Xournal – notetaking, sketching, keeping a journal using a stylus

Xournal is a GTK+ application for notetaking, sketching and keeping a journal using a stylus. It can also be used to add annotations to PDF files.

Xournal uses the gtk-print architecture for printing. Xournal also includes a native PDF printing feature.

Xournal includes a PDF file parser compatible with PDF format version 1.4; the compression features of PDF 1.5 are not supported. When exporting a document that uses PDF backgrounds, Xournal attempts to preserve most of the structure of the original PDF file (however, auxiliary data such as thumbnails, hyperlinks, and annotations are lost).

Xournal has an intuitive interface.

Features include:

    • Drawing and selection tools including:
      • Pen.
      • Eraser.
      • Highlighter.
      • Text tool.
      • Ruler.
      • Shape Recognizer.
    • Undo / redo.
    • Button mappings.
    • PDF Annotation.
      • Uses the poppler library.

Website: xournal.sourceforge.net
Support: Manual
Developer: Denis Auroux
License: GNU GPL v2


Xournal is written in C. Learn C with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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  1. xournal++ is indeed very nice and needs more attentionI. love it on my laptop with a xppen drawing tablet on linux for note taking.

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