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Shannon Crabill
Shannon Crabill

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Do you prefer handwritten or typed notes?

After writing about my note-taking process, I started to wonder how other developers keep their notes.

Which note-taking format do you prefer? Have you experimented with other notetaking formats?

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Fulton Browne

Typed, so I can read them๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚.

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Shannon Crabill

Tracey Morgan nodding

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Alex Macniven

I use pen and paper for designing and problem solving. Anything I want to keep I write a .md file and push it to a private git repository.

I will one day compile all my notes into private wikis... hopefully ๐Ÿ™‚

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Shannon Crabill

A wiki is another approach I have been thinking about taking. A bookmarks folder has not been useful to me.

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John 'BBQ' Wollner

It depends on the context. If it's a deep dive / requirements meeting, I prefer paper as it's easier to diagram and do margin notes. For most everything else, I take notes on my phone - we don't have laptops at our shop

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Shannon Crabill

Paper notes make sense in this context. You can jot down what makes sense at the time and clarify/organize later if needed.

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Amanda Hasenzahl

I prefer hand written notes because, personally, it makes me pay attention and absorb the information more than just typing it out.

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Shannon Crabill

Exactly!

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Order & Chaos Creative

Hand written, barely legible notes, diagrams and scribbles.

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Julie

Typed. My notes come out more organized and my handwriting is horrid.

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akloya

evernote has been very useful for my note taking process.

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Diego Isco

I love take notes in Markdown. Bear app is my favorite to do this.
Buuut, for very very important things, I write in a little notebook

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Shannon Crabill

Oh, Bear looks cool.