[TriLUG] Web-based note taking application - similar to KeepNote
rkelleyrtp at gmail.com
Wed Nov 4 08:57:15 EST 2009
Thanks to all who responded. After thinking about this for a while,
it appears I need something slightly different than I originally wrote.
Currently, I have all my notes, docs, etc already categorized under my
"export" folder on my Mac. What I *really* need is a way to quickly
create a hierarchical representation of the files/folders in html
format. Essentially just a script that can index the data and build
an "explorer-like" view of the website.
As for editing/adding the content, I can use Kompozer (or other tool)
to add new content on the fly or simply drag/drop data into the
existing folder structure.
Does anyone know of such a cgi/perl script that will index a folder
and build a tree-like view? I know you can simply point your browser
to the directory and navigate that way, but I want something a little
On Nov 3, 2009, at 3:12 PM, Steve Litt wrote:
> On Tuesday 03 November 2009 11:34:51 Ronald Kelley wrote:
>> <Hopefully this does not get posted under an existing email - sorry
>> for the double-post)
>> Greetings all.
>> I am looking for a web-based note taking application to install on my
>> CentOS server - something similar to KeepNote but web-based.
>> Normally, I would use a Wiki, but I find they don't lend themselves
>> hierarchical data presentation and the data is not easily portable
>> between machines (in case my server dies/crashes). KeepNote allows
>> to export my notebook as html, but I really need to use a DB server
>> I can access the data from any location.
>> I have seen a ton of online note-taking apps (EverNote, Springboard,
>> etc) but I want to host the DB myself (sensitive data).
>> Thanks for any pointers,
> Hi Ron,
> This doesn't answer your exact question, but maybe it will give you
> a few more
> things to consider...
> If by "note taking application" you mean an app to take notes in
> real time,
> like you'd do in a class or in a meeting, your #1 priority is
> authoring speed.
> If, while taking notes, you have to have to wait the time it takes
> to reach
> for a mouse and click a plus sign, you've lost your train of
> thought. Whatever
> notetaking app you use must be FAST!
> VimOutliner is by far the fastest authoring environment for
> notetaking. I take notes with it all the time. My experience is that
> for text
> information, you can take notes and organize them in real time with
> VimOutliner. That's very rare.
> If you need to do quickie diagrams, you could use VimOutliner's
> lines feature with Inkscape or Gimp or whatever. It would be slower
> pencil and paper, but doable.
> Once the notes have been taken (and probably post-class edited), the
> shifts to a secure storage place on your server. VimOutliner native
> format is
> nothing but a tab indented hierarchy, so it's trivial to use Perl,
> Python or
> Ruby to convert it to XML or any other format needed for import onto
> server. At that point you could use the web based program to view
> and make
> additional updates, secure in the knowledge that when the
> information was
> coming at you hot and heavy, you didn't have to wait for the net, nor
> You can find VimOutliner here:
> Here's a talk about VimOutliner, in which I specifically address the
> need for
> authoring speed:
> I didn't answer your question, but I hope you find my info helpful.
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