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Share notes across devices on a local network.
: https://tinram.github.io/images/noter.png ![noter]
Noter's focus is simplicity – browser display and search, with a log-in to add, edit, and delete notes.
The log-in offers basic protection from unauthorised tampering via password obfuscation and session timeout.
Noter was created for an isolated network where plain text transfer and viewing is acceptable, and without determined adversaries. Noter is NOT suitable for storing sensitive data.
A single SQLite database file facilitates easy backup, transfer, and source control of data.
A Raspberry Pi, with Apache and PHP installed, could make an ideal low-powered always-on host for Noter.
Clone the repository (or extract the ZIP archive) into the server's web directory e.g.
SQLite file operation (requires actioning on the directory itself):
Check the configuration file constants: config/config.php
Only the timezone, session timeouts,
Change the users and the user password hashes (
Passwords are stored as SHA-256 hashes.
Manually Create the SQLite Database
Noter includes an initial SQLite database: db/noter.sqlite3
However, where GitHub importing does not permit binary files (e.g. PHPClasses and the noter.sqlite3 file is consequently missing, the file will need to be created manually –
In a terminal:
Viewing and Searching
or better, configure an Apache vhost and access with:
Adding and Editing
or if Apache rewrite is disabled:
Upon logging-in through this page, notes can be added, updated, or deleted.
Most types of link references will be automatically converted into HTML links upon note addition (but not on note updating).
The SQLite database schema is available at db/noter\_schema.sql
The SQLite database schema and initial data is available at db/noter\_schema\_data.sql
Unsuccessful log-in attempts are recorded in log/badlog.txt
Noter was originally created as a second language flashcard viewer (to which it can be easily reverted).
Noter was never created for coding elegance, merely to do a simple job in minimal code. It's like my car: looks ancient, runs quite well.
Noter is released under the GPL v.3.