RedNotebook is a modern desktop 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.


See debian/control for Debian and Ubuntu package names.

Recommended libraries:

Run on Linux (without installation)

$ ./run

Install on Linux

We recommend to install RedNotebook with your package manager or to download the Windows installer. Follow the steps below only if your distribution has no RedNotebook package or you want to use a newer RedNotebook version.

Install RedNotebook under ~/.local/lib/python3.x/site-packages/ and create ~/.local/bin/rednotebook executable:

sudo apt install python3-pip
# Change into RedNotebook repository.
pip3 install .

Run on Windows

See appveyor.yml for setup instructions, then run

C:\path\to\rednotebook> python3 rednotebook/

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License notes

RedNotebook is published under the GPLv2+. Since it bundles code released under the LGPLv3+, the resulting work is licensed under the GPLv3+. See debian/copyright for detailed license information.