Xournal++ – handwriting notetaking software with PDF annotation support

Xournal++ is a cross-platform note-taking software that is fast, flexible, and functional. It’s a modern rewrite and a more feature-rich version of the original Xournal program.

It has lots of useful functionality including the ability to annotate PDFs.

This is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Handwriting:
    • Support for pressure-sensitive stylus and drawing tablets (Wacom, Huion, XP-Pen, and others).
    • Robust and customizable pen, highlighter and eraser tools, allowing you to write how you want to write.
  • Keep organized:
    • Use layers to make complex notes that are still pleasant to work with.
    • Keep track of the notes by using page previews.
  • Add images and create various shapes, from circles to splines to axis.
  • Snap objects to rectangular grid or degrees of rotation.
  • Good scientific support. Add differential equations to electrical circuits or the structural formula of molecules using our built-in LaTeX editor.
  • Record audio while you write and insert the recording to any object in your note
  • Listen to the recorded audio with the ‘Play Object’ tool.
  • Plugin manager.
  • Cross-platform support – runs under Linux, macOS, and Windows.

Support: GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Andreas Butti, Wilson Brenna, Marek Pikula, Peter Klausing, Moreno Razzoli, Luca Errani, Ulrich Huber, Justin Jones, Bryan Tan, Justus Rossmeier, Fabian Keßler, Julius Lehmann, Tobias Germann, Roland Loetscher, Benjamin Hennion, Henry Heino
License: GNU General Public License v2.0

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

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