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.
For versions of Ubuntu between 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) and 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), as well as Ubuntu flavours that don’t include snap by default, snap can be installed from the Ubuntu Software Centre by searching for snapd.
Alternatively, snapd can be installed from the command line:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd
Either log out and back in again, or restart your system, to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.
To install MicroPad, simply use the following command: