Questions tagged [note-taking]

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

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An open alternative for Evernote?

Since Evernote's recent pricing changes, I don't want to trust important personal data to their company any more, and I've been hunting for an alternative. Unfortunately there're not a whole lot of ...
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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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Online note taking with Markdown and revisions (saved in server filesystem)?

I have a limited access to a server running PHP, which is allowed to read/create files in my user area on the server. Here I would like to set up a small "self-hosted", "collaborative" online note ...
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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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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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Now that Evernote free is limited to two devices, what should I switch to?

I'm using at least three devices, a windows 10 desktop, a macbook pro and my android phone, which means that Evernote free is no longer an option, and since I don't really like it, I don't want to ...
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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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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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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 with in-text tagging and specific search feature

Purpose: I'm looking for an efficient way to organise my notes. I currently write notes in Evernote by source (for example a note on "Thinking Fast and Slow"). However, I can only tag my notes ...
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Task Mgmt App, web based, self hosted

I'm looking for a simple task mgmt / to-do list app that I can install on a private webserver and manage projects via browser. Basically I'd like to be able to add & group tasks under different ...
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A note manager with flexible tagging and hierarchies for organizing user feedback

Requirements One step changing the name of a tag on all tagged entries. Tag hierarchies, being able to tag a tag Linking to tags and notes with integrated search: ability to quickly look up the ...
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Alternative note apps to marginnote in Windows environment

I'm looking for a windows app to take notes and highlight texts in pdf and making outliners and mindmap efficiently. After some research, I found the closet app is marginnote, but there is only has ...
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Simple notes manager with sections

I am looking for very simple note manager that should have some feature like: A sidebar in which I can create sub sections of a document; preferably multi-level tree like hierarchy Should be very ...
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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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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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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 ...