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Robert David Karch | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Sep 8 2017 5:50 AM

What strategies and methods do some of you use for class notes? Do you keep notes in Logos, or have you found it easier to keep folders filled with Word documents?

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Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 8 2017 7:42 AM

The note system is being revamped but will probably not be released with decent functionality before at least six months. The current system had limitations that made it not a great solution to use to simply collect documents (as opp. to add user content to Logos resources). For instance, difficult to work with tables and you could not scan a graphic handout and include it as an image.

So I never really used Logos for class notes. But perhaps some have and have developed a great system they will share with you. 

I guess I would differentiate between the needs of class note-taking and those of storing information in the most useful way long term. Your note-taking will be determined by the arrangement of the lectures and you could indeed arrange your note under a course-centred organisational scheme (ie, coursename/lecture_number_or_date). There is some interest and value to keeping a record of course material that way. On the other hand, you might want to integrate your material with other sources of learning in Logos. For instance, let's say you take a course on the Gospel of John, this could become notes on the Bible. Indeed, it could scatter the information if you have some in course notes, some in Bible notes, etc. Likewise, a ministry course materials might fit under a general topical note scheme. 

I am sure there is room for preference here but it might be worth, after you have received suggestions, to spend a bit of time to think about what would work best for you.

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David Thomas | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 8 2017 6:51 PM

Robert David Karch:
What strategies and methods do some of you use for class notes?

OneNote -  notebook for the school, a new tab for each course, a new page for each class.

Making Disciples!  Logos Ecosystem = Logos8 on Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (Win10), Android app on tablet, FSB on iPhone, [deprecated] Windows App, Proclaim, Faithlife.com, FaithlifeTV via Connect subscription.

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Matthew Friend | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 9 2017 7:22 AM

I would suggest using either OneNote (as David did) or maybe Evernote.

With OneNote (or Evernote... though Premium Evernote costs while OneNote is free) you can really arrange your notes and papers.  Papers, handouts, and other things you complete can all be saved.  If you link it with a free OneDrive/Microsoft account you can sync it with any other devices you may want to view the data on.  

The nice thing about it also is if you want to retrieve data, a paper, etc in the future you can do a search to easily find it.   I have found it very helpful....

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Jonathan Bradley | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 9 2017 4:43 PM

Matthew Friend:

I would suggest using either OneNote (as David did) or maybe Evernote.

With OneNote (or Evernote... though Premium Evernote costs while OneNote is free) you can really arrange your notes and papers.  Papers, handouts, and other things you complete can all be saved.  If you link it with a free OneDrive/Microsoft account you can sync it with any other devices you may want to view the data on.  

The nice thing about it also is if you want to retrieve data, a paper, etc in the future you can do a search to easily find it.   I have found it very helpful....

I have used both OneNote and Evernote, and I honestly like Evernote better. While there are a bit more customization options in OneNote, the vast amount of options of what you can do is far greater in Evernote, with WebClipper, the document scanner App (I forget the name of it, yet I use it almost daily), and integrating email and everything to it. For a great description on how one can use Evernote in their everyday lives, read Tim Challies' "Do More Better" . However, if you build a good system with OneNote, OneNote is a great app, too. For me and what I do however, Evernote is better. 

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Keith Pang | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 9 2017 5:19 PM

OneNote for the win

Shalom, in Christ, Keith. Check out my music www.soundcloud.com/kpang808

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Jonathan Bradley | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 9 2017 5:25 PM

With iOS 11 allowing to take a snapshot of a page and mark it up...using that with Logos will be great for those with an iPad Pro and an Apple Pencil, then taking those pages and importing them into Evernote or OneNote. Now to save up for an iPad Pro...

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Duncan Campbell | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Sep 10 2017 12:18 AM

I went back to University study last year, studying for ministry. I have been using an iOS app on my iPad Pro the biggest size, it is called GoodNotes, and is certainly worth a look. The main reasons I like it are:

  • create separate notebooks within user created categories
  • full use of apple pencil
  •  compatible with split view(I can have logos open in one half and goodnotes on other)
  • range of highlighters
  • different papers blank/lined
  • export notes to PDF (I then backup to cloud)
  • can import other documents, such as class handouts, to any point in a notebook, by using 'open in' from the documents app.
  • can annote over all notebook pages, including those imported.
  • can use camera and scanner app to scan physical pages into notebooks.
  • can print notes to physical printer.

I used OneNote for a time when I had a surface pro, but I lost a whole weekend Ministry conference notes through a crash. I have found GoodNotes more stable.

I have no affiliation or connection with GoodNotes, just find it really useful for lecture notes at university and  hope someone finds this helpful.I spent a long time looking for a solution that worked for me

Thanks

Duncan

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Chad Bolosan | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 13 2018 9:35 PM

I have been taking notes (at Seminary) in Word then uploading them to Logos as a Personal Book

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William McFarland | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 14 2018 6:52 AM

I've been using OneNote for years (after using Evernote for years) and I think it is the best, especially as it is on all my platforms and is free.

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Jonathan Bradley | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 14 2018 7:03 AM
I thought one note was part of the office subscription? I guess with most school email addresses you can get it for free.
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William McFarland | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 14 2018 7:12 AM

Jon Bradley:
I thought one note was part of the office subscription?

OneNote is free apart from any subscription, you can download it to any device (I have it on Windows, Mac, and iOS).

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Andy Williams | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 15 2018 3:41 PM

OneNote all the way. A great tool, use it everyday. OneNote with a Surface Pro is so flexible and usable it amazes me all the time. (iPad Pro with a Pencil seems to be very nice as well, though I've not personally tried it.)

Plus, for Logos users, pages can be saved as a .docx files and used to make Personal Books

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Jonathan Bradley | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 15 2018 8:01 PM

Andy Williams:

Plus, for Logos users, pages can be saved as a .docx files and used to make Personal Books

This right here is making me look at switching from Evernote to OneNote.

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Keith Pang | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 15 2018 8:28 PM

OneNote is great, I have been using it for 4 years with no issues at all. 

Shalom, in Christ, Keith. Check out my music www.soundcloud.com/kpang808

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Jonathan Bradley | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 15 2018 8:33 PM

I just have so much already in Evernote lol

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