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Note-taking and Information Management for Humanities & Social Sciences Research: Tools, Techniques, Tips: Apps

OneNote

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Microsoft OneNote

Intended for academic, personal, and business users:

  • Included with Microsoft Office package
  • Desktop and  web-based versions, as well as mobile app
  • automatically synchronizes
  • free and subscription version
  • clean interface and easy to use
  • notes as digital "sticky notes" or "index cards"
  • notes as web page snapshots, PDFs, documents, photographs, or recordings
  • Encrypted

Evernote

Evernote

Increasingly business-focused; not primarily intended for academic use:

  • free and subscription version
  • desktop and web-based version as well as mobile app
  • clean interface and easy to use
  • notes as digital "sticky notes" or "index cards"
  • web-based and mobile; automatically synchronizes
  • notes as web page snapshots, PDFs, documents, photographs, or recordings
  • subscription version searches the text of PDFs
  • No automatic encyrption

Cornell Notes for iPad