If there’s one category of software that’s seem to have had a bit of a boom in recent years, it’s software for taking notes. On the desktop, on the web, on mobile devices, there seems to be a new note taking app popping up every couple of weeks.
Whenever I mention tools to take notes, some wag always comes along and says Why not just use ... followed by a name like Logseq, Notion, Obsidian, Emacs and org-mode, or some such application. There’s nothing wrong with those applications, but they’re not for everyone.
Some people just need a note taking tool just lets them take notes. And nothing more. One smaller, lighter note taking tool that might appeal to the Linux user is Paper.
Let’s take a look at it.
The easiest way to do that is to use your Linux distribution’s software centre (or whatever your Linux distribution calls it). Paper is also available from Flathub and as a snap.
Or, if you want to embrace your inner geek you can grab Paper’s source code and compile it yourself.
Once you have Paper installed, fire it up. This screen displays: