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Omni-Notes is a note taking open-source application aimed to have both a simple interface while keeping smart behavior. This application expands on the generic note taking features of other basic applications and allows for users to attach image and video files, use a variety of widgets, tag and organize notes, search through notes, and customize the applications UI.

The project was inspired by the absence of such applications compatible with old phones and old versions of Android. It aims to provide an attractive look and follow the most recent design guidelines of the Google operating system that is not currently avaialbe for older devices.

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Currently the following functions are implemented:

Future Developments:

You can find a complete changelog inside the application settings menu!

If you need some help on how to use the application you’ll find everything you need in the Help Online section.

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User guide

Look into the wiki for GIFs-based tutorials: LINK


Watch the following terminal session recording on how to compile distributable files or follow the instructions below asciicast

Build instructions:

To be sure that build environment is fully compliant with the project the following command creates a container with all the needed tools to compile the code:

cd {project-folder}; rm; docker rm android-omninotes; docker run -v $PWD:/workspace --name android-omninotes tabrindle/min-alpine-android-sdk:latest bash -c "mkdir -p ~/.android && touch ~/.android/repositories.cfg && yes | sdkmanager --update &>/dev/null && cd /workspace && ./gradlew clean build --stacktrace -Dorg.gradle.daemon=true -Pandroid.useDeprecatedNdk=true"


To execute all tests included into the project connect a device or emulator, then run the following command:

./gradlew testAll

Testing Pyramid

To speedup the development more levels of testing are available following the testing pyramid approach, each type test requires more time than the previous one.

Unit Tests

./gradlew --stacktrace test

Integration Tests

./gradlew --stacktrace -Pandroid.testInstrumentationRunnerArguments.notAnnotation=androidx.test.filters.LargeTest connectedAndroidTest

UI Tests

./gradlew --stacktrace -Pandroid.testInstrumentationRunnerArguments.annotation=androidx.test.filters.LargeTest connectedPlayDebugAndroidTest

Notice that in this case I specified a single flavor to run tests on. This could be a useful and faster approach when you’re testing specific flavor features.

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Copyright 2013-2022 Federico Iosue

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