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Linux Note-taking App ‘Springseed’ Refreshes UI

128Springseed, the simple note-taking app for Linux that features full markdown support, quietly pushed out a new release over the weekend.

The open-source app is currently only available on Linux, offering users a minimalistic UI  for writing, storing and categorising notes, thoughts, code snippets, and more. Notes can be synced between computers using the built-in Dropbox sync, though this isn’t required to use the app.

Springseed 2.0

Version 2.0, the first stable update since February, refreshed the application’s UI with a darker, angular new look. The light colour scheme and custom window frames of version 1.1 have been replaced by a dark sidebar with large typography, native window borders and a boxier, flatter design with colourful accents in the edit window and high contrast icons.

While there is little in the way of new feature additions, save for a word count in the edit mode, there are various improvements to code syntax support and a batch of miscellaneous bug fixes to help improve stability.

Springseed Window

Download Springseed 2.0

Springseed 2.0 is written in CoffeeScript, and uses Spine.JS and the Atom Shell framework. It’s available as a free download for Ubuntu 13.10 and up using .deb installers provided on the project website.

Download Springseed 2.0 for Ubuntu