Have you ever asked yourself what’s the point of taking notes? If you think it’s to remember, read on, because it’s a common misconception.
Like many things in life, taking notes has become so customary and ingrained in our routines that we’ve stopped reflecting on why we do so.
It’s surprising how little time we spend thinking about why we take notes, when developers regularly create new apps that aim to improve how we take notes. If you’re interested in the how, check out my post below:
Knowing why we’re doing something often provides insights into how we should do it. Reflecting on why I take notes have changed how I take notes — I use Obsidian as my note-taking app because it helps me take modular notes and develop and connect ideas easily. …
Why do we take notes? How should we take notes?
I’ve been thinking quite a lot about note-taking lately. I debated with friends, did some research, and this post summarizes what I’ve learned about the second question: How should we take notes? (See also my post on how to learn.)
If you’re interested in why we take notes, check out my post below:
Below, I’ll describe how an app, Obsidian, a sociologist, neuroscience, and artificial intelligence (AI) have changed the way I think about note-taking.
Obsidian is a free note-taking app that wants to be your second brain. …
Obsidian might be the note-taking app we’ve been waiting for.
It wants to be your second brain. It lets you capture your ideas and take notes in text (Markdown) files, and most importantly, it easily connects your notes and visualizes connections among them. It’s perfect for discovering insights from your notes. It’s also free, so you have little to lose if you try it.
I’ve been using Obsidian for over two weeks, and I only love it more each day (I’m not affiliated with the developers). Other apps like Zettlr, RemNote, Notion, The Archive, DEVONthink, Tinderbox, and Scrapbox also have similar (and additional) features, but they aren’t free and lack a community as active as Obsidian’s. To add icing on the cake, the developers are very active and responsive too. …