Questions tagged [note-taking]

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

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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 ...
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Seeking a note-taking app with geographic mapping features

I am looking for a note-taking application that includes geographic mapping functionality. I would like to take notes and have the option to associate each note with coordinates or a point on a map. I ...
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What type of software can I use to make a large phylogeny?

I've been trying to make a phylogenetic tree (an evolutionary diagram that uses "branches" to explain how species are related) of most major life on earth and it's getting very large. I'd ...
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Does a sticky note application that sticks to the front of the screen exist?

I need to make use of Sticky Notes app that acts like a traditional post-it notes (and not a program with that name but is like a normal windows program). However, I discovered all the sticky note ...
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Suggestions for journaling, bullet notes, activity, wiki like application

I am looking for an application for Windows that combines some of my favorite features of different applications; combining a task activity journal / notes, time-tracking, todo lists, a Wiki, and ...
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Markdown editor with which I can embed handwritten notes and edit them

I extensively use markdown to take notes and render it in Html or PDF (using Pandoc). I have a Wacom stylus. And I want to take hand-written notes (specifically, lecture notes). I want to embed these ...
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Looking for a note-taking app that's designed to save quotations

Basically, I spend a lot of time reading artcles in my browser (and on Instapaper and Pocket when on my phone), I even read books in the browser. I am looking for a solution through which I can ...
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Is there any note taking editor that has html preview editing feature?

I am looking for a tool to take notes as HTML format easily with HTML preview editing feature. I have been using markdown and asciidoc for 2 years and I am thinking about migrating HTML markup format. ...
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pdf notes with mathematical equations

I'm looking for a program where I'm able to annotate PDF files with notes, including correct mathematical equations (on mac). So far the only way I found was writing the equations with LaTeX in a ...
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Note taking software that filters & displays full-length notes in individual cells much like filterable chapters PDF viewer?

I searched high low for a note taking software that can display notes at full length without truncating, in separate cells, back to back in a scrollable view. I have not yet found such option. I ...
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Note Taking app with Full Text Search, tree structure of 20,000 notes with approx 150 KB of text

I have tried the following tree structure note taking where the performance is very slow when I add 20,000 notes with approx 150 KB of text in each node: Zim wiki Cherry tree Tomboy Wikipad Simple ...
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How can I keep notes that records my current app?

Often, when I'm using an application, I want to make a quick note about an annoyance or an idea for improving the software. Usually, if I want to do this, I have to open my note-taking app, text ...
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Libre Note-taking application with pen support

Usecase: OneNote on Microsoft Surface, text on screenshot is german For my university notes I'd like to use a libre note-taking application with text and pen support (very important for, say, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Notes app that saves all notes in one encrypted file (open source)

I'm looking for a encrypted notes app. It sould save the notes like KeePass, in a encrypted database file. I want decide where to save it. Not automatically in someone's cloud. Does not necessarily ...
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How and where do I create long-lasting personal notes for efficient programming

While programming I constantly look up syntax, since I switch languages a lot. To make this more efficient I started to write cheat sheets for myself and I update and improve them constantly. Since ...
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How to organize math notes?

I need to organize all of my math notes. I would like to create a sort of library of notes, where a note can link other notes and each note is stored in plain text format (for example, Markdown + ...
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Text snippet organizer, ideally for MS Word

(In desktop MS Windows) I'd like to be able to enter text snippets -- from a phrase to a page or two each -- tag each snippet with multiple tags, and at any time pull together all the snippets with a ...
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Text-based note taking applicationg with solid math support and good organization

I am looking for something like Boostnote. However, it seems that Boostnote is not able to handle very large collections of notes. It also has some interface quirks (it scrolls up and down a bit ...
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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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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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Todo / Note Taking app that is structured like a mind-map app

I found a site several months ago for a productivity tool that marketed itself as a different way of organizing your...todo stuff (or maybe notes?), using a graph-like interface--with nodes and edges--...
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Construct slide deck from screenshots of slides

When attending remote meetings where the interlocutor presents slides, I sometimes would like to take a screenshot of each slide they show and save it as an easily browsable slide deck on my side. ...
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Softphone (SIP client) for Windows with note taking capabilities per number

I am looking for a Windows SIP client/softphone that is capable of saving notes per number and bringing up saved notes whenever said number calls again. Any ideas?
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PDF editor to comment and highlight academic papers with stylus support

I'm having some trouble finding a simple platform for commenting, highlighting, and drawing sketches over academic papers. Some (soft) feature needs: Support for touch/stylus on Windows Some way of ...
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Note taking software that allows references to database

I was wondering if the following already existed: I want a software to take notes. But sometimes when you take notes (for example in sciences class) you have the same definition that you have to ...
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Is there an application that allows to search across Evernote, Todoist, Google Keep, Twitter

I extensively use web applications for organizing my thoughts and notes, some of those go to Evernote, some go to Todois, some are left in Google Drive, something is on Twitter. I wonder if there an ...
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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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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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Producing khan Academy style videos

In Khan Academy videos they get this nice big cursor to show up but I cannot make that happen with onenote or (it seems) with smoothdraw on my Surface Pro 7. Any advice? when making videos I found ...
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Note taking app where handwriting follows the text as you move it around?

I was thinking It'd be really cool if there was a note-taking app where if I circle a word (text), and then I move the word somewhere else in the document the circle would also move automatically? ...
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Automatically exporting updated GoodNotes (or other software) PDF lecture notes

I am teaching a math class online, and screen share my iPad over Zoom when I lecture. I write all my notes in GoodNotes, and would like my students to have access to them. However, I do not want to ...
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Syntax highlight plugin for OneNote?

Is there any? I want to have my code snippets in popular programming languages (Java, JS, Bash, Python) highlighted in a nifty way. I know that there is no such capability natively in OneNote, but ...
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Handwriting note app (Android) with Webdav/Nextcloud Sync

I recently bought a Samsung Tablet including a S Pen and I'm looking for an Android App (free or paid) which supports taking notes (with S Pen) while also syncing the notes to my Nextcloud (i.e. via ...
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Note-taking app with flashcards (or with Anki export)

I'm using OneNote to take notes and Anki to remember information. I'm spending a lot of time to transfer OneNote notes to Anki and sometimes it's hard to remember if I've already transferred ...
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A notes app that can store connections between notes?

I'm taking part in a tech quiz event happening in a while and a very frequent type of question is where several different items are showed and we're asked to name something that connects all of them, ...