CintaNote similar software? [Linux Alternatives]

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CintaNote similar software? [Linux Alternatives]

Postby okidocki » Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:34 pm

Hi! Really love CN. Best and simplest note manager ever.
But I'm working with linux too..
Trying it with wine, but there is error messages, when i'm trying to edit note.
Maybe it's wrong asking on CN forum for other software, but which note-taking managers on linux have
similar usable and simplistic interface?
If only it were that easy - have only one note manager in windows and linux :)
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Re: CintaNote similar software?

Postby CintaNotes Developer » Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:11 am

Hi okidocki,

it's ok to ask for alternatives in case where CintaNotes doesn't fit the bill.
I myself however am a Windows guy so can't help you much, sorry)
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Re: CintaNote similar software?

Postby danielson » Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:35 pm

Cintanotes is probably the only one of its kind.

For Windows/Linux compatibility i found Keepnote:
http://keepnote.org/
But i find it still pales compared to Cintanotes.

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Re: CintaNote similar software?

Postby CintaNotes Developer » Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:50 am

You might try Tomboy. However it has a different concept, more like an interlinked wiki system.
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Re: CintaNote similar software?

Postby okidocki » Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:15 am

Trying keepnote and tomboy (gnote). Sorry, did not like them. After using CN they are uncomfortable.
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Re: CintaNote similar software?

Postby jaroet » Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:31 am

You might want to try TreeProjects. It is not exactly CN but I use it besides CN as an archive and save all to solution.
it also has a nice way to create items (notes in CN) from clipboard.

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Re: CintaNote similar software?

Postby danielson » Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:58 am

That's how i felt.

A Linux version would be nice but CN has so many priority items on their list,
we won't need to hold our breath now shall we?

That's the "fun" with playing with Linux.
Even when you get the same programs that work well under Windows,
you still get hicks with them under Linux (Picasa's 39 is not as functional as 38).
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Re: CintaNote similar software?

Postby danei » Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:05 pm

Well I really like the concept of Chandler and I've used it for years before cn. It's heavy weight and cross platform but to use it is simple and straight.
But the project is dead now, and the program is not very stable...
A book named "Dream in code" is about Chandler, a project born with brilliant idea but ends in total implement disaster...
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Re: CintaNote similar software?

Postby DaComboMan » Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:52 pm

Here's another possible alternative:
TreePad Lite Linux version (should include "limited" in title) which has a free version on Windows too.
http://www.treepad.com/download/tplitelx.html
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Re: CintaNote similar software? [Linux Alternatives]

Postby Midas » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:30 am

Maybe not be as straightforward and functional as CintaNotes, but I'm quite fond of ZIM when I venture into Linux:
http://zim-wiki.org/ wrote:Zim is a graphical text editor used to maintain a collection of wiki pages. Each page can contain links to other pages, simple formatting and images. Pages are stored in a folder structure, like in an outliner, and can have attachments. Creating a new page is as easy as linking to a nonexistent page. All data is stored in plain text files with wiki formatting. Various plugins provide additional functionality, like a task list manager, an equation editor, a tray icon, and support for version control.

Other options include, by preference order...

wikidPad:
http://wikidpad.sourceforge.net/ wrote:wikidPad is a Wiki-like notebook for storing your thoughts, ideas, todo lists, contacts, or anything else you can think of to write down. What makes wikidPad different from other notepad applications is the ease with which you can cross-link your information. Links in a wiki are created by typing in WikiWords. A WikiWord is any mixed case word typed into the editor.
Being Python based, it's rather simple to install it on any Linux, once you have gathered the required dependencies; even better, a deb package with the latest stable version can always be found at GetDeb.org which will greatly simplify installation on Ubuntu based distros, as well as on any Debian...

Treeline:
http://treeline.bellz.org/ wrote:Some would call TreeLine an Outliner, others would call it a PIM. Basically, it just stores almost any kind of information. A tree structure makes it easy to keep things organized. And each node in the tree can contain several fields, forming a mini-database. The output format for each node can be defined, and the output can be shown on the screen, printed, or exported to html.
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Re: CintaNote similar software? [Linux Alternatives]

Postby Noddy330 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:05 pm

Well, we all know there are alternatives to CN out there.
And it is easy to find them, and find reviews of them.
But I find it inappropriate to discuss them in this forum.
Just my personal view; feel free to disagree.
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Re: CintaNote similar software? [Linux Alternatives]

Postby danielson » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:02 am

Well, i agree and disagree.

I agree because, after all, it is a forum pro Cintanotes only.

