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9 Excellent Open Source Configuration Management Applications
This software automates the configuration of machines to a particular state. Like any other tools, they are designed to solve specific problems in certain ways. The goal is to get a system from whatever state it is in, into the desired state. Configuration management software are the tools of choice for many system administrators and devops professionals.

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  • BasKet Note Pads
    BasKet Note Pads is an application that provides several baskets into which the user can drop all sorts of notes: rich text, links, images, sounds, files, colors, application launchers, and more. Read more hot
  • Cherrytree
    Cherrytree is a hierarchical note taking application, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting, storing all the data (including images) in a single xml file with extension ?.ctd?. Read more Killer App hot
  • MyNotex
    MyNotex is software to take and to manage textual notes, even large numbers of them. Notes are gathered under different subjects and consist of a title, a date, a list of tags (keywords), and a free-length plain text. Read more Killer App hot
  • QOwnNotes
    QOwnNotes is a multi-platform open source notepad with markdown support and todo list manager. It works together with the default notes application of ownCloud. Read more hot
  • Simplenote
    Simplenote is an easy way to keep notes, lists, ideas and more. Your notes stay in sync with all of your devices for free. The Simplenote experience is all about speed and efficiency. Open it, write some thoughts, and you're done. As your collection of notes grows, you can search them instantly and keep them organized with tags and pins. Read more hot
  • TagSpaces
    TagSpaces is an open source cross-platform personal data manager for organizing, editing and tagging information. It helps users organize files with tags on every platform. Users can operate with local files and folders on different platforms through a single friendly interface which allows them to view, edit, and add tags to their information. Read more hot
  • Task Coach
    Task Coach is a simple open source todo manager to manage personal tasks and todo lists. Read more hot
  • Tomboy
    Tomboy is a desktop note-taking application for Linux and Unix. Simple and easy to use, but with potential to help you organize the ideas and information you deal with every day. Read more hot
  • Turtl
    Turtl lets you take notes, bookmark websites, and store documents for sensitive projects. From sharing passwords with your coworkers to tracking research on an article you're writing, Turtl keeps it all safe from everyone but you and those you share with. hot
  • Basqet
    Basqet is a tool for organizing notes, ideas, and information using a baskets concept. It supports text, pictures, and HTML links. and allows arrows to be used to connect notes. The software was inspired by KDE Basket and Microsoft OneNote.
  • Boostnote
    Boostnote is an open source note-taking app made for programmers just like you.
  • Cjots
    Cjots is a console program for taking and organizing notes. It provides a curses interface to the user. It's ideal for storing jottings and handy information and quickly referring to previous jottings when they are needed. Cjots was inspired by Kjots and is compatible with its file format. There is a command line interface for appending to the current page.
  • Comment
    Comment is a command line directory context note taker. Notes are stored in both the local directory and each users home.
  • Developer Todo
    Developer Todo is a program to assist developers (or anybody who uses a terminal) in maintaining a list of outstanding tasks in a hierarchical, prioritised, list. Additionally, it can automatically list outstanding items when you change into a directory.
  • Doneyet
    Doneyet is an ncurses based hierarchical todo list manager written in C++
  • E-notes
    E-notes is an Epplet that manages your notes: deletes, creates, calls the configuration program and the display program.
  • Fluidity
    Fluidity is GTD software. Its design goals include carefully chosen defaults and fast data entry.
  • FromScratch
    FromScratch is a simple, open source, multi-platform tool to use as a quick note taking or todo app. Read more
  • Gchore
    Gchore is a simple tool that tracks your chores, and reminds you to do them on a daily basis. It is not a general todo list, it is better suited for repeating tasks, such as taking out the garbage on mondays.
  • Geeknote
    Geeknote is an opensource Evernote console client. Use it for system administration needs, creating notes, notebooks, sync your local directories with Evernote notebooks.
