First of all, it is THE notebook for TuxFreaks and
for everyone who likes to use it or finds it useful during his or her
work and play.|
It was created out of the desire to let my own chaos of papers, notes, and post-it's vanish.
Now, regular digital notebooks do already exist in lots of different
shapes, there - similar to real notebooks - I found it quite difficult
to keep track of my entries and to sort them.
Through a friend I got to know CueCards;
this is a really nice program that
exists for Windows. Since I did use Linux almost permanently, I got the
idea to write a similar tool for myself and let every Linux/Unix user share
With TuxCards it is possible to create as many different entries or notes
as you wish. Everytime you add a new one and you think your new entry
belongs to the same topic as notes you already have, then you may decide
to group them and to create a kind of "folder" where you store them
all together. Just the same like you would put your books and paperwork
from your job together in one place and not to the garden utilities
(unless you work as a gardener)..
With TuxCards you have a tool at your hand to enter and manage every kind
of notes and ideas in a structured manner. This makes it much more easier
to find them as you are in need.
To get a picture or a feeling about what I mean, look at the images below.
Version 0.5, April 2000
I did not only want to write and sort my notes in some tool or boring program.
Hence, to make the process enjoyable I've added Cactus-Support (beginning
with Version 0.7). This means the user has the possibility to enable the
Cactusbar to let grow some random cactuses while
he/she is using TuxCards.
Usage ... Ease of use has been and still is
the major focus. It is almost intuitive to manage entries.
Nevertheless this is a difficult task. If you come up with a great idea then don't
hesitate to mail.