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

Digitizing Handwritten Notes

If you decide to handwrite notes, think about safeguarding them digitally. That could be as simple as scanning notes and making them into PDFs or taking photos periodically and storing them in the cloud.

Alternatively, smart notebooks are paper analog notebooks designed to exist in digital form as well:

  • Rocketbook: a paper notebook with special reusuable paper and pen capable of uploading a digital version to a Rocketbook account
  • Moleskin notebooks with Evernote: a Moleskin notebook with special paper and pen capable of uploading a digital version to an Evernote account
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