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I've read people recommending programmes such as Evernote and Onenote, does anyone actually use them? Are they worth it? If so which is better for student life?
I'm going to study mechanical engineering, if that makes a difference? Thanks!
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I think for first year/now, just leave it and see if you feel you need it (try it half way through or something). I get the impression it's better for essay-based tasks, as it's dead easy to jot down ideas and tasks, but I imagine half of your modules will be heavily maths based, so not quite sure how good it would be. If/when you start doing projects it may be useful as you can get everything together then - not necessarily the project content, but just the organisational aspects.
I don't feel like my life is missing it
I was thinking of going absolutely paperless. I plan on doing a CompSci degree and the whole paperless thing appealed to me. I realise it will cost a lot but I think I have sorted it out....sorta.
I'm planning on buying the Surface Pro 3 or the iPad. The SP3 because it comes with a stylus, which is perfect for writing notes down on the tablet. it will mean I won't have to buy a laptop with it because it can run full windows applications which will be useful for coding etc.
The iPad will be used in the same way but I am yet to find a stylus which has a fine point like the SP3 stylus rather than the large, generic rubber tips ones. But taking the iPad will mean that I would need a laptop as well to code as there aren't really apps for coding on the iPad. Things like codeblocks and visual studio aren't available.
I'll be taking some paper and pens but i want to see how I manage without using paper, because the one thing I have learnt is that writing a **** ton of notes on paper for a level makes my desk really messy and I can't study properly.
What do you think? Obviously I'm not really desperate because I still have another year till Uni!