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xournal Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to xournal for Linux and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. 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 xournal and 18 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to xournal are Foxit Reader, OpenBoard, Stylus Labs Write and NixNote.

xournal alternatives are mainly Note-taking Tools but may also be PDF Readers or Whiteboards. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of xournal.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows
  • Linux

Xournal is an application for notetaking, sketching, keeping a journal using a stylus. It is free software (GNU GPL) and...

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    Xournal++

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • Self-Hosted

    Xournal++ (a fork of Xournal) is a handwriting Notetaking software with PDF annotation support. Written in C++ with plattform independent GTK, supporting Linux, e.g. Ubuntu, Debian, Arch, Suse, macOS and Windows 10. Supports Pen input like Wacom Tablets.

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    Xournal++ vs xournal opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Xournal++ is a great alternative to xournal.
    violoncello

    Xournal++ is the successor of Xournal

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    Direct successor, working in MacOS ;)

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    openyost

    It's the new version of it.

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    Foxit Reader

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • ReactOS

    Foxit Reader is a free and light-weight multi-platform PDF document viewer. Its core function is compatible with PDF Standard 1.7.

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    The installer tries to install McAfee WebAdvisor and PhantomPDF Business. These can be skipped by clicking Decline on each.

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  3. OpenBoard is a cross-platform (Linux / Windows / macOS) interactive whiteboard application. It is currently maintained by the Education Department (DIP) of the Canton of Geneva in Switzerland.

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  4. 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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    Stylus Labs Write vs xournal opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Stylus Labs Write is a great alternative to xournal.
    cristobalvio

    It has a very intuitive UI. It's easy to zoom, pan, erase in various modes. There's the insert space feature, you can move stuff around, etc. Also exports are quite easy and it automatically saves notes in html.

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    After a first pratice where it is poor you see that it's minimal but very functional and it become easier to control thing than xournal. Pdf export is great, writing is better than journal, making frame is quite easy better than xournal. But you don't have the option for drawing circle.

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    It's like Xournal but with much more functionalities for really good handwriting note taking on the go

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    NixNote

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    NixNote, formerly Nevernote, is an open source client for Evernote .

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    Rnote

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Rnote aims to be a simple but functional note taking application for freehand drawing or annotating pictures or documents. It eventually should be able to import / export various media file formats.

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    Notesnook

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Notesnook is a simple and cross-platform private notes app that keeps your notes organized and synced on your phone, tablet and computer. Take notes, capture ideas, create to-do lists, keep a journal, write your assignments and manage projects, we have got you covered.

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    Flashnote

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Flashnote is a quick notes manager created for such cases. When you need a rough copy to save or to process some pieces of a text, Flashnote is small, quick and convenient. Press the shortcut-key combination and a rough copy is on the screen in a flash of a second.

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    Jarnal

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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 .

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    NoteLab

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    NoteLab brings the power of digital note taking to Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, and Solaris.

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