Notes is an open source and cross-platform note-taking app that is both beautiful and powerful.

Features

  • Native app (written in C++ with Qt).
  • Fast with a low memory footprint.
  • Fully open source and cross-platform (Linux, macOS, Windows).
  • Completely private - tracks nothing.
  • Beautiful and sleek looking, yet still powerful.
  • Folders and tags. Organize your ideas hierarchically using nested folders and universally using tags.
  • Markdown Support. Format text without lifting your hands from the keyboard.
  • Different themes. Switch between Light, Dark, and Sepia.
  • Feed View. Select multiple notes to see them all one after another in the editor.
  • Always runs in the background. Use the hotkey Win+Shift+N to summon Notes. Ctrl+N for macOS.
  • Keyboard shortcuts. Meant to have the option to be used solely with a keyboard (but more work needs to be done there).

Shortcuts

These are the default keyboard shortcuts provided by Notes.

Right now they can't be easily customized, but that's on the roadmap! :)

Global shortcuts

On supported systems, these shortcuts can be activated even if Notes' window is not active at the moment.

Sequence Description
Win + Shift + N (Windows) Toggle Notes' window visibility
Ctrl + N (macOS) Toggle Notes' window visibility
Meta + Shift + N (Linux) Toggle Notes' window visibility

Local shortcuts

These shortcuts are meant to be used while the Notes window is currently focused.

Sequence Description
Ctrl + N Create a new note
Ctrl + D Delete selected note
Ctrl + F Focus on the search bar
Ctrl + E Clear the search bar
Ctrl + (or just ) Select note below
Ctrl + (or just ) Select note above
Ctrl + Enter Focus on the text editor
Ctrl + Shift + F Toggle full screen mode
F11 Toggle full screen mode
Esc Exit full screen mode
Ctrl + Shift + L Maximize Notes
Ctrl + Shift + M Minimize Notes
Ctrl + Shift + S Toggle Editor Settings' window visibility
Ctrl + Q Quit Notes
Ctrl + K (macOS, Windows) Toggle 'stay on top'
Ctrl + Shift + S Open Editor Settings
Ctrl + J Toggle 'notes' panel visibility
Ctrl + Shift + J Toggle 'folders' panel visibility
Ctrl + A Select all listed notes
Ctrl + ` Wrap current word or selection into ` ` (code)
Ctrl + B Wrap current word or selection into ** ** (bold)
Ctrl + I Wrap current word or selection into * * (italic)
Ctrl + S Wrap current word or selection into ~ ~ (strikethrough)
Alt + Up Move current block up
Alt + Down Move current block down
Ctrl + Shift + - Decrease heading size
Ctrl + Shift + = Increase heading size
Ctrl + (1 through 6) Set a specific heading size
Ctrl + \ Remove formatting from current word or selection
F10 Toggle visibility of the dots menu

License

Mozilla Public License 2.0


Platforms

macOS Windows and Linux

License

MPL-2.0 license

Tags

notes,note,note-taking,productivity,system

Resources

Github