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Tomboy 1.15.4 running on Ubuntu MATE
Developer(s)Alex Graveley and Tomboy Contributors
Stable release
1.15.9[1][2] Edit this on Wikidata / 16 July 2017
Written inC#
Operating systemWindows, macOS, Linux, BSD
TypeNotetaking software

Tomboy is a free and open-source desktop notetaking app written for Windows, macOS, Linux, and BSD operating systems. Tomboy is part of the GNOME desktop environment. As Ubuntu changed over time and its cloud synchronization software Ubuntu One came and went, Tomboy inspired various forks and clones. Its interface is a word processor with a wiki-like linking system to connect notes together. Words in the note body that match existing note titles become hyperlinks automatically, making it simple to construct a personal wiki. For example, repeated references to favorite artists would be automatically highlighted in notes containing their names. As of version 1.6 (2010), it supports text entries and hyperlinks to the World Wide Web, but not graphic image linking or embedding.


Example note
Example note

Some of the editing features supported:


Tomboy supports several plugins, including:


See also


  1. ^ "tomboy: Tomboy Notes". Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Release 1.15.9". 16 July 2017. Retrieved 15 November 2020.
  3. ^ "tomboy_1.14.1-4_copyright".
  4. ^ "Tomboy Web, A RESTful API for Tomboy Note Synchronization". 2014-08-23. Retrieved 2014-09-13.
  5. ^ Conboy
  6. ^ "garage: Conboy - Note Taking Application: Project Info". September 16, 2009. Retrieved September 16, 2009.
  7. ^ "libktomgirl: An implementation of the Tomboy File Format in C++". October 15, 2013. Retrieved October 15, 2013.
  8. ^ "Tomboy-notes/Tomboy-ng". 27 October 2021.
  9. ^ Tomdroid
  10. ^ "Tomboy Notes on Android: Olivier Bilodeau Releases Tomdroid 0.1.0". April 21, 2009. Retrieved January 3, 2010.