Notetab Light

The ultimate free Notepad replacement and a handy HTML editor. Handle a heap of files with a simple tabbed interface. Search files, strip HTML tags and format text quickly. Build libraries of text macros to speed up y­our work. Formerly called "Super NoteTab".

Use this link  to get to the main NoteTab Light page and make sure to check the results for latest version of NoteTab.

Application Details:

Version: 5.5
License: Free to use
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.4

Maintainers: About Maintainership

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Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

Installation and almost all features.


The Wine richedit dlls seem to work and the Windows dlls are not needed.

What does not

On the Library Bar - When it is clicked it closes the clipbook. The workaround is to click and drag off the desired library. This happens on all NoteTab Light, Standard, and Pro.

When you minimize and then click on the applicatation  to restore it, there is a second "title bar". the developer says that this is because it is a Delphi application. This occured in an earlier beta, but was fixed in 1.0.0.

What was not tested

There was not a full regression test.

Additional Comments

The issue with the library bar has been around since beta 0.8 or something.
This occurs on other distributions: Slackware, Debian, and others.
selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 13 20081.1.4Yes Yes GoldLarry Hamilton 
ShowGentoo LinuxJul 14 20081.1.0No Not installable GarbageSteve Keel 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 14 20081.0-rc1Yes Yes PlatinumReece H. Dunn 
ShowUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 03 20070.9.49.Yes Yes PlatinumDennis 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
11956 NoteTab All types & versions Select Clip Library from Library Bar NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

NoteTab on Linux Yahoo Group

There is a Yahoo Group for NoteTab users who run Linux.

All Linux distributions are welcome and all version of NoteTab are welcome.

I am not aware of any Gentoo users on that list, but we have Debian, Ubuntu, and Slackware users.


I have the best success with Wine if I uninstall the old version of Wine before installing the new version.

I keep a copy of the install for the version that I know works, so if the new version of Wine introduces new issues, I can easily roll back to a working configuration.

All the user settings are unaffected by uninstalling Wine. All user settings are kept under /home/username/.wine.

If you want to try a completely new install of NoteTab or any other Windows program and preserve your settings, you can rename the .wine directory in your user directory.There have been no issues that have required this for a couple of years.

No special settings have been required to get NoteTab Light or Standard to work with recent versions of Wine. At one point, we did have to copy the Richedit dlls from Windows. This was not needed for installation, only to get text display and actions to work correctly. NoteTab Pro does not rely on the Richedit dlls.

The best place for questions on NoteTab and Linux is the Yahoo Group.


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

Works like a charm
by Gleb Peregud on Wednesday August 6th 2008, 3:23
NoteTab Light 5.7 - Freeware version installs and works like a charm on my system. Hardy Heron 8.04.1 with Wine 1.1.2 from Wine repositories.
NoteTab on Linux on Yahoo Groups
by Larry Hamilton on Sunday March 9th 2008, 10:37
I run the NoteTab on Linux group on Yahoo.

I am glad to see both NoteTab Light and Pro again in the AppDB. I have not had time to try to be an App Maintainer.

You can find the Yahoo Group Here:


NoteTab Light and Standard both use the rich edit text control, so many users have to get the dlls from Windows and configure Wine to use the native rich edit dlls. In most cases, what works for Light will work for Standard.

I have been a NoteTab beta tester for years, see Help. I also have a page of my efforts of testing NoteTab Pro on Linux:

I also have a page with older posts on the NoteTab lists:

I look forward to improving Wine support for all versions of NoteTab.
Not my experience
by earther on Tuesday January 8th 2008, 10:12
I could never get the 4.95 or 5.5 version of NoteTab Light to work properly on Feisty. Spent a good deal of time last fall working on it over on the NoteTab list.

NoteTab Pro works fine.
by George on Sunday January 6th 2008, 18:31
NoteTab is the finest text editor, by any standard I can imagine. It is certainly the best I have ever used, having held off many others going back many versions.

That experience was with Windows, and I just got it running under Knoppix 5.1 and Wine. NoteTab is the ONLY Windows application I care about running under Linux. No offense to emacs and vi fans, but I've made almost no progress with either of them despite significant effort.

All I had to do was copy the directory NoteTab ran from under WinXP to Wine's tree and double clicked the exe!

As soon as I got it running, I clicked help, check for updates, and clicked through the download (5.5 up from 5.1), and install.

I like NoteTab so much, I've been paying for it for years. The folks at Fookes Software are wonderful! Their program is great! Wine is great!
  • RE: NoteTab by Dennis on Monday January 7th 2008, 7:37
    • RE: NoteTab by George on Monday January 7th 2008, 8:31
      • RE: NoteTab by Dennis on Monday January 7th 2008, 8:44