cherrytree

cherrytree

A hierarchical note taking application, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting, storing data in either a single file (xml or sqlite) or multiple files and directories.

Written by Giuseppe Penone (aka giuspen) and Evgenii Gurianov (aka txe).

The user manual online html and downloadable ctb written by Ellie Borden (currently old and discontinued).

The following languages are supported (If you want to help translating to your language write me):

  • Arabic (TO BE UPDATED)
  • Armenian (Seda Stamboltsyan, up to date)
  • Bulgarian (Iliya Nikolaev, up to date)
  • Chinese Simplified (Wang Yu, up to date)
  • Chinese Traditional (Emer Chen, up to date)
  • Croatian (Filip Bakula, TO BE UPDATED)
  • Czech (Pavel Fric, up to date)
  • Dutch (up to date)
  • English (default)
  • French (Francis Gernet, up to date)
  • Finnish (Henri Kaustinen, TO BE UPDATED)
  • German (Matthias Hoffmann, up to date)
  • Greek (TO BE UPDATED)
  • Hindi India (TO BE UPDATED)
  • Hungarian (Stiener Norbert, up to date)
  • Italian (Vincenzo Reale, up to date)
  • Japanese (Piyo, TO BE UPDATED)
  • Kazakh (Viktor Polyanskiy, up to date)
  • Kazakh (Latin) (Viktor Polyanskiy, up to date)
  • Korean (Sean Lee, up to date)
  • Lithuanian (up to date)
  • Persian (Majid Abri, up to date)
  • Polish (Mariusz Gasperaniec, up to date)
  • Portuguese (Rui Santos, TO BE UPDATED)
  • Portuguese Brazil (Raysa Dutra, up to date)
  • Romanian (Tudor Sprinceana, up to date)
  • Russian (Viktor Polyanskiy, up to date)
  • Slovenian (Erik Lovrič, up to date)
  • Spanish (up to date)
  • Swedish (Åke Engelbrektson, up to date)
  • Turkish (Ferhat Aydin, up to date)
  • Ukrainian (Giuseppe Penone, up to date)
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help features :

  • rich text (foreground color, background color, bold, italic, underline, strikethrough, small, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, subscript, superscript, monospace)
  • syntax highlighting supporting several programming languages
  • images handling: insertion in the text, edit (resize/rotate), save as png file
  • latex math equations rendering
  • embedded files handling: insertion in the text, save to disk
  • multi-level lists handling (bulleted, numbered, to-do and switch between them, multiline with shift+enter)
  • simple tables handling (cells with plain text), cut/copy/paste row, import/export as csv file
  • codeboxes handling: boxes of plain text (optionally with syntax highlighting) into rich text, import/export as text file
  • execution of the code for code nodes and codeboxes; the terminal and the command per syntax highlighting is configurable in the preferences dialog; an embedded terminal is available on linux and mac os
  • alignment of text, images, tables and codeboxes (left/center/right/fill)
  • hyperlinks associated to text and images (links to webpages, links to nodes/nodes + anchors, links to files, links to folders)
  • spell check (using gspell)
  • intra application copy/paste: supported single images, single codeboxes, single tables and a compound selection of rich text, images, codeboxes and tables
  • cross application copy/paste (tested with libreoffice and gmail): supported single images, single codeboxes, single tables and a compound selection of rich text, images, codeboxes and tables
  • copying a list of files from the file manager and pasting in cherrytree will create a list of links to files, images are recognized and inserted in the text
  • print & save as pdf file of a selection / node / node and subnodes / the whole tree
  • export to html of a selection / node / node and subnodes / the whole tree
  • export to plain text of a selection / node / node and subnodes / the whole tree
  • toc generation for a node / node and subnodes / the whole tree, based on headers h1, h2 and h3
  • find a node, find in selected node, find in selected node and subnodes, find in all nodes
  • replace in nodes names, replace in selected node, replace in selected node and subnodes, replace in all nodes
  • iteration of the latest find, iteration of the latest replace, iteration of the latest applied text formatting
  • import from html file, import from folder of html files
  • import from plain text file, import from folder of plain text files
  • import from basket, cherrytree, epim html, gnote, keepnote, keynote, knowit, mempad, notecase, rednotebook, tomboy, treepad lite, tuxcards, zim
  • export to cherrytree file of a selection / node / node and subnodes / the whole tree
  • password protection (using http://www.7-zip.org/) available only for storage as single file – NOTE: while a cherrytree password protected document is opened, an unprotected copy is extracted to a temporary folder of the filesystem; this copy is removed when you close cherrytree
  • tree nodes drag and drop
  • automatic link to web page if writing the URL
  • automatic link to node if writing node name surrounded by [[node name]]



