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Top 8 Shell Note Projects

  • Paperwork

    Paperwork - OpenSource note-taking & archiving alternative to Evernote, Microsoft OneNote & Google Keep

  • nb

    CLI and local web plain text note‑taking, bookmarking, and archiving with linking, tagging, filtering, search, Git versioning & syncing, Pandoc conversion, + more, in a single portable script.

    Project mention: Your favourite note taking+todo plugin and reason | | 2021-12-24

    How does it compare to nb?

  • SonarQube

    Static code analysis for 29 languages.. Your projects are multi-language. So is SonarQube analysis. Find Bugs, Vulnerabilities, Security Hotspots, and Code Smells so you can release quality code every time. Get started analyzing your projects today for free.

  • notes

    :pencil: Simple delightful note taking, with more unix and less lock-in. (by pimterry)

    Project mention: Show HN: Notes, Simple delightful note taking, with more Unix and less lock-in | | 2021-06-25
  • cli

    A tiny CLI for HedgeDoc (by hedgedoc)

    Project mention: Very low resource wiki / kb | | 2021-01-26

    It also has a command line which allows import from markdown : hedgedoc/cli: A tiny CLI for HedgeDoc (

  • notes

    A zero dependency shell script that makes it really simple to manage your text notes. (by nickjj)

    Project mention: Keep a Knowledge Log | | 2021-12-03

    Since about 2001 I used YYYY-MM.txt plain text files and have a shell script to help create notes in the most friendly way I could think of from the command line at

    Totally works fine for a knowledge log when you're streaming high level details. I still use it today.

    But when you want to really go all-in with in-depth notes it's tricky because in 1 month's time if you're hardcore deep in the woods of learning, applying and using something you're going to end up with hundreds of concepts from an assorted set of tools and it kind of stinks to have all of that info sitting in 1 file. Think about using something like Kubernetes. That's really Kubernetes, Kustomize / Helm, EKS, various cloud hosting details (networking, etc.), Terraform and ton of super useful commands / context. Details you for sure want recorded for later.

    For this type of info I've been building up a knowledge base with It's really nice and I highly recommend it. It's been working well for keeping things reasonably categorized without wasting a lot of time on the details around keeping links and tags up to date. It also has Vim mode that's good enough where day to day writing feels natural.

  • note-keeper

    :notebook: A tiny bash tool for taking and organizing notes.

    Project mention: Best self hosted notes app? | | 2021-12-26

    note-keeper shell script within a folder that is synced via nextcloud

  • personal_notes

    My personal study notes/TIL.

    Project mention: One Year of TILs | | 2021-05-02

    It seems that this HN post got some interest, so here's my TIL repository: :)

  • Scout APM

    Less time debugging, more time building. Scout APM allows you to find and fix performance issues with no hassle. Now with error monitoring and external services monitoring, Scout is a developer's best friend when it comes to application development.

  • note

    Manage your notes, todo, ... with this nifty script CLI/bash (by pforret)

    Project mention: | 2021-02-15

    Pure bash is indeed a good choice for this kind of application. I developed something similar, with some more functionality (and definitely more LoC :-) )

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2021-12-26.

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Project Stars
1 Paperwork 7,842
2 nb 3,940
3 notes 1,019
4 cli 114
5 notes 88
6 note-keeper 56
7 personal_notes 6
8 note 5
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