Questions tagged [note-taking]

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

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“Local” notes - combined with cloud

I am looking for an 'offline' note platform that runs on Windows 10 and Windows 7. I will be using this for both personal and work related, so some schema for splitting the two would be preferential. ...
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A searchable database of articles

I frequently look up tutorials and find a really useful one after a bit of searching. However, after a while I forget and have to look for these tutorials again, sometimes unsuccessfully. Is there a ...
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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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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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Collaborative tree/hierarchical note taking software

Requirements: Hierarchical/tree based structuring of notes Multi user (simultaneous access to different notes) Definitely NOT SaaS Not an Emacs/Vim plugin Want (but not need): a GUI tool Libre/Open ...
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Note-Taking App: expand/collapse paragraphs/subparagraphs for outlining notes (Android)

I'm looking for a note-taking application that has a feature to expand/collapse paragraphs/sub-paragraphs via indentation. This helps a lot for outlining and making the structure of my notes more ...
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A Tool to manage lots of documents/notes?

I have a lot of notes in the form of: txt docx markdown format file I am looking for a tool that can: quick search through file names quick search through file contents support doc editing 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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Open Source personal dashboard web application

I've been using websites like Netvibes and start.me as personal dashboards for a while. They are fine, but I'm now looking for an open source alternative that I could host myself on a server and ...
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Note taking application for Android with option to share

I am looking for a note/memo Android application that has the ability to share these notes from within the application. What I am using now, only has the option to open, copy and delete if I long ...
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Notes app that syncs between Android and Windows

I am seeking a simple application, or two apps in combination with a way to synchronize them (e.g. via an account, Google Drive, Dropbox or OneDrive, doesn't matter if set-up is complicated as long as ...
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Take GPS coordinates+pictures+memo of a point of interest, on offline Android

Sometimes I find a great restaurant and think "I should add it to Wikivoyage when I have time". So I am looking for a way to very quickly: Save the GPS coordinate of my current position Let me take ...
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Note-taking (memo) app without a (reachable) length limitation

I am looking for a very simple, free and ad-free note-taking app for Android. UI-wise, I am happy with S Memo (the text part; I don't care much for the drawing feature), except that its text memos are ...
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Software to extract and organize data from pdf and word files

I'm an engineer working on some 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 ...
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Note-taking tool with extended functionality

I am seeking for a note-taking tool with the following functionality: Extended formatting features Sharing of any page/web-fragment (in screenshot or text form, with attaching URL and comment) to ...
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Encrypted notes managing tool

I keep all my notes in a single SublimeText project. Notes are represented as simple .md files organized in directories. I'd like to use some encryption tool that would allow me to stick to the same ...
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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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Lightweight Mac application to store and lookup small pieces of text quickly

I am looking for a lightweight Mac application to create and lookup short texts like e.g. commands on the fly. Maybe a menu bar application. Extensive keyboard support would be great. I used nvALT, ...
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Looking for a tabbed sticky notes program

All sticky notes programs clutter the desktop. Want a tabbed one and freeware possibly. Googled a lot, couldn't find one that would let me create any number of tabs. Best example would be the in built ...
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'Note(s) behind password' tool

I need a quick/easy Windows app to maintain notes, protected by a password. Use case e.g.: it contains a list of server passwords, I get a telephone call for help, and need to quickly login to one ...
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Note taking app with hierarchical tags for Android

I'm looking for an Android app that can save notes (plain text) and is able to attach multiple tags to the note. The tags should be managed as a tree. Some people recommend to "fake" the hierarchy by ...
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Note-taking program with website

I'm searching for a note-taking program / website fulfilling these criteria: Allows import of my current notes (which are stored by Evernote). Notes have a title. Formatted text in notes. (Bold, ...
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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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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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Note taking applications when learning about programming?

When I am learning about programming I use: XMind to create concise mind maps of the concepts I am learning Evernote to take notes in the form of bullet lists Brackets to save important code snippets ...
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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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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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A tool to store knowledge (mostly links with some notes) in a tree-like structure?

Right now I use bookmarks as a way to store all useful websites, libraries, programming tools, lectures. And that works OK, but lacks some useful features. I have them nested i.e., "Programming → Java ...
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Alternative to Google's 'Keep'

On the site 'keep.google.com' you can organize notes, lists, todo's which you can access from any place via browser. However, this can become chaotic with a lot of notes, and not sure if Google will ...
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Alternatives to Sticky Notes that doesn't use the taskbar

I use the default windows Sticky Notes application constantly in order to keep a few pieces of information ready in an easily accessible, obvious place for when I need them. However, I've recently ...
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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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Notepad-like app with no ability to save

Is there a notepad-like app with no toolbars, menus or an ability to save? We have this special requirement for this kind of tool. I saw an app fitting this exact description a couple of years back ...
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Solution for archive of personal data

I need way to store all my personal data in the same way, which support these abilities: Store all kind of files (photo/video, office documents, emails, ebooks, personal calendar, contact list) with ...
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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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Notepad for programmers, scripters, hackers, developers, etc

I'm looking for a nice application that … well, I'm not quite sure exactly what it might be called, or if what I'm thinking of currently even exists as such. I will try to describe it. I guess it ...
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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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Open source note-taking app with tagging

I need a desktop application for organizing notes (or outliner, journal …) with powerful tagging feature. I will use it for writing a lot of ideas and conclusions, so I need tags for quickly ...
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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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Notes in a Bookmark for Android Mobile Browsers

I'm am looking for an Android application that would allow me to edit/add bookmarks with the ability to attach notes to them. I am open to all solutions meaning cost does not matter. The question is ...
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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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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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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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Software editor supporting TeX maths, code highlighting, & specific requirements

I've had this problem for a while, a lot of people around me (sciences) seem to have this problem as well, and so far I haven't found a satisfactory solution. I would like to find a tool for taking ...
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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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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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Android plain text notes app supporting Markdown

I'm looking for a lightweight plain text notes taking app that supports Markdown and that simply saves each note as a .txt file for Android. I have been using Denkzettel but I didn't like it. The ...
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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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PHP file-based notebook

I am looking for a tiny PHP script which allows web-based note taking. I do not want a database, so notes should be stored in files. I even do not need a hierarchy. One PHP file would be great but ...
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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 ...