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

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Markdown/Tex notebook

I've found typing up mathematical equations on a dummy mathexchange question, is better than writing them out by hand. You get to type the markup/Tex in a cell, and below the output is rendered in ...
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JavaScript notebook

I want a notebook software for JavaScript or node.js that supports Markdown and running code in itself. Similar to what Jupyter Notebook does for Python.
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Note-taking app in plain text

I have virtually thousands of notes. Perhaps half of them are just a few lines long. Ideally, I would like to be able to tag each note individually. Applications like Obsidian or Joplin are good for ...
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Is there a good alternative to OneNote for doing math on a Windows Tablet?

tl;dr: Are there any programs for Windows Tablets that are much better than OneNote for math related work? Anyone doing math related work on a daily basis knows how much you rely on handwritten notes. ...
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Feature-rich note-taking/organizer application

I am looking for a feature-rich note-taking/organizer application that I can use as my daily companion in life and work. I've tried several apps in the past, but it always seem that they are lacking ...
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Software for drawing notes

Since the pandemic (2 years now) I have bought a stylus/pen and I keep all my notes/exercises in electronic form. Since then, I have tried many different drawing programs and still trying to find the ...
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Letting people edit my notes without them having to create an account

I am searching a website where there's a free service with possibility to create notes. I should be able to fully manage my notes and the additional requirements are: it should be possible to create ...
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Note-taking Mac program with math option *Not OneNote*

I'm looking for a Mac app/program (if it's supported in Windows too would be great) for academic note-taking, the most important things are: i) Full support of mathematical expressions, without having ...
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Note-taking software with password protection

I'm looking for a note taking app that: Is web based so I can use it with a browser mostly in both a phone and in a PC Can search through the note contents or at least the titles or tags Asks for a ...
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Producing khan Academy style videos

In Khan Academy videos they get this nice big cursor to show up but I cannot make that happen with onenote or (it seems) with smoothdraw on my Surface Pro 7. Any advice? when making videos I found ...
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Note taking software that supports two way crosslinks

I'm looking for a software for note taking. Like most such applications it should have the option of creating note pages which have titles, can include pictures, tables etc. It should be easy to use, ...
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Markdown-supporting note taking app with cloud sync between macOS and iOS

I am seeking a note-taking app that must have the following features: Runs on macOS Notes are written in Markdown Notes can be tagged Notes are synced to either a server managed by the app's company (...
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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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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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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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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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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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