Note Taking

Note taking serves a different purpose than writing documents. This is just to jot down information.
Also see Productivity

What I Wish For:

  • Tags / Taxonomy
  • Automatic Entering of Timestamps

Requirements for Note Taking

  • Has to handle a lot of notes, think 1000s of notes
  • Decent styling

Apple Notes

Used for:
  • Basic note taking.
  • Short term notes.
  • Sync across Apple devices
  • Doesn't scale when you have 1000s of notes


Feels clumsy

Google Docs

I use this with my Timestamps tool.
Method of use:
  • Single document per topic
  • Timestamp the time of entering note
Used for:
  • Notes I know I want to keep long term/archive

nvAlt / Notational Velocity

This used to be my power horse, but I've stopped using it once syncing with other products worked decently.
Last modified 3yr ago