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Great Apps to Take Notes
There is a wide range of competent note taking software for Linux, and it is difficult for a single article to provide coverage to them all. Instead, I have compiled this roundup of my pick of 5 excellent note applications for organizing, sharing, and taking notes.

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KOrganizer
KOrganizer is the calendar and scheduling application of the popular K Desktop Environment. KDE is a powerful Open Source graphical desktop environment for Unix workstations. It combines ease of use, contemporary functionality, and outstanding graphical design with the technological superiority of the Unix operating system. KOrganizer provides management of events and tasks, alarm notification, web export, network transparent handling of data, group scheduling, import and export of calendar files and more. Read more

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  • Any
    Any was originally designed as a very simple table-top strategy game that could be played be nearly anyone, in nearly any location (thus the name of the game). Players could use pennies, m+m's, dice, even pencil and paper.
  • Bridge Hands
    Bridge Hands was developed to help a new Bridge player learn to make initial bids by providing an endless supply of random hands.
  • Bubble Pop
    a simple board game, still having it's fair addiction risk
  • ChessWorks
    ChessWorks is a multiplayer chess game that is playable over the internet or a LAN. ChessWorks at this time is strictly multiplayer and does not offer a computer opponent. Meet people to play all over the world by connecting to a tracker.
  • Chinese Checkers
    (shareware) A variant of Halma, Chinese Checkers is both an easy to learn and a challenging to master board game.
  • CocoaBornes
    CocoaBornes is the classic French game of Mille Bornes, brought to Mac OS X.
  • Double
    a free Shanghai solitaire style game for the Macintosh
  • FarmersMahJongg
    FarmersMahJongg is another version of the old Chinese MahJongg game - a tile game with old traditional images and the taste of something elegant. Besides being a nice game this projects main purpose is to demonstrate how a legacy C++ game engine can be integrated with a Cocoa user interface.
  • Fixation
    a chess client for the Internet Chess Club (ICC), Free Internet Chess Server (FICS), US Chess Live (USCL) and chess.net (limited support). Fixation requires an active TCP/IP connection to the Internet in order to use it on these sites
  • FoxRabbitCarrot
    FoxRabbitCarrot is a simple, networked, multi-player board game, used primarily as an example of client/server programming using the MUSCLE networking toolkit.
  • FreeGoban
    a Go board application for Mac OS X. Use it to play Go against GNU Go
  • Goban
    a Go board application for Mac OS X
  • Gridlock
    A collection of 25 abstract strategy board games, including Ataxx, Reversi, Checkers, Gomoku, Connect Four, Breakthrough, and many others. You can play against the computer or over the network.
  • Hot Spot X
    Hot Spot X is a modern remake of an old Mac OS Classic game called Hot Spot. You have a game board that consists of four concentric rings around a center spot.
  • HunterCard
    In HunterCard you score points by matching the animals up to themselves, with modifiers of location and season. But the big points come from matching a predator card up with its prey.
  • Idiot's Delight
    The most stupid solitaire game ever. Key features includes Emulated Self Discipline, Advanced Cheating Options and full keyboard support. Go ahead and spend some time when you really should do something else.
  • iHearts
    an advanced and customized card game
  • Kenzo
    Kenzo is a game of dice for 1-6 players and it can be played against the computer. Kenzo is very colorful, has cool sounds and is lots of fun.
  • Klondike
    the original solitaire game for Macintosh. Klondike is System 6, 7. 8 and 9 friendly, Carbon (and Mac OS X) compatible, supports color or B/W, and runs on any Macintosh computer from the Plus to the PowerPC G5. It allows you to play four different solitaire games: Klondike, Canfield, Golf or Racing Demons
  • London Law
    London Law is an online multiplayer adaptation of the classic Scotland Yard board game, first published by Ravensburger in 1983. The game is unusually asymmetric; one player controls the movements of the criminal Mr. X as he tries to evade Scotland Yard, while another one to five players control five detectives trying to track him down.
  • MacIago
