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Taking written notes. Notes can include free-form text, sketches, and lists.

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Evernote with custom properties. Notion with full offline support

I need a desktop RDBMS to conveniently manage a bundle of rich text notes -- CRUD, adding tags, search inside notes, backups, etc. In a way, I need a light, abridged, desktop only version of Evernote ...
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Note taking app where handwriting follows the text as you move it around?

I was thinking It'd be really cool if there was a note-taking app where if I circle a word (text), and then I move the word somewhere else in the document the circle would also move automatically? ...
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Write a big comparison table

I want to write for myself a very big comparison table for myself. I want to write all the equivalent features (rows) for the programming languages I know (columns). For example, how to iterate over ...
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Todo / Note Taking app that is structured like a mind-map app

I found a site several months ago for a productivity tool that marketed itself as a different way of organizing your...todo stuff (or maybe notes?), using a graph-like interface--with nodes and edges--...
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Seeking a note-taking app with geographic mapping features

I am looking for a note-taking application that includes geographic mapping functionality. I would like to take notes and have the option to associate each note with coordinates or a point on a map. I ...
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Automatically exporting updated GoodNotes (or other software) PDF lecture notes

I am teaching a math class online, and screen share my iPad over Zoom when I lecture. I write all my notes in GoodNotes, and would like my students to have access to them. However, I do not want to ...
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Syntax highlight plugin for OneNote?

Is there any? I want to have my code snippets in popular programming languages (Java, JS, Bash, Python) highlighted in a nifty way. I know that there is no such capability natively in OneNote, but ...
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Handwriting note app (Android) with Webdav/Nextcloud Sync

I recently bought a Samsung Tablet including a S Pen and I'm looking for an Android App (free or paid) which supports taking notes (with S Pen) while also syncing the notes to my Nextcloud (i.e. via ...
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Looking for Zettelkasten software meeting certain criteria

Recently, I realised that my heap of notes has grown too big, difficult to handle and includes notes stored in various formats. Looking for ways to escape from what is gradually turning into hurt ...
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Note taking with LaTeX syntax and images

I'm looking for a note-taking app in which I can both (i) write equations with LaTeX syntax, and (ii) paste in images without saving them to a file first. The first of these can be done with any ...
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What type of software can I use to make a large phylogeny?

I've been trying to make a phylogenetic tree (an evolutionary diagram that uses "branches" to explain how species are related) of most major life on earth and it's getting very large. I'd ...
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Self-hosted online notepad with delta sync/saves

I am looking for a self-hosted notepad like this which is able to delta sync/save the edited files. Since i like to keep all my notes in a single, big plaintext file, i'd like to avoid rewriting the ...
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Does a sticky note application that sticks to the front of the screen exist?

I need to make use of Sticky Notes app that acts like a traditional post-it notes (and not a program with that name but is like a normal windows program). However, I discovered all the sticky note ...
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Construct slide deck from screenshots of slides

When attending remote meetings where the interlocutor presents slides, I sometimes would like to take a screenshot of each slide they show and save it as an easily browsable slide deck on my side. ...
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Note taking software with link to PDFs

I need a non-linear note taking, I tried personal wiki, but they seem to be too difficult for me without any basic programming knowledge and issues. I need a basic, macOS, personal wiki-based ...
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outlining tool with rich and elegant interface

Graphical outlining and information-mapping applications generally fall into one of the following categories, each with specific advantages and disadvantages: Basic outlining tools: Advantages: ...
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Sticky note app for Android

I'm looking for a simple-to-run, simple-to-use sticky notes application for Android. It should have the following features: Ability to add, edit and delete notes. Ability to move notes around ...
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Suggestions for journaling, bullet notes, activity, wiki like application

I am looking for an application for Windows that combines some of my favorite features of different applications; combining a task activity journal / notes, time-tracking, todo lists, a Wiki, and ...
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Linux text editor with support of illustrations, folding, and different fonts?

I need an app suitable to making notes while working on my programming research projects. I want it to have folding (aka collapse and expand) capabilities, because my notes are large (I keep track of ...
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Softphone (SIP client) for Windows with note taking capabilities per number

I am looking for a Windows SIP client/softphone that is capable of saving notes per number and bringing up saved notes whenever said number calls again. Any ideas?
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Simple laboratory logbook functionality for a small research group, Python or otherwise

We need a basic laboratory electronic logbook function that can be accessed via the internet, possibly even at least viewable on phones. Currently all we need is user logging of events, attaching of ...
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PDF editor to comment and highlight academic papers with stylus support

I'm having some trouble finding a simple platform for commenting, highlighting, and drawing sketches over academic papers. Some (soft) feature needs: Support for touch/stylus on Windows Some way of ...
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Note taking application for web fragments and with simultaneous saving

Two base functionalities: 1) taking web fragments: - saving that fragment (fultext-searchable) with formating and included images - saving meta information (URL, position of fragment in the web page, ...
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Encrypted notepad

Is there a lightweight notepad program that: saves files encrypted with a password asks for the password on Open doesn't ask for the password on Save (since it's already open, no need to re-enter the ...
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What's a good platform to create your own personal wiki?

