Gospel study tool

I've used the Study Notebook feature on lds.org for over a year. During that time, I've seen it evolve dramatically. It seems to me that updates have accelerated over the past few months. This tool has gone from something I used simply to claim that I keep a study journal to the hub of my gospel study. I can bookmark, annotate, highlight, and even make separate journal entries. I can organize all of these items by notebook, by tag, and by type. And best of all, I can cross reference across all church materials (standard works, general conferences, devotionals, manuals...you name it) with the click of a mouse. This tool can facilitate a completely immersive gospel study experience.


In addition to its great functionality, the Study Notebook is stored in the cloud, so you can access it anywhere you have a computer and the internet. Also, this amazing tool will soon work together with LDS mobile scripture apps which will soon sync with your Study Notebook.


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While I have found this tool to be a great blessing, it certainly lacks in some areas. The screen shot above shows the newest user interface for the application. It's much cleaner and more intuitive than its predecessor, but I'm still not a huge fan of the organization system in the left column. It may be that I haven't invested the time to learn to use it effectively. I still need to find a way that works for me. Digital or analog, my greatest challenge with recording spiritual knowledge has always been doing it in a way that makes it easy to recall and access later.


What works best for you?


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