Do You Need a Notemaking App, or Are Word Files Enough?
It’s time to think about the power of the linked note
Is there anything wrong with keeping folders full of Word files or Google Docs and the like, rather than using a dedicated notes app?
If you have a thousand documents in messy heaps that you’d like to create something from, and you’re having trouble finding that one note that’s in there somewhere, I’d say you absolutely need an app to connect your notes, and bring some order to the chaos.
Folders can be helpful, but they’re not enough.
What you should be looking for is not just a means of storing individual notes, but a way to surface individual notes when they’re needed. You need a way to search for specific notes, categorise some of them and let others come up serendipitously, and to reference one note inside (potentially many) others.
Can your current way of storing notes do that?
If you’re doing just fine with your current system, don’t make the switch until you can explain why the change is needed — in terms of your needs, not the coolness of th…
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