Category Archives: outlining

The spare CPN licence is up for grabs again…

In a previous post, I tried to pass on a spare licence for Circus Ponies Notebooks. The person who received it never claimed the license key, so I’m re-advertising it. If you’d like to have the licence, just leave a … Continue reading

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Academic workflows revisited

It’s been a year since I wrote this post on academic workflows. The way I work has changed a bit since then – some apps have gone out, some have been added, and the relationship between some of them have … Continue reading

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Outlining your research: Organising literature notes, data, and writing in progress

Over the past year, I’ve increasingly started using outlining tools as part of my work flow. Outlining is great, and I use it for pretty much everything. In this post, I’ll write a bit about how I work with outlines, … Continue reading

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Circus Ponies Notebooks part III: Organising review notes with Notes Pages

In my previous post on Circus Ponies Notebooks, I kind of glossed over the note pages – because up until that point, I hadn’t used them much. However, they offer a range of useful features that help keep your research … Continue reading

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Organising your writing projects with Curio: the app that does ‘everything’

Curio from Zengobi is a project management app and digital note book with tons of features, which I use to plan and organise my writing projects. Curio recently had a major update and is now even more full featured than before. … Continue reading

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Mind mapping your research: Organising your ideas with iThoughtsHD and Curio

Mind mapping is a popular tool for brainstorming and organising ideas. The main advantage, for me, is that it provides a more visual and non linear way of working than if you were to just use a regular page in … Continue reading

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Academic workflows: when to use what, and how

Dellu (who has blog very similar to mine, but addressing Windows, check it out here) left me a very good question on my post about Circus Ponies Notebooks: How do you develop your workflow between Scrivener, Papers , Sente and … Continue reading

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