Note taking tool

runs on Linuxruns on Macruns on Windows
screenshot of Tomboy

With all the information that comes across our desks over the course of a day or week, it can be a real challenge to keep track of it all. While there's certainly a lot of stuff that isn't that important, there's plenty that we really need to keep an eye on. If Post-Its and odd scraps of paper just don't cut it any more, maybe you should check out Tomboy.

Tomboy is a straightforward note-taking tool. Scribble your notes down to keep track of appointments, contact info, websites you really need to visit, and more. In addition, Tomboy supports wiki-like linking between notes, and those links are updated even if you change the names of your notes. Now rather than having just an electronic stack of individual notes, you can develop a system with built-in cross references, making your notes much more powerful. It's also got built in search functionality, as well as a table of contents that lets you browse your notes in the order they were last modified. In addition it also supports several different plugins to give it greater functionality.

You can download a copy of Tomboy for free. It runs on Linux, Mac, and Windows systems.

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4 Responses to “Note taking tool”

  1. Gildawie says:

    Requires 16Mb download of GTK# for .NET (if GTK is not already installed).

  2. Chico says:

    Clean install on my Mac…..working great!

  3. dudleyj says:

    Does not install on my MacbookPro

  4. barney says:

    Installs on Win7 Ultimate 64-bit – after installing GTK# – but will not run. Immediately brings up the “has stopped working” dialog.