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I have a large (thousands) collection of notes stored on my drive as text files and synced to my other computers via UbuntuOne. Currently I use grep to search for the file I want, nautilus to open it, and gedit to edit it. Is there a single app I can use that will allow me to do all three at once?

I used to use Evernote, but their text editors are so crappy I had to dump it. I also used Tomboy for a long time, but the lack of a web based editor and no Android based editor either was a showstopper.

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How about the gedit file search plugin?

Found it here:

Gedit File Search: Search for a string in all files in a directory and its subdirectories.

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You already use gedit and now have no need for grep and nautilus ;)

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I use CherryTree, Ubuntu 12.04 has this aplication in the repositories. From my point of view is a great application for managing hundreds of notes.

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Never heard of this application before. After installing it I can say, that while it looks nice, it has all the same limitations as Tomboy -- a proprietary file format (not plain text or rtf). Thus there is no web or android editing capability. Thanks anyway. – HDave Apr 30 '12 at 4:26

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