Questions tagged [note-taking]

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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Tree-structured text editor / note-taker

Looking for a tree-structured hierarchical text editor / note-taker. Requirements: Freeware Not ancientware (must have been updated during the last 3 years) Support italics/bold text Windows 7 SP1 ...
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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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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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Journal and note taking desktop app for Ubuntu with markdown support, modern distraction free UI, synchronisation

I've been looking for a while now but could not yet find a journal app that meets my needs. This is what I am looking for: a journal app / note taking app for long-term usage as (standalone) desktop (...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Code snippet manager for Windows (for software developer)

I'm searching for code snippets manager for Windows which fulfills these criteria Required features searching through snippets, displaying list of search results tree organization of snippets (at ...
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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. ...
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Notes app for Android with tags

I'm looking for a note taking (or tasking) app where I can assign tags to each note (or task) and be able to edit the tags. I also want to be able to attach priorities to each note and sort the notes (...
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“One step” like or direct shortcuts/gestures for Windows 8 touch devices as for keyboard/android devices?

Similar to this question I'm trying to increase productivity on Windows 8 Tablet with touchscreen. Coming from PC/Notebook where I use extensively Autohotkey shortcuts I need more gesture like command ...
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share notes across devices - with notifications

I am looking for an application to share my notes/TODOs across multiple windows devices - yes, there are plenty of them, but what I am specifically looking for is to write a note on one device and I ...
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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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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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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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Integration of mail, wiki and calendar programs

The issue is related to the organization of my work through Gmail and other Google tools. At the moment I use: Gmail for emails (local copy of all emails with my email client through IMAP) Calendar ...
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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 a good way to tie a stack trace to a known solutions log?

For years now I've quietly kept notes on how to react to the more arcane exceptions our in-house developed system throws at us as we develop under it. I've discovered that other developers are doing ...
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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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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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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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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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Web applications for annotating webpages for free?

Are there Web applications for annotating webpages for free? I would like to underline, highlight, and add notes to a webpage I am browsing in my browser (Firefox). Whether the annotations can be ...
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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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Software to save notes from email

I want a webapp that will allow me to quickly save notes via email. The main feature that I would like would be to be able to append via email. So, suppose I have a list of movies I want to see. I ...
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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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Is there a Chrome extension that I can use to note why I've opened a tab?

Community managers tend to have issues with tabs, in particular, an over-abundance of them. While applying a recent batch of system updates, I closed about 150 tabs between two browser windows. The ...
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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 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 ...