Basket: more than a notepad, an organizer for Linux

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There are many text editors or notepads for Linux, some classics from the Unix world, others try to innovate and provide new functions, as well as other projects try to copy to other blocks such as Windows. But maybe you did not know an interesting project available for your distro called Basket and it is part of the rich KDE ecosystem (it can be installed in other environments without problem, as you should know).

This notepad it can help you on a day-to-day basis so that you don't forget anything and organize your life. But it is not a simple pad like any other, but it provides what is known as baskets or drawers that you can add and manage at will. Inside each of these baskets you can drag and drop all kinds of objects (texts, links, images, etc.).

The objects that are added to the drawers by categories, they can be edited, copied, etc., for a very simple management by the user. That way, you can keep everything you need close at hand, where you want it, and with notes added.

Of course, this application of free, open source, free, and is licensed under the GNU GPL v2. And, to complete this information, here are other details of Basket that may interest you:

  • Take notes with your quotes, ideas, etc.
  • Collect any type of data, from images, links, email addresses, files, colors, recordings, etc.
  • Simple organization in hierarchy thanks to the boxes or drawers where you can add the data.
  • Notes can be tagged for more information, for example, with priority (important, priority,…), or with whatever type of note it is (idea, work, personal,…).
  • Everything at hand and with quick access, to minimize wasted time and improve productivity. In addition, it supports a multitude of keyboard shortcuts for direct access.
  • Your data will be safe, since it has automatic saving when something is modified, so that nothing is lost if you forget to save manually.
  • Information protection by password, so that only you can access your notes and data. It also allows data encryption using a public and private key pair.
  • It can be embedded in your Kontact.
  • It allows you to share your data quickly with your colleagues or group. You can even export your baskets or boxes to HTML.
  • Supports import from other apps, such as TuxCards, KNotes, etc.

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  1.   Carlos said

    Basket also allows you to open the notes with free Office

  2.   Rafa said

    But if this program has been abandoned for decades, no? I don't think it's wise to recommend an outdated program.