TuxCards – Hierarical notebook for TuxFreaks

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TuxCards provides a hierarical notebook similar to CueCards under Windows. Every kind of note and idea may be managed and sorted within a tree structure.TuxCards is the notebook for TuxFreaks and for everyone who likes to use it or finds it useful during his or her work and play.

Tuxcards Features

Notes can be composed using richtext elements.
There are no theoretical/practical limits on the tree-depth, on the quantity of the items and on the size of the notes.
At every start, TuxCards will automatically load your last datas.
The tree-structure (on the left side) is also reproduced as it was found at your last saving.
Drag & Drop of entries between completely different TuxCards applications is possible. Just try it. 😉
Entry History.
Create notes with an expiration date.
Encryption using MD5 and BlowFish.
Customizable icons: All icons used within the gui may be exchanged.
Cactus-Support, expandable with own flower images.
Command line options (try tuxcards -h).
Support of cygwin version as well of a statically linked binary.

Install Tuxcards in Ubuntu

First you need to download .deb package from here or using the following command

wget http://www.tifskom.de/tux/1.2/debian/tuxcards_1.2-1_i386.deb

Install .deb package using the following command

sudo dpkg -i tuxcards_1.2-1_i386.deb

This will complete the installation

Using Tuxcards

You can open tuxcards using the following command from your terminal


If you see similar to the following error you need to install libstdc++5 package to fix this.

tuxcards: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

sudo apt-get install libstdc++5

Tuxcards Screenshot


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6 Responses

  1. Brian Wood says:

    The one Microsoft product I really like is OneNote. The key features for me are:

    1. full text search across all notes.
    2. paste screen clipping (e.g. dialog boxes to remember how you configured something.) into note
    3. link from a note to an anchor within another note

    Tomboy doesn’t support screen clippings.

    BasKet Notes does most of the above, but it’s pretty clunky.

    Doesn’t look like TuxCards does screen clippings. Also looks like the project is DEAD. Last release 2004?

    Since the stuff I take notes on at home overlaps my work notes, it really makes sense to just have one notebook. I think the solution for me is:

    * Install a vpn client so I can mount the folder at work where the OneNote notebook lives.
    * Get OneNote running under Wine for use at home.

  2. I am glad someone else realises the power of OneNote one of the most underplayed Windows Office products. I had version 2007 and it really was a useful filing method for just about every document on my computer.

  3. Dave N. says:

    If you like this app, you also might like to check out ‘treeline’. It’s got some special features like the ability to create custom data types.

  4. lmd says:

    I tried this tool years ago and liked it, but as far as I know the latest version is from 2004. Already then I thought it could need some work at the interface and some new features. as the packages are made for older linux-versions I am not even sure if they work fine with actual distributions..

  5. iSKUNK! says:

    Alexander has recently (this past June) released version 2.2 of TuxCards, which is written against Qt 4. It’s very slick, and certainly a welcome upgrade to the program, now that Qt 3 is ancient history.

  6. thorbs says:

    How to install the 2.2 version of tuxcards?

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