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Best looking org-modes you ever saw?
6 projects | /r/emacs | 27 Nov 2022
for certain files, highlight weasel words, similar to writegood-mode6 projects | /r/emacs | 27 Nov 2022
I have some elisp rules for deciding which fonts I should use in the buffer (journal files vs code files vs prose vs notes vs etc.). Also colors — blue modelines for personal files and red modelines for work-related files. And for files that will get published publicly I will highlight certain words (similar to writegood-mode). And I use different default browsers for different projects. Different indentation rules for different folders. I have lots of little things like that.
Syntax highlighting for natural languages?
2 projects | /r/emacs | 9 Oct 2022
Writegood mode highlights passive voice. That could be starting point.
14 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 25 Nov 2021
Have you writer's ambitions? Write a little, write everyday, and let Emacs be your coach!
2 projects | /r/emacs | 22 Jan 2021
Very interesting. Mmm, have you tried writing-good-mode for editing? I guess you can help yourself for your editing/rewriting a bit better with my PR: https://github.com/bnbeckwith/writegood-mode/pull/27
A collection of useful Mac Apps
32 projects | /r/macapps | 13 Jul 2023
Zotero - Price: Free Free and open-source reference manager that helps you collect, organize, and cite your research sources.
Is there an equivalent of calibredb for research papers?
3 projects | /r/emacs | 12 Jul 2023
I use the free and open source Zotero which I think you'd find very calibre-like and manage notes and concept linking with org-roam in emacs.
Zotero Better Notes – Knowledge management solution insid}e Zotero
18 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 24 Jun 2023
Zotero is great, but only if enhanced with plugins and a few settings. I don't use Zotero Better Notes so far, but here's my list:
- disable sync
- set “Base directory” (Preferences > Advanced > Files and Folders) to local literature folder
- set PDF View to “System default” (Preferences > General > “Open PDFs using..”)
- Enable recursive quick search in folders: go to Preferences > Advanced > Config Editor, search for `recursiveCollections`, double click (set to True)
- use CTRL-SHIFT-DRAG to drop files into Zotero as Links, see [#77](https://github.com/zotero/zotero/issues/77)
- use CTRL-Shift-C to copy bibliography to clipboard
- Dark Theme 
How to Read and Organize Online Articles (Without Driving Yourself Crazy)
3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 18 Jun 2023
If I come across an article I want to come back to, I add it to my Zotero . You can choose what level of snapshot to capture; I save thorough enough webpages to not have to worry about linkrot.
I already had Zotero set up for academic papers, but it probably is good enough to recommend over pocket or Unroll.me or any other ersatz solution.
It has browser plugins, syncing, both tags and folders, and it's free. You can pay them to sync larger files if you like, or you can use Zotfile.
Ask HN: What personal knowledge base do you use?
3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 12 Jun 2023
Rather than forcing a single app solution, I suggest a combo. As a well maintained and feature-rich local FOSS, I chose Zotero + Logseq
https://www.zotero.org/ is not just a citation manager. I look at it as a DB of archived pages, pdfs, and bookmarks.
https://logseq.com/ is an "advanced" outliner. So for gathering thoughts, it is both highly hierarchical (= outlining) and non-linear (through tagging and links).
It is a powerful combo, so it could be overwhelming for simpler use cases.
WebDAV server on OpenBSD
3 projects | /r/openbsd | 26 May 2023
Hi, all! I'm trying to set up a personal server on OpenBSD. One of the things I need the server to be able to do is keep my Zotero files backed up, and Zotero uses WebDAV to do that. So far as I've been able to figure out, OpenBSD does not make it possible to run a WebDAV server. Is that right? I've found cadaver as a WebDAV client, and I've crawled the httpd man pages for any indication of the functionality, but so far, I'm coming up empty.
Todoist for capture? Thinking about using Todoist to capture web bookmarks (articles, websites, books, podcasts, etc.). Are any of you doing the same? If not what tool are you using?
2 projects | /r/todoist | 21 May 2023
I use Zotero and Obsidian for this. I have been burned too many times with online services and my notes. I own the data this way.
[Discussion] What is that piece of software (or many pieces of software) that others might not know, but are extremely useful in Physics and sciences (and University/College) overall, and that you'd recommend for others?
3 projects | /r/Physics | 21 Apr 2023
Zotero - Zotero, I believe, should have a decent audience, but I still write a recommendation here. Zotero allows you to quickly add sources, studies etc. to cite. As it says on their webpage: “Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, annotate, cite, and share research.” I do believe that it is extremely accurate, as I've had no problems so far. It is incredibly easy to use [but as with anything that is auto-generated, you should still check whether it picks the correct source to cite]. Still, it is great for what it does. Link in here: https://www.zotero.org/
Book Inventory Software
2 projects | /r/DataHoarder | 18 Apr 2023
Advice to write a PhD thesis using LaTeX?
3 projects | /r/LaTeX | 14 Apr 2023
Hopefully, you already organized literature references as .bib file in the bibtex format. There are multiple managers available (survey wikipedia), and research libraries offer workshops on an afternoon to set you up an going. One of them is zotero - open source, cross-platform, well documented (there is a r/zotero, too). With zoterobib on one hand, the doi of journal articles/ISBN of modern books on the other, you equally can generate snippets of .bib files without an installation - but it is less comfortable than batch processing a couple of pdf at once zotero allows. (If your are lucky, publishers offer the export of the bibliographic data in a .bib file right next to the .pdf of the publication.)
What are some alternatives?
calibre - The official source code repository for the calibre ebook manager
jabref - Graphical Java application for managing BibTeX and biblatex (.bib) databases
obsidian-citation-plugin - Obsidian plugin which integrates your academic reference manager with the Obsidian editor. Search your references from within Obsidian and automatically create and reference literature notes for papers and books.
Zettlr - Your One-Stop Publication Workbench
notion-auto-pull - Bash script to automatically download a notion workspace
zotero-mdnotes - A Zotero plugin to export item metadata and notes as markdown files
logseq - A local-first, non-linear, outliner notebook for organizing and sharing your personal knowledge base. Use it to organize your todo list, to write your journals, or to record your unique life.
bookends-tools - Alfred Workflow to Integrate with Bookends, an academic reference manager/bibliography tool for macOS
papis - Powerful and highly extensible command-line based document and bibliography manager.
sioyek - Sioyek is a PDF viewer with a focus on textbooks and research papers
Komga - Media server for comics/mangas/BDs with API and OPDS support
dendron - The personal knowledge management (PKM) tool that grows as you do!