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MrHenko
MrHenko
I need your help with finding a system for note taking blog.henrikcarlsson.se
jeremycherfas
jeremycherfas

@MrHenko I cannot be certain, but I seem to recall the Dropbox will ocr a pdf for you. And there are any number of iPhone apps that will create a pdf from a page. I use Tinyscan. For the notes, I would use plaintext and some kind of Zettelkasten. Their app The Archive is good.

vasta
vasta

@MrHenko I use Scanbot (iOS) to capture any snippets from books I want to remember, use the results from Scanbot’s OCR to import into Day One where I’m able to add tags and context (date, location, the image itself, etc.). Pretty easy workflow, and ends up being a beautiful digital commonplace journal.

jeremycherfas
jeremycherfas

@vasta That’s an interesting approach. What happens when you decide to stop subscribing to Day One?

MrHenko
MrHenko

@jeremycherfas Thanks, I'll look into Zettelkasten and The Archive app.

I did a quick googling about the Drobox ocr and it seems to be a Dropbox Business only feature and as of right now I'm not a Business customer.

MrHenko
MrHenko

@vasta Thanks, I'll look into Scanbot!

jeremycherfas
jeremycherfas

@MrHenko Sorry if I misled you on Dropbox. It was just a vague memory. I’ll be interested to watch how your note-taking develops.

MrHenko
MrHenko

@jeremycherfas Oh, no need to be sorry. I don't see that as misleading me in anyway. I appreciate all suggestions.

Glad to hear that you're keen on my results. I'll keep you - and the rest of the web - up to date.

MrHenko
MrHenko

@jeremycherfas Also, you are very quick with your replies today. Are you procrastinating actual work as hard as I am? :)

vasta
vasta

@jeremycherfas That's a really good question, one I haven't consciously thought about enough. Right now, I back up my Day One entries in various places, but I think I should probably do better at ensuring the longevity of the commonplace archive. Thanks for the prod to do that!

jeremycherfas
jeremycherfas

@MrHenko I certainly was this morning. Enjoying a bit of free time in the city, and so doing what everyone on public transport does and reading my phone.

jeremycherfas
jeremycherfas

@vasta I know that when I exported my entries from Day One Classic I was very disappointed by the attached photographs and how they were “attached”.

amit
amit

@vasta @jeremycherfas I have been burnt once when I lost the Day One extries. Since then, I have made it a point that everything I write exists as plain files first (mostly markdown) at multiple places.

jeremycherfas
jeremycherfas

@amit I’m the same. But although I have searched, I have not yet found an open-source solution -- that is one where I can keep a hold of my data -- that is either as easy to use or as pretty to look at as Day One.

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vasta
vasta

@amit @jeremycherfas Thank you for the words of caution. I shall spend some time this weekend exploring my options.

grayareas
grayareas

@vasta That sounds pretty great. 📚

MrHenko
MrHenko

@jeremycherfas :)