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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Free annotation software where I can review web pages and save a PDF?

Just like Microsoft Word allows you to review and annotate documents, I'm looking for something similar for web pages - preferably a browser plugin. I should be able to highlight text (not just "draw ...
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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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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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How do you document your work/progress/things you learnt?

I am getting obsessed of finding a simple tool/app to let me easily document the work I have done each day, write notes about it, and document the things I have learnt. In essence, it is something ...
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Code snippet manager for Windows (for software developer)

I'm searching for code snippets manager for Windows which fulfills these criteria Required features searching through snippets, displaying list of search results tree organization of snippets (at ...
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Note manager like programmers IDE

This question follows "Dead links in Onenote". It may be an unusuall question, but is there a note manager that has some features like programming IDEs? I use OneNote 2013 but it has not some ...
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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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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 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 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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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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Personal desktop wiki with automatic linking

After a long time looking for a personal wiki / note-taking application I've come to the conclusion there's no wiki with exactly or at least most of the features I need. I need the wiki to keep track ...
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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 super-...
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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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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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Take notes and organize tasks by project, prioritiy, and urgency

Project organization I'm looking for a note taking and organizer/task management application. What I'm using it for I'm a freelance web developer and I have many projects at any given time, and each ...
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Software to extract and organize data from PDF and Word files

I'm an engineer working on a project, and I have a lot of documents to deal with. Even if those documents are organized by themes and dates, it's taking me more and more time to find the information I'...
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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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Effective solution to store and manage useful links

Most of the time when I'm studying and coding in front of my laptop, I come across some very useful articles on the web. For example: Today when searching for the mechanism of arrayfun function ...
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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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Notetaking application that is programmer friendly

I'm having trouble finding a notetaking application for Windows(and hopefully Linux) that handles code snippets well. It can sync online, but I would prefer it to have good offline functionality. I ...
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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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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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Simple note app always available with hotkey

My workflow: During the day I neet to write down some short disposable notes. Requirements: With an hotkey open a textedit area (plain or markdown even better) No need to create new files one single ...
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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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Offline alternative to OneNote / Evernote

Is there any good alternative to OneNote / Evernote with the following features: 1) Forever usability. No subscription locks as in Office 365 2) Offline. No uploading to CIA / KGB as in Evernote. 3)...
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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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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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Roundcube plugin for notes

I'm looking for a plugin to the Roundcube web mailer that allows to take "arbitrary notes", and stores them either into the user's IMAP account (specific folder, preferred) or the (MySQL) database. I ...
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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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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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Type notes on a completely blank screen, no menu bar, no status bar, no chrome

I would like to take notes (i.e., type text), on a completely black screen with very light gray text, so as to be unobtrusive in a dark room. Further, I want a true full-screen mode -- without status ...
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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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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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Extract Highlights and Markups from Documents (PDF preferred, Word or suggestions)

As part of my studying/learning, I have a lot of PDF documents that I'm reading. There's an "Almost Awesome" thing I've found discovered about PDFs. Using these instructions you can use Adobe ...
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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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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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Free OneNote Alternative?

I am currently using OneNote (Windows 10) for note taking. But I am finding lots of issues with it. For example, selecting large note by scrolling is extremely slow but there are many more issues. ...
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Journal and note taking desktop app for Ubuntu with markdown support, modern distraction free UI, synchronisation

I've been looking for a while now but could not yet find a journal app that meets my needs. This is what I am looking for: a journal app / note taking app for long-term usage as (standalone) desktop (...
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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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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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