qNotesManager: Qt based note manager

We explored many note managers in earlier articles. There are several quality applications like Cherrytree, Springseed, Laverna or purely console based note managers. There’s even Notepadqq, a Notepad++ clone. However, this is a category where new members keep coming on.

We came across qNotesManager, written in C++/Qt. It is a rich text editor cum notes manager.


  • Format note text in WYSIWYG-editor
  • Insert images, lists, tables
  • Add tags to notes
  • Group notes in categories (folders)
  • Filter notes by creation / modification time
  • Encrypt notes
  • Quick note: create a new note with text from clipboard with just one click
  • Multiplatform. Supports Linux, Windows and Mac


qNotesManager is not distributed as a package yet. It needs to be compiled from source. The dependencies are:

  • Qt4 libraries (4.4 or above)
  • openssl
  • qca2
  • qca-ossl2

To compile it on Ubuntu:

$ git clone https://github.com/WalterSullivan/qNotesManager.git
$ sudo apt-get install build-essential qt4-dev-tools libqt4-dev libssl-dev libqt4-core libqca2 libqca2-dev libqca2-plugin-ossl libqca2-plugin-gnupg
$ cd qNotesManager
$ qmake
$ make
$ sudo make install

On GitHub: qNotesManager

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