For some people, Moleskine notebooks are just expensive notebooks: for the same amount of money that you would spend for Moleskine, I’m sure that you could buy more than a dozen of regular notebooks. For those who use its notebooks regularly, Moleskine notebooks are must-haves for their tactility, durability, and a push for creativity. I still enjoy using Moleskine’s large plan notebooks. As a regular user of both Moleskine notebooks and an Apple iPad, I’ve started feeling that carrying both doesn’t make sense. The ultimate solution is to carry just one – one with functionality of combining the strength of Moleskine notebooks and that of an iPad. I am going to write a few ways to achieve this goal in a few part series.
In Part 1, I focus on the appearance of iPad and Moleskine.
1. Evernote and Moleskine suggest…
I posted this video titled “”Paper Notebooks vs Smartphones?” in a previous post, but it suggests a way to think about combing both Moleskine notebooks and iPads in some way:
Here are the points raised in this video about (dis)advantages of notebooks and smartphones:
- A notebook does not disturb.
- Sharing is more elaborate on paper.
- Notetaking can be easier with a notebook.
- Some functions are not available on paper.
- In case of loss, you call your smartphone. And for notebooks, you use the reward notice.
- Privacy and protection are somewhat possible with both.
- A smartphone can also be a torch.
- A notebook doesn’t need a battery. Nor cables.
- Paper won’t break.
At the end, this video is suggesting the use of Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine. I barely use Evernote so I may not be the best person to evaluate this combination of Evernote and Moleskine, but capturing pages from notebooks and adding the images to Evernote seems redundant. Although Evernote’s searchability of notes and images is appealing and useful, I prefer to make the same content directly in my iPad without capturing or scanning notebook pages.
The combination of Evernote and Moleskine is definitely a great solution for those who want to keep taking advantages of both Moleskine notebooks and smartphones or tablets. Since I want to carry just one tool, this doesn’t work for me.
What should I do now?
Let’s Use an iPad (Mini) as a Moleskine Notebook Series
- Evernote and Moleskine suggest: Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine
- Dress an iPad like Moleskine: DODOcase and Moleskine Covers for iPad
- Think like Prezi: Prezi App
- Create idea collages: Adobe Collage App