Note taking can be difficult to manage. You go in meetings, you write all these notes down, but then you just leave them there. How many of you have gone back into a notepad to review notes from a week ago?
The key of successful note taking is how we convert them into action.
In a previous post I talked about my journey of becoming iPad only for business and personal (link). In my case, I take notes with my Apple Pencil on the screen, and they are ready to be shared by forwarding the document, or I can transfer them to become more of an action plan.
We do have people that like the feel and convenience of writing on paper. So today I am sharing with you a different way of taking notes.
I learned about this product after a coworker came in to help setting it up. It is called Smart Writing Set by a company called Moleskine (link here) Here’s how it looks:
Basically you get a set of a notepad plus a Bluetooth enabled pen that connects to your phone or tablet. When you write on paper the app automatically transfers what is being written onto the phone/tablet screen, real time. The app also provides ways to edit your notes, by either changing ink colors, type of lines drawn, and other cool features.
We took the day to test this product in the office. Very impressing! And you get to keep your notes on paper, plus digital. You can also very easily share your notes.
This is a perfect product for someone that don’t want to carry a computer around meetings, but keep their phones with them at all times. Here’s a real life example of note taking with this product:
The key about taking notes is to make time right after the session is done to review what was saved, and then translating into action lists, which could be done by creating a to-do list.
What are your note taking strategies?