auto-exporting data from all sources to plain text and save locally.
The best option for now I've found is GitBook. It's got a decent webUI editor (although it has a list of quirks -- see below -- and is slow on an old computer), syncs to your GitHub, and its syntax is interoperable with Markdown.
List of quirks of GitBook:
when you copy something from a list and paste it somewhere else, the whole list indention builds up again. e.g., if you copied some text from a 3rd-level nested list and past it on a 2nd, you will get a 5th-level result.
TODO: This section needs expansion.
Stick with GitBook for adding & updating public notes. TODO:
Find a way to auto-update local copy of GitBook notes.
Validate that I can conveniently search locally all my notes (that means private notes as local md files + public notes from GitBook) with ripgrep.
Add a custom search engine to my Chrome that searches the GitHub repo directly.
(Deprecated) How Notes & Writings Can Be Categorized
Classifications of my writings & notes, and where to put them.
Can Made Public?
How valuable to others?
Credentials / Passwords
Reviews / Summaries
Translations / Transcripts
N/A means "not my own work, thus does not apply."
Numbers are on a 7-point scale.
How I Allocate Apps to Different Note-taking Purposes
Crossed-outs are what I used to use but moved away from (due to death of product, etc.).
Note-taking and Storage
Course notes / meeting notes that better be hand-drawn: Notability (iPad)
Diary, personal journal: Day OneOneNote
Course reviews and summaries: EvernoteNotability, course-specific folders, and -- in cases that the notes may be shared -- my academic website.
Scribbles, jots, etc.: A folder full of plain text/markdown files.
Synced with Simplenote Dropbox.
Read with Notational Velocity, nvALTfsNotes.
Editors and Word Processors
Coding/writing temporarily - Sublime Text
Quickly generating PDFs from Markdown - MouTypora
Academic writing (essay, things with a formula/equation, etc.) - LyX
For language-checking - Hemingway Editor + SlickWrite