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Create outlines for each of your courses
GavelNote outlines contain your all of your case briefs, notes, and files for a particular course—all stored in one place. No need for separate folders or multiple documents saved on your computer.
Easily insert new notes into your outlines
Build your outline throughout the semester by adding new notes to it. Simply right click on an existing note or section to insert case briefs, notes, or new sections.
Brief cases with ease
We make briefing cases incredibly easy. Each case brief in your outline has relevant fields ready to go for input. Fields are saved automatically without ever needing to click a "Save" button.
Take daily notes using our online word processor
GavelNote has a built-in online word processor that lets you take daily class notes just like you'd take in MS Word or Google Docs. Use bullet lists, indenting, and formatting options you're already used to.
Organize notes into a hierarchy
Your GavelNote outline is a living outline which means you can move and rearrange things by dragging and dropping notes or entire sections. Setup your outline to reflect a course syllabus, a case book hierarchy or any way you want.
Expand and collapse notes or sections
If you don't need to focus on a particular case brief right now—or aren't interested in an entire section—you can collapse and expand them. GavelNote remembers exactly how you leave your notes so each time the page loads its the same.
Quickly peek at collapsed notes
When notes are collapsed you may not want to expand them just to see the content. For those times we've built in the ability for you to peek at the content without expanding it.
Important cases can be favorited
Sometimes during a course you begin to learn that certain cases are more important than others. To help remember them you can favorite the note to quickly refer to it later.
Upload files to your outline
Upload and attach files (Word, PDF, images, etc.) right into your outline. Perfect for storing handouts from professors and other class documents safely in one place.
Search your outline quickly
Specific text can be searched within your entire outline—even in collapsed notes. Clicking a result immediately jumps you to that note. No more need to search separate text files or a huge document.
Export and print outlines
Outlines can be exported as Microsoft Word documents which you can print out and study from. Save time from creating your own outlines and let GavelNote do it for you.
Choose your own custom colors
You aren't limited to using the default colors GavelNote initially provides. Choose your own custom color scheme to use for your outlines within the system.
Use sticky notes to quickly jot things down
Sticky notes are a great way to quickly jot things down like a reading assignment at the end of class, a friend's phone number, or a reminder to meet up with your study group.
More Features Coming Soon
We are planning to add even more exciting features in 2016.
Test yourself with our online flashcards tool. Any cases you add to an outline throughout the semester are instantly available for review.
Share individual notes or entire outlines with select students that you choose. Perfect for study groups and collaborating with classmates.
Backups & Exporting
We will be integrating with Dropbox and Google Docs to allow backups of your outlines to those services automatically each night.