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How to Install FeatherNotes on Debian 11 Bullseye

FeatherNotes is a free, open-source lightweight notepad application that makes it easy to take your thoughts on the go with ease! For users that want an easy, simple notepad similar to Windows notepad, FeatherNotes is worth looking into.

FeatherNotes Features

  • Support for rich text formatting, image embedding, and inserting editable tables;
  • Drag-and-drop capability for moving nodes and also for embedding images;
  • A tray icon for quick access on any desktop;
  • Correct position/size saving and restoring with most window managers;
  • Compact but complete search and replacement widgets;
  • The ability to include searchable tags (hidden info on each node);
  • Support for optional node icons;
  • Support for local and remote hyperlinks (bookmarks);
  • Text zooming;
  • Printing and exporting to HTML and PDF;
  • Password protection;
  • Auto-saving;
  • Optional spell checking with Hunspell (if enabled at compilation time);
  • macOS support
  • Other features can be found in its settings, on its menus, or when used.

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install FeatherNotes on Debian 11 Bullseye.

Update Debian

First, update your system to ensure all existing packages are up to date to avoid any conflicts.

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

Install FeatherNotes

By default, Debian 11 features FeatherNotes in its repository making the installation quick and straightforward.

Use the following command to begin and complete the installation.

sudo apt install feathernotes -y

How to Launch FeatherNotes

With the installation complete, you can run the note-pad in a few different ways.

First, while you are in your terminal, you can use the following command.

feathernotes

However, this is not practical, and you would use the following path on your desktop.

Applications > Search > FeatherNotes.

Example:

How to Install FeatherNotes on Debian 11 Bullseye

Once open, you will arrive at the default launch screen to take notes.

Example:

How to Install FeatherNotes on Debian 11 Bullseye

How to Update/Upgrade FeatherNotes

Updates for FeatherNotes can be done using the standard apt update command that you would use for your standard repositories on Debian 11 as follows.

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

How to Remove (Uninstall) FeatherNotes

To remove the notepad from your system, run the following command in your terminal.

sudo apt install feathernotes --purge -y

Comments and Conclusion

In the tutorial, you have learned how to install FeatherNotes on your Debian desktop.

If you’re looking for a lightweight and simple notepad to save some information on, this is probably one of your better choices. It won’t bog down your system as other note-taking software can, and it has just the right amount of features to make taking notes a breeze. So if you’re in the market for a new notepad, check it out.



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