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This Nifty ‘Notes’ App Is Available to Install as a Snap Package

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Notes is a simple note-taking Snappy app

Remember that nifty OS X inspired Notes app we wrote about a few months back?

Whether you do or you don’t, if you’re running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS it’s now super easy to install.

Notes is now available as a Snap, the new Ubuntu package format installed by default in the latest long-term support release. This makes it not only simple to install (you no longer need to go and find a .deb installer from elsewhere on the web) but it should be safer too (barring pre-existing flaws in X11).

We’ll show you how to install Notes on Ubuntu in a second, but first let’s recap its key features:

  • Clean design
  • Auto-saves notes
  • Fast search
  • Cross-platform & open-source
  • Supports keyboard shortcuts

Install Notes (Snap App) on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

If you’re on 16.04 you can install Notes in one command. Pop open a new terminal and run:

sudo snap install notes

Ubuntu will download the Snap and mount the app in its own isolated container. To open it just open the Dash and search for ‘notes’.

You’ll notice a few differences between the .deb version and this Snap (mainly with the theming of the right-click menu) but nothing that impinges on day-to-day usage.

As before Notes automatically saves your notes as you write them.

To remove the app find ‘notes’ in Ubuntu Software and click ‘remove’. Alternatively, run:

sudo snap remove notes