Questions tagged [note-taking]

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

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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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Notetaking / iPad Pro / Pencil / no Cloud

I have an iPad Pro and an Apple Pencil. I'd like to use them to take notes. The problem is, I would like to avoid using a cloud service. Furthermore, I would like to be able to export the notes in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 notes and organize tasks by project, prioritiy, and urgency

Project organization I'm looking for a note taking and organizer/task management application. What I'm using it for I'm a freelance web developer and I have many projects at any given time, and ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Offline alternative to OneNote / Evernote

Is there any good alternative to OneNote / Evernote with the following features: 1) Forever usability. No subscription locks as in Office 365 2) Offline. No uploading to CIA / KGB as in Evernote. 3)...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Android app to make quick text notes

Sometimes I need to write an address down, or a reference number etc. I've found that natively there's isn't really anything to do this. There is SNote - but that application is not light weight ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...