  • GeeTeeDee
    GeeTeeDee is an attractive, lightweight, easy to use and effective task management software. Read more
  • GetMeDone
    GetMeDone is a tcl/tk+PostgreSQL based task management system in the spirit of "Getting Things Done"
  • gjots
    gjots is a fairly simple but very lightweight (fast) jotter application for your desktop.
  • gjots2
    gjots2 is a simple jotter application for your desktop - an outline processor. You can use gjots2 to organise your jottings into a tree structure, adding thoughts and miscellany as you go. You can get it to output HTML, XML, postscript, pdf, man etc.
  • Gmail Todo
    Gmail Todo is another todo application that uses the python libgmail to store all todo's in a todo label on gmail. This way your todo list is simple and always available.
  • GNOME Todo List Manager
    GNOME Todo List Manager a Gtk+-2.0 Todo list manager written for use with gnome 2. It tries to follow the hig and gnome policy as good as possible.
  • Gnote
    Gnote is a port of Tomboy to C++. It is the same note taking application, including most of the add-ins.
  • gnoteman
    gnoteman is a quick and simple note taking applet for the GNOME panel. It has a bare minimum of features, and is primarily used to jot down a quick note for future reference. It can also be used as a "sticky notes" applet.
  • Goats
    Goats is a yellow post-it note applet for the Gnome desktop. It's modelled after Knotes for KDE, and is also similar to gnome-gnotes. Goats features alarms, autosaving and more.
  • Gpop
    Gpop is a GNOME Winpopup like program.
  • Gringotts
    Gringotts is a small utility that allows you to jot down sensitive data (passwords, credit card numbers, PINs, girlfriends' addresses) in an easy-to-read, easy-to-access, and most of all very secure form.
  • Gringotts-Shlomif Patch
    Gringotts-Shlomif Patch is a patch for the Gringotts encrypted note manager that enables compilation with recent versions of Gtk+, adds keyboards shortcuts to the menus, and fixes a bug with the search function.
  • gtklepin
    gtklepin is a notebook using the gtk+ toolkit. It looks like the notebook you can find on the Psion Revo PDA.
  • headstak
    headstak is a stack-based task list. Before you start a task, or when you are interrupted while working on a task, you push the current job onto a stack.
    HIDAM is a free generic hierarchical data editor capable of editing XML files. It runs on Windows and Linux and is licensed under the GPL. Future versions will support a plug-in architecture, database storage, and extensibility via scripting.
  • hnb
    hierarchical notebook: organizes many kinds of data in one place, for example adresses, todo lists, ideas, book "reviews.
  • idea
    idea is a lightweight CLI tool and module for keeping ideas in a safe place quick and easy.
  • iKog
    iKog is a very simple utility designed to make the management of your to-do lists quick and easy. The emphasis is on speed and portability. The program is a text-only utility with no graphical user interface, but it does include some features specifically designed to help with techniques such as Getting Things Done (GTD). Read more
  • Incollector
    Incollector is an application to collect various kind of information (like notes, conversation logs, quotes, serial numbers, source code, Web addresses, words, etc.). All entries can be tagged. The application can also search and browse entries easily.
  • kahenbook
    kahenbook is a simple, easy-to-use guestbook with full template abilities.
  • kdissert
    kdissert is a mindmapping-like tool to help students to produce complicated documents very quickly and efficiently : presentations, dissertations, thesis, reports ... The concept is innovative : mindmaps produced using kdissert are processed to output near-ready-to-use documents. While targetted mostly at students, kdissert can also help teachers, decision maker, engineers and businessmen.
  • KeepNote
    KeepNote is a multi-platform note taking application. With KeepNote, you can store your class notes, TODO lists, research notes, journal entries, paper outlines, etc in a simple notebook hierarchy with rich-text formatting, images, and more. Using full-text search, you can retrieve any note for later reference.
