Friday, August 3, 2012

Quick Notes application for Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity support

I used gnote for a while - it is good but it lacks a Unity support in Ubuntu 12.04 that is inconvenience.
Googling over internet  .... point to interesting application ZIM (

Just install "sudo apt-get install zim",
launch it and Menu Edit -> Preferences ... tab "Plugin" , enable  plugin "Tray Icon".

video tutorial

Beware of bug that make it slow to open:
You need to install latest version from ppa:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jaap.karssenberg/zim
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install zim

To launch Zim notes on Ubuntu start-up, in tray, create shell script zim-in-tray.
echo -e '#!/usr/bin/bash\nzim --plugin trayicon' > zim-in-tray
chmod ugo+rx zim-in-tray

Open "Startup Applications" from Dash, create new launch configuration and point to zim-in-tray.

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