I’ve always been surprised how many people have moved over to digital notetaking. I’m quite a tech savvy person (I hope) but I’m not one for digital notes. I find it much easier to take hand written notes in meetings and when brainstorming ideas and thoughts. I have tried multiple times to take notes on either an iPad or a Laptop in meetings but it ends up taking me longer and I’m better at taking notes down by hand so I can circle things or doodle in the margins.
My notebook of choice is the Baron Fig confidant notebook with dot grid pages. This particular notebook is excellent quality. The pages are nice and think and the hard-covered notebook opens almost flat on the desk. My current notebook is A5 size but I’m thinking of upgrading to the slightly larger version when I’m due a new one.
Having just purchased a new iPad 6th Generation model through work I’m interested to see if the iPad will take more of my note taking function. I can’t see it. I’ve always been keen to choose specific things for a specific purpose and the iPad certainly has its uses as a consumption device. It’s loaded with my eMails, PDFs and various IT Management Apps that are really handy to have quick access to. The only way I think I’ll ever move to digital notes is by incorporating the Apple Pencil into the mix. The 6th generation iPad supports the pencil but I didn’t decide to take the plunge on that purchase just yet. Time will tell.