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 (Abdulrahman Karajeh, up to date)
  • 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, up to date)
  • 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 (Asterios Siomos, up to date)
  • Hindi India (TO BE UPDATED)
  • Hungarian (Stiener Norbert, TO BE UPDATED)
  • Italian (Vincenzo Reale, up to date)
  • Japanese (Piyo, up to date)
  • 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, up to date)
  • 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 1.1.4 (June 30th, 2024 – changelog) :

tar.gz archive Source code (GPLv3+): cherrytree_1.1.4.tar.xz
with signature cherrytree_1.1.4.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 / mantic 23.10 / noble 24.04 LTS
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_1.1.4-2~Debian12_amd64.deb
Debian 11 cherrytree_1.1.4-2~Debian11_amd64.deb

linuxrpm package Fedora 40 cherrytree-1.1.4~Fedora40_amd64.rpm
Fedora 39 cherrytree-1.1.4~Fedora39_amd64.rpm
COPR repo from @bcotton https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/bcotton/cherrytree/

linuxappimage package AppImage CherryTree-1.1.4-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_1.1.4.0_win64_setup.exe [variant without-latex; old pygtk2 cherrytree_0.39.4_setup.exe]

7z archive Microsoft windows portable archive: cherrytree_1.1.4.0_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 *
46cb974efe050584c2ec7bcc36eb6bb52b1360288c9da1b00746762e3bc823d8 cherrytree_1.1.4.tar.xz
3d353af7fbd5acec7189a1064459536012fc96794b25774af5fb5e331c18ae93 cherrytree_1.1.4.tar.xz.asc
39e127b957e714060c89b2df0c2d4a317f10f35394ac5c8cce8d3e77d7ed68c1 cherrytree_1.1.4.0_win64_portable.7z
68dc0966ab8dffffdbdb92e06af6e9d636a8d1fbbe8799bf48043f390c8d0614 cherrytree_1.1.4.0_win64_portable_nolatex.7z
1cf0df3118925ea23c9c8450f6932a1dbbdd0d389b366d2c5059babdac6e733e cherrytree_1.1.4.0_win64_setup.exe
eadeaf7f082eed0b0c895c05bd7be1dcd7b70ddf7a7674396b9e3fbf72c4e7f1 cherrytree_1.1.4.0_win64_setup_nolatex.exe
7b70d2bfb06898383e187ca48c66854ceb428231a60143701e6005f568ddfc73 CherryTree-1.1.4-x86_64.AppImage
03075adaa8c942f667183f6819164f668443058ba08dcb3673165ad266a9ea4d cherrytree_1.1.4-2~Debian12_amd64.deb
5c5c522f7cd9e35e0a2b5573680bba883bd32304dc2cf6c31fc4f32c5ade69e3 cherrytree_1.1.4-2~Debian11_amd64.deb
bc1721ac2fc2b91ad76e11b733d3aa19c357c15a7f7791952e513c67a8d12e77 cherrytree-1.1.4~Fedora40_amd64.rpm
4cf453069e1fdee0eb8b3e76fde9479a8138757b92fbbe8ab5ef95c0c0085d59 cherrytree-1.1.4~Fedora39_amd64.rpm

gnome resides in applications–accessories–cherrytree



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downloaddownload testing version:

(v1.1.3 pre-release)
linuxappimage packageAppImage CherryTree-1.1.2+40-x86_64.AppImage (all in one file, after downloading make it executable and then run it from a terminal or just double click)

7z archive Microsoft windows portable archive: cherrytree_1.1.2.0+40_win64_portable.7z (look for mingw64/bin/cherrytree.exe; for portable config put config.cfg in portable folder root, beside license.txt)



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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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