Tips For Taking Effective Notes: How to Get the Most Out of Note-Taking Apps | Merlin

What Are the Most Popular Note-Taking Apps?

Microsoft OneNote

  • Text
  • Images
  • Audio and video clips
  • PDF documents
  • Scanned handwritten pages
  • Emails
  • Slack conversations
  • Websites

Apple Notes

Google Keep

What Should Teams Take Notes On?

  • Take notes on the most important points
  • Jot down all tasks that need to be completed, with deadlines
  • Record notes on directions for specific tasks
  • Document decisions, results, and outcomes
  • Note any opinions you want to share with coworkers and supervisors
  • Record standout ideas
  • Write down any points that you think warrant further discussion or action

Tagging Notes

Use Different Forms of Media

Final Thoughts



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