How do you take and manage notes?
When you read physical books, how do you take notes? Where you store that?
About digital notes: how do you manage? Eg. websites? Where do you store?
Do you use any Cloudron app to achieve this?
I'm curious because I cannot find a good solution that covers all cases eg. online, offline, kindle, paper, and so on.
Thank's a lot!
luckow last edited by luckow
humptydumpty last edited by
Don't laugh at me but I use Notepad++ for quick notes but I retired one of the laptops I had been using at work and installed pop!_os on it. I was going through the app store and found Joplin. It's open source, has apps for linux, mac, windows, android, and ios. The notes can be synced to your nextcloud or you can just use it locally on your device. Oh, and it has markdown support!
@humptydumpty Joplin I like, except that the .md filenames are meaningless.
Frankly, I love https://ulysses.app for all notes, Markdown is decent, export options are quality, tweakable, instant sync via iCloud. Not FOSS but for notes on everything from Tweet ideas to letters, books, creative, whatever I write goes into that.
Just one of those things that I must have tried every alternative out there but the attention to detail and pure writing tools in Ulysses was the end of my search.
More on the subject and other apps here for fellow Markdown fans: https://www.marcusquinn.com/plain-text-markdown/
infogulch last edited by infogulch
I use Roam Research and it's nice for notes, but it's expensive, not self-hosted, and not foss.
There is also Logseq, which is foss roam research alternative that syncs to github that I've tried and like. It's not quite as polished, but it's very new, and imo would be worth it to gain self-hosting. One of the things I was hoping to do when I decided to try cloudron was wrap up logseq into a cloudron app and publish it. But to fully connect the dots here, I'd prefer if it synced to gitea on my cloudron instead which I don't think it currently supports.
@luckow Dear Thank's a lot!
- getpocket and wallabag seems to be similar, right?
@jeau nvALT seems to be similar to "Note", right? Zotero similar to Scrivener, right? Zotero seems to be only for Desktop/Mac, right?
I'll check this page.
About Ulysses, me too I use Ulysses but problem is missing table management. For this, I purchased iaWriter, but of course Ulysses is more usable, specially arrange content on right bars.
@infogulch Logseq seems to be minimal and with a polish UX.
nvALT is very basic relative to Notes. It is a clone of Notational Velocity witch the killer feature is an original interface focused on incremental search. The same area is used both for creating notes and searching. I.e., in the process of entering the title for a new note, related notes appear below, letting user file information there if they choose. Likewise, if a search reveals nothing, one need simply press return to create a note with the appropriate title.
Zotero is not dedicated to note-taking but to collecting and sharing references. It is however possible to associate notes to them. Zotero is available for Mac, Windows, and Linux.
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I used obsidian, there is a lot of discussion on their forum and discord about bite taking etc
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@hillside502 said in How do you take and manage notes?:
Zotero seems to be only for Desktop/Mac
mickstar/Zoo-For-Zotero: This is an Android app for viewing Zotero libraries.
Really interesting, seems to manage different data type.
@timconsidine Nice, Standard Notes looks good but I have little patience for having to work to see or get functionality. I couldn't work out how to just see and try all the so-called extensions.
Why they can't just include everything, give like a 7-day trial, and make it possible to try all those things without jumping through hoops.
So I registered an account, then click to an extension, which takes me to a demo site where I seem to have to enter those registration credentials, which it then says don't work, so I'm thinking that I just put credentials supposed to be for protecting data into a website that I shouldn't have entered them into.
The idea and look of the product looks good - the onboarding process to get anyone trying all that and confident that a significant investment in them is worth the risk, that I don't think I could confidently recommend to friends if the first thing it did was confuse and annoy me. Maybe I'm missing something that others's didn't, but the so-called free version feels like it costs me more time and effort for something that doesn't support markdown, so I don't know what they expect people to do with that.
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@marcusquinn I have been using it for what seems like a couple of years, so I have forgotten all that pain.
Things that make it valuable for me :
- multiple editors
- including tasks list, don't use it much but handy for TODAY type notes
- mini spreadsheet (without having to load a full Numbers or OfficeSheet app)
- multiple note tags
- publishing articles to listed.io, e.g. drafts for colleagues to review without sharing a file
- easy cross-device syncing
But sorry for leading you down wasted time route !
@timconsidine Thanks, it's all good. I sent them an email as feedback, so not wasted time at all, I can see their ambition, I just like to try before I buy and they seem to be missing a few expectations there. I might give it another try when more time as the UI looks well considered.
I've been using HedgeDocs to manage notes. Works surprisingly well on mobile too.
@atrilahiji «The best platform to write and share markdown»: seems to be interesting, I'll take a look to Many thank's for your advice!
rmdes last edited by
@p44 Using my nextcloud to do this, with the nextcloud app Carnet
it comes with a nice mobile app that you can connect to your own instance and from there, you basically have an equivalent of Google Keep running
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@atrilahiji said in How do you take and manage notes?:
HedgeDocs to manage notes. Works surprisingly well on mobile too.
Oh, last time I tried it on mobile I deemed it unusable, shall have to have another look...
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For VS code users, I just saw this https://wiki.dendron.so/ . "Dendron is an open-source, local-first, markdown-based, note-taking tool built on top of VSCode."
I stumbled up this today so I figured I would share it here as it can sync using nextcloud and that could prove useful for Cloudron users. You are able to format and view notes differently than joplin. I was impressed with Joplin's web clipper. Joplin's biggest asset is it has a huge following. There are alot of plugins being developed to broaden what you can do with it.
"A todo and task managing application, written in Qt and using QML for its UI. OpenTodoList is targeted at typical desktop environments (Windows, Linux, Mac OS X) as well as mobile devices such as Android phones."
This is a nice video walk through.
It looks like select whether each notwork is local or not. I am not sure if you can do that with joplin. Here is a link to the android app.