Talk:Comparison of notetaking software
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- 1 Description of the different features
- 2 Please keep tables in sync
- 3 Adobe Reader
- 4 debian package column
- 5 One Note
- 6 Other alternatives
- 7 Knowledge NoteBook
- 8 gjournal
- 9 Add ink support column
- 10 Add sharing column
- 11 tags
- 12 COI but relevant question on wiki helpful note taking.
- 13 How about adding formatted text & insertable objects columns
- 14 PDF Annotator
- 15 Encryption
- 16 PerfectNotes
- 17 Annotate and save PDF
- 18 DEVONthink
- 19 Handwriting recognition
- 20 FreeNote
- 21 YouMinds Composer
- 22 Please expand the tables
- 23 Zim
- 24 EasyJot.com
- 25 PCWorld Review of YouMinds Composer
- 26 Keyboard text entry
Description of the different features
Is it OK to include a section describing the different features? Some of the table headings are a bit cryptic and it would be good to expand on what kinds of features are possible.
Slightly on an aside, I have not quite found a note taking system that I really like. I tend to use a pdf editor (PDF exchange viewer) to add text box annotations. Then, I also want to use ink on the pdf too. And I'd like my notes to be searchable by my document library (Zotero). I'd like something that is as close to a piece of paper as possible that I can file and search on my computer. Even the hardware isn't quite where I'd like it to be yet. My bamboo stylus doesn't give smooth writing capabilities yet.
There is nothing quite like this on the market that I have been able to find unfortunately. In a couple of years, hopefully there will be.
Sorry to chatter off topic, but I thought there might be people here who would have something useful to say on the topic.
Please keep tables in sync
debian package column
The removal of the debian package was a cock-up, leaving incorrect answers in following columns. For example it said "via third party" for printing in jarnall, which was originally in the debian column. I have reverted the deletion of this column and re-applied subsequent changes. I would not object to the removal of this column (though I don't have time to do it), but it should be done carefully and the matrix checked afterwards column-by-column. -- Q Chris 07:52, 2 October 2007 (UTC)
- Presumably nobody else is familiar with it. Why don't you add it? -- Q Chris (talk) 19:52, 17 November 2007 (UTC)
Other software you might want to consider. This list includes some programs written for Windows, Linux, and Java.
- Google Notebook
- Keeppy — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 21:01, 15 May 2012 (UTC)
- Keynote (notetaking software)
- Tinderbox (application software)
- Knowledge NoteBook other than the usual note-taking and organization it supports knowledge extension/augmentation as well, http://www.knowledgenotebook.com/
- qjornal multi-platform application located at sourceforge.net http://qorganizer.sourceforge.net/index.php?link=2 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 05:04, 20 June 2008 (UTC)
Add ink support column
Because note taking is a very important factor for any tablet PC user and some of those programs support ink, wouldn't it be wise to add a further column which contains informations about ink support, like Title: Ink/Pen support Options: No and Yes with more informations in brackets like (searchable, pressure sensitive)--Fraenky (talk) 17:25, 27 March 2009 (UTC)
Add sharing column
A great feature of google notebook is/was the sharing with others to build a collaborative notebook. Also, the tagging then became much more useful as a way of organizing. Drlazer (talk) 16:21, 18 October 2009 (UTC)
Shouldn't there be a column about whether there is tagging? I'm not adding it because I don't know much about notetaking software, but one blog I ran into definitely thought that feature could make or break a note-taking program. :) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Dranorter (talk • contribs) 02:10, 20 June 2009 (UTC) Tagging definitely useful in a shared notebook or even large notebooks. Drlazer (talk) 16:23, 18 October 2009 (UTC)
COI but relevant question on wiki helpful note taking.
Any of these particularly helpful for researching wiki articles while on a smart phone? For example, if I have dead time and want to take notes from references in a form easy to put on a talk page later? I am working on something like this but hadn't seem much besides evernote that may be useful. Anyone here look for references while on a phone? Thanks. Nerdseeksblonde (talk) 01:51, 11 October 2009 (UTC)
How about adding formatted text & insertable objects columns
- to compare ability of softwares to have rich text ability as font face, size, color, effects, style, indentation, alignment,..
- ability to insert image, table, hyperlink, line, bullets, swf, files attachment, ...
I tried PDF Annotator 3 trial version today (26.05.2010). The trial version is time-limited but fully functional. It definitively supports NO export function other than saving as pdf.
