Maybe I am an outlier, but instead of using note taking software I tend to have a physical notebook, post-it notes, or scratches on scrap paper on my desk as well. Bottom line? I am usually in my inbox, on a website, in a spreadsheet or a word processing program and I don’t have the desire to go back and forth from the work that’s on my mind to a note taking software.
I have indeed downloaded note talking software (Evernote, Onenote, etc.) from a couple of different sources, usually on a whim, usually because someone recommends a particular note taking software app for me to try. I also have both a Mac and an iPhone, so I have the note taking software Apple provides that puts my thoughts on both my Mac and phone – so theoretically that should work. The problem is it is a separate application or program and my note taking software is not talking to my email and my office productivity suite. And don’t even get me started on what a pain it is to clip web articles to this rather basic note taking software.
Once in a while I find myself at a workstation with an additional screen, allowing me to have side-by-side monitors. It’s under these circumstances that I find myself actually using note taking software – on the adjacent screen. But then I’m in another bind as I try and associate notes with my calendar or office productivity software.
I shared my frustrations with note taking software with MindStaq’s developers wen the product was on the drawing board – what if note taking software worked in tandem with what I was already doing? Whether I am writing or crunching numbers, can note taking software work alongside an office suite. And by alongside, I mean note taking software that is integrated with an office suite, email, the web and even a calendar!
Designed from the ground up to work the way today’s multitasking mind works, MindStaq puts your note taking software within its suite. Think of it as a virtual post-it note you can place within a project, document, etc. Its powerful note taking software that works for you, in a manner that provides your notes where you need them!
Now I can ditch my post-it notes, notepads, and inefficient note taking software, save some headaches and even a tree!