# NoteKit This program is a structured notetaking application based on GTK+ 3. Write your notes in instantly-formatted Markdown, organise them in a tree of folders that can be instantly navigated from within the program, and add hand-drawn notes by mouse, touchscreen or digitiser. ![Screenshot](https://github.com/blackhole89/notekit/blob/master/screenshots/notekit-example.png?raw=true) ## Why? I figured it would be nice to have a free-software, platform-independent OneNote. While there is a remarkable number of free (speech or beer) notetaking applications out there, to my best knowledge, none of them simultaneously check the following boxes: * note organisation * text as a first-class object * formatting * simple, standard on-disk format * tablet input ## Usage notes * To create a new note, doubleclick a `+` node in the tree view and enter a name. * To create a new folder, doubleclick a `+` node in the tree view and enter a name ending in `/`, e.g. `new folder/`. * To edit the default colour palette, right-click a colour picker. * Drawings can currently only be deleted whole. (This will be fixed eventually.) * Files are saved automatically when the window is closed, or when a different file is opened. * The document formatting is mostly based on standard `GtkSourceView` language and style files. If you want to change colours or syntax highlighting rules, you can edit them in the `sourceview/` subfolder. * The program loads a custom Gtk+ stylesheet found in `data/stylesheet.css`. Clear it if parts of the UI look wonky. * When copypasting text into other applications, drawings will be automatically converted into data URL PNGs. ## Project status Late alpha. Creating and editing notes and drawing works well enough, but many basic quality-of-life features (such as resizing/moving drawings) are still missing. ## Planned features * Selecting strokes, moving and transforming selections, etc. * Floating figures (so drawings can exist on top of text rather than as blocks that text floats around). * LaTeX math using `lasem`. * More Markdown rendering, e.g. actually formatting links, and turning `- [ ]` syntax into real checkboxes.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/lyessaadi/notekit/