Tp-Note - fast note-taking with templates and filename synchronization

Table of Contents

1. Documentation
2. Source code
3. Distribution
3.1. Tp-Note Microsoft Windows installer package
3.2. Tp-Note Debian/Ubuntu installer package
3.3. Various binaries for Windows, MacOS and Linux
4. Installation
5. Upgrading
6. Building
7. About

Tp-Note is a note-taking-tool and a template system - freely available for Windows, MacOS and Linux - that consistently synchronizes the note’s meta-data with its filename. Tp-Note collects various information about its environment and the clipboard and stores them in variables. New notes are created by filling these variables in predefined and customizable Tera-templates. TP-Note’s default templates are written in Markdown and can be easily adapted to any other markup language if needed. By default TP-Note launches the system file-editor (or any other of your choice, e.g. Typora) after creating a new note.

1. Documentation

User documentation:

Developer documentation:

2. Source code


3. Distribution

3.1. Tp-Note Microsoft Windows installer package

  • Installer package for Windows:


    As this early version of the Windows installer is not signed yet, Windows will show the error message Windows protected your PC. As a work-around, when you click on the link More info, a ”Run anyway” button will appear allowing you to continue the installation process. In general, irrespective of where a program comes from, I always recommend checking every installable file with VirusTotal.

3.2. Tp-Note Debian/Ubuntu installer package

3.3. Various binaries for Windows, MacOS and Linux

4. Installation

Depending on the availability of installer packages for your operating system, the installation process is more or less automated. For Windows users the fully automated installation package tp-note-1.5.3-x86_64.msi is available. Others may consult the Installation section in Tp-Note’s manual for more information.

5. Upgrading

When you install a new version of Tp-Note, please delete the old configuration file, that is automatically written in

  • Linux: ~/.config/tp-note/tp-note.toml

  • Windows: C:\Users\<LOGIN>\AppData\Roaming\tp-note\config\tp-note.toml

The reason is, that the structure of the configuration file might change from version to version. For example, new configuration variables might be added: When Tp-Note starts, it reads the old configuration and will complain about a malformed structure. I recommend deleting the old configuration file, even when there is no error message: new template-variables might activate new features, that will only be available, when Tp-Note starts with a fresh default template.

There is no need to say, that in case you modified the configuration file, you should backup it before deleting.

6. Building

If the above precompiled binaries do not suite you, you can compile Tp-Note yourself.

  1. Install Rust, e.g.

    curl -sSf | sh
  2. Download, compile and install Tp-Note:

    sudo apt-get install -y xorg-dev libxcb-xfixes0-dev libxcb-shape0-dev libgtk-3-dev
    cargo install tp-note
    sudo cp ~/.cargo/bin/tp-note /usr/local/bin

    See also the user manual for a detailed installation description.

This project follows Semantic Versioning.

7. About


  • Jens Getreu


  • Apache 2 licence or MIT licence