BasKet Note Pads
Utilities
Description:

This multi-purpose note-taking application can helps you to:

- Easily take all sort of notes
- Collect research results and share them
- Centralize your project data and re-use them
- Quickly organize your toughts in idea boxes
- Keep track of your information in a smart way
- Make intelligent To Do lists
- And a lot more...

This application provides several baskets where to drop every sort of notes: rich text, links, images, sounds, files, colors, application launcher...
Objects can be edited, copied, dragged... So, you can arrange them as you want!
This application can be used to quickly drop web objects (link, text, images...) or notes, as well as to free your clutered desktop (if any).
It is also useful to collect informations for a report. Those data can be shared with co-workers by exporting baskets to HTML.

For a more complete presentations, see:
http://basket.kde.org/

For a lot more screenshots showing all windows if the application, see:
http://basket.kde.org/screenshots.php

You can also take part in the BasKet Note Pads Usability Project to help improve this application:
http://basket.openusability.org/
Last changelog:

13 years ago

[2010-09-30[ BasKet 2.0 Beta 2 Released

BasKet 2.0 Beta 2 has been released by Matt Rogers. Go get it!


[2010-03-23] BasKet 2.0 Beta 1 Released

The BasKet project is proud to announce the release of version 2.0 beta 1. This version serves as a pre-release version for developers and distributors and should not be considered suitable for a production system. BasKet 2.0 will be a new major release which brings Qt4 and KDE 4 compatibility to BasKet and paves the way for future releases which take advantage of KDE 4 technologies such as Akonadi and Nepomuk. Due to the pervasive nature of these changes, there may be inevitable bugs in some features of the new release. However, the new version is in many ways more stable and robust than previous releases (especially when running on the KDE 4 platform) and users are recommended to switch to the new version when it comes out.

We hope to release version 2.0 within a few months.

Previous versions of BasKet, which depended on KDE 3 libraries, are now considered deprecated and will no longer be maintained.

Sebien

10 years ago

In the Basket menu, there is an entry "Password...".
Set up a password there and your basket will be locked.
Later, to lock again a basket, go to Basket -> Lock.

If those options does not appear, you either do not have a recent 0.6 version or your distribution built BasKet Note Pads without GPG support. GPG is a requiered component that securely encrypt things.

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Elv13

10 years ago

You are skipping from 0.6.1 beta2 to 1.0beta3?

What about feature in the roadmap?
http://basket.kde.org/roadmap.php
You will add then in the kde4 version?

An 1.0 apps is supose to be stable and optimised, basket is not ready for 1.0 (my opinion) it crash almost evry hours if you use it too much, and inserting image fail 4/5 of time (in 0.6)

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liquidat

10 years ago

I wonder if you plan to integrate some of these improvements into klipper for KDE 4 - or if basket will replace klipper in KDE 4?

I think if it is possible to merge the simplicity of klipper with the power of basket there would come out something very cool for KDE 4 :D

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Sebien

10 years ago

No, it is not planned to replace Klipper by BasKet Note Pads.

They are very different applications.
Klipper manage the clipboard and let you do powerful actions when copying...
BasKet Note Pads let you take notes, permanently store your important data.

In 0.5.0, I had the vision to use BasKet Note Pads. There was a special basket that acted like klipper.

It was quite difficult to work with. It was not really working like, and as well as Klipper. And it was also technically difficult to maintain and imposed constraints in the code that made the "taking notes" use-case more constrained.

Let's go the UNIX way: one application do one task, and do it well.

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liquidat

10 years ago

Thanks for that reply :)

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suseu

10 years ago

i got this problem which makes basket kind of unusable (and i like the application very much). after application restart (each computer reboot) all of my national characters (ąćęłńóśżź etc) are replaced with question mark. this makes text hard to read. any idea how to repair this?

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suseu

10 years ago

also i noticed that when ending session basket starts reproducing its process like bunny :) i got thousands of baskets when i invoke ps -A. this makes ending session never ending story :(
i like idea of this application very much, but it's pretty annoying.

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laser60

10 years ago

Very great application.

I want to use it as a diary, so I prefer to make basket execution password-protected (encrypting every item is annoying). I don't know if this has been implemented somehow or I can achieve it using other tricks.

A Basket Addict!

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Sebien

10 years ago

There is no security gain to allow running the application only for people owning the password.

Because other people could still see the content of ~/.kde/share/apps/basket : data are saved in clear. Everybody can read the text files (the text notes), or simply copy that folder to another computer and run the application without password.

With password-protected baskets, your data are encrypted and people without the password can not read them.

What would be possible is to encrypt a basket AND ITS SUB-BASKETS. So you have to enter the password only once. This will be more in sync with "Export to HTML" now exporting the basket and its sub-baskets, and the "Save as Basket Archive" doing the same.

People already mailed me to encrypt a basket with its sub-baskets. I will try to mail the person who've done the encryption work to ask him to do that.

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laser60

10 years ago

Thanks

I hope this feature be implemented soon.

