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Company / Author[edit]

Matthew D. Rasmussen


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What they say[edit]

“KeepNote is a note taking application that works on Windows, Linux, and MacOS X. With KeepNote, you can store your class notes, TODO lists, research notes, journal entries, paper outlines, etc in a simple notebook hierarchy with rich-text formatting, images, and more. Using full-text search, you can retrieve any note for later reference.

KeepNote is designed to be cross-platform (implemented in Python and PyGTK) and stores your notes in simple and easy to manipulate file formats (HTML and XML). Archiving and transferring your notes is as easy as zipping or copying a folder.


  • Rich-text formatting
    • Bullet point lists
    • Colored font
    • Inline images
    • Hyperlinks
  • Hierarchical organization for notes
  • Full-text search
  • Integrated screenshot
  • File attachments
  • Integrated backup and restore
  • Spell checking (via gtkspell)
  • Auto-saving
  • Built-in backup and restore (archive to zip files)
  • Extensions (i.e. plugins)
  • Cross-platform (Linux, Windows, MacOS X)”


To use KeepNote on Linux or MacOS X, the following third-party libraries are needed (they are all cross-platform): Python2.5 (or any greater 2.X); PyGTK; gtkspell; optional)

Thee are some interesting extensions as well:

Their website[edit]

Operating System(s)[edit]

Linux | Mac | Windows

Price: Free Open Source, but US$10 donation suggested.  |  Status: Current  |  Date added: 2011-02-23

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