Tag Archives: Circus Ponies Notebooks

Academic reference management: Some useful features in Bookends

Bookends, which I’ve written about previously here, has been my reference manager of choice for a while. In this post, I’ll highlight some useful features in Bookends that help me organise and manage my literature. Keywords and smart groups I’m … Continue reading

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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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I have a spare CPN licence…

I recently got a mac bundle which included a licence for Circus Ponies Notebooks. I already have CPN (got the bundle because I wanted a couple of the other apps), so if anyone would like the licence, just leave a … Continue reading

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Sale: Productive Macs bundle

Just a quick post to let you know that Productive Macs currently has a bundle sale which includes Circus Ponies Notebook, which I’ve written about in several posts found here. Along with CPN, you get a variety of productivity tools, such as … 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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Academic note taking: Circus Ponies Notebooks versus Evernote

In several previous posts on this blog (see some links below), I have sung the praises of Circus Ponies Notebooks, and I still think it’s one of the best note taking apps around for mac. However, Evernote is a strong … 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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Circus Ponies Notebook part II: the iPad version

Recently, I was chatting to kylera at MacRumors who pointed out that my previous post on Circus Ponies Notebooks didn’t contain much information about the iPad app. While I’m very happy with the mac version of CPN, the iPad version … 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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