Xournal is an application for notetaking, sketching, keeping a journal using a stylus. It is free software (GNU GPL) and runs on Linux (recent distributions) and other GTK+/Gnome platforms. It is similar to Microsoft Windows Journal or to other alternatives such as Jarnal, Gournal, and NoteLab.

You may also want to try out Xournal++ (which started out as a rewrite of Xournal in C++, but now has evolved well beyond the original, while retaining a decent amount of compatibility).

Download the latest version of Xournal   (Version - July 20, 2017)

(see the user's manual for details and for installation instructions)

Previous versions: [] [0.4.8] [0.4.7] [0.4.6] [0.4.5] [] [0.4.2] [0.4.1] [] [0.4] [0.3.3] [0.3.2] [0.3.1] [0.3] [0.2.2] [0.2.1] [0.2] [0.1.1]

Win32 binaries of version are also available (note the windows version is less thoroughly tested and still unstable).

(You can simply unzip the provided archive into any directory and place a shortcut to xournal.exe on your desktop, but if you feel the need for an installer, you can try this one provided by P.-A. Bandinelli.)

Previous versions: [] [0.4.8-win32] [0.4.7-win32] [0.4.5-win32]

SourceForge.net Logo Xournal on SourceForge   (development snapshots and CVS / GIT repositories)

Xournal aims to provide superior graphical quality (subpixel resolution) and overall functionality; however it lacks the collaborative features of Jarnal.

Here is a screenshot of the user interface (click to enlarge):

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