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2014-12-04 13:17:40

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midori
"Don't like it: it has speed dial page, but not an option to open a blank page, saving files only in the same directory of your choice, without allowing to choose place for each file, no text menu bar, FAQ refers to View and Tools in Menu drop-off box, they are absent there, but Next and Previous that I never use have and oversized place. One of the worst possible combinations for user interface. I tried it under Mint 17 xfce 32-bit."
2
freeplane
"This program has very good fuctions, but intalled under Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon 64-bit malfunctions and denies me as a user, and I'm the only user on this PC. Pity."
4
labyrinth
"Program is very efficient, but help is not helpful. In short: click on canvas creates node, type content, click anywhere else on canvas to finish node creation. It's autosaves. Link is auto created between 2 nodes: last clicked on and one you are creating now. To eliminate this link, use Shift key to select by clicking both nodes, then go to menu Edit > Create Link. Existing link will diappear. Connecting unconnected nodes is done the same way. Drag node to put it in different place. Aerial view by Zoom out icon on the top, restoring by Zoom1 icon. Has 2 windows, list of maps and particular map's view. For me it's more efficient and faster than XMind and CompendiumNG. I highly recommend it."
4
libreoffice-calc
"Not a fan: after using Gnumeric, I find LibreCalc bothersome and unreliable: it changes copied/pasted dates at whim, copy-paste of other cells works reliably only if paster in entry filed at the top, not in cell (Mint 16 Cinnamon). Gnumeric worked better until it become unstable in new MInt. LibreCalc has more familiar and useful (for my tasks) environment than Calligra Sheets. Both have .ods file format and excellent import-export capabilities."
2
treeline
"Tried it as a Linux replacement for TreePad Lite. It works: imports TreePad files, and exports a single html file (unlike CherryTree), file format is easily recoverable, xml. But: you can't edit in note pane, have to click on editor tab and enter or correct information in small database entry window, keyhole-like view. Tabs clutter interface, no options to remove them. Great functionality, works smoothly (once you figure out in what format you should create your documents). Good, solid program, but Gjots, in its simplicity, is better for my tasks, if only it had better TreePad import (imports hierarchy as single note)."
4
notecase
"Nice and reliable no frills replacement for a TreePad Lite in Linux (TreePad for Linux doesn't work well in Mint 16 Cinnamon) . Drawbacks: 1. Project was abandoned in 2008 (NoteCase still works for now) in favor of rtf NoteCase Pro. 2. Unlike CherryTree, TreeLine and Gjots, it has no import option for TreePad files, and I have extensive reference materials collection in this format, in NoteCase it will be unusable."
4
cherrytree
"Nicest interface, richest import option, rtf. But I really don't like export format: each note as a separate file in directory, you can't import it anywhere else, only by copy-paste each node. The tree frequently springs open, have to collapse it manually. I don't like rtf because after copy-paste the size of font and tabs become disproportionally larger or small, with no option to return it to normal size (paragraph) formatting, and tables appearing from nowhere (copying what looks as text, and after pasing it appears as tables). Had to stripe formatting by copy-paste in plain text application, then copy-paste in CherryTree again."
4
keepnote
"Works well, but it's very different from other hierarchical note-taking applications, not suitable for me. Has easily recoverable file format, html. Default 3-pane view could be reduced to 2-pane view by dragging borders. Rich text format, allows insert graphics and more. But: it has very weak import options, tthough extensions only, not in main program, and for Basket and NoteCase files only. Most similar programs have extremely rich importing options. I'm trying to find replacement for TreePad, that doesn't work well im Mint 16 Cinnamon, and most of my files are in this format and now they will unusable."
4
eog
"Like it, but don't need it: this is a fast, lightweight, but just image viewer, not thumbnails viewer."
4
gthumb
"Not even close to IrfanView, there is no direct replacement for Linux, 2 programs should be used instead: thumbnail viewer and photo-editor, I've settled on GwenView and ShowFoto (or GIMP). gThumb is an excellent thumbnail viewer IF viewing single line on thumbnails under viewing panel is that you want. Has some editing capabilities. GwenView allows to see multiple rows of thumbs in main window."
4
geeqie
"Not good as thumbnail viewer and sorter: you can't see thumbs all at once. Always 3-pane view, you can reassign what will be shown, but you can't make simple 2 pane view: directory tree on the left and all thumbs on the right. Back to GwenView."
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fotoxx
"Cataloguing starts running by itself, it takes time, editing is blocked when sync is running. Not for me. Preferences (defaults) are primitive and do not allow much."
2
shotwell
"Built-in cataloguing and tagging makes it good for organizing your photos - if you are not using file folders for this, counter-productive for selecting and discarding in thumbnail view."
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gwenview
"Good thumbnail corter, allows rename and delete files from thumbnails view. Better thumbnail view interface than DigiKam. Difficult to enter to Browse thumbnails mode (grayed in start window). Have to open first any image through text menu on the right (why not on the left?) first, then thumbnails view becomes available. Very poor Configure GwenView options, you can't deactivate start window and Kipi Plugins. Once you find your way to Thumbnails view, it works really well and in most convenient way."
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digikam
"Most advanced program for photo-editing with compulsory cataloging. Good for thumbnail sorting and renaming, has visual ortions for fast color cast removing that actually work well. Could be replacement for both: thumbnail viewer and GIMP for photo post-processing. Works with RAW format too. I have to learn to live whith time-consuming database check each time when program starts. Editor only (ShowFoto) has no thumbnail sorting."
5
gjots2
"Update: there is a way to work around single file storage. Read manual, find file format (.gjotsfile). Create new file, save it where you want, manually enter filename.gjotsfile. It will be openable from Gjots2, file - open. Still import options could be better, it recognizes TreePad Lite files and imports them, but the whole hierarchy as a single note. So far it's a cleanest Linux replacement for TreePad Lite. I had to find replacement after migrating from Windows, and TreePad for Linux malfunctions on both my computers (Mint 15 and 13, 64-bit and 32-bit). Really like clean interface, functionality and recoverable format of Gjots2."
4
tomboy
"Wiki style hierarchical notes organizer. Each note opens in own window, not for me."
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inkscape
"It's great to have a free vector drawing program!"
4
gimp
"Free substitute for Adobe Photoshop and, for Linux where Wine doesn't work, for IrfanView. Has different approach to the functions and doesn't save setting you use, so it will be some getting used to it and choosing your settings again, and again, no sufficient customization in Preferences. I, personally, hate color correction for shadows, midtones and highlights separately, and still can't fond Unsharp settings that wouldn't be so coarse (although plenty of options for this is provided, with no reasonable fine preset). Crop works through copy-paste... What else can I say? This is most powerful free drawing program (thanks to the developers!), less as photo editor, you have to use it for the lack of customisable simpler and better."
4
imagemagick
"Photo editing application with some capabilities and worst possible interface: yas inou can't choose from readily available menu, as in any other program, you have to jump through all the hoops this program provides instead: deeper and deeper levels, then up and up again. Impossible to use."
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gpicview
"Basic viewer, no sorting thumbnails view, no basic editing capabilities. Prefer gThumb."
2
basket
"Most advanced information organizing and note taking application,if you have time and need for such level of complexity. Who are in need to simplify and reduce visual clutter, NoteCase and TreePad Lite are simpler and better."
5