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Is there a Linux equivalent of the note-taking software Notational Velocity?

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    Can you describe what features of that app you like? Commented May 2, 2011 at 21:37
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    @MichaelMrozek It shows you all txt files or a folder (e.g. your docs) in a list, and you can easily search through them. There is no open/save. Every edit will save immediately.
    – Albert
    Commented May 3, 2020 at 11:36

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NVpy is "a cross-platform simplenote-syncing note-taking app inspired by Notational Velocity."

Looking at screenshots NVpy looks like a closer match than TomBoy.

nvpy screenshot

Here's a little write-up of NVpy on Lifehacker.

Though this guy didn't like it and tweaked gvim a bit instead.

Looking more, I found NVVim which "is a clone of the mac app Notational Velocity in vim. It is designed for fast plain-text note-taking and retrieval."

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  • About 10 years later and this may all be irrelevant thanks to obsidian.md Commented Sep 19, 2023 at 14:38
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TomBoy is a note taking application for linux, which is probably the closest thing to Notational Velocity currently available.

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    Or try Gnote if you don't want the overhead of Mono/.NET
    – bmaupin
    Commented Apr 13, 2016 at 13:54
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As a vim user, I've been meaning to try out SoyWiki: http://danielchoi.com/software/soywiki.html

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The Zim Desktop Wiki is a note taking software written in python. There are many extensions available for zim (LaTeX formulas or music scores...).

It is available in the official tree of most Linux distributions already.

zim-wiki

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