We don't have to think in faceless pages, create notes that resembles your thinking instead.

Not all notes are created equal

Steffen Bleher
Steffen Bleher
2 min read

How do you take notes? You probably open your note-taking app, search for a suitable folder and create an empty page there. You write down what you intended to capture and close the app again. This works but after a while, your note-taking system might look quite monotonous: face-less pages with little meaning by themselves, a place where itโ€™s demanding to find something, a place where you donโ€™t want to be creative.โ€‹

Monotonous Organization

If we try to observe our thinking we will realize that our brains donโ€™t work like that. We think about people, have questions, read books, or attend meetings. These are all real objects, not abstract plain pages. So why donโ€™t our note-taking app work that way?

They can. Imagine you open your notes, and there is just a big button asking you if you want to create a thought, a question, or a meeting note this time. And when you create your meeting note, it already has some structure. It has a date, an option to add people who attended, and a field where you can enter the discussed topics.

Typed Note-Taking

At Capacities, we call this concept typed note-taking. Your whole second brain is based on objects having a type and different properties. You donโ€™t start with an empty page anymore but have a structure that helps you capture information. And on top, you donโ€™t have to think about the organization before you even start writing. Instead, you will find all your meeting notes in one place. You can start organizing them when you have a clearer picture of what you created.

Change the way you take notes, it will impact the way you think.

Continue your journey on exploring a better way of taking notes by learning why organizing in folders is limiting. If you want to know more about typed note-taking, read our learning unit on how to create typed notes.

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