Xournal++ is a handwriting notetaking software with PDF annotation support. Written in C++ with GTK3, supporting Linux (e.g. Ubuntu, Debian, Arch, SUSE), macOS and Windows 10. Supports pen input from devices such as Wacom Tablets. (by xournalpp)

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Posts where xournalpp has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-07-22.
  • SourcePDF - Free Basic PDF Editor [Beta]
    reddit.com/r/linux | 2021-07-22
    Have you tried Xournal++?
    reddit.com/r/linux | 2021-07-22
    Xournal and the more recent Xournal++ are great, and both are actually free software, as opposed to the link posted.
  • Alternatives to OneNote for Linux
    Xournal++ is also really good and worth trying.
  • An OneNote Offline option?
    reddit.com/r/linux | 2021-07-02
    I've been using Xournal++ lately, with the only reason being that it has built-in stylus support for my Microsoft Surface 4 Pro.
  • Are there any free electronic lab notebooks options available?
    reddit.com/r/labrats | 2021-07-02
    There just isn't a good free desktop app that quite does everything that onenote does, it's the only piece of ms office software I miss on linux. (The fact that my lecture notes where automatically timestamped to my recordings of lectures so I could just click and hear what the lecturer was saying at the time I made any note used to blow peoples minds.) Xournal++ kind of fills the gap for taking freehand notes with stylus mixed with text and virtual pdf print outs and event audio tagging but lacks the organizational features of onenote. https://xournalpp.github.io/ Great though it was for lecture notes ultimately though onenote makes a poor lab notebook as it lacks good versioning/timestamping and can be difficult to export to other formats making. This lack of portability is an issue if you don't have access to onenote or microsoft deprecates the old file format or something.
  • When do we lose access to Photoshop and Microsoft word?
    reddit.com/r/berkeley | 2021-06-25
    I haven't used this but one of my GSIs used https://xournalpp.github.io/ which lets you annotate PDFs
  • Should I be as worried of installing a downloaded .deb file from the project website as adding a PPA? Eternal confusion about APT, .DEB and PPAs continues.
    reddit.com/r/pop_os | 2021-06-24
    Example: Xournal++ is a good example for the above case.
  • Ebook and PDF reader with free-hand annotation
    reddit.com/r/software | 2021-06-23
    For a complete hand-drawing software (which also supports PDFs) I recommend Xournal++
  • [RECOMMENDATION] Libre/Paid PDF Annotation Software for Linux?
    reddit.com/r/pop_os | 2021-06-23
    Try Xournal++
  • Note Taking in 2021
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-06-16
    Thanks for this. I'm aware of OneNote being pretty flexible but have never really committed to using it for any length of time to really see if it's what I want or not. It seems to have similar pitfalls that Curio does, though the plus side being that Microsoft is unlikely to go anywhere anytime soon and tend to be pretty good about supporting its Office suite well.

    Xournal++ [1] I had never heard of. It doesn't seem like it's what I'm personally looking for but what an interesting project and definitely one worth looking at!

    [1] https://github.com/xournalpp/xournalpp

  • Keyboard + Stylus note taking app for linux?
    reddit.com/r/Ubuntu | 2021-05-17
    I think you are looking for this it does say there is a keyboard support available but never tried it that’s why I couldn’t confirm it
  • Something like OneNote but with full file ownership and good image integration.
    reddit.com/r/software | 2021-05-17
    Have a look into Xournalpp
  • Ways to annotate PDFs electronically without an iPad?
    reddit.com/r/uwaterloo | 2021-05-09
    hey, you might want to try xournal and see if it fits your needs. If i were you i would buy a small wacom (about $100) and use that along with the app i just mentioned though. hope this helps.
  • Is anyone out there working on an open source OneNote?
    I found out about it in this GitHub issue. It basically is just putting your Xournal++ in Joplin so it's not perfectly integrated (on the video it seems pretty seamless though). There has also been this feature request about better integration.
  • free pdf editors?
    reddit.com/r/software | 2021-05-04
    https://github.com/xournalpp/xournalpp is good for annotating and adding text to a pdf.


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xournalpp/xournalpp is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 or later which is an OSI approved license.