    MacIago is a freeware Othello/Reversi style board game. It is a strategic game, played with a board on which you have to enclose the opponent pieces between your own.
  • MacSolitaire
    a classic solitaire game for the Macintosh with source code available
  • Mike's Cards
    (shareware) a compilation of 166 card games. A lite version is also available which has 7 free card games
  • MyMahj
    MyMahj is a user-friendly solitaire Mahjong game in 2D and 3D. The purpose of the game is to clear the screen of tiles by clicking on two identical tiles (or two seasons or flowers).
  • MyNevermind
    MyNevermind is a computer-version of the common game Mastermind. The aim of the game is to guess a secret code generated at random by your computer in no more than 10 attempts.
  • NetSolitaire
    a solitaire game for MacOS X featuring networked game play, randomly choosen background images, card transparency, and other nifty features
  • Netzee
    Netzee is a mutliplayer Yatzee game that can be played over the internet with up to 4 players.
  • Number String
    In Number String 6 cards are dealt face up. The player tries to combine some or all of the first 5 cards to equal the value of the sixth card. Players may use any combination of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Up to 2 pairs of parenthesis may be added if desired.
  • Poker Ghost
    (commercial) Poker Ghost is a Texas Hold 'Em Poker assistant which uses mathematical algorithms to analyze the relative strength of your hand while knowing just your cards and the number of players in your hand.
  • Pontoon
    (commercial) Pontoon is a fun, addictive game which allows you to play blackjack in a small desktop window. You can gamble against a computer player and keep highscores. In addition, Pontoon allows you to customize how the computer will play and modify the game rules.
  • Pyramid Tease
    Pyramid Tease is a computer version of a game normally played with golf tees on a wooden board. The goal is to remove all by one tee by jumping tees to remove them (as you would jump an opponent's pieces in the game of Checkers).
  • Romi
    (shareware) lets you play Rummy Tile (RummyCube, Rummikub, Rami) games against the computer at 3 different levels. Romi is played with two sets of 52 cards and with two wild cards. The purpose of this game is to form groups of 3 or more cards, which contain either consecutive cards of the same suit or cards of the same number value but of differing suits
  • Sigma Chess
    Sigma Chess is a master strength Macintosh chess program for both OS X and Classic Mac OS. The feature set includes: Optional HIARCS engine, UCI Engine support, Databases, PGN/EPD, basic desktop publishing, endgame databases, novice levels, a true perspective 3D board, ExaChess compatibility and much more.
  • Solitaire
    (shareware) with 70 different variations, Solitaire will keep you amused for hours. Aside from just moving cards around, Allgood Solitaire also has lots of features to help learn new variations, not to mention, to cheat at the ones you already know
  • Solitaire 3D
    Play your favourite Solitaire games, including FreeCell, Spider, Gaps and Klondike, all for free.
  • Spades
    a card game for Mac OS X, Mac PPC and Windows
  • Spite and Malice
    (shareware) a version of "Spite and Malice" available for Macintosh users! This form of competitive patience game is easy to learn, and tough to put down. The computer offers 3 different skill levels to play against
  • Ten Thousand Solitaire
    Ten Thousand Solitaire is based on a game titled Ten Thousand normally played by two people with six dice. The goal is to get at least ten thousand points and then stop (or cache out). Sound is supported.
  • Vektor3
    (commercial) Vektor3 is an award winning chess program for Mac OS X with an intuitive user interface, that takes full advantage of Mac OS X' Aqua.
  • Wiz Solitaire
    (commercial) Wiz Solitaire is a collection of card games with the ability to use beautiful custom decks. It supports different deck formats, allowing you to choose between thousands of available card sets. You can also easily create your own decks with the included Deck Editor. Currently it includes the following games: Klondike, Free Cell, Spider, Monte Carlo, Pyramid, Diplomat, Forty Thieves, Eagle Wing, Canfield, Josephine, Streets, Baker's Dozen, Seahaven, Rouge et Noir, and Scorpion.
  • Zotz
    Zotz is a really simple card game where the goal is to spot groups of three "cards" that are the same or different in all four of their "attributes". Panther/Tiger only.



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