Questions tagged [note-taking]

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

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Markdown and HTML editor app?

Is there a note-taking app that allows me to write in Markdown and then continue editing in HTML and vice-versa? I mean it has the ability to convert HTML to Markdown as well? Some less-formatted ...
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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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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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Sticky notes app for Ubuntu

I'm looking for a simple-to-run, simple-to-use sticky notes application for Ubuntu 15.10. It should have the following features: Ability to add, edit and delete notes. Ability to move notes around ...
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Reliable tote taking iOS app

Recently my Evernote yerly subscription ended and I have decided not to buy another year, because I would rather pay once (doesn't have to be free, but a one time purchase, not subscription based, I ...
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Looking for blackboard style note taking app (Scapple alternative)

I am looking for an alternative to Scapple. More precisely, I would love a cross-platform version of Scapple able to run on both Linux and Windows, but a Linux tool would be great. OS: Linux (...
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Best way to store / write math and CS notes?

I'm self-studying math and CS and am wondering how people like to organize their notes. This is because sometimes math is very symbol heavy and hard to write out, even with Latex sometimes, but ...
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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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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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Private note-taking/syncing software that supports Linux and Android

Are there any programs out there that: Allows me to take notes (preferably including multimedia) Syncs notes between clients without using a server not controlled by me* Supports Linux and Android (...
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On Linux, is there a program to arrange text and images freely on a canvas for note taking purposes?

My typical use scenario is that I am researching a topic and want to save one or two images per article together with a text summary of that article. I wish to arrange these spatially by pasting ...
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Take quick notes without interrupting current activity

When I’m in the middle of something and get an idea, I want to note it down without interrupting what I’m doing. Desired workflow: adding a note I press a key (or a key combo). (should work ...
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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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Software (with some kind of searchable DB) for categorizing and saving snippets of information

When I do research I often find pieces of information (typically between 1-2 sentences) at different locations on the web. I would like be able categorize (or maybe link or tag) these snippets in some ...
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Note taking Web app with one-time password support (free/libre, self-hosted)

I’m looking for a Web app (self-hosted on GNU/Linux server, FLOSS) that allows me to read/create/edit notes and upload/download files (ideally as attachments to notes). It can be a wiki, but it doesn’...
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Voice recording while taking note

I am looking for a voice recorder software for Android that would allow me to take notes which would be timestamped with respect to the recording. E.g. I start recording the voice. After 1 minute, I ...
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Android Text Editor

I am looking for an Android text editor to replace 920 Text Editor. Why? It appears 920 Text Editor may be abandoned. It has not been updated recently, has been removed from the Google Play Store, ...
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Convert Notepad to mindmap

I often end up writing my notes in notepad++ . I cant seem to find time to convert all the notes to mindmaps. Is there any software that can import these notes to a mindmap? Preferably for Windows. I ...
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Web app to easily create Cornell Notes

The Cornell Notes system is a great way to summarise topics, but they are kinda tedious to make, and printing out templates isn't an option for me (I want them digital and preferably editable). So, ...
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Note-taking application that can sync between Windows, Ubuntu and Android

Evernote has been one of the most used note-taking application for me, with it syncing between my Windows PC and my Android device. I usually use the Evernote desktop client on my Windows PC and the ...
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Drop-down note taker for Android

My Android has a drop-down menu that displays things like Wi-Fi Status, Bluetooth status, and S Finder. Question: Is there an app that has the ability to add a note-taking widget to the drop down ...
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Note-taking app with Markdown & code snippets (Web app or OS X) [duplicate]

Besides Quiver, is there any other OS X or Web-based note-taking app that has: Full Markdown support, including the ability to write and render code snippets. List view to browse the notes. Does ...
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Open-source research notebook software

I am looking for software that will assist keeping a research notebook. I want the following features: Must be free and open source. Must use open file formats, data should be easy to import/export ...
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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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Is there any Evernote version for Linux?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and found that Evernote is a powerful note taking software. But I can't find a Ubuntu (linux) version of this software. Is there an Ubuntu client for Evernote? Or perhaps a ...
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Note manager like programmers IDE