  • KnowIt
    KnowIt is a simple tool for managing notes. It is similar to TuxCards, but KDE-based. Notes are organized in tree-like hierarchy, texts are in RichText format, so bold, italic and lists are supported.
  • KPopUp
    KPopUp is a program, for sending and receiving Microsoft(tm) Winpopup messages. It's released under the GNU GPL2.
  • LifeQuest
    LifeQuest keeps track of what you need to do, and tells you what you need to do next. You simply enter the things you want to do, along with priority and date information, and LifeQuest does the rest.
  • ListPatron
    ListPatron is an application for maintaining lists of information. It operates on the basis of rows and columns, much like a spreadsheet, and is suitable for maintaining an endless variety of information like books, CDs, movies, todos, etc.
  • Molasses
    Molasses is a small and light GNOME sticky notes program. Written for you to stick useful notes all over your desktop.
  • Motodo
    Motodo is a todo manager written in the Moto Programming Language. It allows setting a date for the todo, and when the date nears, the listing can be highlighted to stand out. It handles multiple users and allows everyone to have their own todo list.
  • Newton Desktop Wiki
    Newton is a desktop wiki applet for the GNOME2 desktop environment. You enter your notes and information in a simple wiki-like syntax and Newton formats it in rich HTML for you! It is designed to make the creation of richly formatted documents of any type as simple and quick as possible.
  • Niki
    Niki is a quick and simple program for organizing notes and documents that provides a browser and an editor. The notes are called Nikis, and consist of short text files with simple formatting.
  • Nitro Tasks
    Nitro is open source software which makes tasks management extremely easy and slick. Read more
  • Nodau
    Nodau is a simple console based note taking program, it allows you to easily create, edit, and view notes, and list them by date.
  • Notalon
    Notalon is an application designed to make taking Cornell notes faster and easier. It is written specifically for the task of taking Cornell notes, unlike a word processor.
  • note
    note is a small console program written in perl, which allows you to manage notes similar to programs like "knotes" from commandline. Note can use different database-backends for notes-storage. It ships with a DBI-based mysql-module(which can also be used for other by DBI supported DBMS) and another module, which uses a binary file for storage and a DBM module.
  • NoteCase
    NoteCase is a hierarchical note manager (aka. outliner). It helps you organize your everyday text notes into a single document, with individual notes placed in the tree-like structure (each note can have its sub-notes, ...). To ensure your privacy, encrypted document format is supported, along with standard unencrypted format.
  • Notemeister
    Notemeister is a small, simple note organizer made for the GNOME2 desktop. It's features include: Notes stored in a tree view and structure, drag and drop support for reordering notes, simple text formatting by highlighted bounds and auto-save feature.
  • Notes
    Notes, formerly "Bijiben", is a note editor designed to remain simple to use.
  • Notes Up
    Notes Up is a notes manager written for elementary OS. With it, you'll be able to write beautiful notes fast and easy using the markdown format.
  • Noty
    Noty is a small note-taking application. It allows for small notes with formatting that can be organized into a tree-like structure and which also use internal hyperlinks.
  • nTodo
    nTodo is a small Gtk daily task and to do list.
  • nts
    nts is an acronym for Note Taking Simplified. It provides a simple, intuitive format for using plain text files to store notes, a command line interface for viewing notes in a variety of convenient ways and a cross-platform, wx(python)-based GUI for creating and modifying notes as well as viewing them
  • nvPY
    nvpy is a simplenote-syncing note-taking tool inspired by Notational Velocity (and a little bit by nvALT too) on OSX and ResophNotes on Windows. It is significantly uglier, but it is cross-platform. Read more
  • Odot
    Odot is a task list manager that organizes your tasks hierarchically and emphasizes ones which are due.
  • Org-mode
    Org-mode is a mode for keeping notes, maintaining ToDo lists, and doing project planning with a fast and effective plain-text system. Read more
  • piglet jotter
    piglet jotter is a tree data store, in the thread of kjots but using GTK. It stores an arbitrarily deep tree, with data stored in the same hierarchy in a single directory as plain text. It can handle exporting to HTML. It is simple to use, install, and modify.
