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7 Great Personal Notebook Tools for Teachers and Students

October 3, 2015
The rise of digitality has brought with it a host of new transformative learning habits. From annotating and highlighting to searching and accessing information online, technology has definitely revolutionized the way we create, store and share knowledge. Note-taking/personal journalling is another key area positively impacted by the widespread of web technologies and mobile devices. unlike the traditional pen and paper way of capturing notes, web-based tools now offer users a wide variety of flexible options to take notes, store them in the cloud and access them anywhere with Internet connection. Some of these tools even offer collaborative features to enhance group work. Below is a collection of some examples of the best notebook tools teachers and students can use to record ideas and capture notes in a digital format. For note-taking mobile apps check out in this page.

1- Evernote

Evernote is absolutely one of the best note taking platform offering a variety of useful features for users.  Evernote combines a bastion of powerful features all in one single platform: you can use it to create notes, add reminders to your notes, separate your notes into notebooks, clip web articles, snap photos to add to your notes and many other interesting features.

2- Google Keep

Google Keep is another excellent notebook tool for teachers. With its recent updates, Keep becomes a direct competitor to Evernote. Google Keep allows you can use both text and images to capture and share your notes. You can also use it to create to-do lists and bookmark content from the web.It has an intuitive and user friendly interface that makes it way simpler to navigate and control than is the case with several other note-taking apps out there.

3- Notability

Notability is a great note taking app for iPad. It is also available on the web and for Macs. Notability allows you to write, illustrate, and annotate using beautiful ink. Notability's zoom window helps you quickly and clearly draw every detail, while the palm rest protects your notes from unwanted marks. Choose the right pen and paper for any project.

4- Prezu

This is a blogging/ journalling software similar to Blogger and Wordpress.Students can use it to write their own diaries. Entries can include text, images, videos and several other multimedia materials. Students can choose whether to share their postings with the public or make them private.

5- Anotepad

Anotepad is your online notepad on the web. It allows you to store notes on the GO without having to Login.You can use a rich text editor, sort notes by date or title and make notes private.

6- TiddlyWiki

‘TiddlyWiki, a unique non-linear notebook for capturing, organising and sharing complex information.Use it to keep your to-do list, to plan an essay or novel, or to organise your wedding. Record every thought that crosses your brain, or build a flexible and responsive website.’

7- Notes-io is a web-based application for taking notes. You can take your notes and share with others by providing the shorten url to a friend.