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I use Evernote for notes and it works really well. The great thing about it is easily being able to get most digital and paper based bits of information into the system. I use a Fujitsu ScanSnap 1300 scanner for paper based data, and the iPhone and Mac based apps for any digital items. I can even email directly into Evernote text and attachments I get ...


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Personally, I use to take notes on folder ring bilder, in order to avoid large amount of chaotical and unused paper, notepads, notebooks and so on.. This solution is optimal because you can save paper and organize later your notes collecting them by categories. I also want to be able to quickly reference back to my notes when I need to [...] I use ...


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From your description the tool you need is sublime text. It's an advanced text editor You can download it here for linux, mac and windows. http://www.sublimetext.com/ To remove all occurences of a word: let's say we have a "lorem ipsum" text and we want to remove all occurences of the word "dolore" open your file with sublime text, use ctl+f to ...


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You could try using Docear, a software tool that helps you organize information from PDFs in mindmaps. You can add highlights into PDFs with a PDF reader, and then import the text from the highlighted regions into a Docear mindmap. Then, you can organize the text excerpts in your own way. the nice thing is that you can always go back to the source PDF, so ...


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If you prefer paper for taking notes, a disk-bound notebook such as Circa or Atoma might work for you. That means you can carry a skinny on with dividers with you, with just the amount of pages you need, and at a later point rearrange the pages in that notebook or into other notebooks as you see fit, and throw away the pages that no longer serve you at all.


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I've been a software engineer for 15 years. Being able to program and design systems is all about recognizing patterns. You learn the fundamentals in school and then you apply the same fundamentals to similar problems. So, what you need to do is start to recognize the patterns. You need to think synthetically, stitching together the bits and pieces you learn ...


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I would suggest you look at OneNote. It is easy to use, accepts handwriting and is available across all devices. I use it for web clipping, notes, writing, planning, etc, It is like my auxiliary brain. And I can access it from anywhere by smart phone, tablet or computer.


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I quite like gitit for various reasons: It uses pandoc to allow exporting to various file formats, most notably quite neat PDFs via LaTeX You can choose your input syntax, e.g. Markdown, HTML, reStructuredText Automatic table of contents It uses git to version your articles, so you can push/pull to other copies, thus giving you your locally-cached version. ...


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If you have Microsoft Word (I tested with 2010) then the following works: Load your document. Turn on the highlighter (Home tab in the Font section of the ribbon) Mark the words you want to get rid of by double-clicking on them to highlight them. (You can also triple-click to highlight entire paragraphs, or drag over individual sets of words.) When you're ...


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If all words are in separate lines, I would 1) switch to excel (import the file into excel), 2) mark the unwanted words' lines with a sign, 3) filter the signed ones out, and 4) export the remaining words to another text file (copy paste would be sufficient here). If the words are just listed by comma or space (not on separate lines), you could do a ...


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I would suggest to use TagSpaces. It is open source, and allows editing and tagging of multiple file types. It also enables different views like you mentioned. The best thing about it in my opinion is that you can use it with any cloud storage you like.


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From your requirements above, it would seem that Trello may be a good solution to your preferred organization system. A single Trello 'board' contains a system of 'lists' which can contain unlimited 'cards'. Each card can contain a variety of content including tags, links, files, etc. And Trello can very easily be setup for GTD use.


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My suggestion is to reserve several pages at the back of your pad (or keep these in a separate notebook). One page for each topic you are taking notes in. Title each index page and whenever you take notes in that topic note the page number(s) and a one line summary on the index page. Number pages as you progress through the notebook, and if you need or ...


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If you prefer taking notes on paper, there is a very neat way how to organize them in a ruled journal using "tags" In your journal reserve each line of the very last page (which I'll call index page) for a specific tag. Then, add a bold mark on the back side of each page that covers this tag at the same position/height as the line containing the tag on your ...


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In regards to Evernote's OCR capability, it is AMAZINGLY GOOD! It will even OCR images. As long as don't write in cursive script it will pretty much get everything right. If I am taking notes on paper, I will frequently use the Evernote iPhone app to take a picture of the pages and automatically import it into Evernote. From there, the document is OCR'd ...


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I would recommend you to use Evernote tool. They have browser plugins, android and iOS apps too. You can create notebooks and keep your notes organized and access them anywhere. Its searchable too which makes your knowledge discovery easy. Also try adding color tags to the notes in ever note to easily identify your interest areas.. Hope this answer helped ...



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