Questions tagged [note-taking]

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

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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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Wiki system for mathematical notetaking

For keeping track of notes, wiki systems like DokuWiki or MediaWiki are potentially extremely useful, especially for the ability to easily browse previous versions of notes, if I feel that some ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Alternative app to GoodNotes for Windows 10

I recently bought a Windows 2-in-1 device with a pen. My main goal is taking research notes. OneNote is a really good app obivously, but it lacks some features that I used to have in iPad with ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Fast, robust online note taking tool

Many times I like to store my notes on an online service so I can access them from everywhere or add new notes to them I like it to be secure fast loading few clicks robust free, small ad is ok ...
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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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Simplest and ad-free Android Notepad App

All the Android Notepad Apps I found on the google play boast their rich feature selection, but I'm just looking for an Android Notepad App that has the simplest features, just like the simple Notepad ...
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A service for storing info (notes, links) for future is needed

Desired features: Chronological notes (like blog) Private and public notes (customized access would be a plus) Rich note (at least must support hyperlinks) Supports links to single notes (including ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Free Notes App for Windows 10 with note folders

There is an app called Notebooks (http://www.notebooksapp.com/), which has basically everything I need (Check the image bellow). Still, this app is not free, and I wonder if there is a similar free ...
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To have notes and move them super-easy over canvas

I am looking for a lightweight software for easy manipulation, changing and "moving" of the notes. Important is easy positioning of the notes inside some "notes area". Think, for example, about the ...
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Journaling software with sections to be filled out each day

I'm looking for some sort of journaling/diary software which lets me define different sections that can be filled out each day. For example, I might want to have a "Gym log" section (free form), a "...
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Offline note taking app that preserves HTML formatting

I am currently using Evernote. I am on Ubuntu and there is no desktop client for Ubuntu. The web version is limited. I'm looking for an Evernote alternative that can preserve web page formatting and ...
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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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Note taking/list making app with dashboard view

I've been looking around but I haven't been able to find a note taking app that does quite what I want. I've been using Google Keep like this: I need the app to support: Android + web version grid ...
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System for documenting ideas

I am looking better a way of cataloguing the ideas (text, photo, drawings) efficiently so I can have access to them later. I am a creative professional looking to create an efficient documenting ...
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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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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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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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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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Free offline alternative to Toodledo for Windows

Toodledo might be the best match for my task management needs; it has Tasks, Notes, List, … But there are some problems with it. It doesn't provide a desktop version and doesn't work offline. I want ...
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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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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 ...
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Service for hyperlinked notes with tree-list structure

I'm looking for an app to create documents and notes with support for hyperlinked notes. My requirements are explained below. Consider the following document: This is a simple note1, though it ...
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Note-taking Software

While working on a non-fiction book, I need to take hundreds of random notes. I kinda like sticky-note-like approach, but, say, Google Keep becomes too messy after a while. Software like Scrivener are ...
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Note taking app with consolidated todo list

I know a number of note apps can embed todo items, but none that I have found provide a consolidated view of all outstanding todos across all notes. I talk to a lot of customers every week and I’d ...
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Alternative to Evernote

I'm looking for something very similar to Evernote, the only thing I want that Evernote misses out, is sub-folder support, I can't create a sub-notebook which is ideally what I'd like. Sort of like ...
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Markup compatible notepad

I'm looking for a notepad / text-organizer. Maybe something similar to KeepNote. It must support markup style formatting. If it supports basic HTML, that's a bonus. Preferably Linux-compatible, but ...
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Web-based note taking software

Can anyone recommend a web-based note taking software? Free. Self hosted. saves to flatfiles (.md ideally so markdown capable). Visually well designed and interface pleasant to use. ideally made with ...
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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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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... ...