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Capture Great Notes with NoteDex!

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Capture notes with text, images and handwriting online using our note taking webapp, or download our desktop apps for Mac and Windows.  Download our mobile apps for iOS iPhone, iPad and Android.  


With NoteDex you can capture short notes in an Index Card style format, but it doesn't mean you can only capture a small amount of text!  With our font-size-up and font-size-down feature you can capture a ton of text on a card.  This makes it possible to capture all your meeting on one card - and you maintain the beauty of one card per event.

If you are looking for an alternative to Apple Notes, Evernote, OneNote, Google Keep and many others, try NoteDex. Simple notecards interface allows you to focus and capture your thoughts and ideas quickly.  Easily see and find what you have created. We know there are many options, but NoteDex is unique in the interface and its simple index card style, and this is what our users love about the app.  Use it for your meetings, project management notes, share notes with others. Learn more about our app philosophy, and also why you may choose to use both NoteDex and your favorite existing app in conjunction with each other to improve your workflow - one tool often does not fit everything!  

You can capture a lot of text on a NoteDex card!
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Tips on How to Capture Notes

There are many ways to capture notes. One way is to focus on a guiding question: "Why?" and "What's the emotional resonance?" When you're taking notes, make sure to take actionable ideas, not just facts. You can also take notes on lecture slides or brainstorm ideas.

Taking notes in a meeting

When taking notes, remember that not everything you hear should be written down, so you should concentrate on the key points. Then, turn these into action items. To make it easier for you, consider using a task management tool to assign tasks. In this way, you can ensure that the things you have written down are followed up on.

Meeting notes are important for many reasons, from keeping track of attendance to decisions and future plans. They also help you retain more information and save time. In addition, they are a great resource for those who can't attend the meeting.

Taking notes in a brainstorm

When participating in a brainstorm, taking notes is crucial to remember what was discussed. This allows you to revisit the ideas later and decide which ones you prefer. Taking notes in brainstorming sessions also provides a reference point when implementing the new ideas. This helps you retain information and visualize complex systems.

Brainstorming can be an enjoyable experience, and taking notes will help you stay focused on the subject matter. Taking notes is also a necessary part of planning an event or project. By jotting down notes, you'll be able to categorize ideas and make a plan for completing the event or project.

Taking notes on lecture slides

While taking notes in lectures, you will often need to use lecture slides to help you keep track of key points. You can do this by printing them out from the computer lab or from the lecturer's slide presentation. This will allow you to quickly reference them later and expand on the important points. If you have difficulty with a lecture, you can also draw a mind map, which helps you visualize the various concepts in the lecture.

Another method of taking notes is to watch the lecture online. While it's not necessary, it can help you stay focused on the key points. You can also review your notes later, which will help you reorganize your notes and remember what was said.

Taking notes in other apps, like OneNote

Taking notes is a personal process and you may already be taking notes in OneNote or Evernote, or even in an e-reader device like the Remarkable.   Many people who use NoteDex do that, even we do. These type of apps allow long-form notes, wheras NoteDex is best for short-form notes.  


Once you have captured your notes in your 'long form' note app, you can summarize and capture the key points of your meeting into a NoteDex card that relates to your project or class meeting.  You can use the outline method of note-taking, to summarize, or even sketch a few key points onto a NoteDex side-by-side with your app to enjoy the capturing information in a visual system process. Both methods can be used to capture important details during a conversation or meeting.

Taking notes with a note taking template

If you find taking notes difficult, you may find using a note template helpful. Apps like OneNote have some of the classic types, like Cornell Notes format. NoteDex features card templates that can be used to structure and organize your ink thoughts when sketching your notes.  Templates guide you through the writing process by clearly showing the basic fields and information. They also provide the basic structure of a note and what should be included in it. These templates can be used both for physical note-taking notebooks and digital note-taking apps.

There are many different types of note taking templates available. Some are designed for individual use while others are better suited to cooperative learning, independent reading, or in-group discussions.  

Taking notes in context

Taking notes in context means recording the details of the sources you're reading and hearing. It's crucial to make these notes as early as possible; otherwise, you may forget or misplace them. You also need a system for organizing your notes. I

Taking notes in context involves more than just writing down words; it also involves engaging the brain in a beneficial way. The process of writing down information helps you better process it and make connections between ideas. This helps you apply your new knowledge in novel contexts.

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