Many times, there's a flash and suddenly, we have a great idea in the brain. You think about it and make a mental note, "I will write a post about it".
But after 5 minutes, when we sit down to write it, the idea is gone and so is the mental note!
This has happened many times with me. So, I have started using softwares to quickly note down ideas. If you also want to make sure that you remember your ideas, here are the best 5 tools to quickly note down ideas.
- Evernote: Evernote is a a free service that lets you note down anything from images to full web pages. You can either us the web interface or Evernote software. I prefer Evernote for Windows as it allows me write down ideas anytime and anywhere. The best thing about it is that it lets me access notes everywhere.
- Windows Sticky Notes: One of the most handy features added in Windows 7 was sticky notes. Sticky notes allow you to note down ideas on desktop. The great thing is that you are easily reminded when you see it again on your laptop.
- Your Mobile Phone: Nothing is better than your phone for writing down small notes. Almost all the mobiles have a notes feature today and it can really help you remember your ideas. And add the fact that you carry it everywhere all day long, you get the quickest device that is always ready.
- Notebook: Now, this is not the most environment-friendly method but hey, nothing can beat the feel of good old notebook. You do not need electricity, you do not need to worry about writing on a cramped keyboard. You can write anything, from one word to a complete post in it. Need anything else? I don't!
Which One To Use?
It all depends upon personal choice.
However, with my laptop in hand, I prefer Evernote. I don't need to carry anything extra and can write any ideas anywhere. I also keep a notebook handy but it not used very often.
Stuck without ideas? Do not forget to read 10 Magnetic Techniques To Attract Ideas.
Which software do you use for taking quick notes? Do let us know via comments.