Google Keep Versus Evernote: Which Note Keeper Should You Use?

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Google released a new note taking web app and Android app called Google Keep to take on long-standing note champ Evernote. How does it compare with the popular Evernote service? Read on for our Google Keep v Evernote comparison. Google Keep works as part of Google Drive and acts like sticky notes. Evernote functions more like […]

Are There Any Alternatives to OneNote?

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Been fielding a good number of private questions as of late regarding tablet options and alternatives to OneNote, specifically Android- and iPad-based ones. Trend seems to be growing, so I thought I should address it publicly. Beats turning it into my email signature.

Geek Squad BackPacks Commercial: Note Taking Software Isn’t Legit

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As a professor who is constantly going back and telling students what I have already told them in a lecture I was excited to see the Geek Squad Backpack commercial, which shows a student taking notes with his computer’s built-in microphone, automatically transcribing the professor’s speech into text. While I was looking for the software which would […]

BooqPad iPad 2 Folio Review: The iPad Case for Note Takers

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The iPad 2 may be great for many things, but when it comes to taking notes even the best note taking apps like Note Taker HD, can’t compare to the experience you get from a traditional tablet or from pen and paper. I haven’t found a way to hack a Wacom digitizer into the iPad […]

Evernote Web overhauled with improved interface, more sharing options

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My favorite virtual memory drawer Evernote just rolled out a major update to their web interface. While not a perfect match, the new design is more consistent with their desktop applications and offers more sharing options, including Facebook. Applies to shared notebooks as well, so any notes you want to share with the world just […]

Evernote Update Takes Advantage of iPad 2 Camera

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Evernote was updated today with at least one new feature aimed at the iPad 2 – the ability to take note snapshots with the iPad 2′s camera. This is the killer application for the iPad 2. While sitting in a meeting just today I was using Evernote to keep track of our discussion. One of […]

GBM Shortcut: Note Taker HD Brings Ink to iPad

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After posting a GBM Shortcut demonstrating FastFinga’s features, I was prompted by Dan Bricklin via Twitter to check out his Note Taker HD app for the iPad. I’ve been using Note Taker HD for about a week, and I can honestly say that it is the best note taking experience I have found thus far on […]

GBM Shortcut: FastFinga Inking on the iPad

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I’m always on the hunt for iPad apps that turn the media consumption device into a useful productivity tool. Unlike Steve Jobs, I still believe that the pen has a place in digital note taking and computing. Many iPad apps have promised inking capabilities, and many most have failed horribly. Penultimate is a good example of one […]

"If you see a stylus they blew it" – I’m with Steve Jobs

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Xavier Lanier reported from the iPhone 4 OS launch at Apple headquarters that Steve Jobs answered a question about the possibility of a stylus for iPad with this little gem: “If you see a stylus, they blew it” Gotta love Steve J for his “super” quotes. Well sorry folks, but I’m with Steve on this […]

How searchable are your handwritten notes?

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Even if you’re a keyboard junkie, we all jot down notes in some way, shape or form. But whether it’s on paper or on the screen of your Tablet PC, with software such as OneNote and Evernote, your handwritten notes can be nearly as searchable as anything you type, as celebrated today by jkOnTheRun.

Why I’m Now an Evernote Premium User

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Despite being an avid Evernote user, I’ve been able to resist the siren call of upgrading to a premium account for several months. It’s only $45 a year or $5 a month, but I wasn’t even close to hitting the 40MB a month limit on a free account and the file restrictions weren’t that big […]

Bill Gates Blogs How He Uses Office and OneNote on his Tablet PC

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How does the multi-billionaire master of Microsoft make use of Microsoft Office? Mr. Gates tells all in an entry on the Inside Office Online blog. Unsurprisingly, Outlook is his major productivity tool. A man in his position must constantly be in contact and be able to coordinate among groups. Along with that, he cites SharePoint […]

Evernote’s Learning to Share

Evernote continues their evolution from application to service by adding notebook sharing to their offerings. As reported on the Evernote Blogcast, Evernote Premium users can now invite others to participate in shared notebooks and give them privileges to edit, update, add, and delete notes. Free users can also share their notebooks, but without the ability […]

OneNote vs Evernote! Let Ink Be Spilled!

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Will OneNote be the one, or will Evernote be forever? You decide at Lifehacker’s Battle of the Desktop Note-Taking Apps! Yes, the productivity blog Lifehacker  has put it to their readers to decide which  desktop note-taking app  will reign supreme. They even give a shout-out to  the Tablet PC niche by pointing out how much […]