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|Stable release||0.7.1 / January 4, 2010</td></tr>|
|License||GPLv3 (free software)</td></tr>|
</table> Gnote is a free and open-source desktop notetaking application written for Linux, cloned from Tomboy by Hubert Figuiere. It uses a Wiki-like linking system to connect notes together. Gnote is part of the GNOME desktop environment, often filling the need for personal information management. The main principle is a notepad with a wiki-style interface. Words in the note body that match existing note titles automatically become hyperlinks, allowing for the management of large libraries of personal information, such as references to favorite artists that would then automatically be highlighted in notes containing their names. Plugins extend the program to include functionality like exporting to HTML and printing support.
Gnote was created as a clone of Tomboy written in C++, to remove the dependency on Mono. It caused minor controversy when the creator was accused of having an anti-Mono agenda. This prompted him to explain that Gnote was written as an exercise in porting Mono applications, and that it provides environments that are unable to fit the Mono framework, with a notetaking application. The program is included in Fedora, which dropped Mono from the installation CD due to lack of space. Some Linux-compatible hardware does not officially support Mono yet, for example, netbook computers using the Loongson CPU (available in China). On these, Gnote is a reasonable replacement for Tomboy.
Some of the editing features supported:
Gnote supports plugins that add functionality such as: