PasteBinIt for Tomboy Notes

Tomboy is awesome, it’s probably one of the most under-emphasized apps in Ubuntu.  I use it for so many things, from quick notes to rough drafts and brain dumps.  With Ubuntu One syncing I can access my notes from any computer with internet access.  However, while you can publish files on Ubuntu One, you can’t (yet) publish your notes to share them with others.

Because of this many of us have resorted to copy/pasting our notes into some kind of pastebin service.  Pastebins are also fantastic, and thanks to Stephane Graber‘s pastebinit command line tool, it makes pasting files and command output extremely easy.

So I decided to bring these two things together, and wrote a Tomboy plugin that will pass the contents of a note to the pastebinit command.  Just select “Paste Bin It!” from the Tools menu, and it will send the contents to a pastebin service and open your browser to the newly created page.  For now it will use your default service and settings, but in the future I plan to make that configurable from within Tomboy.  For now you can grab the DLL file and copy it into your ~/.config/tomboy/addins/ directory, restart Tomboy, and start pastebin-ing to your heart’s content.

As always, contributions are most definitely welcome.  As this is my first Tomboy addin, and the fact that I don’t do much Mono/C# development, I can definitely use help improving this.  Please visit the Project Page if you’re interested and grab the code in bzr.

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5 Responses to PasteBinIt for Tomboy Notes

  1. LaserJock says:

    Cool, thanks!

  2. Wow, that’s really cool!

    I’ll definitely be using it.

  3. Vadim P. says:

    gnote was awesome. Tomboy I avoid launching because a) no pinning in the indicator, and b) it’s too resource-heavy for a note-taking app.

  4. Manish Sinha says:

    Please add the LICENSE and MAINTAINERS file atleast.

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