RamSync Blog

  • NaNoWriMo Time! Crafting Elegant Free-Flow with Structure: Is it Even Possible?
    NaNoWriMo unites the writing community, and pits the so-called “pantsers” against the “planners.” Which method is best? Do you ever wish you could do both? Pantsers are ready, fingers limbered up and pencils sharpened, just counting down the hours to November for the words to flow forth. vs. Planners have already started crafting outlines, timelines,…
  • A Video Tutorial: Creating Your Digital Thought Garden (Zettelkasten)
    RamSync helps build powerful second brains with automated mind maps and adds structure for collaborative knowledge management. We believe visualization component of note taking is often overlooked. As a result, we have built RamSync around interactive graphics and connected thoughts. We’ve created a video tour of RamSync to help you stay your own digital thought…
  • Zettelkasten for Researchers: Getting Started Now
    Starting a Zettelkasten for your academic research can feel like a daunting task. Where do I start? Should I try to import all of my existing notes and papers? When am I supposed to find the time this on top of all the writing?? Fear not, we are here to help you build and maintain your academic Zettelkasten!
  • Collaborating with a Shared Zettelkasten, a new Paradigm for Success!
    The Zettelkasten’s power as a note system is undeniable. Collaborating jointly on smart notes or a knowledge management system is a new paradigm, one that is made possible by by technical advances, and now available to everyone with RamSync. Traditional physical systems just didn’t allow groups to effectively access and manage the notes. It’s still…
  • Staying Motivated to Study: Easily Build Your Success This Year!
    Studying takes time, effort, and motivation. However, with the following 11 tips, you can stay motivated and study more effectively. Study smarter, so you can study harder. Ready for some study motivation? You’ve got this! 1: Keep it interesting Connect ideas to what you already know. It is much harder, and much less interesting to…
  • 8 Professor Tips to Succeed in Remote Classes
    As classes begin around the world and remote learning becomes the norm, we want to wish everyone an awesome school year, and drop some helpful “Prof Tips” to help ensure you rock each and every one of your remote classes.
  • How to Succeed this School Year: The Hidden Curriculum of Successful Studying
    Ready or not, a new school year is upon us. New challenges and more importantly, new opportunities await! We love learning new things, but sometimes with classes and life there is just too much to do, and it can all be a bit overwhelming. For Better Grades and Less Time Studying, A Note System is…
  • Better Organizing Structures for Writing
    RamSync gives authors unparalleled control of any sized sub-component of an article, story, or piece of research. With RamSync, ideas, topics, and scene components are easily built and visualized side-by-side while staying perfectly connected.
  • The @ is where it’s at! @bsolutely!
    At RamSync, we believe in connections. Life is all about the connections that tie everything together. This is a quick guide on using RamSync’s various connections. We use the @ designation for all RamSync connections. Simple. Intuitive. Familiar. There are three ways Notes and ideas can relate to one another. A uni-direction connection, bi-direction connection,…
  • Lines and Edges for Better Mind Maps
    A Zettelkasten with digitally connected notes is revolutionary: an ideal approached by many and yet achieved by only a few. Automatically transforming that Zettelkasten into a mind map? Well, that’s a new level only RamSync has unlocked! With nearly a dozen pre-built layouts, mind maps and knowledge graphs are a snap! Here we’ll take a…
  • Graph Traversal Algorithms: Finding Your Missing Connections with Math
    Graphs are great! They quickly show groups of nodes (or Notes in RamSync) and connections. Such visualizations are a powerful tool for learning and analytics. However, the more notes and connections in your graph, the more difficult it is to quickly spot the key insights from your graphs. As graphs grow in size and complexity…
  • RamSync: A Professor’s Guide to Structuring Better Notes
    “Ideas are simply networks of other ideas” Steven Johnson: How We got to now The RamSync note platform is the most flexible and powerful anywhere. Dr. Christina Lommatsch believes this versatility is key for both researchers and students to take better notes. To take notes like a professor, Dr. Lommatsch recommends sparing a thought or…
  • Simple Processes to Slash Cognitive Load and Increase Creativity
    To unleash the mind’s creativity, we must balance stress and overall cognitive burdens. Join us as we walk though the best tools and processes to manage stress, and reduce cognitive load so that we can unlock productivity and spark creativity.
  • Bookmarking Websites: The 1990s Called Saying “Time to Upgrade!”
    Bookmarking a website started out as a great idea, especially in the days pre-Google. Saving a source of information for later: the concept is sound. However, now bookmark lists in a browser read like a early-years AOL link list: outdated, difficult to search, and impossible to keep organized! This means bookmarks are often lost and…
  • Time to Increase Your Productivity: Introducing the Pomodoro Technique
    Turbocharge your productivity with easy to implement time management tools and tips from Dr. Lommatsch. Find out how, and what to prioritize.Unfortunately, most individuals’ time management processes clashes with natural biology instead of working seamlessly to maximize productivity and reduce burnout. In this article we are going to look at a better time management system, the practical steps to implement, and the thought process to break down large projects and chose the right tasks.
  • Fonts for Efficiency: There’s a New Serif in Town
    From ancient cave drawings to flashing billboards, humans love leaving their creative mark. Written communications, they’ve been the rage for the last thousand plus years or so. The trick though is effective communication, in all forms. In writing this means efficiency, clarity, and of course using the right font! Wait, what do fonts have to…
  • Foundation Notes: Better Notes to Manage Your Knowledge Structures
    Everything starts as an idea. From the most humble napkin drawings of sliced bread to modern graph databases, it all started with an idea. Inspiration. A key concept. While ideas are the spark of change, the right fuel must exist for the fire to grow. If an idea is to ever evolve past a stained…
  • The Zettelkasten: Why It’s So Powerful, and Why You Need One!
    Getting enough done every day is a challenge, even if days are getting longer by 1/75000 seconds every year, it’s not enough to help. We need another option. It’s time for a proven system, a time-tested method of increasing productivity, learning faster, and growing creativity. A process of collecting thoughts, organizing ideas, taking notes, and…
  • Hello World. We Have a Logo!
    What’s in a logo? Well it depends on whose logo of course, but we put more than a little bit of planning that went into the Ram of RamSync. We are quite proud of it! First off, you might notice a hidden @ sign in the Ram’s horn. This is to represent the @ used…

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