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Xournal++ Digital Inking & PDFs on Linux - IG App Picks



    Go-to solution for easy paper replacement

    Used my laptop, a small wacom tablet, and this program to replace all my engineering notes this semester. No more scanning to upload, re-drawing plots, re-writing equations, printing assignments, or heavy binder to carry around.

    ๐Ÿ Competitors: OneNote
    ๐Ÿ‘ Pros:    Export in pdf|Import pdf

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  • Book list for streetfighting computer scientists
    I've been using Xournalpp[1] for many years, highlighting books as I read them, adding in text/hand drawn annotations in whitespaces if necessary. Unlike other PDF readers/annotators, it saves a separate file, so the original PDF is untouched. It can also export the annotated PDF as a new PDF with highlights and annotations. Obsidian[2] also has PDF support, where you can open a markdown document side by side with... - Source: Hacker News / 6 months ago
  • Combined metric for finding and decoding (digitally) handwritten text on a page?
    Currently, I am trying to build a small open source NLP project for which I first find text on a page and then translate it; see the current project state here: The purpose of this project is to make handwritten text in Xournal++ searchable for all users. Source: 9 months ago
  • Alternative to MS OneNote thatโ€™s truly as good? Flair is limited but more precisely is Iโ€™d like cross-platform.
    On Linux, Xournal++ is the best thing that can do inking. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Need help installing Latex on Linux
    First of all, I don't want to install Latex, but since my note taking app requires it, I feel like I don't have any alternative. I was wondering if I needed to download TexLive or if there were any other options for me. I am taking physics notes and I don't want anything other than basic text editing (superscript, subscript, symbols for physics equations and basic math stuff), is there a way I don't have to... Source: over 1 year ago
  • Need an app like xournalpp which can take help me edit and insert Latex into Pdfs
    I recently was looking for a note making app for editing, marking, drawing over a pdf file and a helpful person suggested me xournalpp, though this is very helpful, I have to install 7GB s of Latex app to even start inserting Latex text on my pdf, is there an app which doesn't need me to install Latex app(7GB) and can still let me put in Latex text on my pdf like Obsidian does? Source: over 1 year ago
  • Searching for an application to take notes on PDFs which can draw over and can insert text over Pdfs on Linux
    I used xournalpp and really liked it at the time. Since then, I heard good things about rnote. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Any encrypted note taking app that accepts IMAGES embedded in the body of the notes?
    I like Rnote and Xournal++. Not sure if they fit your needs, though. I always use them with a digitizer, but you can also write text with the keyboard. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Math Whiteboard
    Xournal allows you to write and draw offline. I often use it as a scratchpad. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Xournal alts?
    There is a fork of Xournal called Xournal++ if that isn't the one you're already using and it is in active development Source: over 1 year ago
  • Configuring pen buttons and cursor in Excalidraw
    I normally take Markdown notes with quick sketches from time to time with a Wacom tablet. I've used Xournal++ and Marktext to do all this, exporting my sketches into image files and inserting them into Marktext. However, I am starting to feel fatigued with this workflow and I discovered that Obsidian and the Excalidraw plugin could be an all-in-one solution for what I do, instead of having to work between two apps... Source: over 1 year ago
  • It's always PDF the problem!
    Depending on your editing needs, the free Xournal++ ( might work for you. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Looking for something I could use to write/save handwritten (through a drawing tablet) papers as (a relatively high resolution, around 200kb+) jpg?
    Xournal++ can export to PNG (which is anyway to be preferred to JPEG for graphics). Source: over 1 year ago
  • adobe pdf reader and editor replacement
    You could give microsoft edge a try. Not sure whether it supports shapes. Xournalpp also comes to mind. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • PDF editor
    Anyway, the thing that comes to mind first is xournalpp; it supports inserting formulas with LaTeX or by hand. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Looking for a utility/suite for working with PDF files and documents
    Xournalpp would be my first suggestion; this is what I typically use when I want to add a facsimile of my physical signature. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Any good whiteboard app to draw basic diagrams and draw text and lines?
    Not familiar with that app but you can try or Source: almost 2 years ago
  • notes taking app (text + drawing)
    Xournalpp/xournalpp: Xournal++ is a handwriting notetaking software with PDF annotation support. Written in C++ with GTK3, supporting Linux (e.g. Ubuntu, Debian, Arch, SUSE), macOS and Windows 10. Supports pen input from devices such as Wacom Tablets. โ€” Source: almost 2 years ago
  • notes taking app (text + drawing)
    Yesterday I found Xournalpp which support all OS and has some mobile support from what I saw, Source: almost 2 years ago
  • What app do you use for doodling (like the youtube neetcode)? remote interviews are starting to ask for doodling the solution, your thoughts, before coding.
    I do all my theory digitally, for which I use one of Xournal++ or Stylus Labs Write. It helps that I have a Wacom Tablet and an Ipad, but I have used it with some suffering with a mouse too. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Is there any Adobe Acrobat DC/Pro-like PDF reader application in Linux?
    Sign: => If you mean add what looks like a graphical signature, then xournalpp, but if you mean a "digital signature", that's something that is still not well supported on Linux; okular can do it, but getting the necessary certificate is a pain. Source: about 2 years ago
  • Is there any Adobe Acrobat DC/Pro-like PDF reader application in Linux?
    Okular and Xournal++ are good FOSS alternatives to adobe acrobat. Source: about 2 years ago

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