How to install Boostnote Note-Taking App in Ubuntu 18.04

In this article, we will learn How to install Boostnote Note-Taking App in Ubuntu 18.04. Boostnote is an open source note that is mainly designed for developers. This application is designed by Electronic Framework Technology. Boostnote is a lightweight app compared to other note-taking applications and uses less memory. An app to take a Boostnote Markdown Note can be helpful for any student or programmer working for any company or any other thing. The Boostnote Markdown Note app is a major cross-platform application that is available for major operating systems. Linux, Microsoft Windows, MacOS, Arch Linux.

How to install Boostnote Note-Taking App in Ubuntu 18.04

How to install Boostnote Note-Taking App in Ubuntu 18.04

Follow the below steps to install Boostnote Note-Taking App in Ubuntu 18.04:

Before starting the installation of Boostnote Note-Taking App, update the package and repository of Ubuntu 18.04 using the command given below.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo apt-get update
[sudo] password for itsmarttricks:
Ign:1 cdrom://Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS _Bionic Beaver_ - Release amd64 (20180725) bionic InRelease
Err:2 cdrom://Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS _Bionic Beaver_ - Release amd64 (20180725) bionic Release
Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
Ign:3 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease
Hit:4 http://ppa.launchpad.net/alessandro-strada/ppa/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Hit:5 http://packages.microsoft.com/repos/vscode stable InRelease

After updating the Packages & Repositories now we have to download the Boostnote Note-Taking App from its official website. So use the below command to download the same.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ wget https://github.com/BoostIO/boost-releases/releases/download/v0.8.19/boostnote_0.8.19_amd64.deb
--2019-04-21 20:23:47-- https://github.com/BoostIO/boost-releases/releases/download/v0.8.19/boostnote_0.8.19_amd64.deb
Resolving github.com (github.com)... 192.30.253.113, 192.30.253.112
Connecting to github.com (github.com)|192.30.253.113|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 47071000 (45M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: ‘boostnote_0.8.19_amd64.deb’

boostnote_0.8.19_am 100%[===================>] 44.89M 2.78MB/s in 24s

2019-04-21 20:24:14 (1.90 MB/s) - ‘boostnote_0.8.19_amd64.deb’ saved [47071000/47071000]

As you can see below I have already downloaded the Boostnote Note-Taking App .deb package. Refer to the output below.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ ls -l boostnote_0.8.19_amd64.deb
-rw-r--r-- 1 itsmarttricks itsmarttricks 47071000 Dec 23 2017 boostnote_0.8.19_amd64.deb

Now we are ready to install the Boostnote Note-Taking App package. So let’s go ahead and install the same using below command.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo dpkg -i boostnote_0.8.19_amd64.deb
Selecting previously unselected package boostnote.
(Reading database ... 214557 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack boostnote_0.8.19_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking boostnote (0.8.19-1) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of boostnote:
boostnote depends on gconf2; however:
Package gconf2 is not installed.
boostnote depends on gconf-service; however:
Package gconf-service is not installed.

dpkg: error processing package boostnote (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-1ubuntu3.18.04.2) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-11ubuntu1.1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60ubuntu1) ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
boostnote

As you can see above during the installation, the Boostnote Note-Taking App is asking for some dependencies. So use the following command to install the necessary dependencies.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo apt-get install -f
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Correcting dependencies... Done
Need to get 911 kB/36.6 MB of archives.
After this operation, 97.2 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 gconf2-common all 3.2.6-4ubuntu1 [700 kB]
Get:2 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 libgconf-2-4 amd64 3.2.6-4ubuntu1 [84.8 kB]

As you can see above we have successfully installed the Boostnote Note-Taking App package. Now to confirm the same use the below command.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo dpkg -l boostnote
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Architecture Description
+++-==============-============-============-=================================
iU boostnote 0.8.19-1 amd64 Boostnote

To open the Boostnote Note-Taking application just type the command boostnote on shell prompt. Refer to the command below.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ boostnote

For the first time on the screen below you will see the Boostnote note taking app. Here you only need to select a path where you want to store all your data. See snapshots below.

How to install Boostnote Note-Taking App in Ubuntu 18.04

Boostnote Note-Taking App

Find below Boostnote Note-Taking App snapshot.

How to install Boostnote Note-Taking App in Ubuntu 18.04

Boostnote Note-Taking App

You can also open the Boostnote Note-Taking App graphically using search your computer box. Refer to the snapshot below.

How to install Boostnote Note-Taking App in Ubuntu 18.04

Boostnote Note-Taking App

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How To Uninstall Boostnote Note-Taking App in Ubuntu 18.04?

For any reasons, if you don’t like Boostnote Note-Taking App and want to uninstall the application from your system using the following command.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo dpkg -r boostnote
(Reading database ... 225327 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing boostnote (0.8.19-1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-1ubuntu3.18.04.2) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-11ubuntu1.1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60ubuntu1) ...

That’s all, In this article, we have explained How to install Boostnote Note-Taking App in Ubuntu 18.04 – The Best Markdown Editor for Linux. I hope you enjoy this article. If you like this article, then just share it. If you have any questions about this article, please comment.

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