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Ask HN: What do you use to take notes?
13 points by Kevin_S 11 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 15 comments

Standard Notes – A notes app with a focus on longevity, portability, and privacy | https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=13421927 (Jan 2017, 282 comments)

Ask HN: What do you use to take notes? | https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=13218918 (Dec 2016, 136 comments)

Evernote for long term ones. It's terrible to write in, but does a good job with search and storage.

Jotterpad for 'sketches' on Android. Sublime for PC. Sublime has such good plugins for notes that I'm using it instead of a lot of checklist apps.

Big fan of Tiddlywiki for its nonlinearity. You can see how it works without signing up or downloading anything; the site is itself an instance: http://tiddlywiki.com/

I second this. For me, anything with tagging and search would work. Mine lives in Dropbox (it runs in Firefox) so it's backed up and available on all my machines. A lot of the notes and ideas in it start out on paper (e.g. written on the go, or whenever the idea strikes me) so I get the benefits of paper. But rediscovery becomes essential as the volume of notes get large. Paper is ineffective because of the lack of search capability.

Emacs org-mode. It's great, especially when including math formulas or code.


Just apple notes for me. It's perfect as it syncs between all of my devices.



Fountain pen.

onenote from Microsoft

Zim notebook wiki

Vim and paper.

My first reaction was "how do you write with Vim on paper?"


sublime text and notebooks

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