Basket Note Pads (OneNote and Tomboy alternative)
Basket Note Pads http://basket.kde.org is a KDE native application for note taking that enables you to do all the following tasks and a lot more in a very human like way.
Basket Note Pads is a GNU Linux alternative to Micro$oft One Note and also to the Mono dependent Tomboy, being much much better than both (on why Mono is not advisable:No-Mono-by-Default).
- Easily take all sort of notes
- Collect research results and share them
- Centralize your project data and reuse it
- Quickly organize your thoughts in idea boxes
- Keep track of your information in a smart way
- Make intelligent To Do lists
- And a lot more...
I have never felt the need to review a KDE application so far, however this really great app really deserves it.
Its first and most important feature is that it enables you to organize your ideas in a very easy way, very close to how our mind works and we used to with pen and paper. In fact we do not have to follow the strict schema a word processor forces us into: notes, images, links, everything can be arranged dynamically everywhere on the pad. Colors, buttons and other useful stuff can highlight points and thoughts as we usually do with a felt-tip pen.
To install Basket Note Pads in KDE is of course as easy as drinking a glass of water:
sudo apt-get install basket
The same way you can install it in GNOME, however here you'll have to take care of two issues concerning web links and email addresses.
To make Basket Note Pad open HTTP links with firefox and emails with evolution or thunderbird we have to temporary install also kcontrol package (this will mess our Other application menu, however we are going to remove it later).
sudo apt-get install kcontrol kdebase-data kicker
in kcontrol window we have to navigate in KDE components -> File Associations
here search for html for web pages and rfc882 for emails.
There you can change the application preference order and add other applications.
After you've done with this and have applied the changes you can safely remove the kcontrol kdebase-data kicker packages
sudo apt-get remove kcontrol kdebase-data kicker