Note-taking

Digital Pedagogy for the Analog Past

This post is a follow-up to a roundtable called “Digital Pedagogy for the Analog Past: Technological Tools and Methods for Teaching Premodern Materials” at the annual Association for Asian Studies (AAS) conference in Toronto. Themes One of the main themes…

Analog Note-Taking 「アナログ」メモの取り方

I’ve written down a few thoughts here about why I incorporate “analog” note-taking methods into my classses. It’s connected to a presentation I’ll give later this week at the annual Association for Asian Studies (AAS) conference in Toronto on March…

Analogging the iPad (iPadのアナログ化)

You could say that I have one foot in the “silicone” present and another in the “dead tree” past. That is, I do a lot of “digital” work with my research and administrative activities at the university. But, I also…

Taking Note: “DEVONthink To Go” Gets an Update

Note-taking enthusiasts are probably familiar with well-known iPad apps that have “note” in their titles such as Apple Notes, Evernote, OneNote, and Simplenote. I’ve written a lot about Evernote here on my blog. DEVONthink To Go 2 is not as…

DEVONthink: Indexing デボンシンク: インデックスする

DEVONthink is a “personal information manager” (PIM) with a powerful feature called “indexing.” Indexing provides one way to keep data accessible from other apps while still giving access to everything DEVONthink has to offer. Indexing vs. Importing Indexing works something…

Spotlight and Minimalist Organization

I’ve been experimenting over the last few months with an extremely scaled back way of organizing my files and I’ve found that, strictly speaking, all I need to manage them is “Spotlight,” an app included by Apple for free on…

Evernote: Change Formatting on the iPad

I prefer to work with plain text whenever possible, and we are fortunate that Evernote on the iPad not only has this option, but two others as well: regular rich text and simplified. What distinguishes the different formats from one…