Notes-Up – A Markdown Note Editor & Manager for Elementary OS

Notes Up is an open-source notes editor and manager aimed at Elementary OS. Its main attractions include a minimalist User Interface, an intuitive Markdown editor, support for keyboard shortcuts, dragging and dropping images, plugin extensions, and exporting notes to PDF.

Although Notes-Up is aimed at Elementary OS, it is available for openSUSE and users of other Linux distros are free to try it out via its PPA.

Philip, the developer wrote why he created the app on GitHub:

As a computer engineer, I’ve been writing my school notes using just a text editor, and having to manage all my files and keep everything organized. Well, not anymore! Notes Up is a notes manager written for elementary OS. With it, you’ll be able to write beautiful notes fast and easy using the markdown format.

Features in Notes-Up

  • Freeware: Notes-Up is free for everyone to download and use.
  • Open Source: Contribute to the source code on GitHub.
  • Aimed at Elementary OS: Notes-Up was developed by Philip Scott for users of Elementary OS.
  • Also available for non-elementary OS users.
  • Support for Multiple notebooks.
  • Intuitive markdown editor.
  • Export to PDF.
  • A markdown help section accessible at a click.
  • Support for plugins e.g enable syntax highlighting by wrapping code blocks in <highlight>.
  • Embed images within documents.
  • Drag and drop support for images.
  • Support for keyboard shortcuts e.g. Ctrl+Shift+N to create a new page.

Elementary OS users can easily install Notes-Up directly from your application center by hitting the download button below.

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Notes-Up is also available for openSUSE:

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For non-Elementary OS users you can add Notes-Up to your repo and install it via the terminal. Remember, though, that your usage experience might vary since you’re using a different distro.

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:philip.scott/notes-up
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install com.github.philip-scott.notes-up

Have you used Notes-Up before? What do you think of its note editing and management features? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

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4 thoughts on “Notes-Up – A Markdown Note Editor & Manager for Elementary OS”

  1. Been using QOwnNotes which is moving forward at a huge rate (updates daily). It has the advantage that I can use my NextCloud instance to sync the notes across all my machines (including Android phone)…


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