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Note Taking Strategies

CaptureNotes and CaptureAudio are productivity tools designed to help you take more effective notes. A tool, though, is only as good as the skills of the person using it. For

Back to School: Preparing for College

We’re only a short time away from starting the fall semester of school. Whether you’re an incoming college freshman or a returning to a university as a seasoned veteran, we

Sketchnotes

If you’ve ever seen the book Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, you undoubtedly remember the cool illustrations attached to each chapter. The illustrator, Mike Rohde, later wrote

Back to the Basics of Note-Taking

In case you missed it, our business is creating note-taking software for iOS devices. We write often about productivity because that’s our bigger picture philosophy. And on occasion, we remind

Listen Up! 9 Keys to Better Listening

If you want to be successful in life, you should strive to be a better listener. Whether you’re in a class lecture, attending a conference, interviewing for a job, or

What To Do AFTER the Meeting

We (more than) occasionally write about productivity and meetings, primarily because we believe our tools help participants get more out of a meeting. But the meeting isn’t the end of

10 (Distilled) Tips for Better Business Meetings

One of the more entertaining books on business meetings is Death by Meeting by Patrick Lencioni, if not for the title alone. If you’re like most business folks, you probably

What You Miss When You Take Notes on Your Laptop (and Why CaptureNotes Excels)

  16.11.2015   Scott Herring   Note Taking   1 Comment

Researchers have found that note-taking can be more effective when done by hand rather than typing on a laptop. In the study, students who took notes on laptops performed worse