GloboNote – easy to use desktop note taking application

GloboNote is a simple and easy to use open source note taking application. This software lets you create sticky notes, to-do lists, reminders, personal journals, and things you need to remember.

It is mature software, with a good feature set, yet remains lightweight.

There are no limits to the number of sticky notes you can create. Notes can be organize by groups and search using the search tool. GloboNote is multi-platform software, requiring Java 6 or higher to be installed.

Features include:

  • Create Reminders. Remind yourself of important events. Set recurring alarm, play custom sound (wav, aiff, au and mp3 formats), snooze timeout.
  • Built-in calculator – evaluate mathematical expressions in a note. The allowable operations are +, -, * (multiply), / (divide) and ^ (power). It supports constants Pi and E. It also supports functions Sin[x], Cos[x], Tan[x], Log[x] or Log[x,y], Exp[x] and Sqrt[x].
  • Organize notes in group. Display/Hide notes according to group.
  • Customize notes. Change color, font, transparency, and behavior of your note such as protect and lock.
  • Create Checklist/ToDo list. Insert checkboxes to your note.
  • Create note templates and load it using hotkeys.
  • Search Notes. Locate your notes using the search tool. Search while you are typing.
  • Attach files on note then double click to launch it.
  • Attach images from different sources (file, http, ftp, clipboard) to note.
  • Paste image from clipboard to note.
  • Open or resize attached images.
  • Detect content’s URLs.
  • Find/Replace the content of the note.
  • Make note to always stay on top of other window.
  • Roll up/Roll down note by clicking note’s title or make it auto roll up when not used.
  • Support for rich text editing with bold, italic, colour etc.
  • Restore deleted notes.
  • Lock note to prevent unintended editing or deletion of note.
  • Export note as plain text (*.txt).
  • Save note.
  • Print note.
  • 3 states for your notes: notes are shown, notes are hidden, and notes are parked.
  • Create Bullet or Numbered list.
  • Protect Note or Group with a password.

Support: Manual
Developer: William Chan
License: GNU General Public License v2.0


GloboNote is written in Java. Learn Java with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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1 year ago

Sadly, Globonote seems outdated – last update was 2020 and it doesn’t seem to integrate at all with KDE.