September 13, 2020
I thought I would create a chapter on some other tools I use to replace Microsoft Office in my workflow
This is a pretty good note taking application which for the most part has replaced OneNote in my workflow.
It supports Markdown as its language you write notes in and it even has support for mermaid diagrams inside the markdown which is nice.
Joplin also support synchronization over WebDav and has support built in for NextCloud and also has a Android and Mac Client.
Probably the only thing Joplin is missing is a web client.
While generating diagrams via code is really nice and is my preferred go to for creating flow charts and other types of diagrams there are times you want to drag and drop items onto a canvas to create diagrams.
For this I have started using Draw.IO which has an electron app and a version on their website.
I actually find the diagrams created by Draw.io to look better than visio ones. It also has a heap of extra shapes and its pretty easy to add your own.
While this isn’t OpenSource it is a Office suite that has good compatibility with Microsoft Office that runs on Linux. I generally only use this if I have to open Office Documents for some reason.
Online MS Office
You might think it is a good idea to use this when working with MS Office files as its free and online. I would actually recommend against it as its got less features than WPS Office and has some weird compatibility issues when dealing with documents created in Desktop versions of Office.
- 01 - Replacing MS Office
- 02 - Setting up R Markdown
- 03 - How to do common word tasks in R Markdown
- 04 - Generating presentations in R Markdown and Reval.JS
- 05 - Working with data and R Markdown
- 06 - Generating flow charts
- 07 - Creating books in Bookdown
- 08 - Misc other tools
- 09 - Co-operating with other people
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