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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Going Paperless at the National Genealogical Society Conference

I attended the National Genealogical Society Conference in Richmond, Virginia last week and it far exceeded my expectations. The speakers were the best of the best and I left Richmond with a wealth of information.  However, when I returned home, I had no papers to sort.

All handouts were available on the NGS Conference app and I could read them on my iPad, but I wanted to add my notes and thoughts to the handouts as well. 

Notability, an app available to iPad users, allowed me to do just that. I downloaded the handouts from the conference app and opened them on my iPad with Notability

I was able to type or write directly on the handout. I added a stickie or page to the handout when I wanted to type or write a larger amount of information. And, I could highlight or underline important points on the handout. After each session, the handouts were sent to my Dropbox and ready for filing on my computer when I returned home.

I had not used this app prior to the conference, but it will now be my note taking app for work as well as genealogy. I have since learned that I could organize my notes by subject, password protect notes, and record audio as I typed.

If you haven’t used this app or one similar, there are many tutorials on the web. Start by looking at Notability's website and check out The Notability User Guide

Notability is currently $2.99 in Apple's App Store.


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