Nathan
NathanIT student and full-stack web dev

What are good Mac apps for lecture note-taking?

What are some of the interesting apps for taking lecture notes? It should support folders or notebooks. Actually looking for OneNote alternatives but I'm open to any interesting one too.
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    Taskade 2.0

    Team tasks, notes, and chat, in one unified workspace. 🧠✍️✅

    Dionis Loire made this product
    Taskade is a beautiful and simple outliner for taking notes and getting work done. The app syncs across all your devices on web, mobile, and mac/pc.
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  2. Donald Sherman
    Donald ShermanProduct Marketing Manager · Written
    I used NoteLedge for most of my senior year at college - I found it easy to use, both on my iPad and my MacBook Air. Most often I'd type up the notes, and if I had more time, I'd use the handwriting option. The app is fairly straight-forward, easy to nagivate and one of the best features was the voice notes function and invididual folders for notes and other types of files. I found it easiest to use on my iPad because I could also sketch while taking notes and create short presentations that I'd later use for self-study. I think overall, NoteLedge is a good option for students who need to take lots of notes and keep them organized
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    Michael Dayt
    Michael DaytI'm Software Development Engineer · Written
    I use NoteLedge for taking notes during lectures, I'm able to do sketches of what's on the board and this makes studying easier. Recommend it to all students who are in a need of a good notes app to use at school.
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    Ulysses III

    A powerful writing tool for Mac, iPad, and iPhone

    Nathan
    NathanIT student and full-stack web dev · Edited
    Has subdirectory support I was looking for and also supports Markdown syntax (love it!).
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  4. 6
    Evernote

    Note taking gets even simpler

    John Ababseh
    John Ababseh10Epiphany Enthusiast · Written
    Has a simple interface and syncs everywhere easily.
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  5. 5
    Bear

    A beautiful, flexible writing app for notes and prose

    Daniel Rivera
    Daniel RiveraA designer with an app addiction. · Written
    Super simple and clean, supports Markdown syntax. It's free if you just want to use on Mac or iPhone but if you want to use iCloud sync it's 14.99 a year.
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  6. The WikityWidget is a personal wiki for the macOS Dashboard. If you are unfamiliar with what wiki is, think of it as a quick way to link notes together using WikityLinks.
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    Outline for Mac

    Your digital notebook, with local storage and cloud sync.

    Nathan
    NathanIT student and full-stack web dev · Written
    Because OneNote doesn't run smooth enough on macOS. Outline supports subdirectory too.
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  8. "Notefile lets you make quick notes and view them easily, on all your devices. It’s available as a Mac app, a Dashboard widget, and a universal app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Your notes sync automatically with iCloud, or our own Junecloud sync. Our Mac app can show in your Dock or your menu bar, and it’s a compact window that stays out of the way."
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  9. Alice Tribuleva
    Alice TribulevaDesign @ Kraftful · Written
    Would you mind to try Vivie? Vivie is a notes app for web I'm building in my spare time. I use it myself as a personal wiki and to share short notes with friends and family. It's still super-early and feedback is much appreciated!
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