Update: I published this extension here.
So I just created a quick extension that does this: AnnoTabe
It's a popup that one can add an annotation to. The update button updates the annotation (and closes the popup).
By default, the "persist" checkbox is clicked, so the annotation is associated with tab URL, and is not cleared unless explicitly dismissed. ...
Sounds like Note Anywhere will do the trick for you. Although it doesn't distinguish the difference between tabs that have notes and ones that don't, it is still pretty useful. I use it on occasion when I am looking through API documentations and I forget what I am looking for.
Click on one box to open up a new note
Ability to move that box ...
Note I'm no longer using Evernote, but back in time best option on Ubuntu to manage Evernote was Everpad - git hub page.
Everpad is the closest thing to an official Evernote client for Ubuntu I ever found.
Everpad has indicator applet with a drop-down menu of recent notebooks.
On Ubuntu unity desktop, Everpad makes all of your Evernote notes searchable ...
I have always used Evernote for note taking in class. I used it very heavily, without internet, for a long time without problems.
Evernote makes it easy to remember things big and small from your everyday life using your computer, phone, tablet and the web.
It offers a great UI and an even better back-end (syncing and such). The only downside to ...
If you're seriously invested in evernote, and don't want to switch over, nevernote/nixnote is a FOSS client for linux that will sync with evernote.
You can find a ppa here to install it on ubuntu. You will need to select tools -> connect to add your evernote account, and you do seem to have to trigger sync manually. Other than that, it seems to fit your ...
It's slightly cheating but Google Keep (login required) has a native Android client, as well as the ability to be run, and be launched as its own app.
You very simply need to select it at the apps page on chrome, and create shortcuts to run it without firing up chrome.
It can also be run offline - I've tested this to be sure
The UI is very clean, and ...
OneNote sounds close to what you want.
deep hierarchy support (limited by length of the path)
now free to download on Windows and Mac
view on web via http://www.onenote.com/
Android, Chrome, iOS, WP7 apps
you can tag items and get a summary (and customise the tags)
full text search including images that contain text
export to Word, PDF, and MHTML (which I'...
There is Google Keep.
This takes simple text notes which it arranges as a number of cards, which can be treated as folders.
It supports voice notes and photos.
Like Evernote, it has apps for Android, iOS, etc. or can be accessed from the web.
I simply copied and pasted my notes from Evernote to Keep. That was sufficient for my needs.
Sounds like a job for Emacs!
Install Emacs through your distribution's package manager.
Emacs comes with Remember Mode, which does pretty much what you want. (Note that there's a lot of complication in the Emacs Wiki that you don't care about, because it's for older versions of Emacs. Remember Mode is bundled since Emacs 23.)
To start taking a note, run ...
There are several possibilities to chose from. If you want to stick with Evernote and its service, some clients are available to use. Andruseto already mentioned Nevernote, but there are also:
Everpad. Available from one of Ubuntu's PPA repositories. Will sit in your system tray and stand-by to be used:
Everpad in the tray (click for larger variant)
I use (and love) Remember the Milk for a similar workflow (along with many others). The free account tier should cover your use case; the $25/year Pro version basically adds push sync to their mobile app(s). The main difference is that rather that notes and appending text to them, I use lists and/or tags and add items to the list.
Each account (I am alerque)...
My favorite is AT Notes – a freeware. I'm using it since Windows XP and it still works consistently in Windows 8. It shows its presence via tray icon.
It is discontinued for years already, and the site is kept published against the will of ATNotes author. But the application itself is greatly useful, so until it works well, I recommend it.
Markdown editor with Evernote integration and support
easily link from sidebar on the right
one-click save (button 3rd from the right at the top right)
Keyboard shortcuts, such as Ctrl+I, B, S (save) etc...
Auto closes brackets, quotes ()  "" ''
Syncs with Evernote
Paste images via clipboard! (wish we had that in SE ...
Rednotebook is an excellent note taking and journalling program.
Simple storage - The data is stored in plain text files, no database is needed and archiving is done as zip files. Text is stored as markdown in .txt files.
Windows/Linux & OS-X available
Free & Open Source - Yes rednotebook is written in python
You can include fancy ...
