 1:40pm
Maria Cordell
2010

I started using Evernote just a few months ago and it's very useful. A colleague is a devoted user.

I especially like that I can capture stuff from pretty much anywhere and through a variety of modes -- iPhone, desktop app, Web, whatever -- and that it all effortlessly syncs together so that you always have access to your notes from wherever you happen to access it. The fact that I can work with it from the phone is especially useful for capturing ideas that come to mind on the fly or in the field.


http://www.evernote.com/

For other things I also use the Zotero plug-in for Firefox.

Maria

On Mon, Apr 5, 2010 at 1:21 PM, dlines <dave@davelines.com> wrote:

Hi all,

I'm working on a couple of projects for which I have been gathering information and requirements for a few years, and as such have a fairly overwhelming amount of info that needs to be compiled and organized. Wondering if any of you have suggestions for software or processes that you use to organize large quantities of notes/feedback.

thanks!
Dave Lines

6 Apr 2010 - 2:10am
Vibhor Sharma
2009

Hi friends,
I have also started using MS Onenote from past 3 months. And I think it is nice tool to organize ourselves. But I am not so perfect to use all the options of Onenote.
So, if any one can send me the details regarding how to use MS Onenote, please send it to 'vibhor1010@gmail.com'.


Thnak you.
-Vibhor Sharma


On 6 April 2010 01:18, Maria Cordell <mcordell@gmail.com> wrote:

I started using Evernote just a few months ago and it's very useful. A colleague is a devoted user.I especially like that I can capture stuff from pretty much anywhere and through a variety of modes -- iPhone, desktop app, Web, whatever -- and that it all effortlessly syncs together so that you always have access to your notes from wherever you happen to access it. The fact that I can work with it from the phone is especially useful for capturing ideas that come to mind on the fly or in the field.

http://www.evernote.com/ [1]For other things I also use the Zotero plug-in for Firefox.Maria

On Mon, Apr 5, 2010 at 1:21 PM, dlines <dave@davelines.com [2]> wrote:
Hi all,

I'm working on a couple of projects for which I have been gathering information and requirements for a few years, and as such have a fairly overwhelming amount of info that needs to be compiled and organized. Wondering if any of you have suggestions for software or processes that you use to organize large quantities of notes/feedback.

thanks!
Dave Lines

6 Apr 2010 - 4:14am
Evan Meagher
2009

Does anyone have any experience using Org-Mode within Emacs? If so, what are your thoughts? I've been using Evernote a bit, but have been curious about integrating Org-Mode into my workflow, since I use Emacs for most other text-processing tasks.

6 Apr 2010 - 8:58am
bmeunier
2007

Here a blog post (in french) about how I'm using Evernote for my work ... for example, wireframes/design: http://www.benoitmeunier.info/2009/04/12/evernote-moi

Evernote is still very good for archives but for «notes» about a meeting, concept, or project, I'm using a mindmapping software.

6 Apr 2010 - 11:00am
Jeremy Kriegel
2009

I also use mindmapping software. My preference is the wonderful cloud tool mindmeister. Inexpensive and very useful. Not as clunky as freemind and not as expensive as the other apps out there.
I also us it to organize my work since my priorities are so fluid, no task list can keep up with the changes.
-jer
"Be well, do good work & keep in touch."
    - Garrison Keillor


2010/4/6 <"Benoît Meunier <ecrire@benoitmeunier.info>"@host.ixda.org>


Here a blog post (in french) about how I'm using Evernote for my work ... for example, wireframes/design: http://www.benoitmeunier.info/2009/04/12/evernote-moi

Evernote is still very good for archives but for «notes» about a meeting, concept, or project, I'm using a mindmapping software.


(((Ple
6 Apr 2010 - 11:56am
Dimiter Simov
2006

I am using Google Notes. It has some glitches, but I find it quite convenient for organizing and browsing notes.

6 Apr 2010 - 1:23pm
dlines
2009

Thanks to all for your helpful suggestions!

7 Apr 2010 - 6:42am
Al Selvin
2006

Another approach is Compendium, a free open source desktop tool. Unlike other tools it lets you embed the same concepts in multiple contexts and link them graphically in all sorts of ways. There is a yahoogroup also.

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