Wednesday, July 30, 2008

LAPTOP Magazine: Tips and Tools to Take Better Notes

Ditch the composition pads and start loading those copious lecture notes into PhatNotes. This program works with Microsoft XP and Vista Tablet PCs, and thanks to an easy-to-use interface, Outlook-integration, and a few other snazzy features, it’s guaranteed to help students use class time more wisely. Students can enter notes by dragging and dropping text from Microsoft Word, or by typing directly into PhatNotes’ processor—which is identical to Word, save a few tweaks. For instance, you can link one note file to another, assign attachments to notes (useful if your professor shares images, PowerPoint presentations, or Word documents that relate to her lecture), add hyperlinks to the text, or use the Context Analyzer to assign phone numbers and e-mails to the notes as well. Why would you do that? Because PhatNotes works on smart phones with Windows Mobile 6.1, too. So if you’re using your BlackJack II to browse notes from an old lecture and want to call your study buddy to double-check a factoid, you can do it in just one click.

Full article is here.

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