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Author Topic: PearNote for Mac (like Onenote)  (Read 627 times)

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PearNote for Mac (like Onenote)
« on: September 25, 2019, 01:45 PM »
I am curious if anyone has any experience with PearNote. It looks similar to MS One Note and has peaked my interest. 
It seems particularly useful for a training/webinar scenario.  It syncs your notes with the audio as well like Onenote can.
It allows you to incorporate slides into a note file, which is more cumbersome in Onenote.  I have done it in One Note by taking a screen shots and pasting them into the notebook.  This can make the Onenote file larger than it needs to be.

Pearnotes also allows you to export to html.

I really like the ability of syncing my written notes with the content I am watching. I also like syncing audio/video with my notes. This means I can quickly navigate to the audio/video if I want to review what I was making a note of.

There is an pretty interesting demo video here
https://www.usefulfr...t.com/pearnote/demo/

I did a pretty extensive search some time ago when looking for One Note alternatives and never stumbled upon this.  It makes me wonder what alternatives might actually be out there. 

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Re: PearNote for Mac (like Onenote)
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2019, 01:52 PM »

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Re: PearNote for Mac (like Onenote)
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2019, 11:47 AM »
@sphere: Thanks for posting that (above). You pressed my CRIMPer buttons.
I don’t have a Mac to trial this with, but if it’s as good as the video says and if it meets one’s requirements, then it could be a compelling reason for migrating to a Mac.
I'm still stuck with OneNote (though InfoQube is looking increasingly attractive).

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Re: PearNote for Mac (like Onenote)
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2019, 01:10 PM »

I don’t have a Mac to trial this with, but if it’s as good as the video says and if it meets one’s requirements, then it could be a compelling reason for migrating to a Mac.

I completely agree. It does make me wonder if there might be a way to cobble together something that works similarly.  I really like how the audio/video and the notes sync. It is nearly identical to Onenote.  I really am interested in something to replace Onenote.  The standalone version is being replaced with the Win 10 desktop app which only allows offline caching, not saving (as I understand it).

I am considering diving into mac emulation to try out PearNotes