cherrytree

cherrytree

A hierarchical note taking application, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting, storing data in a single xml or sqlite file.

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 (Mohamed Milodi, TO BE UPDATED)
  • Armenian (Seda Stamboltsyan, up to date)
  • Bulgarian (Iliya Nikolaev, TO BE UPDATED)
  • Chinese Simplified (Wang Yu, TO BE UPDATED)
  • 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, TO BE UPDATED)
  • Finnish (Henri Kaustinen, TO BE UPDATED)
  • German (Matthias Hoffmann, up to date)
  • Greek (TO BE UPDATED)
  • Hindi India (Paresh Mhatre, TO BE UPDATED)
  • Hungarian (Stiener Norbert, TO BE UPDATED)
  • Italian (Vincenzo Reale, up to date)
  • Japanese (Piyo, up to date)
  • Kazakh (Viktor Polyanskiy, TO BE UPDATED)
  • Kazakh (Latin) (Viktor Polyanskiy, TO BE UPDATED)
  • Korean (Sean Lee, TO BE UPDATED)
  • Lithuanian (TO BE UPDATED)
  • Polish (Daniel Napora, up to date)
  • Portuguese (Rui Santos, up to date)
  • Portuguese Brazil (Rui Santos, up to date)
  • Romanian (Tudor Sprinceana, up to date)
  • Russian (Viktor Polyanskiy, TO BE UPDATED)
  • 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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cherrytree

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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
  • 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/) – 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 0.99.54 (January 30th, 2023 – changelog) :

tar.gz archive Source code (GPLv3+): cherrytree_0.99.54.tar.xz
with signature cherrytree_0.99.54.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 / kinetic 22.10
(giuspen PPA: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:giuspen/ppa)
https://launchpad.net/~giuspen/+archive/ubuntu/ppa/+packages

linuxdebian package Debian 11 cherrytree_0.99.54-2~Debian11_amd64.deb
Debian 10 cherrytree_0.99.54-2~Debian10_amd64.deb

linuxrpm package Fedora 37 cherrytree-0.99.54~Fedora37_amd64.rpm
Fedora 31+ see https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/bcotton/cherrytree/

linuxappimage package AppImage CherryTree-0.99.54-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_0.99.54.0_win64_setup.exe [old pygtk2 cherrytree_0.39.4_setup.exe]

7z archive Microsoft windows portable archive: cherrytree_0.99.54.0_win64_portable.7z (look for mingw64/bin/cherrytree.exe; for portable config put config.cfg in portable folder root, beside license.txt) [old pygtk2 cherrytree_0.39.4_win32_portable.7z]

terminal sha256sum *
58115b73dc180530e4b845ce69636bae59fb9155994fb695b80b022d2641f34c cherrytree_0.99.54.0_win64_portable.7z
b382a562685a3ab8af0c61a3d651b7e84e6920d5f36f54438d6ecf540ebd788f cherrytree_0.99.54.0_win64_setup.exe
dcab96728c7329313f88cf2fb66922984f8d2c47d2fed57fae7941fc8d765f90 cherrytree_0.99.54.tar.xz
7cc5c50f9dc7e9edcd3e54266e7cf82721f2b32f82bc5bdb3ac36116696f650c cherrytree_0.99.54.tar.xz.asc
409eb55eb6524fe418f5bf7d8b73ad4c1494dfa7fa358be21791bc3d1153abc3 cherrytree_0.99.54-2~Debian11_amd64.deb
aadfd794b259c005e3e39c1f20a66bad7021b79ae4ce134b289fbdd90f3101d7 cherrytree_0.99.54-2~Debian10_amd64.deb
dc3f5cae2df2919138820ef5540e11f99c9603f8ca7db25b158ebbbb5a98b233 cherrytree-0.99.54~Fedora37_amd64.rpm
f6636fce856ce06c34d636f1021c4536ccde953aff7dcecfdbffd368e888537d CherryTree-0.99.54-x86_64.AppImage

gnome resides in applications–accessories–cherrytree



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downloaddownload last testing version:

nothing under testing



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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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