Note Taking

Programs that help you manage or take your notes with a preference for wiki and open-source note-taking applications.


  • CherryTree

    Free Windows Linux PortableApps.com Website

    A hierarchical note taking application, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting, storing data in a single xml or sqlite file.

     

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  • DokuWiki

    Free Self-Hosted Cloudron Website

    DokuWiki is a standards compliant, simple to use Wiki, mainly aimed at creating documentation of any kind. It is targeted at developer teams, workgroups and small companies. It has a simple but powerful syntax which makes sure the datafiles remain readable outside the Wiki and eases the creation of structured texts. All data is stored in plain text files – no database is required.

     

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  • XWiki

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Self-Hosted Website

    A powerful Open Source collaborative platform enhancing collaboration and communication.

     

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  • wikidPad

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Website

    wikidPad is a Wiki-like notebook for storing your thoughts, ideas, todo lists, contacts, or anything else you can think of to write down. What makes wikidPad different from other notepad applications is the ease with which you can cross-link your information. Links in a wiki are created by typing in WikiWords. A WikiWord is any mixed case word typed into the editor. TodoList or JohnDoe are example WikiWords. The term wiki means "quick" in Hawaiian, and wikis are all about quickly linking your information together. Wikis are not a new concept, in fact there are many web based wiki servers avai

     

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  • TiddlyWiki

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web BSD ... Self-Hosted Xfce Website

    TiddlyWiki is a highly customizable notewiki for capturing, organising and sharing complex information.

     

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  • Zim

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Website

    Zim brings the concept of a wiki to your desktop. Store information, link pages and edit with WYSISYG markup or directly typing some lightweight markup syntax and see it previewed as-you-type. Creating a new page is easy by either clicking on the "Create new note" button, by linking to a non-existing page or by writing a CamelCase name in any note. Pages are stored in a folder structure, like in an outliner, in plain text format with lightweight markup, and can have attachments (stored along the notes).

    This tool can be used to keep track of TODO lists or ideas, to take notes during a meeting, to draft any other kind of text (blog entries, important mails, etc.) or to write long texts like lab research notebooks thank's to the headers structure and the table of content navigation.

    Zim handles several types of formatting markup, like headings, bullet lists, checkbox, tables and of course bold, italic and highlighted. This markup is saved as a hybrid wiki/markdown text so you can easily edit it with other editors. Because of the autosave feature you can switch between pages and follow links or even close the software anytime while editing without worries. The interface also provides multi-document tabs, and it remembers the cursor position in all notes for quick resuming in your note taking endeavors.

     

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