There is something really exciting about the beginning of the semester. You buy new notebooks and make promises to yourself about keeping great notes and being organized. It’s in this spirit that I want to share my new favorite free online toy: NoteSake. Lifehacker calls it “Notepad on steriods.” It’s a pretty accurate description.
I’m smitten with this webapp.
You’ve got to hand it to the NoteSake people, they’re pretty upfront about what they can and cannot do: “We are here to help you take notes. We won’t do your laundry for you or find you food, but we can help you to finally put a stop to the scribbled mess you call ‘class notes.’â€ Point taken.
NoteSake allows users to:
1. Take notes during class on a laptop with wireless or wired connections;
2. Save those notes to an online space so users can access the notes anytime, from any computer;
3. Share those notes with a friend or a group (so multiple users can work together on the same notes);
4. Organize notes (by title, date, course and custom tags); and
5. Search tags that have been created or the full text of notes.
NoteSake even supports some foreign languages and allows for easy export to PDF or Word. I’m not sure if I like it more or less than google docs for online sharing and collaboration, but it’s another thing to add to my online backpack.