This question follows "Dead links in Onenote". It may be an unusuall question, but is there a note manager that has some features like programming IDEs? I use OneNote 2013 but it has not some ...
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Personal log with mobile app

I’ve been using Google Keep as a kind of a personal online log and though it has some great features it doesn’t exactly fit my needs. I’m looking for an application that has (at least) the following ...
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Linux text editor w/ text formatting & image support

A great example of what I'm looking for is Evernote. Its text editor supports text formatting and allows you to insert images in-line. I've tried LibreOffice, but it's rather bloated and complicated ...
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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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Super simple note-taking app on OS X

I'm an OS X user with an annoying problem. Whenever I need to quickly jot something down, I reflexively tab into TextEdit, hit option-N and start typing. This is great for almost instantly being able ...
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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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Blog to post code snippets and programming articles

I'm searching for a blog platform or web framework to set up a blog/archive of personal code snippets (so it should have syntax highlight) and programming articles I might use in the future (a ...
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Like Remember The Milk, but Maintained

I've tried several times to move my personal organization system to Remember the Milk, because it has rich support for three features I really like: keyboard: just about every field has a keyboard ...
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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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Looking for an “advanced outliner”-type of software

Let me first say I've been through lots of CMS, DMS, and a few Wiki's and Outliners. The closest three programs I've found that resembles the kind of product I'm looking for are: Tiki Wiki (too many ...
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Lightweight software, Notepad++ and Google Keep features

I am looking for a Web (at work, mobile, Mac) and/or desktop app (at home, Windows) with cloud sync that that behaves like Notepad++, but allows to text search through all the files edited in it. In ...
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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-...
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Quick way to type text on desktop and then transfer to mobile

Question best understood from scenario: I'm working at the hospital where there are multiple workstations but I'm constantly on the move so I'm not logged in to my personal accounts Sometimes I need ...
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Note taking app for mac [closed]

I can't remember the name of this specific piece of software.. It was a mac app, very lightweight and minimalistic. When you opened it, you were given your last few notes, with a search bar at the ...
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Software to take notes for every realized telephone call

I am looking for software to take notes for every telephone call I made. I would like to see a list of all realized calls with some particular contact Plus the possibility to show all the calls ...
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Desktop software for both notes and drawings

What I'm after is essentially a digital shorthand notebook - allowing me to easily add both notes and freehand drawing in an ad-hoc, unstructured fashion. Ideally want to be able to do something like ...
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Simple note-taking extension for Chrome and Firefox

I am looking for a simple note-taking extension that fulfils the following criteria: Available for Chrome and Firefox Provides sticky notes functionality Synchronisation across both browsers Writable ...
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OneNote alternative for Windows, Linux, and Android

I’m looking for an alternative to Microsoft OneNote. I usually use OneNote to sync my notes between my Windows 8 computer and my Android phone, but I’ve been using Linux (Ubuntu 14.04) quite often ...
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Todo list type of app for Windows AND Ubuntu?

I need some recommendations on a good todo list type of app that works on Windows and Ubuntu. I would like to keep track of my assignment's due dates across both OS. I used to use Windows Sticky ...
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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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A simple note making application with human-readable/writable storage

I'm looking for a simple application for making notes. My requirements: Simple storage format. I mean it. I want to be able to browse and edit my notes using a text editor (like notepad or Emacs), ...
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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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Software like Evernote with Markdown

I am looking for a Web and/or desktop app (Windows & Cloud sync) that behaves like Evernote but also has Markdown support. I searched but could not find anything useful.
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Bug-free cloud note-taking software (alternative to Evernote)

I'm a premium user of Evernote for more than a year (MacBook Air running OS X 10.10 & Evernote 5.6.2 beta). Last two updates inserted ​bugs on file attachment and context pasting process. Upon ...
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One-tap audio note file that sends to email

It often happens that I want to take a quick note to self when I have my phone, so I won't forget something, but I want to do it as quickly as possible because I'm in the middle of something else. ...