- Chetneet Chouhan
What should a notetaking app really be
I recently published a video essay, titled, What should a notetaking app really be.
In this video essay, I have taken a different approach. Rather than talking about which notetaking app to use, I decided to outline the needs a notetaking app should fulfill. These needs can be fulfilled by any system of notetaking and even notebooks.
I have outlined three things that should be fulfilled.
1. Task Management (and planning my video essays and book I am writing and all other stuff and my project's tasks),
2. Growth Journalling (because research has shown writing longhand is great for mental health and I sometimes do big picture and brainstorming stuff here).
3. Personal Library. (Accumulation of my research and everything I am studying books to textbooks to skill).
Here are the "apps" I use.
(1) Task Management, I used to use Evernote but now Bullet Journalling. I use it too for
(2) Growth Journalling. BUJO again.
(3) Personal library - it was used to be on Evernote but not I use the NoteCard system (google Ryan Holiday's notecard system) but I have customized it as per my need. And for all my PDFs (for reading research papers and annotating them) I use OneNote (a truly underrated app).
The icons I used to make the thumbnail is from this great website. Flaticon.