Posts tagged note taking
I love to take notes. A good note taking strategy will allow you to learn your subject better, in a smaller time frame. Good notes also help you to brush up your subject at a later date. There are lots of note taking tools available – free or otherwise.
MyNotex is a free note taking software that runs in Linux. It is available in the repositories of most Linux distributions.
Microsoft has released its flagship note taking software OneNote for the Android platform. Microsoft OneNote app for Android is a free software that allows you to create up to 500 notes on your Android cell phone.
Microsoft OneNote team has taken a leaf from its counterparts from Evernote and have released OneNote for Apple’s iPhone. That is right, OneNote now runs on iPhone and is free for an unspecified time, and it works with iOS 4.2 or later.
Zim Wiki is a very good cross-platform Wiki style text editor ideal for taking notes. As the name indicates, it uses Wiki style markup. Today I stumbled upon a nice script which allows you to convert all your Tomboy notes to Zim Desktop Wiki format. It is a Python script and can be downloaded from here.
On an alternate note, did you know that Zim Wiki has an inbuilt web server ? You can access the web server via Zim Wiki Menu – “Tools > Start Web Server”.
Once you start the web server, all your Zim Wiki notes can be accessed on the 8080 default port of your computer. This is a very good way of sharing your Zim Wiki notes with other people on your network.
Evernote is a free note taking software that allows you to capture, organize, and find information across multiple platforms. Using Evernote, you can do the following -
- Take notes
- Clip web pages
- Snap photos using your mobile phone and save it in Evernote.
- Record audio
- Create To-Do lists
This article lists many free note taking software available for Linux that rival Microsoft OneNote in features.
Microsoft OneNote is a very good note taking software. Unfortunately, OneNote is not available for Linux, and it is not Free. So I searched for equivalent Free software in Linux that allow you to take notes. I came across a number of very good ones.
Note taking software
The Free note taking software in Linux I tried out, and liked, are listed below.