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  • I find it fascinating. It lies in between simple .txt file and Evernote. Here you can annotate texts like you can have bold, italics and it can do much more. But it does not store all files in a single database file. It keeps your entries as separate .txt files. Also, it gives more importance on date wise sorting which is not unexpected as this is a digital personal journal. It can embed figures inside note when you are exporting it. I think one can use it as personal health record keeping software; because software in this category are not easy to find and it does that job pretty well. You can also create multiple journals so you can create as many as you want!

  • Please update the latest version on the project page, It's 1.14 now

  • My system is window 7, Chinese version. The editor/preview can't be switched smoothly. In fact, it doesn't work. But the idea is good. Wish to fit the bug and update it soon.

  • Looks great though unfortunately it's missing `markdown` support.

  • I have tried multiple diary apps and websites on various platforms and have always come back to RedNotebook. It's lightweight, simple to use, easy to install (I have it on my 2010 MacBook, two Lenovo PC laptops running Windows and Linux Mint, and a Chromebook running Kubuntu), and flexible enough for me to use both as a personal diary and as a work journal. I sync my notebooks using Dropbox and can easily access and edit them across all my workstations. For a multi-platform user who doesn't feel 100% comfortable with online diaries, RedNotebook is just ideal.

  • I tried this package for about a month. I couldn't get to to do what I needed. It's modes of operation were confusing. I was unable to link similar projects and such. I removed this s/w from my system and I'm looking for something I can use.

  • asd,

  • Exactly the kind of journal app I have been looking for, but lacking a few important features, and a little disappointing in the interface/design department. The word cloud feature can't be toggled on/off (it's a 'neat' feature which probably won't ever be used for anything, yet it occupies a big chunk of the window real estate). Not possible to insert relative paths to pictures (making adding pictures pointless - imagine inserting hundreds or thousands of pictures over a number of years using absolute paths, then all of them breaking because you had to move some files around on your system). The tagging interface is a bit clumsy, and not very intuitive. Also the tagging panel takes up the whole right side of the window, when it should have been integrated into the left side along with the calendar (in my opinion). The export as PDF feature is great, but I would like to see more customization in the way it looks, including page breaks. And finally, the most important feature it is lacking is an entry tree (like what you see on the side of most blogs, or TreePad). Without this feature, it's impossible to get an overview or conveniently navigate your journal. Your only option is to use the calendar, which leaves you feeling in the dark, as you have no indication of how many entries there are or how many months/years your entries stretch back. Oh, one last thing, in regards to the dating system. It would be nice to be able to assign ambiguous dates to entries. For example, if I have a journal entry I want to create, describing an event which took place sometime in July 2005, without knowing the exact day, I should be able to mark it as such. A good idea on the right track, which will be perfect with some more development. Red Notebook very nearly became the center of my workflow and life (I have been looking for an app which can replace my paper and pen journals for some time, and this is the closest thing yet), and I will be keeping a close eye on this project for sure.

  • I have been using it for about two years on windows, linux and mac os as a smart notepad. Always find notes and check out notes on the past plus nice backup. Awesome project, thanks for making it!

  • Ok, I hunted around for ages looking for something like this. It does the job fast and used in combination with folder access and file launch and it's own little cloud can do almost anything you want it to. Simplicity in design is what makes it unique.

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  • A good program (1.71). But a more advanced search engine needs. ;)

  • Great tool. But needs password protection, Can not write unicode directly. Should have reminders. :)

  • very good project, thanks!

  • Excellent software, thanks to everyone involved in its development!

  • Well I just don't know how something is calling itself 'open source' when there's no source code.

  • Love this app

  • Easy to use and works.

  • simply the best open source software.

  • An excellent app. Thank you for sharing your hard work. An excellent help page as well!

    1 user found this review helpful.
  • Awesome tool, installed it on my VPS and have no need to login over ssh again

  • I like it - pretty stable and provides the major possibilities that i need

    1 user found this review helpful.
  • Great App ,Excellent

  • Great App ,Excellent

  • modern cms can be used as private journal... your project is great. but wordpress more useful

  • Very smooth and non intrusive interface.

    1 user found this review helpful.
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