Disagree, because, there isn't a viable Linux alternative which, imo,
would enormously help that OS to overcome a need that CN can really satisfy.
Is that a compliment or what?!
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Re: CintaNote similar software? [Linux Alternatives]

Postby Fuzz » Tue May 21, 2013 1:38 pm

I had to switch from Windows to Ubuntu. And now I'm realy miss Cinta. I worked with it about two years, bought a license.. and now I have to say goodbye?.. What about all my notes.. (( This is a question to Developers - please(!!!), think about making Cinta crossplatform. Because as for me, there is no such handy alternative in linux.
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Re: CintaNote similar software? [Linux Alternatives]

Postby danielson » Tue May 21, 2013 4:54 pm

In the meantime, you can vote in favour of this request:
http://roadmap.cintanotes.com/topic/389 ... ne-ubuntu/

and... post a favorable comment here:
http://alternativeto.net/software/cintanotes/comments/
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Re: CintaNote similar software? [Linux Alternatives]

Postby Mark S. » Fri May 24, 2013 1:20 am

Fuzz wrote:I had to switch from Windows to Ubuntu. And now I'm realy miss Cinta. I worked with it about two years, bought a license.. and now I have to say goodbye?.. What about all my notes.. (( This is a question to Developers - please(!!!), think about making Cinta crossplatform. Because as for me, there is no such handy alternative in linux.

Why did you "have" to switch to Ubuntu? I've tried many different versions of Linux over the years, sometimes using them months on end, but always come back to Windows.

WikidPad is "kind of" like CN. It has advanced tagging, tag hierarchies, and tag trees. It can link notes.

TiddlyWiki can be configured to have whatever look and feel that you want, has great tagging features. It may force you to use a particular version of Firefox (in particular, an OLDER version of firefox.).

I think this discussion is appropriate, because it highlights how unique CN is.

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Re: CintaNote similar software? [Linux Alternatives]

Postby danielson » Fri May 24, 2013 12:50 pm

Cintanotes is truly a good and unique program (even by Windows standards)!
Seeing that even the 'great' Evernote has yet to produce an equivalent for Linux users, we can safely assume that it is quite a challenge to make something compatible for the Penguin OS.

Tiddlywiki is an interesting venue but i still prefer CN.
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Re: CintaNote similar software? [Linux Alternatives]

Postby Fuzz » Fri May 24, 2013 5:31 pm

Mark S. wrote:Why did you "have" to switch to Ubuntu?

It's because I change my job. At home I still prefer Windows. Thanks for alternatives WikidPad and TiddlyWiki. I'm familiar with these, they really good, but CN is still my choice. Today I find some kind a decision of my problem. I've installed VirtualBox on Ubuntu with Windows, share a Dropbox folder and install CN on guest machine. Vbox i use in "display integration" mode.. Very handy feature. It works for me for now. Until I have a powerful computer..
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Re: CintaNote similar software? [Linux Alternatives]

Postby Mark S. » Sun May 26, 2013 6:34 pm

Fuzz wrote:
Mark S. wrote:Why did you "have" to switch to Ubuntu?

It's because I change my job. At home I still prefer Windows. Thanks for alternatives WikidPad and TiddlyWiki. I'm familiar with these, they really good, but CN is still my choice. Today I find some kind a decision of my problem. I've installed VirtualBox on Ubuntu with Windows, share a Dropbox folder and install CN on guest machine. Vbox i use in "display integration" mode.. Very handy feature. It works for me for now. Until I have a powerful computer..

That's interesting -- most employers are the other way around: They insist you use Windows.

Another application that looks interesting on Linux is basket notes. Back when I was researching note-taking systems, it was very popular. I didn't try it because it was Linux-only. It can handle images and has tags.

Good luck!
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Re: CintaNote similar software? [Linux Alternatives]

Postby danielson » Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:15 pm

Although quite different from other apps, TiddlyWiki could be handy on any Linux distro
http://tiddlywiki.com/

This latest beta version is pretty cool and the author is actively involved.
There's also an addon for Firefox so you can also adopt it when working in Android too.
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Re: CintaNote similar software? [Linux Alternatives]

Postby danielson » Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:26 pm

According to Simplenote's blog, they now have a separate for Windows and Linux:

http://simplenote.com/blog/

Today we welcome two new apps into the Simplenote family. Simplenote first started on iOS and has expanded to include Android, Mac OS X, and now Windows and Linux. Visit our downloads page and try them out. Just like all Simplenote apps, they are completely free.

Features

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History: drag the History slider to view previous versions.
Collaboration: share your note with others and allow them to edit.
Publishing: make your note public with its own URL.
Tags: organize your notes effectively with tags.
Pinning: pin notes right from the note list so they’re easy to find. etc.

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