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To get started with Beaver Notes, visit the website at beavernotes.com and navigate to the download section. Choose the installer that matches your operating system – whether it's macOS, Windows, or a Linux distribution. Once you've selected the right installer, you can either go on and follow on-screen instructions or keep reading this section of the docs for better guidance.
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🪟 Windows: Press Windows Key + R, then type msinfo32 and hit Enter. Look for the System Type under System Information to find whether it's x64 or arm64.
🍎 macOS: Click the Apple menu in the top-left corner, choose About This Mac, and look for the Processor information. It will specify whether it's an Intel (x64) or Apple silicon (arm64) processor.
🐧 Linux: Open a terminal and use the command uname -m. If it returns x86_64, it's x64 architecture. If it returns aarch64, it's arm64 architecture.
Once the download is complete, double-click the .dmg file in your download folder to mount the Beaver Notes disk image. From there, just drag the Beaver Notes app icon onto your Applications folder.
When you open the app, a pop-up shows up saying "Beaver Notes" cannot be opened because the developer cannot be verified, macOS cannot verify that this app is free from malware. Click "OK," and then go to System Preferences > Privacy & Security > and click "Open Anyway"
If you want to ensure the safety of what you are running, you can check the installer’s SHA256 to verify if the code has been tampered with. To obtain the SHA256 of the installer on your Mac, run
shasum -a 256 path-to-Beaver-Notes.dmg
To install Beaver Notes through HomeBrew and get the convinience of easy upgradability run the following commands in your mac's terminal
Add the tap to Homebrew
brew tap Daniele-rolli/homebrew-beaver https://github.com/Daniele-rolli/homebrew-beaver.git
Install Beaver-notes (On Apple Silicon Macs)
brew install beaver-notes-arm
Install Beaver-notes (On Intel macs)
brew install beaver-notes
When the download finishes, double-click on the installer to initiate the installation process. Like macOS, Windows has a protection feature for packages downloaded from the internet. Therefore, a pop-up saying “Windows protected your PC - Microsoft Defender SmartScreen prevented an unrecognized app from starting. Running this app might put your PC at risk.“ will appear. Click on 'More info' and then 'Run anyway' as the app has no other terms to agree to. The installer will as you to accept the MIT license and proced to install the app.
To verify that the code has not been subject to malicious modifications, check the SHA256 by running in Powershell:
Get-FileHash -Algorithm SHA256 "C:\Path\to\beaver-notes.exe"
To install Beaver Notes through Scoop and get the delicious convinience of easy upgradability run the following commands in your PC's Powershell
scoop bucket add Beaver-Bucket https://github.com/Daniele-rolli/Beaver-Bucket
To install Beaver Notes on x64:
scoop install Beaver-Notes
To install Beaver Notes on arm64:
scoop install Beaver-Notes-arm
If your distribution is based on Debian or Fedora, such as Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Zorin OS, and others, you have the choice to install the software using either an AppImage package, the apt repo, or an .rpm package. For Arch Linux users an AUR repository is available otherwise for Arch and similar distributions, the AppImage package is also available, tho a repo is reccomended.
📦 Debian / Ubuntu Packages
To install Beaver Notes through apt, copy and paste the commands below in your terminal:
Fetching Repository GPG Key
curl -s --compressed https://daniele-rolli.github.io/Beaver-notes-ppa/KEY.gpg | gpg --dearmor | sudo tee /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/Beaver-notes-ppa.gpg >/dev/null
Add Beaver Notes' Repository
sudo curl -s --compressed -o /etc/apt/sources.list.d/Beaver_notes_file.list https://daniele-rolli.github.io/Beaver-notes-ppa/Beaver_notes_file.list
Update the Package Lists
sudo apt update
Install Beaver Notes
sudo apt install beaver-notes
🔩 AUR (Arch and derivates)
To install Beaver Notes on Arch Linux through the AUR using Yay, follow the commands below:
Install Yay's dependencies
sudo pacman -S base-devel git
Clone Yay's repository and navigate to the directory
git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/yay.git && cd yay
Install Beaver Notes
yay -S beaver-notes
install the .rpm package by running
sudo rpm -i path/to/Beaver-Notes.rpm
Replace 'path/to/Beaver-Notes.rpm' with the actual path to the downloaded file.
Run the command
chmod +x path/to/Beaver-Notes.AppImage
Replace 'path/to/Beaver-Notes.AppImage' with the actual path to the downloaded file.
To launch Beaver Notes, either double-click the AppImage file or run it from the terminal using:
Now that you've installed Beaver Notes successifully check out the next page to better understand the app's interface