  • Pygmynote
    Pygmynote is a command-line personal data manager (PDM) that allows users to store and manipulate heterogeneous data. It uses an embedded SQLite database for storing data.
  • PySnippy
    PySnippy is a simple GNOME desktop application for managing your snippets online (at and offline from an SQLite database.
  • PySubMind
    PySubMind is a personal notes manager with organization based on tags. These tags are similar to those used in, flickr, or gmail.
  • PyTodo
    PyTodo is a simple program for managing todo lists.
  • QTodo
    QTodo is a todo-list manager. It's based on Qt and designed to perfectly serve the user.
  • QuickList
    QuickList allows novice and experienced users to keep track of "things" without any help from a system administrator. "Things" can be anything, including (but certainly not limited to!) bug lists, phone lists, restaurants, team members, calendars, cool URLs, checkbooks, fishing holes, CDs, bunjee jumping cool sites, etc.
  • Rhinote
    Rhinote is a simple Python/Tkinter script which provides virtual "sticky-notes" on your desktop. It's handy for jotting down quick notes or holding copied text that you plan to paste elsewhere later. Text can be cut, copied, and pasted; and notes can be saved (as plain text) and viewed and/or edited later, in Rhinote or any other text-editing application. While many such applications exist for virtually all computing platforms, Rhinote is extremely simple, lightweight, and "keyboard-friendly."
  • riot
    riot is a tool for keeping (textual) information organised. Some people call such programs 'outliners'. It is a todo list and note manager, and a manager for whatever information one might collect.
  • sh-todo
    sh-todo is a minimal todo-list manager written in POSIX shell.
  • SiNotes
    SiNotes is a simple desktop notes manager that allows you to create electronic desktop notes, search them in very convenient way, and display them.
  • snb
    Simple Hierarchical Notebook (snb) is a minimal nested list browser and editor with locale support and ncurses interface.
  • sncli
    sncli is a Python application that gives you access to your Simplenote account via the command line. You can access your notes via a customizable console GUI that implements vi-like keybinds or via a simple command line interface that you can script.
  • Springseed
    Springseed is a simple and easy solution to take your notes. Springseed helps you take and organise notes with ease and simplicity. SpringSeed can synchronize notes between computers using the built-in automatic Dropbox sync feature. Read more
  • Super Productivity
    Super Productivity is an open-source to-do list and time tracking app built using Electron.
  • tag-not-ed
    tag-not-ed is a system that allows you to create and manage text documents by attaching tags to them.
  • Taskhelm
    Taskhelm is a graphical shell that sits on top of TaskWarrior, a TODO list manager.
  • Tasks
    Tasks is a simple To Do list application for GNOME, using libecal (part of evolution-data-server). Read more
  • Taskwarrior
    Taskwarrior (formerly known as task) is a command-line to do list manager. It features tags, colorful tabular output, reports and graphs, lots of commands, a low-level API, abbreviations for all commands and options, multi-user file locking, and recurring tasks. Read more
  • Tasque
    Tasque is a simple but useful task management application (TODO list) for the Linux desktop. Read more
  • The Board
    The Board is a space for quickly placing daily records: photos, video, audio, text, and more. Think of it as a combination of a note-taking app, a photo and video booth, a photo album, a sketching board, and a digital scrapbook.
  • The Magic Notebook
    The Magic Notebook lets you keep and organize notes. These notes can be almost anything--projects, contact information, to do lists, books to read, and assorted other things--and are available to you anywhere there's a networked computer.
  • TKDO
    TKDO is a CLI and PyGTK program designed to work with VimOutliner files. It takes all your todo.otl outlines, merges them into a single flat list, auto-sorts them, filters them, and adds support for things like contexts and recurring events. It also has a snooze button.
