Spiral is a program that allows users to take notes in a format similar to a spiral notebook.
- Free • Open Source
- Note-taking Tool
What is Spiral?
Spiral is a program that allows users to take notes in a format similar to a spiral notebook. Unlike traditional word processors and text editors that are configured in a way that makes it difficult to document things in a non-linear fashion, Spiral pages allow users to click anywhere to start typing and easily move elements of their page around the screen. Additionally, all Spiral content is stored in plain HTML files, making it easy for users to modify their content from outside of Spiral if they wish. Spiral's UI also uses your desktop environment's system theme, so its color palette matches your system.
- Spiral's documents are formatted like real-world spiral notebooks, which allows for information to be organized logically according to its subject matter
- Spiral's non-linear document structure allows users to organize their thoughts naturally rather than being restricted to a linear format like word processors
- Spiral's HTML-based document scheme allows for rich formatting
- Spiral notebooks are auto-saved whenever changes are made More to come
Comments and Reviews
With Spiral, you can create notebooks which are divided into sections, and those contain pages. This way you can build a structure like in a book with a book with chapters and sub-chapters.
On a page, you can place textboxes and move them around. This might be useful if you want to have different areas on your page.
Spiral has the usual text formatting options, and you can also load images.
It saves notebooks in a JSON-like format and uses HTML elements. Unfortunately, I found no way to export the notebook as an HTML file.
All in all, I must say, this is a quite interesting approach, but for me personally this is too cumbersome. I think I will continue to use normal text editors or Markdown editors for my notes.