lowbrowculture

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TomBoy

Following on from my previous post about the principle of dorks Getting Things Done (and hoping, desperately hoping that this doesn’t turn into yet another self-help website), comes TomBoy, a simple note-taking application that combines elements of post-it notes and a Wiki.

Although this description belies the power underneath such an application. Simply highlight a portion of text, right-click, and you can create a new note about that particular piece of information.

How well it will fare in the long term remains to be seen. Of all the proposed changes, the only one I can actually see being of any actual use to me would be the plugging into Evolution (even though I’m edging more and more towards Thunderbird and Enigmail as my primary mail client – something I hope to touch on at a later date).

For anyone that cares, TomBoy compiles cleanly on Debian Unstable providing you have the following packages:
gcc
libstdc++6-dev
g++-3.3
libgtk2.0-dev
libgtkspell-dev
make
mono-mcs