# Productivity

Taking Boostnote for a Spin

Recently, I came across a review conducted by It’s FOSS which described a new open source project aimed at improving the experience of note taking for developers. Titled Boostnote, here’s what I gathered after making the software my default note taking application and snippet manager -replacing SimpleNote in the process.

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The Perfect Platform Agnostic Digital Notebook - 2

Using Google Keep as my exclusive note keeping and organizational platform has been a mixed bag, one of which I had learned quite a bit of my own preference and annoyances when it comes to software. For one, Keep does not have a dark theme (this is easily remedied by changing css, or using a web wrapper with custom themes) nor does it encourage any developers to utilize it compared to Drive for example.

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The Perfect Platform Agnostic Digital Notebook

EverNote, a product regarded as the one of the most controversial productivity services of 2016 due to [pricing scheme](http://lifehacker.com/evernote-limits-device-sharing-for-free-users-bumps-up-1782744350) upgrade, feature restrictions on lower offerings, and a [privacy policy update](https://blog.evernote.com/blog/2016/12/15/evernote-revisits-privacy-policy/) -which allowed developers decrypted access to the average user’s notes, have made many turn away in uproar, and even fewer advocate the upgrades.

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