Questions tagged [note-taking]

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

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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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The most frictionless(quick creation of a new note) desktop notes app

I need a notes application that allows very quick input of text, to create a new note. It could work either through a global keyboard shortcut that immediately takes you to a new note input screen, ...
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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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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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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 ...