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GTK Text Editor

Score 80%



Minimum required   GTK 2.x
Downloads:  5070
Submitted:  Oct 7 2009
Updated:  Jun 20 2016


A hierarchical note taking application, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting, storing data in a single xml or sqlite file.

• rich text (foreground color, background color, bold, italic, underline, strikethrough, small, h1, h2, h3, subscript, superscript, monospace)
• syntax highlighting supporting several programming languages
• images handling: insertion in the text, edit (resize/rotate), save as png file
• embedded files handling: insertion in the text, save to disk
• multi-level lists handling (bulleted, numbered, to-do and switch between them, multiline with shift+enter)
• simple tables handling (cells with plain text), cut/copy/paste row, import/export as csv file
• codeboxes handling: boxes of plain text (optionally with syntax highlighting) into rich text, import/export as text file
• alignment of text, images, tables and codeboxes (left/center/right/fill)
• hyperlinks associated to text and images (links to webpages, links to nodes/nodes + anchors, links to files, links to folders)
• spell check (using pygtkspellcheck and pyenchant)
• intra application copy/paste: supported single images, single codeboxes, single tables and a compound selection of rich text, images, codeboxes and tables
• cross application copy/paste (tested with libreoffice and gmail): supported single images, single codeboxes, single tables and a compound selection of rich text, images, codeboxes and tables
• copying a list of files from the file manager and pasting in cherrytree will create a list of links to files, images are recognized and inserted in the text
• print & save as pdf file of a selection / node / node and subnodes / the whole tree
• export to html of a selection / node / node and subnodes / the whole tree
• export to plain text of a selection / node / node and subnodes / the whole tree
• toc generation for a node / node and subnodes / the whole tree, based on headers h1, h2 and h3
• find a node, find in selected node, find in selected node and subnodes, find in all nodes
• replace in nodes names, replace in selected node, replace in selected node and subnodes, replace in all nodes
• iteration of the latest find, iteration of the latest replace, iteration of the latest applied text formatting
• import from html file, import from folder of html files
• import from plain text file, import from folder of plain text files
• import from basket, cherrytree, epim html, gnote, keepnote, keynote, knowit, mempad, notecase, rednotebook, tomboy, treepad lite, tuxcards, zim
• export to cherrytree file of a selection / node / node and subnodes / the whole tree
• password protection (using http://www.7-zip.org/) - NOTE: while a cherrytree password protected document is opened, an unprotected copy is extracted to a temporary folder of the filesystem; this copy is removed when you close cherrytree
• tree nodes drag and drop

WRITTEN BY: Giuseppe Penone (aka giuspen)

• Armenian (Seda Stamboltsyan, up to date)
• Chinese Simplified (Channing Wong, up to date)
• Czech (Pavel Fric, up to date)
• Dutch (Patrick Vijgeboom, TO BE UPDATED)
• English (default)
• French (Klaus Becker, up to date)
• German (Frank Brungräber, up to date)
• Italian (Vincenzo Reale, up to date)
• Japanese (Piyo, up to date)
• Lithuanian (Zygis, TO BE UPDATED)
• Polish (Marcin Swierczynski, up to date)
• Portuguese Brazil (Vinicius Schmidt, up to date)
• Russian (Andriy Kovtun, up to date)
• Slovenian (Erik Lovrič, up to date)
• Spanish (Daniel MC, up to date)
• Turkish (Ferhat Aydin, TO BE UPDATED)
• Ukrainian (Andriy Kovtun, up to date)


• bugfix: import of text documents bad decoding (added new dependency python-chardet)
• bugfix: copy/paste of table row not working
• the chars used for the multi level bulleted lists are configurable editing config.cfg (editor/chars_listbul)
• the chars used for the toc are configurable editing config.cfg (editor/chars_toc)
• updated languages French, German and Polish

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 Custom font exporting

 by p2kmgcl on: Jan 22 2012
Score 50%

I've just try the program and I've found it really usefull, but it would be wonderfull that you could choose some options web you export something to a html file, like including a stylesheet or choosing a personal font.

Congratulations for your program

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 Re: Custom font exporting

 by giuspen on: Jan 23 2012
Score 50%

I'm happy that you like cherrytree, thanks for congratulations.
I agree that the export to html needs to be improved, but it requires a lot of free time that I don't have at the moment, in the short period I will be able only to ensure bugfixes and minor changes.

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 It's beautiful!

 by conspiritech on: Apr 29 2012
Score 50%
design art technology

Haven't really used it yet, but judging from the menus it's better than basket, and i've been looking for a basket replacement that doesn't requires 100 foreign libraries. I do get 'cherrytree stopped running unexpectedly' when I X it out, but that doesn't seem to affect anything, just an enlightenment exception without consequences.

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 Excellent program!

 by LeeU6 on: Jan 3 2014
Score 50%

I have been using CherryTree for quite a while now and it has proven to be much better than other note-taking applications I have tried using (although I see it here listed as a text editor, which it is not), the others do not even come close.

I have several databases set up and finding notes, data, etc. has never been easier.

I also have moved all my Firefox booksmarks to a separte CherryTree database and it has made life much easier, making FF use much less memory, as well as having a knowledge database for finding everything I need.

Thanks for all your hard work!

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 Re: Excellent program!

 by giuspen on: Jan 5 2014
Score 50%

Many thanks for your kind feedback :)

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