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downloadDownload last stable version 1.0.4 (December 16th, 2023 – changelog) :

tar.gz archive Source code (GPLv3+): cherrytree_1.0.4.tar.xz
with signature cherrytree_1.0.4.tar.xz.asc and key:
terminal gpg --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys C7BF38CE0BD442C2369AA984049128A20CE0648D
terminal gpg --verify PATH.tar.xz.asc
( NOTE: also available under github releases )

linuxubuntu package Ubuntu bionic 18.04 LTS / focal 20.04 LTS / jammy 22.04 LTS / lunar 23.04 / mantic 23.10
giuspen PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:giuspen/ppa
sudo apt update
sudo apt install cherrytree

https://launchpad.net/~giuspen/+archive/ubuntu/ppa/+packages

linuxdebian packageDebian 12 cherrytree_1.0.4-2~Debian12_amd64.deb
Debian 11 cherrytree_1.0.4-2~Debian11_amd64.deb
Debian 10 cherrytree_1.0.4-2~Debian10_amd64.deb

linuxrpm package Fedora 39 cherrytree-1.0.4~Fedora39_amd64.rpm
Fedora 38 cherrytree-1.0.4~Fedora38_amd64.rpm
Fedora 31+ see https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/bcotton/cherrytree/

linuxappimage package AppImage CherryTree-1.0.4-x86_64.AppImage (all in one file, after downloading make it executable and then run it from a terminal or just double click)

linuxflatpak package Flatpak https://flathub.org/apps/details/net.giuspen.cherrytree

linuxsnap package Snap https://snapcraft.io/cherrytree

mac os homebrew Mac OS X Installer (by @dehesselle) https://gitlab.com/dehesselle/cherrytree_macos/-/releases
or Homebrew https://formulae.brew.sh/formula/cherrytree
or Mac Ports https://ports.macports.org/port/cherrytree

7z archive Microsoft windows installer: cherrytree_1.0.4.0_win64_setup.exe [variant without-latex; old pygtk2 cherrytree_0.39.4_setup.exe]

7z archive Microsoft windows portable archive: cherrytree_1.0.4.0_win64_portable.7z (look for mingw64/bin/cherrytree.exe; for portable config put config.cfg in portable folder root, beside license.txt) [variant without-latex; old pygtk2 cherrytree_0.39.4_win32_portable.7z]

terminal sha256sum *
61c00a693d6a894ca833858b21f827528fcc5c8125d8346283b74a2b5cd7d6a2 cherrytree_1.0.4.0_win64_portable.7z
aebfaa7d0774138df5edf306edeed53fe657693cd6861777f914ea40453e9d58 cherrytree_1.0.4.0_win64_portable_nolatex.7z
893aaba4394e49dabe0b4aa923b5e74c3b0f52f975b9c7eda0a281cf5e94a48b cherrytree_1.0.4.0_win64_setup.exe
01246156c38455b2758e5f3c37a76cccc8e5f767b832f6152f3b60bf6bb9acc2 cherrytree_1.0.4.0_win64_setup_nolatex.exe
db4161268d555b10a6bbe6b43dd97ec968000b76aaac0a5d15716088f567fc84 cherrytree_1.0.4.tar.xz
6d7ab6338a30bb8bea6f804378f3a1d6db02d57a066170b298daaa3f73ef88c2 cherrytree_1.0.4.tar.xz.asc
3dbaba5b06d40c5e4f19ce52cf527fa380068761df6fc6480a05cb0dafed279c cherrytree_1.0.4-2~Debian12_amd64.deb
ef5f247ae87cfeae1a63b98e2ef2eab6e1b918ad48f844cc334f90428bdbd0b4 cherrytree_1.0.4-2~Debian11_amd64.deb
b541d3a5f1d19da84bb894627441c429c08b8ffbefab4bbb51d3177330bc7240 cherrytree_1.0.4-2~Debian10_amd64.deb
6f05fe4bb30213e8f74c0978bb74b613a0fccb8b1efb81a693cdd411eeb25867 cherrytree-1.0.4~Fedora39_amd64.rpm
15e5026f8294ebc976f7c832844238da3202256ef3539c116a70c09ab55a135a cherrytree-1.0.4~Fedora38_amd64.rpm
d13084bdfae3a3a2242a1a97a33f4352c917ba43bab51c3629043cb39e394a00 CherryTree-1.0.4-x86_64.AppImage

gnome resides in applications–accessories–cherrytree



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downloaddownload testing version:



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plugins  source code :

the source code is version controlled with git and hosted by github.
you can get a clone of the cherrytree git repository issuing the command:

terminal git clone https://github.com/giuspen/cherrytree.git
terminal git submodule update --init

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