YouTube's "Show transcript" tool is great for taking video notes

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Incidentally, it's also great for searching for certain words in a video.

Click the three dots under a video and then "Show transcript." Example screenshot from Agile Product Ownership in a Nutshell (15:51) by Henrik Kniberg:

Annotated (1–2–3) screenshot of where to find YouTube's "Show transcript" tool and the transcript.

This tool saves time and effort: I don't need to be a human speech-to-text machine; I can instead focus on fixing typos and errors in the transcript and splitting the text into several paragraphs and bullet points to make it easier to read. Two examples:

Side note: I opened an incognito window to take the screenshot, and uhh... YouTube looks so bloated. Protip: block the #related element (the "related videos" container on the right) with uBlock Origin (or use other tools to debloat YouTube).