Windows Journal Alternatives for Linux

    Windows Journal is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is xournal, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Windows Journal and 12 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Windows Journal are Stylus Labs Write (Free), KeepNote (Free, Open Source), Jarnal (Free, Open Source) and NoteLab (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 18, 2021

    1. Xournal is an application for notetaking, sketching, keeping a journal using a stylus. It is free software (GNU GPL) and runs on Linux (recent distributions), Windows and other GTK+/Gnome platforms. It supports drawing and writing on pdf's.

      Discontinued

      It hasn't been updated since 2017, but there is an active fork Xournal++

      Almost everyone thinks xournal is a great alternative to Windows Journal.
    2. Write is a word processor for handwriting, designed primarily for tablets with an active stylus. Write has the functionality of a vector drawing application, plus a unique set of tools which ease the editing of handwritten text.
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      Almost everyone thinks Stylus Labs Write is a great alternative to Windows Journal.


    3. KeepNote: note-taking and organization. KeepNote is a note taking application that works on Windows, Linux, and MacOS X.

      Discontinued

      No new releases since March 2012, but last version, 0.7.8, is still working and can be downloaded from the official website.

    4. Jarnal is an open-source application for notetaking, sketching, keeping a journal, making a presentation, annotating a document - including pdf - or collaborating using a stylus, mouse or keyboard. It is similar to Microsoft .
    5. NoteLab brings the power of digital note taking to Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, and Solaris.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Spiral is a program that allows users to take notes in a format similar to a spiral notebook.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Simple keyboard-driven note taking: Search, create, edit and delete notes all without the mouse. Start typing to name your file: When you first launch nimblenote, the focus of the keyboard will be within the search input. Start typing the filename of a new note.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Remember The Task is a light-weight ToDo application that allows you to maintain a list of tasks to be done. It Syncs with Remember The Milk so you can manage your tasks on the go using RTM.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Electron / Atom Shell
      P3X OneNote Linux is, actually, an independent browser window for the online OneNote. You can use this program without having to clutter your browser.
    6. Notetaking and blackboard replacement application. Inspired by Xournal. Written in C++/Qt for Linux / Windows / Mac.
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