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#1 2014-12-29 02:43:27

parcel98
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Application for class notes

Hi guys! I'm very new to #! and Linux in general, but installed it on my old laptop so I can use it for school next semester.

What software do you guys like best for taking notes in class?

Thanks!

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#2 2014-12-29 02:49:33

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Re: Application for class notes

I've just written a quick script to save notes in their appropriate directories, symlinked it and I was able to use it from there.

Here's said script, there is probably a better way to approach it, but it works for me.

Welcome to the forum btw.

Last edited by CSCoder4ever (2014-12-29 02:49:57)

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#3 2014-12-29 03:34:51

parcel98
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Re: Application for class notes

Thanks! I'll be sure to give it a try smile

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#4 2014-12-29 07:57:15

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Re: Application for class notes

I don't know about class notes, but I use TreePad to store information.  It runs fine under Wine.  If you prefer a FOSS alternative, checkout cherrytree.  I would use the version from the developer's site because the one in the stable repos is quite old.


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#5 2014-12-29 09:57:55

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Re: Application for class notes

I'm not sure I understand.

If notes are all text, any text editor.

If TEX, any LaTeX editor.

If graphics are involved...? hmm

I'm sorry I can't be of any help, but all my note-taking in primary and secondary education involved pencil/pen on paper; Class of '89, doe.  Back then, I think most of us knew what a PC was, and may have actually seen a few...

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#6 2014-12-29 11:03:55

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Re: Application for class notes

It really depends, on whether or not the teacher is a big time "hawtie" or not. If she is ... forget about notes. Concentrate on the X-ray vision apps for gnu/nix.  8)


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#7 2014-12-29 13:21:54

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Re: Application for class notes

Org mode for emacs is what I'd recommend. Intuitive, feature-rich and a great way to get into one of the greatest text editors ... ever!


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#8 2014-12-29 14:02:56

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Re: Application for class notes

I use lyx for everything university related.

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#9 2014-12-29 15:13:22

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Re: Application for class notes

+1 for Org-mode, but:

pencil/pen on paper; Class of '89, doe.

Worth it - at least, if you learnt proper handwriting in first grade (some of my profs admit they did not).

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#10 2014-12-29 15:17:48

parcel98
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Re: Application for class notes

pvsage wrote:

I'm not sure I understand.

If notes are all text, any text editor.

If TEX, any LaTeX editor.

If graphics are involved...? hmm

I'm sorry I can't be of any help, but all my note-taking in primary and secondary education involved pencil/pen on paper; Class of '89, doe.  Back then, I think most of us knew what a PC was, and may have actually seen a few...

I'm just trying to see what peoples' opinions are on different applications so I can try a few things out. I'm a (new) mechanical keyboard enthusiast and I want to use my new 60% keyboard for notes as much as possible, but I know people tend to have different opinions about different programs.

Thanks for all the suggestions guys, it looks like I have a lot of tinkering to do! smile

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#11 2014-12-29 15:56:59

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Re: Application for class notes

I have a similar script as CSCoder4ever
usage (adapt the script to your needs first);

mkdir notes
cd notes
./new note
#!/bin/bash
# new

part1=$(date +"%y%m%d")
part2=$(date +"%H%M%S")

while [ $# -gt 0 ]; do

echo "${part1}_${part2}_$1.md"
touch "${part1}_${part2}_$1.md"

part2=$(printf '%06d\n' "$((10#$part2+1))")
# adding a counter here, so that each argument=post will get in alphabet
# this is not done in the clock aware format, so seconds like 60, 70, ect
# are possible

    shift
done

p.s. In actuality I strongly prefer paper/pen as well, due to its graphics abilities and not making key-press sounds.

Last edited by brontosaurusrex (2014-12-29 16:02:18)

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#12 2014-12-29 16:00:22

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Re: Application for class notes

parcel98 wrote:
pvsage wrote:

I'm not sure I understand.