  • tmsu
    tmsu is an application that allows you to organise your files by associating them with tags. It provides a tool for managing these tags and a virtual file- system to allow tag based access to your files.
  • ToDo Manager
    ToDo Manager is a small cross-platform utility written in Python that is helpful in managing tasks that accumulate over time. It has a simple interface that doesn't take up a lot of screen space. It also has a simple plugin architecture that allows programmers to add new task sorting modes and file import/export routines to the application.
  • Todo.txt
    Todo.txt is a simple, command-line based task management tool for Linux. It consists of a small bash script and a configuration file. Read more
  • Tomboy Reminder Plugin
    Tomboy Reminder Plugin is a GNOME plugin for Tomboy, a desktop note-taking application for Linux and Unix.
  • Treecle
    Treecle (A Tree like Collection of Linked Elements) is a program for creating, managing and maintaining treelike hierarchical data. It has been written using the Qt Toolkit.
  • TuDu
    TuDu is a todo list manager in ncurses with a hierarchical representation of tasks. Each task has a title, a long text description, a deadline (tudu warns you when the date is close), and a scheduled date.
  • TuxCards
    TuxCards is a hierarchical notebook that was created out of the desire to let my own chaos of papers, notes, and post-it's vanish.
  • vimwiki
    Vimwiki is a personal wiki for Vim -- a number of linked text files that have their own syntax highlighting.
  • w2do
    w2do is a simple-to-use, yet efficient commandline todo manager. It can export to HTML 4.01 Strict and plain text.
  • Wanna
    Wanna is an implementation of a 21st-century to-do list app. It introduces a new workflow and has its own philosophy which makes it different from other to-do list apps.
  • WikidPad
    WikidPad is a wiki-like notebook for storing your thoughts, ideas, todo lists, contacts, or anything else you can think of to write down. Read more
  • Wnotes
    Wnotes are Post-It type notes for Linux and other systems with X Window System desktops.
  • Woody
    Woody is a tree editor, also known as an outliner. It is similar to a text editor, but allows you to organize your information in a hierarchy. It also works as a todo list, and works well as a project management aid.
  • Wunderlist
    Wunderlist is a free, open source, cross platform application that can be used for task management and list making. Tasks are categorized into lists, such as a shopping list or a to-do list. Tasks can have completion dates and reminders. Read more
  • xmemo
    xmemo is an XWindow desktop memo program to send to and receive from the IPMsg, and the Oboegak.
  • XNotesPlus
    XNotesPlus provides a mechanism for manipulating on-screen sticky notes.
  • Xournal
    Xournal is a GTK+/Gnome application for notetaking, sketching, keeping a journal using a stylus on Tablet PCs and other platforms. It aims to provide superior graphical quality (subpixel resolution) and overall functionality. Read more
  • xpad
    xpad is a virtual note-pad system for your X11 desktop. It transparently saves your notes for reloading later.
  • yaGTD
    yaGTD is a very simple utility designed to make the management of your to-do list quick and easy.
  • Yamado
    Yamado is a note & journal system with extensions for functioning as a homepage & blog.
  • Yank
    Yank is a simple notekeer and todo-list manager using the gnome and gtk libraries.
  • Yoga
    Yoga is the GNU replacement for Lotus Notes. Yoga is being implemeted in Python and C++, tied together with SWIG. Until recently, the code was being done in Java, but it proved too slow without the ability to compile to native code. The database backend will be based on Berkeley DB.
  • Yokadi
    Yokadi is a command-line oriented, SQLite powered, TODO list tool. It helps you organize all the things you have to do and you must not forget. Read more
  • Zanshin
    Zanshin is a powerful yet simple application for managing your day to day actions and notes.
  • Zim Desktop Wiki
    Zim Desktop Wiki (Zim) is an open source graphical text editor used to maintain a collection of wiki pages. Read more

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