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    Tomboy Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to Tomboy for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is Joplin. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Google Keep or Simplenote. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Tomboy and loads of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Tomboy are CherryTree, Zim, TiddlyWiki and Turtl.

    Tomboy is mainly a Note-taking Tool but alternatives to it may also be Todo List Managers or Task Management Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Tomboy.
    This page was last updated May 4, 2022
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    1. Joplin is a free, open source note taking and to-do application, which can handle a large number of notes organised into notebooks. The notes are searchable, can be copied, tagged and modified either from the applications directly or from your own text editor.
      Joplin vs Tomboy opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      SupraLance Links between notes is archaic, time-consuming, and hard-to-use in Joplin compared to automatic linking and note-creation in Tomboy. Joplin's addition of tags is welcome and can somewhat overcome this, but Joplin is definitely not a wiki and Tomboy users are used to wiki-like functionality. Anything without that is not a good alternative to Tomboy.
      Positive comment 9 months ago

      Good markup. More options and better interface.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

    2. Google Keep is a service provided by Google which integrates note-taking and web surfing.
      Most users think Google Keep is a great alternative to Tomboy.

    3. Made by the company behind WordPress, Simplenote enables users to take notes, lists, and ideas. These notes are stored on the cloud and are accessible across multiple devices.
      Some users think Simplenote is a great alternative to Tomboy, some don't.
    4. A hierarchical note taking application, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting, storing data in a single xml or sqlite file.
    5. Zim brings the concept of a wiki to your desktop. Store information, link pages and edit with WYSISYG markup or directly typing some lightweight markup syntax and see it previewed as-you-type.
      Zim vs Tomboy opinions
      Most users think Zim is a great alternative to Tomboy.
      SupraLance Zim adds table functionality and non-proprietary note storage to Tomboy's otherwise excellent features set, but doesn't auto-update links when you change the note name and requires extra typing to link notes that are in different subdirectories. You can open notes in their own windows like in Tomboy, but each window does not have it's own editor (separate windows are read only).
      Positive comment 9 months ago

      chavellas Zim has all features of tomboy and so much more. It's a great program!
      Positive comment about 6 years ago


    6. TiddlyWiki is a single html file with all the characteristics of a wiki - including all of the functionality (including editing, saving, tagging and searching) and the style sheet.
    7. Whether it's bookmarks or passwords, files or shopping lists...Turtl organizes it all and makes it easy to find later. Sync across your devices. Leave nothing behind.
    8. Trilium Notes is a hierarchical note taking application.
    9. Org-mode is for keeping notes, maintaining ToDo lists, doing project planning, and authoring with a fast and effective plain-text system.
    10. Online Notebook application: Zoho Notebook lets you combine text, images, audio, video, RSS feeds, documents and much more.
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