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- Good practices for organizing notes 8 answers
I have been struggling coming out an efficient way to take notes while reading papers, one commonly-used way is annotate the paper while reading, but some issues include
- These notes are hard to organize since they are distributed through the text.
- There notes usually could not include mathematical formula. However, it is the major part of my notes.
- When paper is lost in thousands of papers, it is impossible to recover them.
Therefore, I tried to use stand-alone notes written in markdown, but problem 2 arises.
As mentioned in problem 1, there are so many papers (and notes) I need to keep and it is just not feasible to keep hierarchy of folders, which could have up to 5 or even 10 hierarchy. Even though problem 1 is resolved, an effective and easy way to search and retrieve previous papers and notes is still needed.
Finally, any input about your solutions is appreciated.