Online Notetaking Tools: WebAsyst Notes 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: WebAsyst Notes. Schools offering Paralegal degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

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What Is It?

WebAsyst Notes is a notetaking system that is available as a free Internet application or a paid software download. The Notes program is a part of WebAsyst's applications suite, which includes file storage, contacts management, photo sharing, email and project management. The software version of each application, including Notes, is $99. These applications are all available for free online. With the purchased software, users can install WebAsyst on an Intranet for private use across multiple computers. I used the free, online version for this review.

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Online users can store an unlimited number of notes with 100 MB of additional storage to use for attachments. Notes in this program are organized into folders. The folders are displayed in a sidebar, and can be organized into groups. When you search your notes, you are searching both the subject and the body text of the note.

The program is compatible with Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera and Safari. If you have an Internet connection on a computer with one of these browsers, you can access your notes at any time. You can also share notes with others and assign a different level of access to each individual user. Sharing privileges include the ability to read or write notes and the capacity to add or delete folders.

What Makes It Cool?

This program seemed to have more support for printing notes than the other notetaking programs I looked at for this review series. For example, users can use HTML to design print templates, so their printed notes can be configured to a specific style. WebAsyst Notes is also relatively simple, without many extra features other than note writing. The interface is also straightforward, so users who are looking for a basic, low-maintenance program may prefer WebAsyst to other, more complex applications.

I also liked the fact that this program's developers seem sensitive to its abilities as a collaboration tool; thorough instructions are provided on how best to use the program in that capacity. I can see educational applications for sharing aspects of the program. For example, a teacher or professor could give reading access to students and full access to teaching or lab assistants. This would allow class announcements and assignments in the same program that enables students to take notes.

What Are Its Drawbacks?

Though it offers an online program, WebAsyst Notes does not appear to offer any mobile apps. This may be a drawback for users who would like to be able to access their account on mobile devices. The company's website does say that an app store is in development, but it does not give a specific timeline.

Where Can I Find It?

Click here to check out WebAsyst Notes.

This is the fifth in a series of reviews of notetaking tools. Previously, the Techie reviewed MyNoteIt, Evernote, Ubernote and Springnote. The Education Techie will continue to review notetaking tools this week.

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