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 PDF, HTML, Latex or plain text
  • The data is stored in plain text files, no database is needed
  • Translated into more than 30 languages

RedNotebook is a modern journal

It includes a calendar navigation, customizable templates, export functionality and word clouds. You can also format, tag and search your entries. RedNotebook is Free Software under the GPL.

RedNotebook 1.11

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RedNotebook 1.1 on Ubuntu


RedNotebook 1.1 - Preview Mode


Version 1.11 released - 2015-11-08

  • Remind users to make new backup if last backup is older than a month.
  • When inserting a link for a selected text passage, replace text passage.

Version 1.10.4 released - 2015-10-19

  • Fix right-clicking cloud words to hide them.

Version 1.10.3 released - 2015-10-15

  • Make #hashtags regular expression faster (up to 1000x).

Version 1.10.2 released - 2015-08-24

  • Fix Chinese fonts in preview mode on Windows by using the fonts mingliu and MS Mincho (thanks Amos Ng).
  • Fix instructions for running RedNotebook on Windows (thanks Amos Ng).
  • Move repository from launchpad to github.

Version 1.10.1 released - 2015-04-14

  • When undoing a formatting action, only remove formatting, not the text (lp:1326606).
  • Fix searching with enter for text with non-ASCII characters (lp:1430697).
  • Fix filtering exports by tags containing non-ASCII characters (lp:1267263).
  • Don't remove whitespace from old-style tags in autocomplete box (lp:1414603).
  • Don't try to change spellchecking language if spellchecker is not set up (lp:1443818).
  • Don't try to access files with wrong encoding (lp:1443818).

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