I wrote this post in November 2014 however, it is still up-to-date on how I take note :-). Well, I am back on an Android phone but even though we supposedly get 4G around here I still can’t always use Google Drive. Never mind.
How is your writing doing? Do you procrastinate or do you use any minute you have to write? Well, I seem to go in waves: There are times when I just can’t get my bu…… up and do anything. And there are times when I just write and seem to do nothing else.
I write everywhere
In those times I write literally everywhere: At home, on my break at work, while waiting at the doctor…. you get the gist. In those times it is good to have a little notebook with you to jot down, what comes to mind as well as planning ahead on blog posts.
However, it also means that I have to type things on the laptop later on which I find a little tedious at times. Not that I mind typing but typing from my handwritten notes to the laptop I do not really like. That is where mobiles come in handy (sorry for the pun my dear German readers 😉 (a mobile is called a Handy in German). Most have some sort of note making application on them and if you can synchronise those with your laptop or computer it is even better.
As long as I had an Android phone I struggled a little with Google docs (now called Google Drive). In theory, it should have been possible to use it on the phone and then later on have it synched to the laptop. However, we live in an area with bad mobile internet connection so google docs never worked on my phone which was highly annoying. I think it was supposed to work offline as well. But it did not.
When my husband got me the Nokia Lumia for me to take pictures I was quite weary to try out “OneNote” which was advertised by Microsoft. Sometimes though you just try out things no matter what and that is exactly what I did. And I was pleasantly surprised as OneNote on my phone does not need an internet connection for me to use it. I can write my notes without and then synch it to wherever else I use OneNote when I have a connection available.
Once I figured that out I was typing away like mad and also often use it to get myself organised or to write full blog post drafts which I then copy and paste on the laptop.
I still have a paper notebook
I still have a paper notebook with me as some things are just better written down by hand first but I am glad I have the digital version available as well.
What about you?
And what about you dear readers and writers? Do you prefer the good old paper notebook or do you do it digital ;-). And if so: which are your preferred apps? Please let me know!