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QOwnNotes – free and open source, multi-platform note-taking program with Markdown support and Nextcloud/ownCloud integration


  • You can choose a folder of notes at any time (you can use multiple folders of notes);
  • Support for exporting to PDF, HTML, Markdown;
  • Support for importing from Evernote, text files;
  • There is a search for all tags and subfolders;
  • Sort alphabetically and by date;
  • There is a possibility to disable editing of notes;
  • Print support;
  • Sub-string searching of notes is possible and search results are highlighted in the notes;
  • Scripting support and an online script repository (opens new window) where you can install scripts inside the application;
  • Browser extension to add notes from the selected text, make screenshots or manage your bookmarks;
  • Compatible with the Notes application of Nextcloud/ownCloud and mobile and Nextcloud Text;
  • Manage your Nextcloud/ownCloud todo lists (Nextcloud tasks or Tasks Plus/Calendar Plus) or use an other CalDAV server to sync your tasks to;
  • External changes of note files are watched (notes or note list are reloaded);
  • It is possible to restore older versions of your notes from your ownCloud/Nextcloud server, as well as lost ones;
  • The differences between the current and externally modified note are displayed in the dialog box;
  • Markdown highlighting of notes and a markdown preview mode;
  • Spell Checking support;
  • There is encryption of notes (AES-256 is built in, or you can use your own encryption methods, such as Keybase.io (encryption-keybase. qml) or PGP (encryption-pgp. qml);
  • There is the possibility to insert links, images, attachments, tables, the current time, the code blocks and quotes;
  • Text formatting: bold, italics, underlined, strikethrough;
  • Support for inserting HTML pages and media files;
  • You can add tags to a note; Support for hierarchical note tagging and note subfolders;
  • Dark mode theme support;
  • Theming support for the markdown syntax highlighting;
  • All panels can be placed wherever you want, they can even float or stack (fully dockable);
  • Support for free desktop theme icons, you can use QOwnNotes with your native desktop icons and with your favorite dark desktop theme;
  • Support for sharing notes on your ownCloud/Nextcloud server;
  • Vim mode;
  • You can choose the layout of the program, for example, full: sidebar, editor, and preview;
  • Distraction free mode, Full-screen mode and Typewriter mode;
  • Support for custom keyboard shortcuts.

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The software QOwnNotes is available for installation on Linux, Windows and macOS, and extensions for browsers.

Installation methodOS
PPAUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
SnapUbuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Arch Linux, Fedora, CentOS, KDE Neon, openSUSE, elementary OS, Manjaro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux
FlatpakUbuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Arch Linux, Fedora, CentOS, KDE Neon, openSUSE, elementary OS, Manjaro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux
AppImageUbuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, CentOS, elementaryOS, Linux Mint and others
Extensions for BrowsersFirefox, Chrome

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

Install Software via PPA repository

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pbek/qownnotes
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install qownnotes

Install Software via Snap package

sudo snap install qownnotes

Install Software via Flatpak package

flatpak install flathub org.qownnotes.QOwnNotes

Install Software via AppImage package

Install Software via EXE package on Windows

Install Software via DMG package for macOS

Extensions for Browsers: Firefox, Chrome.

Software Information

Language Interface:English, Russian, Deutsch, Spanish, French and others
Description version:20.10.10
Developer:Patrizio Bekerle
Programming language:C++, Qt
License:GPL v2
Software website:qownnotes.org

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