Why do we retain information better if write on paper instead of typing digital?

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Why do we type to take notes? Why we are not writing like before? It takes more time to write than type something. It’s the faster way, yet flexible and more productive way. You can easily markdown, highlight and do everything digitally and carry that content anywhere. Regardless of how well modern technology improved, still … Read more

How to collect knowledge? And to maintain a knowledge database.

People can acquire knowledge from the internet, books, and journal papers if they’re a scholar. It is easy to collect knowledge, but it is tough to recall them when you eventually need it. Without using your knowledge, the information you’ve collected is said to be non-sensical work. If you want to keep your knowledge forever … Read more

[App Intro] Microsoft Whiteboard – for digital sketching

Microsoft’s Whiteboard is free-form sketching app with infinite canvas (pages can be of any size) and lets you do convert your ideas into visual. Apart from free form sketching that allows you to draw, it has many other options to use without a digital pen. Most importantly it comes as super collaboration tool, that can … Read more

What is STEM?

Have you ever heard the word STEM? STEM field? People in STEM actually has the potential to earn quite larger money in their career compared to other fields. And it is a top-field, highly valued, and reputed field with equal difficulty and challenges. So what actually STEM is?

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What is a “commonplace book”? Why you should have one?

Commonplace books (or commonplaces) are a way to compile knowledge, usually by writing information into books. Such books are essentially scrapbooks filled with items of every kind: recipes, quotes, letters, poems, tables of weights and measures, proverbs, prayers, legal formulas. Commonplaces are used by readers, writers, students, and scholars as an aid for remembering useful … Read more

[App Intro] Manuscripts.io – Authoring tool for complex documents and scientific papers

For editing complex documents that contain headings, chapters, equations, formulae, inserting and managing citations & references, exporting to different journal formats, etc, etc. How about the collaboration abilities of multiple people editing the same document at the same time? Then you need this app.

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[App Intro] Whimsical – Mind-mapping, Flow chart, Visual Workspace

Seeing something is better for learning than having it described. Documents have become outdated in transferring the knowledge quickly as a picture speaks thousand words. Thus, for note-taking, words has its limitation. To make whole picture out of your study on complicated concepts, mind-maps are best solution, so does the flow chart for explaining complicated … Read more