Features at a glance
Key features include rich text, syntax highlighting, handling of images, lists, simple tables and codeboxex, alignment of text, tables, codeboxes and images, password protection, spell checking, hyperlinks, copy/paste functionality from other apps, support for copying a list of files, and storing of data in a single XML or SQLite file.
In addition, it allows users to print and save selections, nodes, subnodes or entire trees as PDF files, as well as to export them to HTML or Plain Text files. It can generate ToC (Table of Contents), search and replace nodes, import data from HTML, Plain Text, other CherryTree installation, Gnote, Keepnote, Tomboy, and other applications.
Under the hood, availability and supported platforms
The application is written in the Python programming language and uses the GTK+ GUI toolkit for the graphical user interface. It supports both GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows operating system, running on 32-bit or 64-bit hardware platforms.
On Linux, the program is distributed as a DEB file for Debian/Ubuntu-based operating systems, as well as a source archive that can be configured, compiled and installed on any GNU/Linux distribution. The latest version can also be grabbed from its Mercurial repository using the command above.
At the moment, it supports the English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Dutch, Czech, Chinese Simplified, Italian, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, and Ukrainian languages. Complete documentation can be found the project's homepage.
In conclusion, CherryTree is a complex hierarchical note-taking application for the GNU/Linux and MS Windows platforms. It has a lot of features and more are coming in the next releases!
Reviewed by Marius Nestor on April 23rd, 2014
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- implemented the possibility to embed files of any type in the cherrytree documents: a clip icon image is inserted in the rich text and right clicking on it the file can be saved to a disk location. the clip icon size is configurable in the preferences dialog
- implemented the possibility to associate links to the images through right click menu item. when the image has a link associated, a colored arrow is visible over the image
- added right click menu item to insert newline in table cell and restored functionality of the shortcut Ctrl+period
- added shortcuts for text Foreground and Background color Shift+Alt+F and Shift+Alt+B
Application descriptionCherryTree is an open source hierarchical note taking application, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting.It can ...