Paper and pen still can’t be beat
Lifehacker is conducting ongoing surveys to determine a variety of “best” tools. Recently, Lifehacker asked readers to select their favorite journaling tool. Old fashioned pen and paper came out on top, by a wide margin.
Which Journaling Tool is Best? (Poll Closed)
- Microsoft Word 8% (338 votes)
- Pen and Paper 38% (1632 votes)
- Microsoft OneNote 13% (548 votes)
- Evernote 13% (564 votes)
- WordPress 16% (702 votes)
- Other 11% (489 votes)
Pen and paper also won in the recipe management department, despite a bounty of digital tools designed for that purpose.
How about you? Where do you rely on paper, and where do you rely on something that runs on electricity?
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i do my best writing longhand. but then it tends not to make it into the computer in a useable way, so i can edit and submit it somewhere, for instance.
there’s a tactile element to writing that can’t be denied, helps the transportation of idea to fruition with magic or spirit, like painting with a brush vs in a graphics program.
i definitely rely on the computer for writing anything of any length. my handwriting is SO terrible, i typically can’t read it myself. i’ve been wanting to try art journaling but have kept holding back for that very same reason. i think better on the computer. i can play around with words better on the computer. 🙂
oh kelly, no need to fear…my handwriting is like an old shaky man’s, and always has been.
For editing and brainstorming, definitely pen and paper. For actual writing, must be on the computer. I’m a fast writer, and I find that my hands can’t keep up with my thoughts unless I’m typing.
Wow! Imagine life without a pencil and paper? It simply WOULD NOT BE WORTH LIVING!!