Hey, I'm curious about your paperless learning process because I want to do the same. I am tired of lugging around books and notebooks everywhere I go lol plus the advantage of saving money. I've got a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, and I'm finding it hard to transition from years of solely paper-based learning (I usually need to write & re-write to understand things better) to going completely paperless.

Asked by Anonymous

kyidyl:

thebiopsy:

I definitely had the same problem when I transitioned. What I have found useful is mimicking the paper-and-pen process digitally. That means using software like Notability on my iPad to write out notes that I need or to draw out concepts and workflows. You can invest in a stylus if you like, but I have fared well using free styluses found at interest group fairs, etc. Flashcards were replaced by Anki.

I can’t quite advise you on what apps are useful on the Android platform. I’m squarely in the iTunes App store ecosystem. I believe note taking software is bundled into Samsung’s tablets from the get-go, so you should be fine on that front. Any Android users have suggestions? 

The closest I’ve found on android is Evernote (and accompanying apps) and papyrus. I have Papyrus on my phone tho, so I’m not sure if it has palm rejection or not like notability if you use it on a tablet.

I love android and vastly prefer the OS, but unfortunately the only area in which Apple has them beat is education, so after extensive research I bought an ipad for school. I was reeeeeally close to a nexus though. Android tablets are superior in almost every way…except educational apps. >.

I forgot to mention Evernote! Thanks for bringing it up. It’s a great way to store your documents in the cloud and have them accessible through any platform. Notability can export to Evernote. If you draw using Paper, like I do, it too can export to Evernote. Great organizational tool overall.

Hey, I'm curious about your paperless learning process because I want to do the same. I am tired of lugging around books and notebooks everywhere I go lol plus the advantage of saving money. I've got a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, and I'm finding it hard to transition from years of solely paper-based learning (I usually need to write & re-write to understand things better) to going completely paperless.

Asked by Anonymous

I definitely had the same problem when I transitioned. What I have found useful is mimicking the paper-and-pen process digitally. That means using software like Notability on my iPad to write out notes that I need or to draw out concepts and workflows. You can invest in a stylus if you like, but I have fared well using free styluses found at interest group fairs, etc. Flashcards were replaced by Anki.

I can’t quite advise you on what apps are useful on the Android platform. I’m squarely in the iTunes App store ecosystem. I believe note taking software is bundled into Samsung’s tablets from the get-go, so you should be fine on that front. Any Android users have suggestions? 

The Toughest Decisions

Often times, the right decisions are the hardest to make. They are thorny and impossibly difficult to grapple with. They tear at your soul. They keep you up at night. And when they are finally spoken with words that never seem quite right, they spill out of your mouth, awkwardly, painfully, slowly; every syllable a slit across your heart that keeps bleeding everywhere.

Afterwards, you will cry silently every night for a long time. You will think of them in the spaces between seconds, in the moments between movements. You will quiver, your mind will convulse, you will feel physically sick. It will subside.

If you truly love someone, though, this decision can be for the best. Leave them be. Let them flourish. Don’t change them. Return when the time and circumstance is right, when things don’t have to be forced, when your expectations are reframed. Until then, focus on your happiness and let them find their own. Even if it hurts you both in the short term, you will both benefit in the long run.

If you truly love them, then let them go. Maybe, one day, they’ll forgive you and you can begin anew.

But always be happy for them. Always.

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