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Install Piggydb – A Flexible Diary Notebook DB on Linux

Piggydb is a flexible and scalable knowledge building platform that supports a heuristic or bottom-up approach to discover new concepts or ideas based on your input. You can begin with using it as a flexible outliner, diary or notebook, and as your database grows, the app helps you to shape or elaborate your own knowledge. Soon, it will become an indispensable knowledge base to your creative work. You can create highly structured content by connecting knowledge fragments to each other to build a network structure, which is more flexible and expressive than a tree structure.

App does not aim to be an input-and-search database application. It aims to be a platform that encourages you to organize your knowledge continuously to discover new ideas or concepts, and moreover enrich your creativity.


Key Features

  • Note taking with Knowledge Fragments: the unit of information
  • Text Fragments (with wiki formatting) / File Fragments
  • Organizing your fragments in a flexible network structure
  • Embedding a fragment into another fragment
  • Tag as a first-class component (an integral part of knowledge; not a mere index)
  • Hierarchical Tagging
  • Smoothly integrated multi-user management (a user is a fragment tagged #user)
  • Document View: browsing your organized content in printer-friendly format
  • Full text search
  • No installation needed: Just unzip downloaded archive and run the file
  • Familiar web interface can be used as a standalone app on your computer

How to Install latest Piggydb 7.0 on Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 16.04

sudo apt-get install openjdk-8-jre



cd piggydb-standalone/

java -jar piggydb-standalone.jar
  • The last command above will launch your browser with following url “localhost:8080″. You will be prompted to login with a username and password. The defaut login details is “owner” as username and “owner” as password


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