Two applications for quick notes on Linux

In Linux there are programs that simulate sticky notes

This morning something curious happened to me. She was talking to someone who was sitting at her desk with the computer on. I gave him a piece of information that this person needed but wasn't confident in remembering. We spent 5 minutes until he found a notepad and a pen. So that this does not happen to you I am going to recommend two applications for quick notes on Linux.

If you are going to ask me why I didn't tell him to use Windows Notepad, the answer is that the explanations would have taken longer than finding the notepad and pen.

Two applications for quick notes on Linux


This application of sticky notes from the GNOME project is in the repositories of the main Linux distributions so you just have to go to the software center to install it. The program is made up of a series of small independent colored windows that open as you need them and you can write down information in text format. Colors and fonts can be set for all or each of the windows. The information is saved on disk so it is not lost in the event of an unscheduled shutdown.

The keyboard shortcuts (which can be changed) are quite easy to remember, especially if you are familiar with the English language.

  • F1: Help
  • CTRL-Q: Close all windows
  • CTRL-W: Close the current note
  • CTRL-A: Select all
  • CTRL-Z: Undo.
  • CTRL-Y: Redo
  • CTRL-N: New note
  • CTRL-B: Bold type
  • CTRL-I: Italica
  • CTRL-U: Underlined
  • SHIFT-DEL: Delete note.


This is such a minimalist app that in the Flathub store, after saying what it can't do they added the first line of a game description.
Basically it only allows formatting of links and headers
You cannot put images or other types of formats.

The few configuration options such as setting the indentation or changing the font type or size are handled by clicking the right mouse button.

Installs with:
flatpak install flathub com.agateau.nanonote
It is deflatpacked with:
flatpak uninstall com.agateau.nanonote

Of course, I intentionally chose two applications with the fewest possible features.
This is an area in which Linux is singularly well provided and there will be no shortage of opportunity to talk about other titles.

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