Tag Archive for note-taking

How to Change Your Recognition Language Settings in Evernote

Evernote will automatically run OCR (Optical Character Recognition) on PDFs and images in your account, but for the best results, it helps to customize your recognition language. See the directions below for a step-by-step explanation of how to change your…

Plain Text for Students and Researchers

I write in plain text whenever I can for several reasons, but you might wonder how this actually works for something like a paper for class, a journal article, or a dissertation. Can You Write a Dissertation in Plain Text?…

Formatting Unformatted Text

I’ve posted before about how I prefer to take my notes in plain, unformatted text. This might seem a little extreme, but in fact, using plain text doesn’t mean you have to give up formatting altogether. Markdown A few years…

The Case for Plain Text

When I take notes, I like to write them in plain, unformatted text. Tech luminaries on the Web have been advocating plain text for a while now (David Sparks, Brett Terpstra, and Merlin Mann to name a few). I’ve also…