Easy to learn and use software for creating, editing, and viewing notes.

Use Notebox to write, edit, and view notes. It is a graphical user interface (GUI) application that's easy to learn and use, and that runs on Windows, Linux, and *BSD.

Notes are collected in Stacks. For example, a Stack may contain all the notes in a particular user-defined Group, or all the notes which contain a user-defined search term.

Notebox is free open source software (FOSS) licensed under the GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3).

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Notebox comes with no warranty and no guarantees. However, the source is available, so you are welcome to find and fix any bugs.

Install on Windows

The Windows installer will work on any modern version of Windows—32- or 64-bit—XP, Vista, 7, 8, or 10.

  1. Download the Notebox installer from here: Notebox-1.0.1-win32.msi (13 MB; MD5 15995f17a018d05595c97903b2e42e56)
  2. Double-click the .msi file and follow the instructions. At the end you'll have a Notebox folder somewhere and a Notebox.exe entry somewhere in your Start menu.

You could, of course, add a shortcut to the Notebox.exe file found inside the Notebox folder (or pin it to your taskbar) if you find the application useful. Also, you may wish to create a file association from .nb files to Notebox.exe.

Install from source on Linux and *BSD

  1. Use your package manager to ensure that Python 3, APSW, and PySide are all installed, along with all their dependencies.
  2. Download Notebox from here: Notebox-1.0.1.tar.gz (140 KB; MD5 7231d6f3dd1eedb7465082ea84fcd575)
  3. Unpack the tarball wherever you want, e.g., using tar xvfz Notebox-x.y.z.tar.gz
  4. Create the resource file ( by cd-ing into the Notebox directory and running:
  5. The executable is notebox.pyw. To make this runnable from the command line, execute
    chmod +x notebox.pyw

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