School and studying has changed a lot since I was in school. In the “old” days, I would sit down with a book, after going to the library and write down notes on a piece of paper, etc. Today I am looking at the app MarginNote Pro. This paid app is available iPad, iPhone, and MAC.
There is a free version of the app, so you can try it out before you buy.
With MarginNote Pro, you can read a pdf or EPUB document and then mark it up, take notes, a whole ton of things. With so many books and textbooks in pdf format these days, students and professional really need a tool like MarginNote Pro.
Before I get into the full post. Though you can use the app on an iPhone, I would recommend using the iPad or iPad Mini. There is a lot on the screen and I find it hard to follow on the small screen. Also the developer has created a ton of very helpful tutorials (videos) so if you are having problems or a question, you can watch these videos.
The app interface is clean and straightforward. There really is a lot to the app and I will not be able to cover it all in this post.
- Books – you can read books, import them from the cloud, organize them by categories
- Notebooks – this is where you notes will be located. Again you can organize and sync them to the cloud
- Note taking – a quick summary of what you can do with the app: highlight, screenshots, add comments- text, photo, video, use hashtags
- Outline – create an outline of your notes
- MindMap – create a “flow chart” of your notes (not sure the best way to describe this)
- Flashcards – you can create these to help you study/review your notes
Because there is so much to the app, it will probably take you a little while to get used to the features or locate the options you want. I also recommend you watch some of the video tutorials to get better familiar with the app.
MarginNote Pro really combines a number of the apps that I have seen over the years into one. This app make it easy to read, take notes, and study. I would recommend this app to college students or professionals that find themselves reading lot of pdf documents and needing to remember or take notes. MarginNote Pro looks to be a great resource tool.