Two more little applications

Edit: Unfortunately, the images originally included in this post are gone, because of hosting problems in late 2009. My apologies.

I had to admit my affection for two more little programs today, and add them to my software page: Xpad and Osmo.

Xpad is an exceedingly simple program — essentially you can put stickynotes on your screen. It’s not terribly innovative either, since it’s really just a jot pad that doesn’t print or even sort or anything. There are lots of applications that do this, so it’s one of many.

The first item on the pad becomes the title of the list. There are no fancy formatting options, no tables or subscripts, change tracking or anything like that. You just tack notes on your screen, and go on with life.

I find it indispensable though. I actually had to consolidate some of my stickies yesterday, because I had five or six floating around the screen with different notes on them, and they were getting lost under the mess. That was the moment I knew I was addicted.

Osmo, on the other hand, was something I didn’t know I relied upon until I did a reinstall and forgot to copy out my tasks and schedules. :shock: Yes, we’ve all been there, and suddenly I had all my little chores and to-do lists that needed rebuilt. Sigh.

Osmo is an organizer and a scheduler, and a to-do list, and a calendar and … anyway, you can try it out. I’ve never been big on schedulers or reminder programs … or at least that’s what I thought, before I lost those little data files and realized I couldn’t live without it. :|

Try them and see if they work for you. Both are strictly GTK2, and won’t add any more to your system than a few accessory libraries. I give each one the K.Mandla gold smilie of approval: :D

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2 Responses to “Two more little applications”


  1. 1 Philip 2008/03/28 at 9:58 AM

    I’m liking Osmo very much, thank you for posting about it. I’ve been looking for a simple GTK calendar application for a while now and Osmo looks very suitable :) Cheers.

  2. 2 johnraff 2008/04/05 at 11:54 AM

    Xpad looks nice and simple.
    Xfce users might also like the “notes” plugin for xfce4-panel.

    With my chaotic 17 note pages I was surprised to see that xpad seemed to be using more memory than that – maybe because each note has some individual settings in xpad, where “xfce4-panel notes” keeps them all in one wodge.


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