I have a lot of notes (all on Google Drive right now) and would like to one day organize them into my own personal wikipedia. While being on Google's cloud is nice (I can quickly search key words), ...
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Note-taking app with flashcards (or with Anki export)

I'm using OneNote to take notes and Anki to remember information. I'm spending a lot of time to transfer OneNote notes to Anki and sometimes it's hard to remember if I've already transferred ...
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A notes app that can store connections between notes?

I'm taking part in a tech quiz event happening in a while and a very frequent type of question is where several different items are showed and we're asked to name something that connects all of them, ...
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Note taking software that allows references to database

I was wondering if the following already existed: I want a software to take notes. But sometimes when you take notes (for example in sciences class) you have the same definition that you have to ...
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Writing tool for documents with multiple authors

I'm looking for a tool for teachers. They write assessments for their pupils. So each teacher writes one per pupil. The software should collect all single assessments and create one large document out ...
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Note taking software that allows to list organic chemistry reactions and their reaction mechanisms

What I am looking for is a software, which will allow me to list the reactions for organic chemistry from my syllabus. When I click on a list item, it will open up the reaction mechanism.Like a link ...
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Which Python GUI framework should I use for this?

*I'm not sure if my idea is structured well for implementation as an app, I'm walking blind here. The framework shall handle: editor-like instant color coding of entered text increasingly ...
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Annotate pdfs and insert pages

I teach mathematics in a university, often recording my lectures on a tablet (screencasting). Do you know if there is a PDF reader program that I can use during my lectures to: display slides from a ...
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Reliable software for organizing notes

I'm looking for software which can help me organize all my categorized notes or pages (private data, links, thoughts etc) in exportable database. Preferable freeware or crossplatform.
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Markdown editor with which I can embed handwritten notes and edit them

I extensively use markdown to take notes and render it in Html or PDF (using Pandoc). I have a Wacom stylus. And I want to take hand-written notes (specifically, lecture notes). I want to embed these ...
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Looking for a note-taking app that's designed to save quotations

Basically, I spend a lot of time reading artcles in my browser (and on Instapaper and Pocket when on my phone), I even read books in the browser. I am looking for a solution through which I can ...
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Is there any note taking editor that has html preview editing feature?

I am looking for a tool to take notes as HTML format easily with HTML preview editing feature. I have been using markdown and asciidoc for 2 years and I am thinking about migrating HTML markup format. ...
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pdf notes with mathematical equations

I'm looking for a program where I'm able to annotate PDF files with notes, including correct mathematical equations (on mac). So far the only way I found was writing the equations with LaTeX in a ...
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Note-taking software that uses webdav for synchronization

Ideally it would do Markdown, but plain text, html, or any other open format would be acceptable. So far, I've checked out quite a few software products, none of which do this well. Sublime Text ...
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App to keep notes about people

I'm looking for an Android app called systematic notes which will allow you to import specific people from contacts with pictures or profile pictures and have a set of organized systematic notes on ...
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Notes app that saves all notes in one encrypted file (open source)

I'm looking for a encrypted notes app. It sould save the notes like KeePass, in a encrypted database file. I want decide where to save it. Not automatically in someone's cloud. Does not necessarily ...
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Note taking software that filters & displays full-length notes in individual cells much like filterable chapters PDF viewer?

I searched high low for a note taking software that can display notes at full length without truncating, in separate cells, back to back in a scrollable view. I have not yet found such option. I ...
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Add help tips for my coworkers to 3rd-party web apps

We have several old inventory-management websites with tons of pages of poorly-documented user settings. The knowledge of how to use these settings and tools is scattered among several people at my ...
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Note Taking app with Full Text Search, tree structure of 20,000 notes with approx 150 KB of text

I have tried the following tree structure note taking where the performance is very slow when I add 20,000 notes with approx 150 KB of text in each node: Zim wiki Cherry tree Tomboy Wikipad Simple ...
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Note taking software with sync and calendar

The "note-taking software" question has been asked many times, but this one is a bit different. I want a note taking software with the following features- 1) Sync across all the devices. 2) Must ...
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Is there an application that allows to search across Evernote, Todoist, Google Keep, Twitter

I extensively use web applications for organizing my thoughts and notes, some of those go to Evernote, some go to Todois, some are left in Google Drive, something is on Twitter. I wonder if there an ...
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How can I keep notes that records my current app?

Often, when I'm using an application, I want to make a quick note about an annoyance or an idea for improving the software. Usually, if I want to do this, I have to open my note-taking app, text ...
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Android checklist / to-do list app which can insert items anywhere

I'm looking for an Android app with the following features: Maintains a checklist / to-do list -- i.e. a list where items can be toggled, preferably with a single click. I don't really mind whether ...
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I Need a general-purpose note-taking software with organizational functionality

I would like to take notes more efficiently and fluidly for general-purpose purposes that span to include notes about software, lists on PC parts, student notes etc. I find that writing plain text ...
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How and where do I create long-lasting personal notes for efficient programming

While programming I constantly look up syntax, since I switch languages a lot. To make this more efficient I started to write cheat sheets for myself and I update and improve them constantly. Since ...
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An online hosted wiki-type collaboration software with effective mobile access

I'm trying to find an option that will allow a small team of us - two to three people - to work collaboratively on assembling a lot of information regarding the medical condition of a friend of ours. ...

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