notepadIt’s been a while we visited, a fast web service to jot down your notes or memos or todos and password protect them, or to share info between different systems. No accounts, no logins, no attachments. However, the developer put down a service end notice in Dec 2015. Though it’s still running, the notice is still there and we started looking for some alternatives. Continue reading alternatives

Classeur: web markdown editor


It’s been some time I’ve been using StackEdit for drafting articles. While StackEdit has everything I need, it needs considerable memory to run and render the preview. I found a new service that is equally capable but very light – Classeur. I must admit the design of Classeur seemed a bit odd to me at first, but once I found my way around, it’s quite cool. Continue reading Classeur: web markdown editor

Quick notes on the Linux desktop


Sticky notes are quite handy for quick notes or memos on the desktop. xpad is a great sticky notes utility on Linux. However, users very particular about privacy or not interested in displaying mundane stuff on the desktop or just fond of a clean desktop may want to store the notes somewhere else; but available any time. Continue reading Quick notes on the Linux desktop

vim as an encrypted cloud note manager

vim_compvim is one of the most popular editors on Linux. You can edit multiple notes in vim simultaneously. However, it is not a generic note manager by design. You can turn it into one using the vim-notes plugin, which also means you need to remember more commands. We already explored how to encrypt files with vim. Let’s try a simple way to turn vim into a note manager. I use it everyday for my notes. Continue reading vim as an encrypted cloud note manager

StackEdit: awesome markdown editor

StackEdit is another beautiful online markdown editor in the lines of Laverna which we explored earlier. The same article touches many other online Markdown editors but StackEdit is probably the best of the lot. Using StackEdit is a delight due to its smooth design and powerful professional features. Continue reading StackEdit: awesome markdown editor

Papyrus: Qt5 notes manager

Papyrus is a fresh Qt5 based notes manager with a polished interface. It is a fork of the Kaqaz Note Manager targeting a better interface, security and faster performance. The application maintains a list of notes.


  • Notes management by means of labels and categories
  • Sorting notes by day
  • A user-interface different from other applications
  • Advance and Smart searching in notes
  • To-Do papers
  • Backing up notes
  • Encrypted synchronization via Dropbox among all your devices
  • Supporting left-to-right and right-to-left languages
  • Sharing papers with other applications
  • Assigning password for protecting notes
  • Attach map and weather to note informations automatically
  • Attaching photos, audio files and folders to any note
  • Search on papers by location
  • Capability of running and sync data on all operating systems (Android, Windows, Linux, Mac and soon other operating systems)
  • Free and open source (GPLv3)
  • Canvas for painting
  • Search on papers using weather and temperature, your notes wrote.
  • Can move data to sd-card (on old phones)
  • Status and statistics page for notes
  • Synchronizing files


Papurus installers for multiple platforms can be downloaded from its home page (linked below). deb packages for Ubuntu are available.

Webpage: Papyrus

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