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Old February 5, 2020, 12:34 PM
Steve MacLellan Steve MacLellan is offline
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Default Re: Keeping a notebook? If you're not revisiting it, that could be what you're missing...

Originally Posted by Dien Rice View Post
I keep extensive notes on everything. (At the moment, I use Simplenote, because I can use it on my desktop, my laptop, or my smartphone - but it sometimes has problems syncing, which is annoying. I regularly download my notes to back them up - Simplenote just saves them as text files, so it's straightforward... Google Docs is probably more reliable, though...)

Simplenote supports markdown and html. Joplin might be a little better, in that it supports different categories/notebooks. Notes can be synchronised with various cloud services including Nextcloud, Dropbox, OneDrive, WebDAV or the file system (for example with a network directory).

You can tag notes, and search across all of your notebooks if you want to. It also has a web clipper that you can use to save articles you are viewing in your browser. I find this makes it really handy. It sits on your browser toolbar and you click it to save whatever you're reading. Like Simplenote, it supports Markdown and html.

One thing I don't like about it, is the editor for adding your Markdown or html isn't so good. But you can export your note to an editor you have downloaded (there are lots of free ones) or use an editor online. Have a look at this one...

Dillinger shows you how to use Markdown too. Markdown is a way to add images or format your text, add link, etc... It's getting quite popular. Social networks like MeWe Reddit and others support it. There is a Markdown plugin for WordPress too.

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