Questions tagged [note-taking]

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

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Encrypted notepad

Is there a lightweight notepad program that: saves files encrypted with a password asks for the password on Open doesn't ask for the password on Save (since it's already open, no need to re-enter the ...
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Annotate pdfs and insert pages

I teach mathematics in a university, often recording my lectures on a tablet (screencasting). Do you know if there is a PDF reader program that I can use during my lectures to: display slides from a ...
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App to keep notes about people

I'm looking for an Android app called systematic notes which will allow you to import specific people from contacts with pictures or profile pictures and have a set of organized systematic notes on ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Write a big comparison table

I want to write for myself a very big comparison table for myself. I want to write all the equivalent features (rows) for the programming languages I know (columns). For example, how to iterate over ...
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Sticky note app for Android

I'm looking for a simple-to-run, simple-to-use sticky notes application for Android. It should have the following features: Ability to add, edit and delete notes. Ability to move notes around ...
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Linux text editor with support of illustrations, folding, and different fonts?

I need an app suitable to making notes while working on my programming research projects. I want it to have folding (aka collapse and expand) capabilities, because my notes are large (I keep track of ...
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Note taking application for web fragments and with simultaneous saving

Two base functionalities: 1) taking web fragments: - saving that fragment (fultext-searchable) with formating and included images - saving meta information (URL, position of fragment in the web page, ...
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Writing tool for documents with multiple authors

I'm looking for a tool for teachers. They write assessments for their pupils. So each teacher writes one per pupil. The software should collect all single assessments and create one large document out ...
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Which Python GUI framework should I use for this?

*I'm not sure if my idea is structured well for implementation as an app, I'm walking blind here. The framework shall handle: editor-like instant color coding of entered text increasingly ...
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Android checklist / to-do list app which can insert items anywhere

I'm looking for an Android app with the following features: Maintains a checklist / to-do list -- i.e. a list where items can be toggled, preferably with a single click. I don't really mind whether ...
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Looking for a note taking site with a public API

I have a service running on a Raspberry Pi at home during the day that records data, and I'd like to make the daily results available to read while I'm out, so I'm looking for recommendations for a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Note taking software that supports two way crosslinks

I'm looking for a software for note taking. Like most such applications it should have the option of creating note pages which have titles, can include pictures, tables etc. It should be easy to use, ...
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I Need a general-purpose note-taking software with organizational functionality

I would like to take notes more efficiently and fluidly for general-purpose purposes that span to include notes about software, lists on PC parts, student notes etc. I find that writing plain text ...
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An online hosted wiki-type collaboration software with effective mobile access

I'm trying to find an option that will allow a small team of us - two to three people - to work collaboratively on assembling a lot of information regarding the medical condition of a friend of ours. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Note taking software with link to PDFs

I need a non-linear note taking, I tried personal wiki, but they seem to be too difficult for me without any basic programming knowledge and issues. I need a basic, macOS, personal wiki-based ...
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Note taking software that allows to list organic chemistry reactions and their reaction mechanisms

What I am looking for is a software, which will allow me to list the reactions for organic chemistry from my syllabus. When I click on a list item, it will open up the reaction mechanism.Like a link ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Markdown-supporting note taking app with cloud sync between macOS and iOS

I am seeking a note-taking app that must have the following features: Runs on macOS Notes are written in Markdown Notes can be tagged Notes are synced to either a server managed by the app's company (...
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Evernote with custom properties. Notion with full offline support

I need a desktop RDBMS to conveniently manage a bundle of rich text notes -- CRUD, adding tags, search inside notes, backups, etc. In a way, I need a light, abridged, desktop only version of Evernote ...