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Questions tagged [note-taking]

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

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Cloud-based or linux application for professional diary/logbook?

It seems incredible to me, but I can't find an appropriate solution for this. In my research work, I usually keep a paper logbook listing everything I've done, what does and what does not not work (...
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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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Free-form annotations, via stylus/touch or text, of websites

I would like to find an application (or chrome plugin) that allows me to, on either a chromeOS tablet or laptop running Ubuntu: Render a website (generally) as it would be seen in the latest version ...
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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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Android application to create a text from voice by one click

I need an application for Android, that can do the follow: start the application by one tap on icon, then it automatically immediately enable voice input, transforms the voice into text and save the ...
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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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Note-taking app that generates previews from hyperlinks?

I need a note-taking app that is cross-platform (mobile and web interfaces), and generates previews from hyperlinks like Telegram does: Is this possible in Onenote or Evernote?
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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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Open Source cross-platform notebook

I'm looking for a trusted open source software for managing notes: passwords to-do list ideas misc thoughts etc
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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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How to organize math notes?

I need to organize all of my math notes. I would like to create a sort of library of notes, where a note can link other notes and each note is stored in plain text format (for example, Markdown + ...
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Text snippet organizer, ideally for MS Word

(In desktop MS Windows) I'd like to be able to enter text snippets -- from a phrase to a page or two each -- tag each snippet with multiple tags, and at any time pull together all the snippets with a ...
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Text-based note taking applicationg with solid math support and good organization

I am looking for something like Boostnote. However, it seems that Boostnote is not able to handle very large collections of notes. It also has some interface quirks (it scrolls up and down a bit ...
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Software for active reading

Back in 2009, a promising company named Kno, Inc was founded. They provided an educational textbook reader and later on, even their own single and double screen tablets (see picture). I would love to ...
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Looking for a note taking site with a public API

I have a service running on a Raspberry Pi at home during the day that records data, and I'd like to make the daily results available to read while I'm out, so I'm looking for recommendations for a ...
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App, plugin, or something that allows for taking small notes in/on Google Calendar

I'm looking for a way to take some notes in Google Calendar. There doesn't seem to be a direct solution. I already use reminders and events but I'm looking for a way that I can drop a note on a ...
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Sortable text post publisher

Description I have lists of ideas. Despite their dubious quality, I would like to be able to present them to the public in an filterable, searchable and readable manner. An idea is essentially a ...
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Libre Note-taking application with pen support

Usecase: OneNote on Microsoft Surface, text on screenshot is german For my university notes I'd like to use a libre note-taking application with text and pen support (very important for, say, ...
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Handwriting Program for Mac & Linux

Here's my situation: I am a theoretical physicist and I am producing tons of handwritten notes every day. Also, I am working both from home and in my office. In order not to carry a ton of paper with ...
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Android journaling application with timestamps?

I need an application for my Android smartphone, which allows me to take text notes (not drawing) instantly, among a timestamp, because apparently, an AutoHotKey for Android does not exist, which ...
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Note Taking App for Android with Hierarchies

I need recommendations for an Android smartphone note taking/note organizing app. Requirements: 1) be able to organize notes in a hierarchy maybe four or five levels deep 2) be able to have links ...
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Turning photos of diagrams into nice images on Mac

I enjoy drawing diagrams by hand, either on paper or on a whiteboard. I would like to be able to take photos of these (using either a cellphone or a DSLR) and easily process them into reasonably ...
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Service for hyperlinked notes with tree-list structure

I'm looking for an app to create documents and notes with support for hyperlinked notes. My requirements are explained below. Consider the following document: This is a simple note1, though it ...
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Note taking app with consolidated todo list

I know a number of note apps can embed todo items, but none that I have found provide a consolidated view of all outstanding todos across all notes. I talk to a lot of customers every week and I’d ...
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Free Notes App for Windows 10 with note folders

There is an app called Notebooks (http://www.notebooksapp.com/), which has basically everything I need (Check the image bellow). Still, this app is not free, and I wonder if there is a similar free ...
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Modern alternative to Tranglos KeyNote

Been using it pretty happily for like 15 years, but now the need for cross-device access and synchronization has finally become apparent. What I'm looking for is: All or most of Tranglos KeyNote ...
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Free offline alternative to Toodledo for Windows

Toodledo might be the best match for my task management needs; it has Tasks, Notes, List, … But there are some problems with it. It doesn't provide a desktop version and doesn't work offline. I want ...
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Note-taking Software

While working on a non-fiction book, I need to take hundreds of random notes. I kinda like sticky-note-like approach, but, say, Google Keep becomes too messy after a while. Software like Scrivener are ...
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Web-based note taking software

Can anyone recommend a web-based note taking software? Free. Self hosted. saves to flatfiles (.md ideally so markdown capable). Visually well designed and interface pleasant to use. ideally made with ...
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Alternative app to GoodNotes for Windows 10

I recently bought a Windows 2-in-1 device with a pen. My main goal is taking research notes. OneNote is a really good app obivously, but it lacks some features that I used to have in iPad with ...
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Software for recording university lectures on Linux, similar to Sonocent Audio Note Taker

There's a guy who's in my classes and he uses Sonocent's Audio Note Taker software to record all the lectures. The software is feature filled allowing you to take notes and signal a slide change so ...
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Markdown notepad for iOS mac and web

I'm looking for a markdown notepad similar to snippetlab or Quiver that supports iOS, macOS and possibly also web. It happens several times that I need one note and I had neither my mac or my phone... ...
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Which free notetaking software allows me to highlight specified words, categorize ideas and organize weblinks?

I'm looking for free and open source notetaking software that allows me to highlight specified words (or preferably whole lines after a specified word) and helps me organize and categorize ideas and ...
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Free Web Based Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) with Sufficient Storage and DOI assignment and legal measures

Most of these provide limited free storage. Wiki of ELNs I was shocked by the space of http://www.labarchives.com/professional-edition/ (25MB) and sciNote does not provide legal certification or DOI, ...
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To have notes and move them super-easy over canvas

I am looking for a lightweight software for easy manipulation, changing and "moving" of the notes. Important is easy positioning of the notes inside some "notes area". Think, for example, about the ...
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Collaborative tree/hierarchical note taking software

Requirements: Hierarchical/tree based structuring of notes Multi user (simultaneous access to different notes) Definitely NOT SaaS Not an Emacs/Vim plugin Want (but not need): a GUI tool Libre/Open ...