DigitalNote (formerly known as NoteTaker)
DigitalNote is a freeware Java application which makes it easier to take class
notes using your Tablet PC or other notebook computer.
Notes taken with DigitalNote are superior to pencil-and-paper notes in
being searchable, editable, easily sharable, and more legible.
DigitalNote may be useful for you if:
- you type relatively quickly,
- you carry around a notebook PC all the time anyway, and
- equations and diagrams are rare in your classes ... or, if they
are common, your PC is a tablet or has a touchscreen (i.e. is stylus-equipped).
DigitalNote is stable. While there are many improvements and
new features that are needed, it is usable as-is.
Installable (zip file)
Source (zip file)
Overview of Findings and Plans (slightly outdated)
System Motivation, Description (slightly outdated)
Full Description, including Evaluation (IJHCS article)
Overview in Japanese (outdated)
Full description in Japanese (pdf) (outdated)
Samples of class notes taken using DigitalNote (old version; all in Japanese):
Fundamentals of EE,
Neural Information Processing,
English version 1.0
Japanese version 1.0
source (tar file) 0.9
|DigitalNote was created by
Hajime Tatsukawa, with advice from Nigel
Ward, at the University of Tokyo in 2000-2002.
Version 2, reimplemented to run on Java 1.4 and work well on the Tablet PC, was done
by Jabel Morales at the University of Texas at El Paso from 2003-2004.
OneNote and Classroom Note-Taking
Syllabus: Technology for Higher Education
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