Questions tagged [note-taking]

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Automatically exporting updated GoodNotes (or other software) PDF lecture notes

I am teaching a math class online, and screen share my iPad over Zoom when I lecture. I write all my notes in GoodNotes, and would like my students to have access to them. However, I do not want to ...
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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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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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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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Syntax highlight plugin for OneNote?

Is there any? I want to have my code snippets in popular programming languages (Java, JS, Bash, Python) highlighted in a nifty way. I know that there is no such capability natively in OneNote, but ...
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Handwriting note app (Android) with Webdav/Nextcloud Sync

I recently bought a Samsung Tablet including a S Pen and I'm looking for an Android App (free or paid) which supports taking notes (with S Pen) while also syncing the notes to my Nextcloud (i.e. via ...
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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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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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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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Is there a Chrome extension that I can use to note why I've opened a tab?

Community managers tend to have issues with tabs, in particular, an over-abundance of them. While applying a recent batch of system updates, I closed about 150 tabs between two browser windows. The ...
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Android app to make quick text notes

Sometimes I need to write an address down, or a reference number etc. I've found that natively there's isn't really anything to do this. There is SNote - but that application is not light weight ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Online tool for saving code snippets

I need an online tool to save code snippets. Not just for saving, but also having a simple interface to search for the snippets. And maybe download the repository if needed. I was using Notebark, ...

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