Questions tagged [note-taking]

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

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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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Writing in the Margins of digital books or webpages

In paper based books, some people like myself have the habit of underlining text, and putting notes in the margins of the books. Is there a way of doing this in the digital world? What would such ...
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Simple Android app for notes that work on IMAP (Apple compatible)

I am looking for an app on android that satisfies these simple requirements: Syncs via IMAP (Apple compatible, not like Kolab Notes) Markdown Good/Simple looking, KISS style Distraction-/Adfree (paid ...
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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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Which iPad note taking app support creating hyperlinks?

I have been using Goodnotes 5 for a couple of months now. Goodnotes 5 does not support hyperlinking. As a chemistry teacher and content writer, I need to move on to another note taking app, because in ...
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Looking for note taking tool with collapsible sections and LaTeX support

I'm looking for a note taking tool to help organize and review mathematics content. I'm much more interested in functionality than appearance. My main requirements: Ability to hide/show parts and ...
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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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Android handwriting/note taking applications with specific services

I am currently using squid to write notes on a Samsung S6 tablet. It's actually a really great app, but there is one thing it is missing: a web/desktop interface. I'd like to be able to view or make ...
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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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Note taking software with inner text custom entities

I am looking for a note-taking / personal wiki / writing kind of software that I can create custom entities that tags inner text (not pages). I am personally a fan of zim-wiki but currently I need ...
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Note-Taking App based on HTML 5 / CSS 3 instead of Markdown

As in the title. I'm looking for an app similar to Evernote/Joplin that will allow me to write, style and store data in HTML/CSS format instead of rather poor in terms of features markdown. I need ...
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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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Alternative to OneNote for taking notes with graphic tablet

I used to take notes with OneNote: it is free, it allows synchronization, it has a lot of features for drawing with pen and forms (squares, circles, axis) and allows to export pdf easily. But I have a ...
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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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word processor or note taking app with dropdown snippet(templates)/autocomplete feature

I'm looking for a word processor or a note taking app that works on either Windows,Linux or Android that is capable of showing a dropdown menu of predefined snippets(templates) to be entered and ...
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Is there a note taking software supporting markdown with Latex Math equtions and free-form canvas like OneNote?

I am looking for a note-taking software that contains several features following: Can write context with Markdown; Can Insert Math equations with Latex; Can write a snippet everywhere on one page ...
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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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Android app for quick data notes

I am looking for an Android app in which I can quickly input numbers on standard sheets, without always switching on the touch keyboard. I'll explain a little further. I periodically go to some shops ...
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Sites with timed locked notes

I'm looking for a site where I can store a password and lock the note until the weekend for example and this would work where from whichever device i access the site from it is locked where I would ...
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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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