June 2, 2009, 5:22 am
Tomboy, a popular open source note-taking application, is coming to the Internet. The Tomboy team is creating a Web application called Snowy that will allow users to keep their notes synchronized in the cloud. It also offers a rich interactive Web interface, enabling users to seamlessly access and edit their notes through a Web browser.
Novell developer Brad Taylor created Snowy in his free time as an experiment. It matured recently when Tomboy developer Sandy Armstrong teamed up with Taylor during one of Novell's Hack Weeks in an effort to accelerate progress on the project. A preview of the new Web synchronization feature has landed in the latest version of Tomboy. Snowy is built with Python and uses the open source Django framework. One of the most compelling aspects of Snowy is that it is open source software, which means that users can self-host their own note servers.