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A tool to store knowledge (mostly links with some notes) in a tree-like structure?

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 ...
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Now that Evernote free is limited to two devices, what should I switch to?

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,...
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Notetaking application that is programmer friendly

Check out Boostnote - a simple notetaking app for programmers. Features Available on Mac, Windows & Linux. Write your notes using markdown Syntax Highlighting Tag your notes and many more Also, ...
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Is there any Evernote version for Linux?

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: ...
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Is there a Chrome extension that I can use to note why I've opened a tab?

Here is a small extension that I wrote a while back for myself that may help you or others like you: Inter-tab history It's not quite what you are asking for: it doesn't allow for manual writing of ...
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Journal and note taking desktop app for Ubuntu with markdown support, modern distraction free UI, synchronisation

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). "standalone": It's compiled in single html file ...
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Software like Evernote with Markdown

marxico Markdown editor with Evernote integration and support Evernote Support: easily link from sidebar on the right one-click save (button 3rd from the right at the top right) Features: Keyboard ...
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A simple note making application with human-readable/writable storage

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 ...
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Is there any Evernote version for Linux?

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 ...
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'Note(s) behind password' tool

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/...
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Offline alternative to OneNote / Evernote

I've started using Joplin after OneNote managed to delete all my data. It has a rich text editor built in but I'd recommend using the Markdown editor (write in Markdown with a WYSIWYG output to see ...
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Take notes and organize tasks by project, prioritiy, and urgency

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 ...
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Software (with some kind of searchable DB) for categorizing and saving snippets of information

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 ...
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Notetaking application that is programmer friendly

Org-mode is a powerful organizer with note-taking features. It is: Cross platform (Runs on Emacs and other environments). Can be easily installed on Windows and Linux Free and open source You can ...
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Todo list type of app for Windows AND Ubuntu?

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 ...
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Note-taking tool with extended functionality

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 ...
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Android Text Editor

I recommend Jota Text Editor Jota is a text editor designed for a long text file. It's pronouced as "i-o-ta". Functions Support until 1 million characters. Auto-Detect multiple character ...
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Convert Notepad to mindmap

Freemind can paste text if the text is indented by tabs or spaces (it seems to auto-detect the number of spaces, I tried with 3 and 4 spaces). It can't import a root node, however. If you have a text ...
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Software (with some kind of searchable DB) for categorizing and saving snippets of information

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;...
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share notes across devices - with notifications

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 ...
3 votes

Desktop software for both notes and drawings

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 ...
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Take GPS coordinates+pictures+memo of a point of interest, on offline Android

You could use OSMtracker. It is specifically designed for surveying for OpenStreetMap, which is pretty similar to what you want to do. It can record a GPS track, plus you can add text notes, or voice ...
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Take GPS coordinates+pictures+memo of a point of interest, on offline Android

Locus Maps is a candidate capable of this (and of many other things). For some details, you might wish to take a look at my other answers recommending this app: Offline map browser on Android with ...
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Take quick notes without interrupting current activity

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 ...
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Extract Highlights and Markups from Documents (PDF preferred, Word or suggestions)

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:...
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Tree-structured text editor / note-taker

You may try: Wunderlist (note-taker for mobile and desktop) KeyNote [code] (it supports tree style editing), Evernote (notebooks and tags which can be tree organised), TreeSheets (it's table based), ...
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Private note-taking/syncing software that supports Linux and Android

ownCloud can be setup on your Linux machine. It supports a lot more than just notes (I use it e.g. for my calendars and contacts, so no Google here for that). Then there are several apps supporting ...
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Looking for blackboard style note taking app (Scapple alternative)

I suggest trying out draw.io which isn't a dedicated tool for note taking, but does have a lot of the options available from the image provided by OP. For even more information see the official draw....
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Note-taking app with Markdown & code snippets (Web app or OS X)

You could look at doing your note taking using iPython/Jupyter Notebooks. Full Markdown Support in several flavours MathJax for equations. HTML support Not quite WYSIWYG but as soon as you move on to ...
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Offline alternative to OneNote / Evernote

Give KeepNote a try. It works on Windows, Mac, Linux. But no mobile. Since the requirement is offline and sync optional, it might work for you. It allows file attachment, rich text formating. The ...
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