…format. Otherwise we would be considering printouts. Which is not the case. As mentioned I store my notes in a non-accessible manner. This means I rarely (if ever) reread them. In the summer of 2011 I scanned all the notes I had taken during my first year and sorted them into files on my computer. The following summer I did not do this, due to not having looked at those notes or scans since the previous scanning session, which took a couple of days.
Emilie told me that her sister (not Marie, another one) had spent a lot of time and money searching for the best note taking/PDF reading app currently on the market. Apparently it is Notability. Another honourable mention for Malene, as she managed to find an app which can open word documents, Goodnotes.
I shall be trying these out over the summer to see whether or not I think they are worth using when the next academic year rolls around (which is always sooner rather than later).
So far I have tried Notability and I really like it. One thing worth mentioning is that the app will not be fully satisfying unless you have a stylus! Two rather clever functions that I am enjoying at the moment are
- Ability to merge several PDFs into one (this is useful when downloading books via the university library as they are only available as individual chapters)
- Ability to export PDF with scribbles on it