Split-Screen Note-Taking on the iPad

One of the reasons that I’ve been digging into the tablet-and-stylus tool combination lately for my sketchnotes is the possibility of having both the information source and your sketchnotes on the same screen at the same time.

With the split-screen functionality of the iPad that’s exactly what you get, and in the video above I share with you how I’m reading and sketchnoting the book How to Be an Antiracist.

I’m using the built-in books app for reading and highlighting, then pulling up Concepts alongside those highlights as I sketchnote each chapter.

I used a timeline to organize many of the information chunks from this chapter.

These initial rough sketchnotes are pretty text-heavy, but I did try to start incorporating some stick figures and other visual references.

Have you tried this type of split-screen note-taking? If not I recommend giving it a go!


Free Sketchnoting Guide

Want to give sketchnoting a try but not sure where to start? Check out this sample of The Verbal To Visual Notebook:

That 100% hand-sketched notebook includes a set of prompts to help you put pen to paper and start sketching out ideas yourself.

You can get the free guide here.

Good luck sketchnoting whatever book you’re currently reading!