Get Quick Access To Tomboy Notes In Ubuntu With Tomboy Unity Lens

Previously I showed you the procedure for synchronizing Tomboy notes between Ubuntu, Windows and Android. Recently, I came across a Unity Lens for Tomboy notes, that allows quick access to Tomboy options from the Unity Dash.

For those of you who may be unfamiliar with Tomboy, it is a cross-platform note taking application for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Smartphones that provides the utility to quickly take notes and to sync them with multiple devices.

Since Tomboy is the default note taking application for Ubuntu, therefore, using a Unity lens makes it easier to create and access Tomboy notes. You can install the Tomboy Unity lens by entering the following commands in the Terminal.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:remi.rerolle/unity-lens-tomboy
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install unity-lens-tomboy

Once installed, log out and log back to apply the changes. Since Unity lens in Ubuntu 11.10 are not displayed on the launcher, you will have to go to the Unity Dash to use the Tomboy lens (as shown in the below screenshot). The lens can be accessed by clicking its icon next to other default lens which are meant for accessing files, folders, applications, music, etc.

Tomboy Notes

Once you click any of the note taking options or existing notes being displayed from the lens,  Tomboy is automatically launched with its app-indicator. This is because the Tomboy Unity lens serves like a launcher for Tomboy notes and options, which is similar in nature to other kinds of lens such as Gwibber Unity Lens, Unity Files and Folders Lens, Ask Ubuntu Lens and Unity Bookmarks Lens.

If you would like to remove this or any other Unity lens, then follow the procedure explained in this post: How To Remove A Unity Lens In Ubuntu Linux. You can also download the Tomboy Unity Lens from the Github link given below.

Download Tomboy Unity Lens