If notes are all text, any text editor.

If TEX, any LaTeX editor.

If graphics are involved...? hmm

I'm sorry I can't be of any help, but all my note-taking in primary and secondary education involved pencil/pen on paper; Class of '89, doe.  Back then, I think most of us knew what a PC was, and may have actually seen a few...

I'm just trying to see what peoples' opinions are on different applications so I can try a few things out. I'm a (new) mechanical keyboard enthusiast and I want to use my new 60% keyboard for notes as much as possible, but I know people tend to have different opinions about different programs.

Thanks for all the suggestions guys, it looks like I have a lot of tinkering to do! smile

Oh nice, have you checked out the ( official? ) Keyboard discussion thread? 8o

I plan on taking my poker II to college... assuming I even go this semester.

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#13 2014-12-29 16:41:36

parcel98
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Re: Application for class notes

brontosaurusrex wrote:

I have a similar script as CSCoder4ever
usage (adapt the script to your needs first);

Thanks for the script! I'll be sure to try this out as soon as I get the new battery/charger for my laptop so I can actually turn it on lol.

CSCoder4ever wrote:

Oh nice, have you checked out the ( official? ) Keyboard discussion thread? 8o

I plan on taking my poker II to college... assuming I even go this semester.

I hadn't seen that thread yet! I'm actually waiting on my Poker II with clears to arrive from Massdrop! *Poker2 5!*

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#14 2014-12-30 06:21:45

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Re: Application for class notes

CBizgreat! wrote:

It really depends, on whether or not the teacher is a big time "hawtie" or not. If she is ... forget about notes. Concentrate on the X-ray vision apps for gnu/nix.  8)

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#15 2015-01-08 01:12:25

Crim
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Re: Application for class notes

I'd suggest googling 'Linux Note Taking Software' and see which ones look worth trying. GetNote or Xournal might be a good places to start. It really depends on how much post note taking editing and organization you want to do. In theory you could just as easily take notes in Geany or some other text editor if you wanted.

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#16 2015-01-08 01:28:01

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Re: Application for class notes

brontosaurusrex wrote:

I

p.s. In actuality I strongly prefer paper/pen as well, due to its graphics abilities and not making key-press sounds.

Yeah... This is the first semester I'll have a laptop I can take to the uni with me. Is typing usually considered distracting in a classroom setting? Or even acceptable? I guess the individual profs might say something. I'd certainly like to be able to type, as my handwriting becomes mostly unreadable when I'm trying to jot things down quickly.


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#17 2015-01-08 01:32:54

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Re: Application for class notes

A nice set of tools I'd propose:

- some editor you feel comfy with
- xournal if you want to add some remarks to PDFs
- zim, the desktop wiki (or any other similar application like tomboy or gnote)
- vym, for mindmaps
- osmo, or wyrd/remind, tina or calcurse (or any other PIM/calendar) for alarms and reminders
- speedcrunch or any other good calculator
- a bash alias to http://transfer.sh for quick file up/download like pastebin

- or learn the basics of Emacs, it has (nearly!) all of these functions built-in (org, calendar, calculator, contact database, IRC, ...)

These are mostly GTK, if you want CLI applications, shout.


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#18 2015-01-08 01:38:59

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Re: Application for class notes

jdonaghy wrote:
brontosaurusrex wrote:

I

p.s. In actuality I strongly prefer paper/pen as well, due to its graphics abilities and not making key-press sounds.

Yeah... This is the first semester I'll have a laptop I can take to the uni with me. Is typing usually considered distracting in a classroom setting? Or even acceptable? I guess the individual profs might say something. I'd certainly like to be able to type, as my handwriting becomes mostly unreadable when I'm trying to jot things down quickly.

Not generally no. If the professors as worried about you browsing the web, just take notes in a TTY.

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#19 2015-01-08 01:56:24

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Re: Application for class notes

It's pretty common for American universities to require a laptop these days.

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