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gthnk is a personal knowledge management system

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Gthnk is a personal knowledge management system. Capture your ideas using plain old text files without any cloud services.

Start using Gthnk now with our Installation Wizard for Windows and OS X. Documentation Status


gthnk presents a journal consisting of many entries. Entries are created using plain old text files, which gthnk imports once per day. Any text editor can be used to add information to gthnk. Entries are searchable using the embedded gthnk server, which can be accessed with a browser. Additional media, including images and PDFs, can be attached to the journal.

gthnk installs on Windows and OSX systems with Python 3.5+ and Python 2.7. See the Installation document for more details.

Quick Start

docker run -d --rm \
    --name gthnk \
    -p 1620:1620 \
    -v ~/.gthnk:/home/gthnk/storage \


The default journal is ~/.gthnk/journal.txt, where you will record your notes. Open journal.txt with a text editor:

code ~/.gthnk/journal.txt

Journal Entries

To get started with journal.txt, insert a date marker (Ctrl-Alt-Cmd-N) to start a new journal day. Then, insert a time marker (Ctrl-Alt-Cmd-M) to start a journal entry. Now you can compose your note in journal.txt.

You can add multiple entries per day - and even multiple days - by inserting date and time markers as you work.

Gthnk Interface

To interact with the Gthnk journal, connect to http://localhost:1620 and log in with the username and the password secret.

Click the refresh icon in the Journal interface to make Gthnk import from journal.txt. Now your journal entries are indexed and searchable - and journal.txt is a blank document waiting for your next entries.

Next Steps

Gthnk can do much more than this - see the Gthnk website to learn about Gthnk.


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