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xournalpp 1.1.3

Handwriting notetaking software with PDF annotation support

Xournal++ is a hand note taking software written in C++ with the target of flexibility, functionality and speed. Stroke recognizer and other parts are based on Xournal code.

Xournal++ features:

  • Support for Pen pressure, e.g., Wacom Tablet

  • Support for annotating PDFs

  • Fill shape functionality

  • PDF Export (with and without paper style)

  • PNG Export (with and without transparent background)

  • Map different tools / colors etc. to stylus buttons / mouse buttons

  • Sidebar with Page Previews with advanced page sorting, PDF Bookmarks and Layers (can be individually hidden, editing layer can be selected)

  • enhanced support for image insertion

  • Eraser with multiple configurations

  • LaTeX support

  • bug reporting, autosave, and auto backup tools

  • Customizeable toolbar, with multiple configurations, e.g., to optimize toolbar for portrait / landscape

  • Page Template definitions

  • Shape drawing (line, arrow, circle, rectangle)

  • Shape resizing and rotation

  • Rotation snapping every 45 degrees

  • Rect snapping to grid

  • Audio recording and playback alongside with handwritten notes

  • Multi Language Support, Like English, German, Italian...

  • Plugins using LUA Scripting


Install xournalpp 1.1.3 as follows:

guix install xournalpp@1.1.3

Or install the latest version:

guix install xournalpp

You can also install packages in augmented, pure or containerized environments for development or simply to try them out without polluting your user profile. See the guix shell documentation for more information.