CherryTree Reviews

Good open source alternative to OneNote or Evernote for Linux as well as Windows

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While looking for an alternative to OneNote for something to work on Linux as well as Windows I have tried a large number of notetaking applications and CherryTree provided the best fit for me. You might want to take a little time to think through how you want to use tags and to create terms for use in its search function - but once you do it is very flexible and powerful.

One thing that is important to me and that is not supported in OneNote but is supported in CherryTree is support for relative file paths. One the other hand CherryTree's drag and drop capability is much more limited in comparison to OneNote's - you are left to use copy and paste to take content and sometimes links into Cherrytree.

Of course Cherrytree does not have a cloud and mobile version but OneNote does - albeit one that is much more limited in its functionality.

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This is the best note/text software I have ever seen! It allows you to work on multiple text documents with quick and easy switching without needing to have lots of instances of libreoffice open - your desktop is not overwhelmed with CherryTree. This is hands down one of the best pieces of software overall in my opinion. Another big positive is that it is free software (free as in freedom) - would not use it if it wasn't. Guispen is a legend!

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This is the best database/list/PIM program so far. It is a database attached to a word processor. It's small and simple to use. It does what is says and does it well. There is a table of contents on the left while the right holds the actual info. It will handle *.txt or *.rtf format and save it's data in a folder location of your choice. You can even insert pictures. And it's cross-platform so you can save your stuff and swtich between Windows and Linux. (It's still much, much simpler to use than those databases that come with most office suites. One of the things I've learned to absolutely dislike are databases - especially the ones that come with office suites. Whoever came up with those was a genius in mental torture. How in the name of St. Patrick are you supposed to work with that. Well, here is a really easy to use database that doesn't require you to do any mental Olympics...)

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  • Cross Platform, Open Source, Portable version available
  • Auto Save option, minimize to tray, sort tables and nodes, etc
  • Export to PDF, HTML, plain text, etc
  • High Customization (Background colour, font type, toolbars, etc)
  • Tables are not customizable (rows, columns, background, etc)
  • table has default first column : clickme
  • no cloud sync
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It's simple yet not simplistic; UI is easy to use and understand; the help system is great too. Finally, it's FOSS! Can it get any better?

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I liked this because it was a well defined file to group my notes.
Tomboy and Zim are interesting, but needs a global directory, and it difficult to share with others if necessary.

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CherryTree replaced Small KeyNote NF iconKeyNote NF in my laptop because CherryTree had a better Search function, better editing features and is frequently updated. Excellent auto-backup of your CherryTree database. 100% free and no ads.

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Great app on Linux

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I have used this app on Linux, I wish it was on Mac..it is awesome

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great app, however not so reliable so far

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The behavior is not always logical and obvious(e.g. when creating a node - it appears that 'selected node', the cursor - may be "hidden" in folded tree, in that case you would not know where exactly you've just created a node)
Also the search doesnt always work well, i.e. doesnt return a result
and so on

but
even with all those issues this is by far the best app of such kind

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Finally!

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Wonderful, It's exactly what I wished for

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