Turtl was updated to version 0.7 yesterday, this new version comes with a rewritten server, and other changes. After introducing Turtl, I will introduce the new version in the second part of this article.Turt It is a “secure encryption Evernote alternative”. This free open source tool is considered a Beta version of the software and can be used to take notes in a safe place, save bookmarks, store documents and images, and anything else you may need.
The Turtl application is available for Linux, Windows, macOS and Android, and the iOS application should also be available in the future. Chrome and Firefox extensions can be used to easily mark the page you are viewing, which is ideal for quickly saving the site for later use. Turtl developers provide this service (hosted server) for free, but will plan to provide advanced services in the future. However, the Turtl server is free and open source software, so you can install and use your own instance.
The Turtl application comes with 5 predefined annotation types: text annotations, passwords, files, images and bookmarks. For taking notes, Turtl uses Markdown, which can be easily previewed in the application-because Markdown is a plain text format syntax, you do n’t have to force Markdown, but just type plain text.
For newcomers to Markdown, the application provides a built-in format help screen to help you get started. You can also preview the note before saving.
The app can organize notes in wooden boards and spaces (such as home / work place) and support tags so that you can easily filter notes. It also includes a search function that allows you to sort the results by the date they were created or last edited.
Regarding security, Turtl uses the key created at login to encrypt all data based on email and password before leaving the application. Starting from the 0.7.0 version released yesterday, libsodium is used for all encryption operations behind the scenes. Your password is not stored on any server, so make sure to keep it in a safe place because you will not be able to recover it.
You can read more about encryption and security in Turtl. Here with Here.
Other features of Turtl include:
- Space (work / family / personal / etc.) Sharing
- RTL text support
- JSON import / export
There is no feature list for Turtl, this is all the features I can find.
Although its developers refer to Turtl as a “secure encrypted Evernote alternative”, I will still talk about Evernote alternatives because of some missing features, even for basic uses.
I do n’t care about all the fancy features of Evernote, but I want to see something in Turtl (not just iOS apps), such as links between notes, which I believe many people find useful-now somehow. I found that the ability to embed additional images is also an important feature, and Turtl does not currently provide this feature (although you can use Markdown to embed external images).
The Turtl bug tracker lists many features that may be added in the future, such as sharing a single board, handwriting notes, importing notes from Google Keep and Evernote, using a pin to protect the “Keep logged in” feature with a password, and the command line client other. Now that the new server is complete, I hope that developers can consider adding some of these features to Turtl. Related information: Joplin: Encrypted open source notes and to-do applications
The new version includes “spaces” (such as “personal”, “work”, etc.), which are actually containers of data that can separate things from each other. These spaces can be shared between users, and old boards are no longer allowed to share. The new Spaces feature provided by Turtl 0.7 allows more detailed sharing permissions, making the team easier to use.
These boards still exist in this Turtl version, but can no longer be nested under other boards, and it is no longer possible to share boards. However, the function of sharing a single board may be realized in the future.
It is worth noting that due to major changes in this version, the old account needs to be migrated to use Turtl 0.7. The migration takes place in the application itself. In addition, although it was possible to create a Turtl account without an email address before, this is no longer possible. Email only needs confirmation to enable sharing.
There are currently some issues with the migration process and login with old credentials, which I hope will be resolved soon.
Now that Turtl v0.7 has been released, the developers say they will focus on the highly anticipated iOS application.
You can read about Turtl 0.7 update Here.
There are Turtl desktop applications for Windows, macOS and Linux, as well as mobile applications for Android. Chrome and Firefox bookmark extensions are also available. To install the application on Linux, extract the files and run
install.sh Run the script as root (it will install Turtl to
If you want to run your own Turtl server, please check out This one page.