Questions tagged [note-taking]

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

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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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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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App that automatically records/recognizes speech and compiles in a list?

I'm a business owner and am constantly pulled in different directions. To keep track of what I do all day, I use a system where I use DROPVOX to record what I am doing, and a virtual assistant to ...
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Wiki software like OneNote with some extra options on Linux

I've been using Microsoft Windows and Microsoft OneNote, but now I'm migrating to Linux (Ubuntu). As a result, I'm looking for a wiki software which can replace OneNote, with the following features: ...
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Note taking app that doesn't truncate notes, display full notes back to back in main view area?

I've been struggling to find something which I thought would be a common option in note taking apps. I collect tips & tricks for a certain subject, and what I need is the ability to collect them ...
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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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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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Program to add comments to files and folders

I'm looking for a program for Windows to manage "library" of files/folders that: allows adding text comments to files/folders, allows browsing the folders/files so I could read the comments easily. ...
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iOS podcast app that supports listener notes

Is there a good podcast app for iOS that will let me take notes of the podcasts I stream (or at least save)? I often want to jot down a time and topic of interest as I listen. It would be nice to ...
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“One step” like or direct shortcuts/gestures for Windows 8 touch devices as for keyboard/android devices?

Similar to this question I'm trying to increase productivity on Windows 8 Tablet with touchscreen. Coming from PC/Notebook where I use extensively Autohotkey shortcuts I need more gesture like command ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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A Wiki using flat files and a mobile app?

For my workflow, I'm looking for a combination of features in a note taking system that I am having some trouble finding (I might just be looking in the wrong places). These are: I have a lot of ...
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A mac app that allows diagramming and handwritten notes, almost like a whiteboard app, that works w/ drawing tablets?

Basically something to do software architecture diagrams on and to write handwritten notes. I guess something like a white board application for the mac. Needs to work with a drawing tablet. I ...
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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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Cross-platform analogue of Mempad text editor

Mempad is a windows-based text editor with a couple of handy features I use it for. These include: A tree-oriented note structure which allows for a high degree of organization of ideas & topics. ...
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Note taking: Taking freehand notes while recording audio

I'm interested in note taking. At my new job, I'm taking in a lot of information and I need to get better at taking notes. I need to be able to freehand write, draw and record audio. My main note ...
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Android app to record events during the day and my reaction

I want to monitor certain events which happen to me during the day, and be able to write down what I did when they occurred. For each event, I would like to be able to 1) Select an event type 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Note Taking App That Opens With a Hotkey & Reports Time Spent on Tagged Notes

What I'd like: OS: Mac Features: GUI app that's brought up with hotkeys and exited with esc or enter Prefer just a box big enough to show an entry, entries, or reports Press Command + Key brings ...
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android ink note taking with hyperlinks

There are plenty of note taking apps for Android that allow one to use tablet ink to create notes. I'm looking for one that also supports the creation of hyperlinks to specific places in the current ...
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Whiteboard iPad app to interactively teach/hold a lecture

I will teach children for a week, in a room that only has a projector. No whiteboard or blackboard. I am therefore looking for the best application for an iPad that I can use to draw on interactively, ...
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Collecting study notes on a single A4 sheet

I read a lot of online docs/PDFs and I'm looking for a software that can help collate info on to an A4 size sheet. I need to cut and paste images and scale/crop/move them about on the A4. I'd like to ...
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Simple structured data/note management tool

I have a project for which I need to add structured data and then be able to filter and sort for display or export. The data will have mostly single-valued key:value pairs - usually alphanumeric ...
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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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GTD note-taking software tool that works with Outlook

I am looking for a tool that allows me to take notes - e.g., meeting notes, clips from web, even (parts of) email messages - as well as support the GTD methodology. Bare minimum, it should allow ...
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Create and store notes on mails

I want to create notes on mails. I use Thunderbird on PC and K9 on Android. Notes created on one device should be visible on the other. Which software can help me?
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Open source notes app for iOS with website

I am looking for an open source note app for iOS which also provides a website so I can access my notes from every device with a working internet connection (like Google Keep). Features would be: ...
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Android simple text note app with encryption to SD and plain-text export

I have tried various note taking apps, including some that encrypt the text in storage. Features I want: Needs no more app permissions other than to read/modify USB storage. Uses industry-standard ...
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Note taking application with GTD support and encryption

I've been using Evernote for quite some time but I feel that the service just doesn't keep up anymore. I'm looking for alternatives with GTD support(or some form of todo management system), cross-...