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UBUNTU (the great-looking and totally free Linux operating system for your computer http://www.ubuntu.com/) comes with a very useful built-in notebook utility called TOMBOY. It is under Applications > Accessories.
TOMBOY is simple enough to use it over and over again for all kinds of quick notes and brainstorming. But it is also smart enough to LINK all your notes to one another, keep a good list of them, allow you to search through them, and even format them in enough ways to do the job.
For example, I have just created a series of notes about the E-books I’m planning to write within the next 6 months. So I have created a note for the general list (lower bottom in the screenshot) as well as separate notes for each e-book (see the one for Article Marketing on top-right).
Currently these notes include only a rough outline of the things I’d like to cover eventually. For example, if I need to go interview someone or read a book on a certain topic, I can create separate notes for them as well and LINK them to which ever spot I want.
UBUNTU made Tomboy links so easy. You just SELECT the text you want and then press Ctrl+L — bingo! You have a NEW note not only titled as such but also automatically linked to your selected text in the ORIGINAL note.
What’s more, when you change the TITLE of your note, the TEXT in the ORIGINAL note which is linked to this one also changes to preserve the paths. This way you do not need to worry about those pesky broken links when you change the titles of your notes. Good thinking!
UBUNTU… an amazing and very user-friendly free solution for all creatives around the world.