What I Am Planning To Use At Uni

Tansy Bradshaw
5 min readJan 10, 2023

About a few weeks ago, I got into RMIT University for their Associate Degree in Professional Writing and Editing. While I am super excited to get back to learning what I love, a lot have things have changed. I left formal education at the end of 2014.

Since then, while a lot of classes have gone online because of the pandemic, I have also changed. By that I mean the way I take notes and keep track of stuff in both my academic and personal life.

Back in 2014 — I had kept everything in Evernote. At the time that was the big name in the note-taking world and I think I had dabbled in Todoist. Earlier this year I finally quit Evernote because the way I take notes has gone from a hierarchical sense to being a network sense.

This time, I have figured out a three-pronged app setup is the best for me. Though I know I like a pretty setup, I have fallen for thinking I am doing stuff when really I am just faffing around — this is the main reason Notion is not in my list.

Photo by Andy Wang on Unsplash

I know that Notion works for many people, which is fantastic. However, when I went on the Notion bandwagon — there were still some things that it couldn’t do well. They have upgraded and updated since then, but I am hesitant to go back to only using one app for everything. This is mainly due to a few reasons:

  • I spent more time…



Tansy Bradshaw

Tansy is a neurodivergent writer living and working in Melbourne. Over her decade of writing they have written reviews, opinion pieces and feature articles.