Notes and Information
Microsoft OneNote, part of the Microsoft 365 (Office), is a digital notebook application that gives people one place to gather notes and information. It also offers shared notebooks, syncing between multiple computers and devices via Windows Live online storage, and optical character recognition (OCR) for getting a text from pictures, business cards, etc.
Zettlr is a one-stop publication workbench that combines many writing features and collects them in one application. It aims at speeding up your workflow and help you write without any interruptions.
- Your Notes are your notes: Zettlr is privacy-first
- Citations made easy: Tight and ever-growing integration with your favorite reference manager (Zotero, JabRef, and many others)
- Available in over a dozen languages
- Draft your publications in a professional environment, with LaTeX and Word template support
- Simple and beautiful exports with Pandoc, LaTeX, and Textbundle
- Snippets allow you to automate insertion of boilerplate code
- Themes, dark modes, and full flexibility with custom CSS
- Code highlighting for many languages
- Support for state-of-the-art knowledge management techniques (Zettelkasten)
- A powerful full text search that helps you find anything, anywhere
DEVONthink is designed to manage and keep in order all those disparate pieces of information so important to your work or studies. As you become more experienced with DEVONthink and its easy, intuitive interface you will quickly find more exciting ways of using your data.
Notational Velocity is a mouseless application for storing and retrieving notes.
With Notational Velocity, searching for notes is not a separate action; rather, it is the primary interface. Searching encompasses all notes content and occurs instantly with each key pressed.
All content created with Notational Velocity is compressed and encrypted (enabled optionally) before it is recorded to disk. Additionally, there is no manual "saving"; all modifications take effect immediately.
Notational Velocity's window was designed for keyboard input above all else, and thus has no buttons.
You can synchronize your notes with Simplenote, or via files in Dropbox with PlainText, Elements, iA Writer, and other iOS apps.
nvALT is a fork of the original Notational Velocity with some additional features and interface modifications by Brett Terpstra and ElasticThreads.
NVALT ADDITIONAL FEATURES
Auto-pairing and selection wrapping for brackets and quotes (,(),"",'') Pin a note to the preview while editing other notes Shortcut (CMD-Shift-L) for inserting [[Links]] Better MultiMarkdown 3 support (if installed locally) Right to Left support External editor support improved Simplenote Tag sync1 Textile and (Multi)Markdown support with Preview window (hold down Control to view temporarily) HTML source code tab in the Preview window for fast copy/paste to blogs, etc. Unique interface design changes Customizable HTML and CSS files for the Preview window Social note sharing via Peggd Convert imported URLs to Markdown, and optionally strip excess content with Readability Multi-note tagging with autocompletion Full-screen mode (requires OS X 10.5 or higher) Optional menubar and menubar-only modes Color schemes Black/White Low-contrast User customizable Collapse/Expand notes list and search field Improved readability with optional width limit and margins Really cool scrollbars Word Count (hold down Option to view temporarily) Working localizations (French, German, Portuguese)
Online Notebook application: Zoho Notebook lets you combine text, images, audio, video, RSS feeds, documents and much more. Online Collaboration: You can share a single image or selection of text from a page rather than the whole document, giving the author absolute control over what information is shared with others. Notebook also provides real-time collaborative editing. Firefox plug-ins for instant web clipping; Skype integration for instant chat and IP telephony.
Clean and handy notes on your monitor side.
• Beautiful, clean user interface • Always on your side. Hidden or shown • Markdown text formatting or no formatting • Pictures. Just drop them • Tasks • Organize your notes in folders • Monospaced font for code • And much more. Really!
Notebooks is the one and only notebook that you’ll ever need. It allows you to create as many virtual books as you need to write, store and structure your details of life, and so it can quickly become the one and only repository for all your journals, ideas, notes, drafts, diaries, projects, task lists and everything else you want to keep close at hand.
Notebooks stores and displays any type of document that you want to carry with you: PDF documents, web pages, MS Office or iWork documents, photos, videos, music and much more. Everything you would usually print out and file can now go directly into Notebooks.
You can even keep your task lists in Notebooks and tick off your to-dos as you complete them. Divide complex projects into nested sub projects, and cross-reference from a tasks’ description to your reference library (which is in Notebooks also). When a task reaches its due date, Notebooks’ badge on the home screen reminds you of pending business, and an optional acoustic alert draws your attention.
With its unique combination, Notebooks can replace several dedicated apps:
Note Taker Text Processor (don’t compare it to Word or Pages, please!) Markdown Composer Task Manager File Storage Clipboard Manager PDF Converter
Evernote is a cross-platform, freemium app designed for note taking, organizing, and archiving.
The app allows users to create a "note" which can be a piece of formatted text, a full webpage or webpage excerpt, a photograph, a voice memo, or a handwritten "ink" note.
Notes can also have file attachments. Notebooks can be added to a stack while notes can be sorted into a notebook, tagged, annotated, edited, given comments, searched, and exported as part of a notebook.
Evernote Premium features:
Offline notes Your notes are available anywhere, anytime, even without an internet connection. Perfect for flights, international travel and working on the go.
Passcode lock Make sure only you can access your notes. Add a layer of security on mobile devices to protect your valuable information such as business plans, receipts, health information, and photographs.
Business card scanning Leave behind your stack of cards by scanning them using Evernote's camera. Capture and store all contact information, a photo of the card and choose to automatically pull additional profile details from LinkedIn.
Presentation mode Present directly from your notes in a full-screen layout for more collaborative, efficient meetings.
PDF annotation When a picture’s worth a thousand words, you can avoid lengthy email dialogue. There’s no quicker way to call attention to contract edits or design changes.
Context and Knowledge Discovery Context reveals notes with related content and documents, and Knowledge Discovery identifies co-workers who are experts on the topic or project you're working on.
Faster image recognition Find what you’re looking for, faster. We scan your images faster, so text within them is searchable sooner. Find text in handwritten notes, Post-it® Notes, whiteboard drawings and more.
Search in PDFs and Office docs Your files are easily searchable within Evernote. Quickly locate your Office and work documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and PDFs.
Obsidian is a note-taking app that helps you create and maintain a knowledge graph. It encourages non-linear thinking, allowing you to jump from one idea to another without any friction. You can make connections between notes easily, creating a wiki-style link between them. This makes it easy to navigate between notes and see how they are related.
One of the best things about Obsidian is that it gives you complete control over your data. All your notes are stored in a local folder of Markdown files, which means you own all your data. You can keep it secure and private, without having to worry about any third-party access.
The app also has a flexible plugin system that you can customize to your needs. You can enable the plugins that matter to you, such as the in-app PDF viewer or the audio player. Obsidian also allows you to embed multimedia files like images and audio using the ![[image.png]] syntax.
Overall, Obsidian is a great app for anyone who wants to organize their thoughts and ideas in a non-linear way. It is perfect for students, researchers, or anyone who needs to keep track of a lot of information.