Clunk is a terminal-based note-taking program that focuses on taking notes and getting out of the way.
Clunk Screenshot


  • Notes are stored locally in ~/.clunk/
  • All prompts will be in the lower left
  • Notes are NOT automatically saved
  • Lines beginning with ^ are highlighted
  • Works on any system with ncurses installed


The only dependency to build is ncurses. To install, simply clone the source and run make. A build folder will be created with the executable inside.


The tests are built with Criterion. To execute them, run make tests and then run the test\clunk_tests executable.

Code can be found here.