Apple Notes, my second brain

Our brains are amazing machines, but they have their limits. We can only remember so much information, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed or forget important details. That’s where a second brain comes in. A second brain is a digital tool that helps you store and organize information, so you can access it when you need it.

I have used a number of the last 15 years. Evernote, Notability, OneNote, Google keep and Notion have been my main goto apps for the longest time. But I wanted to reduce the friction, not be dependent on expensive subscription prices and try to be simple. So that is why I moved to Apple notes. (See my v1 – level 1 folder structure)

I wanted to write down three simple reasons why using Apple Notes as a second brain is a great choice:

  1. It’s easy to use

Apple Notes is a simple, intuitive tool that’s built right into your Apple device. It’s easy to create new notes, organize them into folders, and search for specific information. Plus, it’s easy to access your notes from any device that’s connected to your Apple account.

  1. It’s versatile

Apple Notes is more than just a place to store text. You can also use it to store images, web links, PDFs, and more. Plus, you can format your notes to make them easier to read and understand. It’s scanning docs and text now is awesome. This makes it a versatile tool that can adapt to your needs. The syncing is so much better now. So it can be on all my Apple devices.

  1. It’s secure

Apple takes privacy and security seriously, and that extends to Apple Notes. Your notes are encrypted and stored securely on Apple’s servers, so you don’t have to worry about your information being compromised. Plus, you can set up Face ID or Touch ID to protect your notes even further.

Apple Notes as a second brain is a great choice for me. It’s easy to use, versatile, and secure, making it a reliable tool for storing and organizing information. Give it a try if you are in the Apple ecosystem. Whether you’re a student, a professional, or just someone who wants to stay organized. Your brain (and your sanity) will thank you.

Thanks for reading, and if you forget everything else from this blog post, just remember this: a second brain is like a backup generator for your memory. So go forth, my forgetful friends, and embrace the power of digital organization. Your brain (and your sanity) will thank you!

Published by NCS

reader of great literature, teller of tales, photographer of mostly awful snaps but on occasion I am half decent.

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