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MrWriter is an application for taking notes by pen, as well as blackboards for teaching lectures in front of students. Free and open source graphics program


MrWriter is an application designed to replace pen and paper for taking notes by hand, as well as blackboards for lecturing students. The MrWriter program is strongly inspired by the Xournal/Xournal++ projects, but the main focus is on creating notes, not annotations in PDF format. Xournal (.xoj) files can be imported, but only strokes are recognized.

  • Available tools: pen, ruler, circle, rectangle, text, eraser, rectangular selection, hand (drag and drop);
  • You can choose the pen width, line pattern, color, and font (family, style, size);
  • Support for undo/redo actions;
  • You can turn on the grid;
  • It is possible to insert text and pictures;
  • It is possible to customize the page: select standard document formats (A0-A6 and others), set the width and height, change the orientation, select the background light;
  • Saving in the format .moj;
  • Support for exporting to PDF;
  • Import and export Xournal file;
  • Full-screen mode support.

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The software MrWriter is available for installation on Linux, Windows and macOS.

Installation methodOS
AppImageUbuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, CentOS, elementaryOS, Linux Mint and others

*Ubuntu (GNOME), Kubuntu (KDE), Xubuntu (XFCE), Lubuntu (LXDE)

Install Software via AppImage package

Install Software via EXE package on Windows

Install Software via DMG package for macOS

Software Information

Language Interface:English
Description version:0.0.7 (alpha)
Developer:Thomas Leitz
Programming language:C++, Qt
License:GPL v3

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