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I'm already using a few applications for hierarchical note taking. I like the graphical implementation as in the worklowy and gqueues.

Workflowy has nice organization of information but it lacks the feature of moving branches to other levels in the hierarchy. This feature is possible in Gqueues but lacks the nice features of Workflowy of structuring information.

EDIT: Finally, I have found out that Workflowy provides this feature via tags. So, this is the answer and this question could be deleted, but maybe it's still useful. If it should be deleted, downvote it.

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There are so many excellent ones but not on Linux. Suppose the best app for your application is on another OS do you accept a second ( or less ) best app just to stay on Linux? –  ndroock1 Apr 15 '13 at 7:27
    
@ndroock1 It depends on what the app is. –  xralf Apr 17 '13 at 17:16
    
My first thought was Emacs org-mode (already proposed by jxy: productivity.stackexchange.com/a/5767/566)! I did never work with workflowy, just hat a short look at the demo-video, but I'd say that orgmodecan do everything that workflowy does (creating and reorganizing hierarchical lists) + much more. If you like it more "visual", you could try Freeplane (see my example workflow here: productivity.stackexchange.com/a/7618/566) –  Martin Jul 1 '13 at 11:12
    
@xralf: "EDIT: Finally, I have found out that Workflowy provides this feature via tags. So, this is the answer" you can write an answer to your own question and accept it, if this is the solution to your problem. IMHO the question and the existing answers are still useful and worth being kept here. –  Martin Jul 31 '13 at 20:11
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You should try Org mode for Emacs. This certainly requires some keyboard mastery. However, it is possibly the most feature-rich applications you can find if you don't require much of a point-and-click.


I think this question might not be appropriate to be asked here.

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this was also my first thought. I've started using Emacs and org-mode more than a year ago and sure it needs some time learning the basics, but it es extremely powerful, flexible and can be easily extended to your needs. For note-taking I prefer Freeplane (freeplane.sourceforge.net ), but for storing and organizing notes, todos and projects, org-mode is amazing! –  Martin Jul 1 '13 at 11:15
    
Martin is right. A good way to start is to look at some tutorial or screen cast (you can good one there: orgmode.org/worg/org-tutorials/index.html) One wonderful thing is taht you can export it to various format (html, pdf, and even mindmap format) –  AdrieanKhisbe Jul 1 '13 at 16:15
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Try XMind for Debian/Ubuntu. It is primarily used for mindmapping, but I suppose it can be used for hierarchical notetaking as well.

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I don't know if your question if for a specific platform but if you want an android app for that , then you can use TREE NOTE.

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up vote 1 down vote accepted

The feature of moving branches to other levels in the hierarchy is present in Workflowy as well.

When you click Help -> Tag & Filter tutorial, you can see it.

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