Organize Your Course: 8 Applications To Help You Do So

Simplify your life. Stop using paper and online programs to keep track of your to-do's and notes. Keep everything in one place using one of the eight organzation applications listed in this article!

Ready to get your ideas out of your head for what you want your audio course to include? The following programs will provide you with options on programs to use for note-taking, to-do lists, writing scripts, creating additional course material, and overall content organization. Make your life easier and keep everything in one place!

Notion

Description: An all-in-one workspace that provides the ability to use databases, kanban boards, calendars, note-taking, data management, and much more. This is one of the most popular applications because of the user-friendly and clean experience it provides any one who interacts with the application. Plan out your schedule for writing your scripts and when/where to record your audio course, all in one place.

Price:

Download the app here: Apple     Android

If you’re curious about the application works, check out this video on how to use it! Notion Training: The Basics

Roam Research 

Description: The new kid on the block. Roam is shaking up the industry right now. The program allows you to write and create connections between the things you write. It’s ideal for long-term research information where you will be referencing other material and need to pull it from different sources or dates.

Price:

  • Professional = $15/mo or $165/yr
  • Believer = $500 / 5 years

App: Not available currently

If you’re curious about the application works, check out this video on how to use it! How I Organise My Life with Roam

Another option is the check out the course by Nat Eliason for a deep dive into how the application works in order to get the most out of it. Effortless Output in Roam

Evernote

Description: The place for everything from notes, ideas, lists, team collaboration, project management, and much more. Also popular for storing information such as boarding passes, receipts, and articles to read later--essentially where you would store anything in your life so you don’t forget where it is. 

Price:

  • Basic: Free
  • Premium: $7.99 / mo
  • Business: $14.99 / user/ mo

Download the app here: Apple     Android

If you’re curious about the application works, check out this video on how to use it! BEGINNERS GUIDE TO EVERNOTE | Part 1 | Notebooks

OneNote

Description: A digital notebook that gathers notes, drawings, audio clips, and collaboration with team members. One important feature for OneNote is the handwriting aspect of it, if you have a tablet or touchscreen computer, you can write directly onto the program. Don’t worry if your handwriting is chicken scratch, the software will fix it to make it at least slightly legible. 

Price: Free (related to your OneDrive Account)

Download the app here: Apple     Android

If you’re curious about the application works, check out this video on how to use it! Microsoft OneNote Tutorial

Milanote

Description: A tool to organize ideas and projects into visual boards by including notes, images, links, and files. In short, it’s a mood board. If you’re a visual person this is a great place to plan your course material, write your audio script, and ensure your content is engaging. 

Price:

  • 100 notes, images, or links = Free
  • Unlimited Storage = $9.99/mo

Download the app here: Apple     Android

If you’re curious about the application works, check out this video on how to use it! Recap: Milanote | Creative Workspace

Bear

Description: A flexible notes app with a simple design with built-in markdown support, tags (to organize), and the ability to link your notes. 

Price:

  • Free
  • Bear Pro = $1.49/mo or $14.99/yr

Download the app here: Apple   

If you’re curious about the application works, check out this video on how to use it! Bear - Introduction to Writing and Note Taking

Slite

Description: A tool for teams to stay organized together by providing access to notes, handbooks, guides, and any specifications that employees need to know. If you are working with multiple people on your audio course, this program will help you all stay on track, and ensure all members are held accountable.

Price:

  • Free
  • Core: $6.67/mo per member
  • Enterprise = email for pricing

Download the app here: Apple     Android

If you’re curious about the application works, check out this video on how to use it! Slite, the note app for teams

Typora

Description: A markdown editor that provides a simple platform to organize files, auto pair, outline documents, and use focus mode. It was created to be somewhere writers could have a distraction-free experience, without all of the hassles that typically come with a markdown editor. Write your scripts without looking at notifications on your computer every five seconds. Get your material out there faster so more people can be impacted by your message.

Price: Free

App: Not one for right now

If you’re curious about the application works, check out this video on how to use it! Typora Tutorial (The best Markdown Editor)

Which one is the right one for you?

As with everything, explore a few of the options above to figure out what works for you. Maybe that means using two of the applications for different tasks. Whatever gets your creative juices flowing and helps get your ideas out of your head. Don’t let the fear of learning a new program scare you from using one. Take your time, watch videos, read blogs, get an account, and tinker around with it. Eventually, you will figure out how to use the program of your choosing. 

Happy writing and planning - can’t wait to see what you create!

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