[–] saintPirelli 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I use pen and paper. I started doing this a few weeks back for the first time in my life (I'm young enough that I learned certain basic skills of adulthood only in the 'digital' way).

Works like a charm.

[–] glassuser 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Interesting. I've heard of people like that, but have yet to have knowingly interact with one.

So what's your plan if your notebook gets wet (rain, drink, whatever) and the ink bleeds to the point of illegibility?

I can't think of any other major issues that can't be solved by a little time, and I assume you've decided you're okay with spending a little bit of your time that way for the other benefits of the medium. Things like needing to give someone else a copy of a page while keeping the page yourself (solution: open each notebook to the source and target page and have the other person read/transcribe), or collaborating on a page of notes (solution: meet in the same place and write on the same page in turns).

[–] saintPirelli 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yes to all of this, but let's be honest, most of the things in my notebook (or anyone's notebook for that matter) aren't worth a second look, let alone 'collaboration' and such. Anything that needs that is not a note, it's a project imo.

[–] poloport 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I've never really understood the point of these sorts of applications. What use case do these serve?

[–] glassuser 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

LOTS. They can be a repository of information for people to share with others (such as recipe lists, or grocery lists) that are automatically synchronized and updated across all subscribers/devices. They're effectively backed up (either pull a new copy from the cloud/server or use the internal versioning to revert to a previous version of a page). They use a multi-master multi-object sync system so different people can update the same page at the same time and see all the changes on the page in realtime (think of a situation where you go to the store to shop for a big event with several people shopping from one list).

These are all features from onenote, but some of these knockoffs probably have some or all of the features.

[–] SquarebobSpongebutt 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

My wife and I use one to store and categorize recipes so that either of us can get to them. Makes it easy to search by what we have to find something to make and allows us to modify or make notes on the recipes right there. Yes we could type them up and store a bunch of folders with them, but it is so much easier for you to be able to open a tablet or phone and pull them up right there. We used to do the same for the kids Christmas lists, just put them in documents and as one of us bought a thing on it we removed it from the list.

[–] Retron 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Keep various documents synced and organised across multiple machines and devices.

I'm a writer so these apps are a godsend since I can load up an app (like Evernote or a text editor synced to Dropbox) from anywhere, put down a couple thousand words, and have it saved and safe.

Simplenotes sounds great since it has a .zip collection you can download, which is a godsend in case anything ever happens.

[–] glassuser 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Onenote is far better than all of those.