Questions tagged [note-taking]

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

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Software for recording university lectures on Linux, similar to Sonocent Audio Note Taker

There's a guy who's in my classes and he uses Sonocent's Audio Note Taker software to record all the lectures. The software is feature filled allowing you to take notes and signal a slide change so ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Online tool for saving code snippets

I need an online tool to save code snippets. Not just for saving, but also having a simple interface to search for the snippets. And maybe download the repository if needed. I was using Notebark, ...
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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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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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“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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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App to take notes and save sources

I'm working on a research project and ideally, looking for something that would allow me to type notes and save / easily pull up the webpages where the information was obtained from. I don't want to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...