Gnote – port of Tomboy to C++

Gnote is a free and open-source desktop note-taking application. It uses a Wiki-like linking system to connect notes together.

Gnote is a port of Tomboy to C++. It was created to remove the dependency on Mono. Gnote development continues with the same initial ideas and mostly has the same functionality. However it moved forward for the sake of better integration with modern GNOME desktop environment.

Gnote is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Link to other notes.
  • Style text (bold, italic, strikeout, highlight).
  • Use custom fonts.
  • Change font size.
  • Create bulleted lists with the option to create auto-bulleted lists.
  • Highlighting search text.
  • Inline spell checking. The program underlines misspellings in red, and provides suggestions.
  • Undo and redo.
  • Plugins to extend functionality including:
    • Print individual notes.
    • Sticky Notes importer.
    • Export single notes to HTML.
    • Bugzilla links.
    • Fixed width text.
    • Tomboy importer.
    • Backlinks, to see which notes link to the current note.
    • Underline text.
    • Insert timestamp.
    • Table of content.
  • Customizable.

Support: Manual, GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Aurimas Černius
License: GNU General Public License v3.0


Gnote is written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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