In general more and more people are using Evernote as a means to have organized the notes we write every day, but as you know, in Ubuntu there is no official client of this application, having to use others that are in beta or that they do not have all the features of Evernote. However the use of note-taking programs in Ubuntu is quite old and, although we can find many programs for taking notes, today I bring you only 3, but 3 programs that I found or are the best from’ Ubuntu Software Center. With that said, they are the best free options and some like Basketball or Tomboy, Are cross-platform so they compete seriously with Evernote for podium of the best program to take notes.
Basket, an application for KDE
Basket is one of the applications focused on taking notes daily. Its name comes from the fact that it offers the possibility of organizing a large number of notes as if we needed «baskets » to place them. It is also focused on KDE desktop, Which means it is written in QT4 although it works well on any Ubuntu desktop. It can be integrated into Kontact and has the option to use the GTD system ( Get This Done), A very good system of productivity. It also offers other features, such as the ability to encrypt our notes, insert images or screenshots in the notes, use tags, import other notes or even back up our notes. If you want to install it on your computer, just go to Ubuntu Software Center and install. I am currently testing it and at the moment I see it as very complete, with the only problem being that it is not fully translated into Spanish, but it is not a big hurdle.
Tomboy, the great Gnome note classic
Tomboy is one of the oldest note-taking applications, at least in Ubuntu. He came with the Gnome desktop and stayed. It is written in c #, Mono and Gtk, elements that have served to make it cross-platform. It is a very simple note program, which is used to take notes or web addresses and little else. Until recently you could look like a post-It and it didn’t sit badly, in return, it’s a program that offers the same as the Post-It, A support for taking notes. Tomboy has grown over the years and now has several connectors, completely free that increase the functionality of the program, but unlike Basket, Tomboy it cannot be integrated with a mail manager or does not allow you to have certain items such as a calendar or a productivity system. Like Basketball, Tomboy is available in the Ubuntu Software Center and some official plugins.
Rednotebook, an exceptional newspaper
The third application is called RedNotebook, A program that although used to write notes, in its origin is an electronic diary. This new use is given by the possibility it offers RedNoteook of being able to cross dates with notes and labels so it became tremendously useful for many people looking to associate notes with a calendar. Its interface is very clear and is fully adapted to Spanish, so it is not surprising that many users rate it with a very good grade. It is located in the Ubuntu Software Center and also offers the ability to sign in at the beginning of the session or use customizable templates. We are going to test a full-fledged program if you are looking for some note-taking software.
All three programs seem to me very good programs for taking notes and have the ability to have everything by default on our PC, which does not Evernote, Which keeps it on your servers. In addition each one has a peculiarity that differentiates it from the rest, Basket your GTD system, Tomboy his postit appearance i RedNotebook the incorporation of a calendar. And best of all, all three are free so you can install, use and delete them if they don’t convince you. Try it and you will tell me if they help you or not.
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