Normally I take all my notes in OneNote, one of the best digital ink experiences around. It seems Microsoft took that knowledge and expanded it to the new freeform digital ink markup tool in Edge, and you know what? It is a very convenient way to take notes, and makes a perfect introduction to digital ink for those that haven’t experienced it! It’s called Edge Web Notes. Let me show you how to get started! … More The Leading Edge (Browser!) in Digital Ink
Surface Pro is a better device to make the transition from an analog lawyer to a digital attorney. It represents the best of how we used to do our work (pen) and the best of the future (flexible tablet computing devices that fit our workflow). When I set out to take the less paper route I started with the iPad. It didn’t do everything that I needed. I couldn’t multitask with multiple programs and instances of a single program running at once. Transferring files onto the device was a chore in the early days, and still relies on another PC to manage the files. I could only do one thing at a time, write notes, or review a document for a case never both. The iPad is a device that requires a full PC to do the content creation and organization, I wanted to have one device to create and consume, to handwrite and reference, a legal pad and trial notebook that was courtroom friendly. The Surface Pro line has brought my goal of a digital legal pad and trial notebook replacement to life. Let me tell you why. … More Forbidden Fruit? Why the Surface Pro 4 is better than the iPad Pro for litigators.
If you are a serious OneNote user you need to be using the desktop version (either 2013 or 2016). For now, this is still the best version of OneNote to use to create your notebooks and organize them with the full set of features and plug-ins / add-ons like Onetastic! … More Setting OneNote 2013 (desktop) as your Default Version in Windows 10
Want to find out about the most powerful set of FREE add-ons and tools for OneNote? Then keep reading to learn about OneTastic! OneNote is arguably the crown jewel in the Office Suite, a hidden jewel, but a jewel none-the-less. The premier note taking application is nearly universal, found across all platforms except the former … More The Fantastic Onetastic!
I am a huge believer in the pen as one of the most flexible, efficient, and intuitive devices for human learning, creativity and planning. Lawyers have long used pen and paper to take notes, often furiously in trial, I never wanted to change that, I just wanted to make that experience a little better. Of the three major eco-systems, iOS, Android, and Windows, only Microsoft fully embraced digital ink as a first class data citizen in their OS. … More What I use
Of PowerPoint, Presenter Mode, and Surface Pro 3 Over the course of this past week I’ve had a chance to watch and judge our office’s annual law clerk closing argument competition. These 1L and 2L students are all very talented and come up with some great arguments and visual aids but I cannot help but … More Of PowerPoint, Presenter Mode, and Surface Pro 3
Of all the hardware and software solutions I have tried over the last few years, OneNote and a digital ink equipped Windows device have brought me closer than ever to achieving my ultimate goal of becoming a paperless prosecutor.
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