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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