Note taking in a Paperless world

ImageIf you still take paper notes, you have probably jotted ideas, phone numbers,  and reminders on all kinds of interesting things; scrap paper, post-it notes, napkins, church bulletins, etc. I had a friend in college who wrote important reminders on his hand. On especially busy days, he would run out of room and would then use his arm! I remember seeing him looking like an inked up biker with tat sleeves! However you do it, this unorganized practice is far from ideal. The problem comes when you attempt to retrieve those notes. “Honey…did you see that note I left on the counter? It was written on the corner of the electric bill envelope and I need that guy’s phone number!!”

Fortunately, there are lots of great options for cloud-based, note taking and storage. In fact, there are many options, and it may be hard to navigate which is best for you. Personally, I used to use Microsoft’s OneNote, but years ago I moved to Evernote. Why? Well, this article comparing three big note services sums it up well.

“Google Keep vs. OneNote vs. Evernote: We name the note-app winner” by Tony Bradley

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