Simple is often best. At least, I think so when it comes to making notes. Note taking programs are amongst my most frequently-used apps on my desktop, laptop, and tablet computers as well as on my cell phone. I typically use them several times a day. Best of all, when I create a note on any of my devices, it automatically gets copied to all the other devices. As a result, I always have my notes with me all the time. (I never leave home without the cell phone.)
I use two such apps frequently:
- When I am sitting in the audience at a genealogy conference, taking notes while listening to an expert talk about a topic I am interested in.
- When I discover something new about an ancestor in an old record of some sort, in a book, or even in someone else’s claims in a web site. I want to record the information now so that I can verify it later before entering the information into my favorite genealogy program. The note taking apps serve as “temporary storage.”
- Measuring the windows at home for new curtains.
- Creating a shopping list during the week before visiting the grocery store.
- Remembering which inkjet cartridge my printer requires for my next visit to an office supply store.
- Airline reservations.
- And a lot more…