Open source Note taking


Boostnote is the note-taking app for programmers that focuses on markdown, snippets, and customizability. Edit your code and wikis from anywhere. (GPL)

Linux - Windows - MAC OS X


Cherrytree is a hierarchical note taking application, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting. (GPL)

Linux - Windows

Getting Things GNOME!

The main objective of Getting Things Gnome! is to provide a simple, powerful and flexible organization tool to the GNOME desktop environment. (GPL)



Gnote is a port of Tomboy to C++. It is the same note taking application, including most of the add-ins (more are to come). (GPL)

Linux - FreeBSD

Go For It

Go For It is a simple and stylish productivity app, featuring a to-do list, merged with a timer that keeps your focus on the current tas (GPL)

Linux - Windows

Go For It!

Go For It! is a simple and stylish productivity app, featuring a to-do list, merged with a timer that keeps your focus on the current task. (GPL)

Linux - Windows


Jarnal is an open-source application for notetaking, sketching. (GPL)



Lifeograph is an off-line and private journal and note taking application for one's self evaluation of his/her own life. (GPL)



Nitro is a fully-featured note taking application. It sports a clean, minimal interface that makes using the application straightforward and intuitive. (BSD)



Notes is a simple application for creating, editing, and viewing notes. (GPL)


nvALT 2

nvALT 2 is a way to take notes quickly and effortlessly using just your keyboard. It's a fork of the original Notational Velocity with some additional features and interface modifications, including MultiMarkdown functionality. (MIT)



Osmo is a handy personal organizer, which includes calendar, tasks manager and address book modules. (GPL)

Linux - Windows

Project Hamster

Project Hamster is time tracking for masses. It helps you to keep track on how much time you have spent during the day on activities you have set up. (GPL)

Linux - FreeBSD


RedNotebook is a modern journal. It includes a calendar navigation, customizable templates, export functionality and word clouds. You can also format, tag and search your entries. (GPL)

Linux - Windows

Task Coach

Task Coach is a simple open source todo manager to manage personal tasks and todo lists. (GPL)

Linux - FreeBSD - Windows - MAC OS X


Tasque is a simple task management app (TODO list) for the Linux Desktop. (GPL)

Linux - FreeBSD


Xournal is a GTK+/Gnome application for notetaking, sketching, keeping a journal using a stylus on Tablet PCs and other platforms. (GPL)

Linux - FreeBSD


Zim is a WYSIWYG text editor written in Gtk2-Perl which aims to bring the concept of a wiki to your desktop. (GPL)

Linux - FreeBSD

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