The Best Organization Apps for Linux

The Best Organization Apps for Linux


Getting your notes and to-do lists in order is one of the best ways to start getting more accomplished. Here are some of the best of the best when it comes to to-do list apps and note taking apps for Linux. I give you these to try out and find the ones that suit you best. I have tried them all out and here are my top three choices for each kind of app. So, with no further introduction here are “The Best Organization Apps for Linux”.

To-Do Apps for Linux

1. Planner

Planner App for Linux

Planner is probably the best to-do list app I’ve come across for Linux distributions. It has a lot going for it.

  • A really nice dark theme that works well. It is simple and attractive
  • It’s open source and free.
  • Add repetitive tasks
  • Separate folders for projects

How to install it?

Flatpak package from Flathub.

In case you want to explore the source code, take a look at its GitHub page.


2. WeekToDo Planner

weeklyToDo App for Linux


WeekToDo Planner is a free and open-source weekly planner app. It provides a minimalistic and simple user interface to plan your week.

Apart from weekly planning, it offers features like custom lists, calendar support, recurring tasks, etc.

You can also set alarms, sub-tasks, notes to tasks, etc. It also features beautiful dark theme support.

It is privacy-friendly because all your data is stored on your device.

How to Install it?

Getting Weektodo planner working is really simple because it provides an installation file for almost all systems. You can download deb/rpm or go for the AppImage file from their official downloads page.

Visit their GitHub repo for more information about the project.


3. TaskWarrior

TaskWarrior - a command line to-do list for Linux

As most of the regulars to my site know, I really enjoy working at the command line. Here is an open-source to-do list program Taskwarrior  is an impressive tool if you don’t need a Graphical User Interface (GUI). It also provides cross-platform support (Windows and macOS).

It’s quite easy to add and list tasks along with a due date as shown in the screenshot above.

To make the most out of it, I would suggest you follow the official documentation to know how to use it and the options/features that it offers.

How to install it?

You can find it in your respective package managers on any Linux distribution. To get it installed in Ubuntu, you will have to type the following in the terminal:

In case of any other Linux distributions, you should head to its official download page and follow the instructions.


Note Taking Apps for Linux

1. Joplin

Joplin Note Taking app for Linux

Joplin is an impressive free open-source note-taking app that supports encryption. You can choose to add to-do lists, plain notes, or use it as a markdown editor to write something. It’s available for Linux, Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS.

Key Features:

  • Markdown support
  • Encryption support (a must if you want to keep your notes private)
  • Uses End-To-End Encryption (E2EE)
  • Support for attachments

How to install?

You get an AppImage file to install Joplin. To look for the file, you can head to its official website or explore their GitHub page, where you can find different packages.

In case you don’t know how to use the AppImage file, follow our guide on using AppImage files to get started.

You can also use one of the numerous plugins to enhance the functionality of the program; you can even write your own using the API.


2.  Boost Note

Boostnote app for Linux

Boost Note is a useful note-taking app for programmers using Linux. You can write code, and also use it to write notes, documentation, etc.

It offers a clean and intuitive user interface while offering all the basic features of a note-taking app.

Key Features:

  • Markdown support
  • Suitable for developers
  • Cross-platform

How to install it?

You can opt for the .deb file available on its official website. You can also find other packages if you want to try it on other Linux distributions by heading to its GitHub repo.


3. Trilium Notes

Trilliam Notes app for Linux

Trilium Notes is not just another note-taking app, it’s a hierarchical note-taking application with a focus on building large personal knowledge bases.

Yes, you can use it for common use as well, but it’s tailored for users who want the ability to manage the notes in a hierarchical manner.

Key Features:

  • Hierarchical note-taking
  • Encryption support
  • Sync support

How to install it?

Simply head over to its GitHub repo or Flathub store page to grab the packages of your choice.  It also comes in a variety of other options, check their downloads page.



Take time to explore and use these Linux apps for organizing your life. They make it a lot easier to keep things straight for anyone who has a busy schedule or projects that they want to get done. Most of them are easy to start out, but as with everything you can get deeper into them and really “up your game” by modifying the initial settings.

I spent a week or so with each program to get used to them (your mileage may vary), but give them a chance to become a part of your daily routine and you will find that they help a great deal.


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Updated on August 19, 2023