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New Note-taking App ‘Springseed’ Debuts on Ubuntu

springseed note taking app

A new note-taking app for Ubuntu has been released.

Springseed, by developers Jono Cooper and Michael Harker, is a simple, lightweight note-taking tool written in Javascript. Its developers have badged the open-source organiser with the slogan: ‘Simply awesome note taking’. 

Features of Springseed

For its initial release Springseed is focusing on the basics.

Notes can be created/edited, assigned to a ‘notebook’ and searched through using the global search field.

Dropbox account sync allows you to back-up and sync your notes & notebooks across installations.

Markdown Support lets you write & format notes in plain text:

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Finally, Notebook Creation allows you to organise & group your notes by topic or theme.

Small Issue

A known webkit node js bug means that, for now, you can’t adjust the size of the Springseed window on Linux.

The good news is that the application does automatically adjust to fit the size of your screen, and maximising still works as you’d expect.

Download Springseed for Ubuntu

The next release of Springseed, version 1.1,  will bring Mac & Windows builds to the table along with, albeit tentatively, Ubuntu One sync support.

Springseed is a free download and requires Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or higher.

Springseed Website

An update has since been released that fixes many of the issues brought up in the comments section.