I am using basket 0.6.1 Beta now, and the "Save as basket archive" feature completely released me from using MS One-Note. I must confess that I found using basket much better than One-Note (my experience) and beside using as a note-keeper and diary, I use it for keeping material and notes for my thesis too!

Thanks man.

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BorgQueen

10 years ago

I finally got around to building the new basket. Its brilliant. I love this app!

Well done lad, well done!

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gsc53

10 years ago

Lovely utility! I am looking forward to utilizing it.

I find that the spell check options are greyed out - is this because I have not set something up properly, or are these options not implemented yet?

Thanks again.

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Sebien

10 years ago

The Qt/KDE technology does not allow spell-checking of formated texts (with bold, italic, etc).
Hopefully, this will be enabled with KDE 4.

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jfb3

10 years ago

I've looked in System Notifications (It isn't listed in the list of apps in the Event Source drop-down), and the program settings but can't seem to find where to make the program NOT play a sound when I delete a note.

How/where do I configure this behaviour?

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jfb3

10 years ago

Uhmmm, get it, never mind. Now I feel stupid. Guess I shouldn't be installing apps at 4:00 AM.

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redfish

10 years ago

After installation (I tried both the RPM for SuSE10.1 and the install.sh script) basket (version 0.6.0) starts with the message "Sorry, but the folder creation for this new basket has failed.". Basket doesn't work but starts evolution sometimes!
No error occurred during configure/make/make install.
Anybody a solution or a hint?
Thanx!

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redfish

10 years ago

Found the solution myself:

The place where new baskets are stored is .kde/share/apps/basket (into the subdir baskets). The problem was that only root had the rights to write to that folder (strange, no?! did I do something wrong before??). Change the rights and everything's fine.


Great program, it's like Xmas for me :)

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emms007

10 years ago

Thank you for this new version, it's really amazing; I love it!

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Superstoned

10 years ago

congratulations with the 0.6.0 release, it is a wonderfull piece of work!!!

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linux3114a

10 years ago

basket-0.6.0-lotus.i586.rpm
at
http://home.scarlet.be/raoul.linux

under DOWNLOAD section ( My Suse RPM's )

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linux3114a

10 years ago

basket-0.6.0-lotus.i586.rpm
at
http://home.scarlet.be/raoul.linux

under DOWNLOAD section ( My Suse RPM's )

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matt2002

10 years ago

I use basket now for a long time and it always was very helpful, and getting better all the time. Thanks for it!

I like it so much that I use it on several PCs / notebooks, and that brings up my question: How to synchronize?

Is it enough to just synchronize the files in ~/.kde/share/apps/basket/baskets and restart basket or would other files need to get synchronized too?

If this would not work, may be such synchronizing is a nice feature to add?

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Sebien

10 years ago

Yes, you only have to make sure BasKet Note Pads is not running, copy the folder you mentionned, and restart BasKet Note Pads.

In the following 0.6.1, you will be able to export baskets to files, and a short script will be done to automatically upload them to a common server, so that your other computers are noticed and sync automatically.

On the long-term goal, a complete server will be done, called "BasKet Sharing Server", it will let you share baskets in a more fine-grained way (only sync the changed notes, share baskets between several people, in a user-friendly way). This will replace the current WeBasKet solution. But this is for the looonnnng term :-(

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matt2002

10 years ago

Good, these are nice steps in the right direction!

When you do this functionality for 6.1 please keep in mind that the same basket / subbasket could have been modified / having subbaskets added on more than one PC at the same time. Thus a sync should at least allow new subbaskets of a basket to get synced = copied over automatically.

I know that it is a bigger effort to sync subbaskets which got changed on several PCs, and knowing that I could avoid that. So a "new basket or subbasket gets added on all synced PCs" would suffice for me.

About Kontact integration, how do I get the basket window showing inside the main Kontact window and not as a separate window?

Thanks!

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Sebien

10 years ago

Ok, we will keep that in mind.

Concerning Kontact integration, you should quit BasKet Note Pads before starting Kontact.
Then the BasKet Note Pads main window will be integrated as a tab inside the Kontact main window.

This is due to a limitation of the current Kontact, it should be started DIRECTLY integrated.

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13 years ago

[2010-09-30[ BasKet 2.0 Beta 2 Released

BasKet 2.0 Beta 2 has been released by Matt Rogers. Go get it!


[2010-03-23] BasKet 2.0 Beta 1 Released

The BasKet project is proud to announce the release of version 2.0 beta 1. This version serves as a pre-release version for developers and distributors and should not be considered suitable for a production system. BasKet 2.0 will be a new major release which brings Qt4 and KDE 4 compatibility to BasKet and paves the way for future releases which take advantage of KDE 4 technologies such as Akonadi and Nepomuk. Due to the pervasive nature of these changes, there may be inevitable bugs in some features of the new release. However, the new version is in many ways more stable and robust than previous releases (especially when running on the KDE 4 platform) and users are recommended to switch to the new version when it comes out.

We hope to release version 2.0 within a few months.

Previous versions of BasKet, which depended on KDE 3 libraries, are now considered deprecated and will no longer be maintained.

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