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Xournal – free and open source software for taking notes, sketching, keeping a journal using a stylus, and creating annotations in PDF files


Tools for creating and editing notes, as well as adding annotations to PDF:

  • pencil;
  • highlighter;
  • text;
  • lines;
  • squares and circles;
  • eraser;
  • choosing the pen thickness, font color and family, its style and size;
  • inserting images, etc.

Xournal allows you to select the page background for your note:

  • to the line;
  • in the box;
  • fill with any color;
  • picture.

  • Notes can be saved in the following format .xoj or export to PDF;
  • The available viewing modes: continuous, horizontal, one page;
  • Full-screen mode support.

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The software Xournal is available for installation on Linux and Windows.

Installation methodOS
DebUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
RPMopenSUSE, Rosa Linux, Mageia, ALT Linux, Fedora, CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and others
FlatpakUbuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Arch Linux, Fedora, CentOS, KDE Neon, openSUSE, elementary OS, Manjaro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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

Install Software via Deb package

Install Software via RPM package

Install Software via Flatpak package

flatpak install flathub net.sourceforge.xournal

Install Software via EXE package on Windows

Software Information

Language Interface:English
Description version:
Developer:Denis Auroux
Programming language:C++
License:GPL v2
Software website:xournal.sourceforge.net

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