Jotter is a free and open source self-hosted note-taking app similar to OneNote, Google Keep, and Evernote, the difference between those applications and Jotter is that Jotter is self-hosted which means that you can host it on your own server if you have any sensitive notes.
This guide will present a step by step tutorial on how to install Jotter on OpenShift, the only skill you’ll need during the tutorial is your ability to use a web browser.
- A free OpenShift account, visit OpenShift website and register using your email, no credit card is required.
- After registering; go to OpenShift home page and click on the “MY APPS” on the top of the screen.
- You’ll be directed to your login window and enter your credentials, you’ll be directed to a new window click on the blue “Create your first application now” link.
- You’ll be directed to a window, type “PHP” in the search field, and select the application shown below in the screenshot from the results.
- You’ll be directed to a new window, in the public URL; type the name of the project/application name (e.g. notes, jotter, etc.) in the first space and the domain name (it’s not your real domain name, just any identification name e.g. NickName, YourName) in the second space.
- Under the public URL, there’s the source code slot, just copy and paste the following link “https://github.com/yosko/jotter.git“
- Leave everything as it’s and click on “Create Application” tab at the end of the page.
- You’ll be directed to the main window, and it’s time to visit your portal, to do that simply click on the blue link at the top of the screen (that’s your URL)8. Finally, you’ll be directed to your portal main page, log in using admin as username and password.
Congratulations, you now have a fully functional Jotter note-taking web application running for free on OpenShift.