A powerful note-taking app that helps you organise + take notes without restrictions.
µPad (MicroPad) is an open digital note taking app.
Taking notes is a fundamentally important task, especially for students. However, most powerful note-taking apps lock you into their platform. µPad is open source and free. It uses a simple file format (with an open-source parser) and can export to Markdown-formatted plain text.
µPad has an infinite canvas because note-taking is a very different task to document-writing, and being restricted to a vertical page limits you. We think taking notes is better on a whiteboard than on a lined sheet of paper. μPad provides an infinite canvas for your ideas, letting you structure your thoughts as you please.
μSync is built right into μPad providing a complete and seamless experience. μSync will keep your notes in sync across all of your devices quickly and securely with AES-256 encryption.
µPad has Evernote import. If you export your notes to the enex format, they can instantly be uploaded and imported into µPad. You can also select a bunch of markdown files to import and μPad will seamlessly turn them into a notebook allowing you to take those notes to the next level.
µPad uses Markdown. Markdown is a way to format text without having to lift your hands off of the keyboard. This standard is built right into μPad with helpful additions like: mathematics, todo lists, and tables.
Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. They update automatically and roll back gracefully.
Snaps are discoverable and installable from the Snap Store, an app store with an audience of millions.
Snap can be installed from the command line on openSUSE Leap 42.3, Leap 15 and Tumbleweed.
You need first add the snappy repository from the terminal. Leap 15 users, for example, can do this with the following command:
Swap out openSUSE_Leap_15.0 for either openSUSE_Leap_42.3 or openSUSE_Tumbleweed if you’re using a different version of openSUSE.
With the repository added, import its GPG key:
Finally, upgrade the package cache to include the new snappy repository:
Snap can now be installed with the following:
You then need to either reboot, logout/login or source /etc/profile to have /snap/bin added to PATH.
Additionally, enable and start both the snapd and the snapd.apparmor services with the following commands:
Tumbleweed users also need to run the following:
To install MicroPad, simply use the following command: