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unix1adm 01-07-2010 08:29 AM

looking for a good app to ...
 
I am using tomboy for some of my notes and i use editpad lite on xp for notes.

I am looking for a good cross platform application to keep notes on both environments. Kinda getting to be a pain. I dont want to use word but something small that I can leave running like notepad or tomboy. This way I can save the notes to USB and not have to worry about syncing them manually. Just use the copy on the USB stick and back up to linux/xp once and a while.


I am also looking for a good stand alone calendar that can handle multiple accounts (if thats the right word)

Basically I do some side work and I want to keep track of my hours for each client on a separate calendar put notes in to what I did , why and when etc.

Then may be export it excel or openoffice to create an invoice of sorts.

Anyone doing this?
What do you use?

I am running Ubuntu 9.10 and I looked in the addons but nothing really jumps out at me for what I want.

Thanx

MensaWater 01-07-2010 09:21 AM

For the notes stuff you can use vim in both Linux and Windows (of course you'll have to install it on the latter). This creates ascii text files and they are portable.

alunduil 01-07-2010 10:22 AM

For calendaring I recommend korganizer. Handles all of my needs very well (although, I'm playing with akonadi and gcal right now).

Regards,

Alunduil

unix1adm 01-07-2010 10:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jlightner (Post 3817593)
For the notes stuff you can use vim in both Linux and Windows (of course you'll have to install it on the latter). This creates ascii text files and they are portable.


This is what you use?

http://www.vim.org/

this is nice but cmd line I am using gnome and wanted a GUI

I found there is a gui for it./ Looks like when it installed I did not get a menu option. Ill have to look into that.

vrmartin2 01-07-2010 11:00 AM

Freemind for Notes
 
I love Freemind for notes. I started using it a year or so ago and have never looked back. It organizes my notes so well, supports hyper links, and a lot more that I haven't had time to get into.

http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki....php/Main_Page

And since it's Java, it runs everywhere.

Personally I like Google Calendar so I can take it anywhere especially now that I have a droid phone that interfaces with Google so well.

unix1adm 01-07-2010 11:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alunduil (Post 3817647)
For calendaring I recommend korganizer. Handles all of my needs very well (although, I'm playing with akonadi and gcal right now).

Regards,

Alunduil

I will do some reading on this. I wonder if it works with gnome not just kde

alunduil 01-07-2010 11:07 AM

korganizer will work inside gnome, but you'll need to install the KDE dependencies.

Regards,

Alunduil

unix1adm 01-07-2010 11:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vrmartin2 (Post 3817690)
I love Freemind for notes. I started using it a year or so ago and have never looked back. It organizes my notes so well, supports hyper links, and a lot more that I haven't had time to get into.

http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki....php/Main_Page

And since it's Java, it runs everywhere.

Personally I like Google Calendar so I can take it anywhere especially now that I have a droid phone that interfaces with Google so well.

good thought I forgot about my Droid and google. But I wanted something local to my LT so if I am traveling I dont need internet to update etc.

i'll look at the sw manager and see if there is a local app for it too. I am guessing there is.

unix1adm 01-07-2010 11:26 AM

wow freemind is a bit more complex than i was looking for that is crazy sw. I just needed a simple note taking file with a search and some basic formatting..

I will look at it some more. Looks cool

unix1adm 01-07-2010 11:30 AM

gvim does not do tabs like editpadlite does.Going to check the help and www site to see what they say for gvim on this.

highfructose327 01-07-2010 11:44 AM

If you are already using tomboy how about installing it on windows http://live.gnome.org/Tomboy/Installing/Windows. I personally use Google calendar and then sync it with evolution, but; this way I can always access it from where ever if needed. There is a google notebook http://www.google.com/notebook/

vrmartin2 01-07-2010 12:32 PM

Freemind: easier than you think
 
Freemind may look complicated, but it's really very easy at least for the note taking I do. And it organizes things around topics (nodes) so well. I used to just make text notes or outlines in word/open office text, but I found freemind is EASIER. At least for me.

MensaWater 01-07-2010 12:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by unix1adm (Post 3817673)
This is what you use?

http://www.vim.org/

this is nice but cmd line I am using gnome and wanted a GUI

I found there is a gui for it./ Looks like when it installed I did not get a menu option. Ill have to look into that.

Gvim is the GUI version.

DrLove73 01-07-2010 12:54 PM

Thunderbird has Lightning add-on, and it runs on both Linux and Windows. Also, you should be able to install a version of Thunderbird that resides on USB Flash memory for portability.


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