For all that I rave about org mode, I generally prefer taking notes by hand. Org wins out when my notes are certain kinds of technical or reference notes, including code snippets, links to resources, etc. In those cases, embedded code blocks, inline images, links, and more make org mode a perfect medium. Luckily, a large portion of the notes I take fall into those categories. But for the kind of notes that I take while trying to understand something, or build a high level idea of a lecture or book, handwritten notes are far superior in my opinion. This kind of note taking is also often more rewarding.
It would be great if org mode could handle these kinds of notes as well. Why can’t it?