There are other clients too such as
Paperwork - link
Laverna - link
Everpad - link , already mentioned :p
Springseed - link
BasKet Note Pads - link , although originally for KDE but you have SVN repository access too
Keepnote - link
IMO try Paperwork and Laverna , they are mature enough so you won't have to try anything else.
I recommend taking a look at keepass. Do not let the name mislead you. Notes can bee added to each entry. (Http://keepass.info/). It is a free, open source, light-weight and easy-to-use password/note taking manager.
Multiple User Keys
Portable and No Installation Required, Accessibility
Export To TXT, HTML, XML and CSV Files
Have you tried Quire? It can:
create tasks within your projects easily,
has quite a nice UI for noting things down,
you need to create an account to use it, so password protected,
can assign priority and filter tasks according to priority as well,
list completed tasks,
is web based,
it is free (but if it ever changes, you can ...
There is ISO/IEC 13250:2003 standard for storing related information: topic maps
A topic map represents information using
topics, representing any concept, from people, countries, and organizations to software modules, individual files, and events,
associations, representing hypergraph relationships between topics, and
occurrences, representing information ...
Here is a small extension that I wrote a while back for myself that may help you or others like you:
It's not quite what you are asking for: it doesn't allow for manual writing of notes.
But it may still accomplish what you need: quickly remember at a glance how you got to a certain website. And all that automatically, without having to ...
There are systems similar to what you're asking. I don't think there's a well-known generic name for them, I know them as "exception trackers", "exception loggers" or "error catchers". Examples (written in Ruby, clients for many languages):
airbrake.io (commercial, hosted)
exceptional.io (commercial, hosted)
errbit (open source, self-hosted)
You would be well advised to take a look at RedNotebook - it is available for multiple systems and is very flexible:
OS = Windows, Linux & Mac
Free (Gratis + FLOSS)
Portable Apps Version
Plain Text storage rather than DB
Can include Pictures, Calendar, Links, email addresses
Formatting and spell checking available
Export the journal to PDF, HTML, Latex ...
Check out Boostnote - a simple notetaking app for programmers.
Available on Mac, Windows & Linux.
Write your notes using markdown
Tag your notes
and many more
Also, check out another notetaking app called Inkdrop - a notetaking app for hackers
Available on Mac, Windows & Linux
Write your notes using Github ...
TiddlyWiki might suit your needs very well.
It's a note-taking web application that has many features and runs directly in your browser (offline).
"running on Ubuntu": It runs on any system that ...
This probably boils down to a matter of taste as there are quite a few software products out there that do more or less what you are looking for.
I'd recommend Simplenote, but see further down for other alternatives.
Extended formatting features through markdown support. See here for how this is done.
Allows you to share your notes with others....
You might wish to take a look at Tomboy, which is available cross-platform for Linux, Mac and Windows – and even has mobile apps (e.g. Tomdroid for Android) to connect with:
Tomboy (source: Wikipedia; click image for larger variant)
As the screenshot shows, the GUI is a mix of notepad and wiki. You can connect notes, group notes, and even have them sorted ...
These have worked for me on Windows:
Sumnotes: Free version gives you 50 Pages, 50 Highlights, Up to 50 MB file size, Up to 5 images. $7-15 for full. Pretty good deal I would say.
PDF X-Change Viewer: You have to set the highlighting capture feature before you highlight. To this you would:
Menu > Edit > Preferences > Commenting > check the box for “copy ...
It sounds to me like Tomboy would definitely do the job. Excerpt from the website:
Tomboy is a desktop note-taking application for Linux, Unix, Windows, and Mac OS X. Simple and easy to use, but with potential to help you organize the ideas and information you deal with every day.
Inline spelll checking
Pushbullet would do this - there's browser extensions for firefox,chrome and a native client on the desktop, and it lets you create notes. Now the trick here is that it considers all firefox extension clients to be the same 'device' so the note'll open up on all devices with firefox and the extension installed. Alternately, you could send it to a specific ...
I have good experience with Microsoft OneNote. It fits all your described needs and has some more usefull features. (Handwriting recognition, adding Videos, Voice records, Pictures, search Functions for those, Syncing to live.com, etc..)
As a student I've got it free; as far as I know it is also free as a Windows 8 app. The somewhat feature reduce Web-app ...