Aug 302008

Tomboy is a desktop note-taking application for Linux and Unix. Simple and easy to use, but with potential to help you organize the ideas and information you deal with every day. Tomboy is written in C# and utilizes the Mono runtime and Gtk#. Automatic spell-checking is provided by GtkSpell.

Some of the features include

Highlighting text
Inline spell checking
Auto-linking web & email addresses
Undo/redo functionality
Font styling & sizing

Bulleted lists
Addon plugins for enhanced added functionality

To install Tomboy on your openSUSE, click one of the following 1-click installers for your openSUSE version. This will download the YaST Metapackage (YMP) file and start YaST Package Manager to add the required repositories and download and install Tomboy and related dependencies.

openSUSE 11.0

1-click install for Tomboy

openSUSE 10.3

1-click install for Tomboy

openSUSE 10.2

1-click install for Tomboy

NOTE: Click here to enable 1-click install feature in openSUSE 10.2

Click Next on the Welcome page for Tomboy-Notes installation. Click Next in the summary page showing repositories and the package summary. Once the installation is complete, click Finish.

Tomboy install welcome Tomboy install summary

Tomboy successfully installed
This should install Tomboy under “Applications – Utilities – Editor” as “Note-Taker”. Also, adds a Desktop Applet for easy Access.
Tomboy in menu Tomboy Desktop applet
Launch Tomboy either from the Desktop Applet or from the menu. As you can see, it is a very simple and easy to use interface. To add a new note click “File – New”. Also, you can add a new notebook to which notes can be added. This is useful in organising your notes. To add a new notebook, click “File – Notebooks – New Notebook”

Tomboy home

To edit the preferences, click “Edit – Preferences”. Options like spell check, custom fonts, Highlighting Wiki words, Setting Hotkeys or enabling or disabling Add-ins can be doen here.

Tomboy Editing preference Tomboy hotkeys preference

To Enable an Add-in, click Add-ins tab, select the add-in and click Enable. To disable select the add-in and click Disable.

Tomboy hAddins

To add a new plugin, simply download the plugin and copy the plugin file to “/usr/lib64/tomboy/addin” directory. For plugins, click here

Click here to visit the project homepage.