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Unity Tomboy Lens has been updated to work with the latest Unity available in Ubuntu 13.04. Also, the lens now supports Dash previews so you can quickly take a look at your note contents by right clicking the note in Dash.

Unity Tomboy Lens


The lens allows you to search and open notes via Unity Dash and the notes show up both in the Tomboy lens as well as in the home lens.

Despite its name, Unity Tomboy Lens also supports Gnote. Important note about this though: if both Gnote and Tomboy are installed, only Gnote notes will show up in Dash so if you want to use it with Tomboy, make sure Gnote is not installed (if Gnote was installed, log out and log back in after removing it - a simple Unity restart wasn't enough in my test).

Unity Tomboy Lens Dash Preview
Unity Tomboy Lens - Dash preview

For those not familiar with Tomboy and Gnote, these are note-taking applications that allow linking between notes, support note synchronization, are extensible through plugins and more.


Install Unity Tomboy Lens in Ubuntu 13.04 or 13.10


To install Unity Tomboy Lens in Ubuntu 13.04 or 13.10 Saucy Salamander by using its official PPA, use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:remi.rerolle/unity-lens-tomboy
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install unity-lens-tomboy

Once installed, log out and log back in and the new lens should show up in Dash. When opening Dash, the Tomboy indicator will be launched if it's not already running - that's because the lens needs Tomboy to be running.

If you encounter bugs, report them @ GitHub.
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