* Hand written notes
* Typed notes
* Import & handwrite over images
* Import & highlight & handwrite over PDFs/text docs
I want basically a FLOSS equivalent of Microsoft OneNote for when I start grad school in the fall.
@remram44 and I have been looking, to no avail...
@vickysteeves @firstname.lastname@example.org I don't think you'll find all of those functions in one but xournal does a lot of it
@vickysteeves @remram44 I've never found a true onenote alternative. I ended up using emacs' org-mode for most things. Xournal for hand writing, but honestly didn't productive use it. There are mods you can make to org-mode that will display images inline..
I ended up just taking photos of my notes. Now, with touchscreens, I'd probably draw in krita and append/display in org-mode mode.
Otherwise, Zim Desktop Wiki https://zim-wiki.org/ and Cherrytree notes https://www.giuspen.com/cherrytree/ are popular. I use them both frequently for different things. Zim would probably be the better of the two. It can handle attachments and can inline display images, diagrams, equations, etc.
@vickysteeves @remram44 facing this same question, I use syncthing to sync a folder called "notes" to my various devices and then use native apps to edit those notes, which are text files, svgs and pdfs. Native search on whatever device indexes them all ok, including android e-reader and macos as well as ubuntu windows etc.
I had a hacked up handwriting recognition tool that intercepts the clipboard, looks for image data, then generates a .txt file while saving the image.
I then installed one of those programs that makes it fast to search through a whole bunch of text files.
it didn't work very well, but it was the closest thing that I got to emulating how I used onenote.
@vickysteeves @remram44 I modeled mine off of https://mastodon.social/@aparrish/100804983641371950 along with a screenshot saving utility.