Tomboy

by Alex Graveley

A free and open-source desktop note-taking application fir Unix and Windows

Operating system: Windows

Publisher: Alex Graveley

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Last revision: Last week

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Tomboy is a small, freely distributed program designed to create short notes. The program is quite easy to use, but, despite the seeming simplicity, has a wide range of options. The functionality of the application is focused on the maximum convenience in working with the program. The key differences between the presented program and analogues include simple text formatting (changing the size, font color), the presence of a search system for notes, the ability to combine notes into sections. The latter feature is incredibly convenient when accumulating a large number of notes.

Besides, Tomboy has spell-checker, but for its normal operation it will be necessary to include a special package - aspell-ru. It is also possible to assign hotkeys for the most frequently used functions. Another useful feature of the program is the ability to synchronize notes with the Ubuntu One storage, or with any other cloud storage, or with a local folder.

- simplicity and ease of use;

- You can synchronize with SSH, WebDAV or Ubuntu One;

- a set of standard functions for text editing;

- the possibility of setting up hotkeys;

- an impressive number of settings;

- a large number of plugins that extend the program's capabilities;

- multiplatform and support for all versions of Windows.

Tyler
Tomboy is a free program that allows you to take notes. Even though it’s simple, it has a variety of options. It has a spell checker. It also is possible to set hotkeys for the most used functions. Another great feature is that it can be synchronized with Ubuntu One Storage or any other cloud based storage or local folder.
Calum
Tomboy has helped me tremendously with note writing. It is extremely simple to use and functional, I am not the most tech savvy user but I can certainly use Tomboy very effectively. There are quite a few plugins that support Tomboys capabilities, which is a definite plus. The search system for notes has also proven to be very helpful in staying organized.
Alfie
Tomboy is an incredible piece of software. It reminds me of a program that functions like never ending sticky notes and is incredible easy to use and bring pretty much anywhere. The application runs so smoothly, taking notes is so easy and saving the notes and pulling it up anywhere is even easier.
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