Inside "PDF Annotator" the annotation can be handled even permanently as vector graphics. But any other external PDF-Software will show the annotations as a bitmap layer (pixel oriented).
That's why I changed the format section from "save as SVG, export to many including PNG, JPG, BMP" to "save as pdf only, no export function; supports vector-graphical annotating internally only"
Using something like ghostscript, distiller or another good pdf-printer-software, will let you export annotated pdf-file with the annotations as vector-graphics readable in any other PDF Reader. But the annotations in these "distilled" files cannot be edited by PDF Annotator as it would be easy to do with the originally by PDF Annotator created file.
Looks like PDF Annotator creates two "layers": vector grapics for itself and simultaneously pixel graphics for compatibility. The latter one is bloating the file size. 'Distilled' files are much smaller.
If someone has the time could you please add an encryption column to this list. Some software offers client-side, some offers server encryption. etc I think it's a more salient feature than white-boarding as more and more note-takers move towards synchronisation features. 220.127.116.11 (talk) 02:22, 3 June 2010 (UTC)
This software is not mentioned at all, and is certainly unique enough to be included in this list. The unique aspect of it is that the user can record an entire lecture or business meeting, and simply flag certain portions, emphasize locations on the recording they want to rehear, take notes and make their own notations where they matter, etc. The entire thing is recorded, but the important places can be found instantly after the fact. Seems worthy of a look and a mention, here. Catwoman07076 (talk) 10:04, 19 November 2010 (UTC)
Annotate and save PDF
What does a Yes in the column "Annotate and save PDF" mean?
a) annotate PDF (save in custom format)
b) annotate PDF and save annotations back to PDF.
c) save or export notes to PDF?
--18.104.22.168 (talk) 11:59, 4 February 2011 (UTC)
Why is DEVONthink not included in these tables? The DEVONthink page links to this one, but the info on it is not here. I see no reason it shouldn't, as it has been an established player in this area for a very long time. 22.214.171.124 (talk) 04:55, 7 June 2011 (UTC)
I added a handwriting recognition column because I would like to know which apps let the user create searchable handwritten notes. So, for example, I would like the column to have a "yes" entry when the software tags a handwritten note with OCR data. Those apps that only allow plaintext entry using the windows input panel would have a "No" in that column. Orthografer (talk) 02:50, 30 July 2011 (UTC)
Im not good with wikipedia table markup, but there are a bunch of good options in the android market now which are missing from here. For example, FreeNote, Note Everything, Handrite. They kind of put evernote to shame (You draw letters/symbols etc and they are instantly turned into little mini-drawings/figures and included in the text) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 19:02, 26 September 2011 (UTC)
- Please post your messages at the bottom of talk page. Also please take note that standalone lists in Wikipedia may only list Wikipedia articles. If the items in your mind do not have an article, then they might be deleted. Thanks. Fleet Command (talk) 10:04, 27 September 2011 (UTC)
A pretty noteable notetaking software is YouMinds Composer. It is a notetaker, mindmapping, diagram, slideshow all in one. I would very much like to see it on the list as it represents a new generation of notetaking and mindmapping software. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 23:49, 7 January 2012 (UTC)
- And I would very much like to be the king of the entire universe. Notability requires verifiable evidence. Fleet Command (talk) 07:17, 8 January 2012 (UTC)
Please expand the tables
As much as I am happy as a OneNote user, Jarnal, to mention one, has special features - yet OneNote is distinctively "GREEN" across the tables.
But there are significant differences between OneNote 2003 and later - with many non-corporate users still on 2003.
As I say, OneNote is excellent, but this is a worrisome kind of graphical result.
G. Robert Shiplett 19:37, 18 February 2012 (UTC)
- Well, if it has an article, it can be here. What stops your from adding it? Fleet Command (talk) 20:03, 20 March 2012 (UTC)
EasyJot.com is a web based note taking software. It provides users with unlimited note storage as well as a free mobile app for a low monthly rate. EasyJot users can take notes, share notes privately with one another, share notes publicly, make check lists, schedule events and much more. EasyJot is very simple to use and very user friendly. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 21:55, 7 June 2012 (UTC)
PCWorld Review of YouMinds Composer
Notetaking software "YouMinds Composer" was reviewed by PCWorld in April
Keyboard text entry
This column is redundant, as quite understandably ALL of the software feature a keyboard text entry method, so this just obscures the view. If some kind of software comes up with no such support, the column could be added, but I seriously doubt whether any notetaking app can make do without keyboards, at least for the next 10 years.