Online Notetaking Tools: MyNoteIt Reviewed
Each week, the Education Techie reviews tech tools that can help students and teachers. This week, the Techie is reviewing notetaking tools. Today's review: MyNoteIt. Schools offering Paralegal degrees can also be found in these popular choices.
What Is It?
This notetaking program is designed specifically for students. It is fully online and available for free; users just need to sign up for an account. You can organize your notes by course - just set up a separate section for each of your classes. You can also form an online group with classmates, which allows you to share notes and post on a message board. All the options and tools for the program appear on a single screen. When you log in to your account, you are given the option to click into a course, view recent notes, see upcoming assignments or look at your to-do list.
The site is very simply designed. There aren't a lot of bells and whistles here. There is a basic word processing window for recording your notes, which are searchable and bookmarkable. You can also upload attachments to your account, add multiple courses and keep track of upcoming assignments with a calendar.
What Makes It Cool?
MyNoteIt's focus on educational applications makes it very well suited for notetaking. If you're easily distracted, or if you like to keep your schoolwork well segregated from the rest of your life, this would be a particularly good program. It would be easy to stick to using this program just for school-related activities. You can also archive old classes so you can go back later and look at your notes.
What Are Its Drawbacks?
The flip side of the program's singular purpose as an educational tool is that it isn't as versatile as some of the other notetaking programs I reviewed. Another flaw is that there isn't a user's manual or help section. Even though the site is user-friendly and easy to understand, I could see this leading to frustration and wasted time trying to figure out if certain features are available.
Though I think MyNoteIt's simplicity is something of an asset, some users may find this program too basic. There are no mobile apps or downloads of the program available. Users don't have a whole lot of control over appearance and other aspects of the program. All notes are public, and they will appear on the site's main page. It seems great for having a single place to keep track of simple things like notes, assignments ad professor contact info, and it could be an effective, though limited, collaboration tool. But users who want more functionality should look elsewhere.
Where Can I Find It?
Click here to sign up for a MyNoteIt account.
This is the first in a series of reviews of notetaking tools. The Techie will continue to review notetaking programs this week and next, so stay tuned to read more!
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