Classes Starting – Tech Note-Taking Resources

2014-08-18 09.50.18With classes starting back up again, I thought it might be nice to share my favorite note taking resources. I bought an iPad Air a while back and love the Adonit Jot Script that I purchased for it. This stylus (although a bit costly, $74.99), has a much smaller tip than other styluses. It also connects via bluetooth to my iPad to help with palm rejection. It is the same size as ink pens I would use which makes it much more natural of a writing process.

I like to use the Penultimate App by Evernote with the Jot Script. Penultimate┬áhas built-in support for the pen 2014-08-18 09.56.42and will tell me when I need to replace the battery in my pen. A feature that I really like in Penultimate is the ability to search your notes. Suppose you are looking for something about measure in your notes. You can open the specific notebook and do a search for “measure.” The app will search through your handwritten notes for that word and put a yellow rectangle around it (as seen in the picture to the right). It saves a lot of time if you just need to look something up quickly in your notes. If you are an Evernote user, you can also have your Penultimate notebooks sync with your Evernote account. These can then be viewable and searchable from your computer.

What ways do you like to take notes electronically?

Good luck with the semester!

About Tyler Clark

I am a second year doctoral student in mathematics at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL. I obtained my MS from WKU in Bowling Green, KY where I researched continued radicals and Cantor sets.
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One Response to Classes Starting – Tech Note-Taking Resources

  1. Annette Emerson says:

    Good topic for the start of the academic year, Tyler. Some people have commented on AMS Facebook about other ways they take notes. One uses LaTeX on the fly, making a package with custom macros; another recommends a laptop that is also a tablet with a stylus (he describes the advantage of having the laptop as a resource to find definitions, etc.); and another uses Glaxy Note. Your readers may contribute or find more ideas at and here with this blog post.

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