The usefulness of note taking software is questioned by many people. What’s wrong with pen and paper or just remembering things? Plenty of things are wrong with those methods. First of all, we often write things down because it is difficult to number everything that we need to know. Second, when you write something down that you need to remember, you have to decide where to put it in how to organize it. Organizing is where it gets difficult for most people who are trying to record their thoughts, ideas, or anything else that they might want to remember later. Then you have to remember where you put it when you need it.
Note taking software makes organizing your notes a million times easier. Honestly, I’m not exaggerating that much either. In many cases when I want to remember an idea, so I write it down. I don’t know about you, but I’ve written down so many ideas and then placed them in a place that I was never able to find that I’ve lost count. I’ve even tried to organize them with folders, different notebooks, different note pads, , etc. You name it, I tried it. A note taking program is the easiest and fastest solution I’ve found. Finding the information later is the most important thing because if you can’t find what you’re looking for when you need it, there is not much point in recording it.
One of the most common items that note taking software helps people organize and reference is to dos. By using the program as your to do software alongside with your notes for reference, ideas, links, and any other lists or notes, you make your to do list more effective. Because, after all, your actions are often related to other ideas that are not to dos.
As I got more and more into using note taking programs, I realized how powerful it was to have an intuitive organization system that makes things easy to find. I slowly began to realize that OneNote, while having its flaws, had easily the most intuitive setup. Therefore, it was the easiest to start using. Not only that but it is very easy to find notes that I wrote a long time ago because, again, the organizational layout just makes sense.