Here is an interesting application for R&D, concept drawing and knowledge management. It also supports LaTeX as well and a nice reference citation template for books & papers
Doing research usually means keeping track of multiple things at the same time, in various different formats and from different sources. As I always liked drawing on whiteboard to get a good overview of things and help me distill thoughts in my head, I thought about creating a digital version of it.
Nodebook was made to make it possible to add everything and anything into it - links, notes, files, meta-data, LaTeX,… and to organize it in a highly visual way, by creating completely customizable graphs. You have infinite canvas at your disposal, so your mind is completely free to wander, add many things and “connect the dots”.
Nodebook also supports collaboration: creating teams and managing permissions, comments, mentions, privacy settings. There’re also highly advanced features like graph-based search, versioning and comparison.
There’s also a social aspect, where you see what other people are working on and what other interesting stuff they found along the way.
The above from one of the developers on the Product hunt page
Nodebook on Product Hunt
The application is lacking any documentation that I could find but can be easily figured out.
The website is
I know there are a few academics in the community that may be interested in giving it a look.