My Apps for Note-taking, Outlining, Editing and Revising

Here are the apps I use for my writing. Writing is a multi-step process and not one single work, so unfortunately no single app does it all. Typically writing consists of the following steps Note-taking Outlining and Writing Editing Revising (if possible) Below I describe the steps and why I use these apps. In case you have any app suggestions on replacing them, do leave the recommendations in the comments....

July 26, 2022 · 3 min · Manoj Nayak

Writexio - An Editor with super powers

Writex is an incredibly powerful all-in-one editor which is currently free to use. Read this thread if you are not satisfied with your current writing and editing app. What does it do? Like all editors, it does spell check and readability. But what makes it stand out to me is its unique layout style. You can create an outline and then you can lay out your drafts, revisions and final output side by side in vertical columns and compare them....

July 26, 2022 · 2 min · Manoj Nayak

Table Flip - Insert a Table into your Markdown Notes without MD

I had never really used tables inside a MD note, until I realised I am turning 50 next month and it is high time, I get organised and start writing down my daily expenses but I wanted to incorporate them into my note-taking routine rather than go about opening an Excel file or some special purpose accounting software. I find the Excel kind of program so inconvenient unless they provide an embed code into markdown files, which as per my knowledge only Writer – iA has content blocks which convert any CSV files into MD tables....

July 22, 2022 · 2 min · Manoj Nayak

A note on the wonderful zettelkasten note-taking app called "The Archive"

A thread 🧵on the wonderful zettelkasten Note-taking app called “The Archive”. After so much of prancing around, I feel I have come to my resting place as far as a note-taking app is concerned. I am using a zettelkasten note-taking app called “The Archive”. These are my first impressions as I am just 30 days into my generous 60-day trial. So let me know if I have missed out on any outstanding features....

June 27, 2022 · 3 min · Manoj Nayak

Why Notenik is the best open source free app for Atomic Notes and Permanent Notes

Why Notenik is the best open source free app for Atomic Notes and Permanent Notes! Read this thread 🧵 if you feel obsidian is getting too much love 😈 Recently I don’t remember how but I stumbled into NotenikApp. I had long back quit Obsidian as I couldn’t get the sync working and logseq was always a bit slow. Other apps like memdotai are wonderful but I like to see more order to my notes....

April 21, 2022 · 2 min · Manoj Nayak

Ample Note Revisited

A thread 🧵 on @amplenote - I revisited this app after a year. The reason being, they have introduced a forever free plan. If your note-taking system is chaotic then you should read this thread. Ample note I would say is an extremely ordered note-taking app. The entire feel of the app is to bring order to your note-taking. Below I discuss some of its USPs. So What are the features in @amplenote which make it unique?...

April 15, 2022 · 2 min · Manoj Nayak

Some New Apps for taking Fleeting Notes

A thread 🧵 on New discovery in the Note-taking apps space for fleeting notes only. [Hints]( Hints is my current hot favourite app for fleeting notes. I have completely stopped taking literature notes and permanent notes except whatever I read goes into Readwise. I feel permanent notes and literature notes are for specialists. People who dig down deep into a subject. I am a generalist and I wear too many hats....

March 15, 2022 · 2 min · Manoj Nayak

Are Note-taking tools innovative enough?

A thread 🧵(or a rant) - Are Note-taking tools innovative enough? Right now the note-taking developers are not innovating but just trying to capture a pie of the market. A lot is being said about note-taking tools, they are also referred to as tools for thoughts . But do they serve the purpose of making you a better thinker? I am not so sure. Note-taking tools are cluttered with connections. They might help discover connections....

May 11, 2020 · 2 min · Manoj Nayak