About & Features

  • #Hashtags
  • Format your text bold, italic or underlined
  • Insert Images, files and links to websites
  • Links and mail addresses are recognized automatically
  • Spell Check
  • Live-Search
  • Automatic saving
  • Backup to zip archive
  • Word Clouds with most often used words and tags
  • Templates
  • Export the journal to plain text, HTML, Latex or PDF
  • The data is stored in plain text files, no database is needed
  • Translated into more than 30 languages

RedNotebook is a modern journal

It lets you format, tag and search your entries. You can also add pictures, links and customizable templates, spell check your notes, and export to plain text, HTML, Latex or PDF. RedNotebook is Free Software under the GPL.

RedNotebook 2.0

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RedNotebook 2.0 on Ubuntu


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Version 2.0 released - 2017-05-19

  • Port to Python 3 and GTK 3.
  • Add index of tags to LaTeX export (#324, thanks Alex Schickedanz).
  • Use new CDN link for MathJax.

Version 1.15 released - 2017-02-11

  • Bundle pygtkspellcheck 4.0.5 since earlier versions contain a bug (lp:1615629).
  • Fix toggling autostart (lp:1628497).
  • Set system tray icon name (lp:1660129).

Version 1.14 released - 2016-09-26

  • Use new pygtkspellcheck API (lp:1592727).
  • Fix conversion from old single "Tags" category to new tags format.

Version 1.13 released - 2016-06-17

  • When selecting a journal directory, show all journal directories by default (thanks Paul Jackson).
  • Allow ampersands in e-mail addresses (lp:1570476, thanks pdofak).
  • python-gtkspell has been renamed to python-gtkspellcheck. Update docs and debian/control accordingly.

Version 1.12 released - 2016-03-28

  • Add option to hide right-hand tags pane (thanks Ron Brown, Jr.).
  • Never overwrite externally changed month files (thanks Felix Zörgiebel).
  • Remove support for Python 2.6.

For the full list of changes have a look at the Changelog.