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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.

Installers for Linux and Windows:


Needed for running RedNotebook:

Needed for installing RedNotebook:

Run from source

Install all dependencies:

Start RedNotebook:

  • Linux/macOS: python3 rednotebook/
  • Windows: py rednotebook/

Set up pre-commit hooks

Install pre-commit, then run pre-commit install.

Run tests

Install tox, then run tox.

Thanks to

  • The authors of the libraries listed under 'Requirements'.
  • Ciaran for creating the RedNotebook icon.
  • The txt2tags team for their markup conversion tool.
  • Dieter Verfaillie for his elib.intl module.
  • Maximilian Köhl for his pygtkspellcheck project.
  • The Weblate team for hosting translations for RedNotebook.

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.