Install The Diary Software ‘RedNotebook’ 1.9 in Ubuntu 14.04/12.04

December 28, 2014

Diary Software RedNotebook

RedNotebook, a cross-platform diary and journal software, has been updated to the 1.9.0 release recently with a few improvements and bug fixes.

For those who have never heard of RedNotebook, it is a free and modern journal that includes a calendar navigation, customizable templates, export functionality and word clouds. With it, you can also format, tag and search your entries.

RedNotebook 1.9 in Ubuntu 14.04

It features:

  • Tagging
  • Format your text bold, italic or underlined
  • Insert Images, files and links to websites
  • Links and mail addresses are recognized automatically
  • Spell Check on Linux
  • Live-Search
  • Automatic saving
  • Backup to zip archive
  • Word Clouds with most often used words and tags
  • Templates
  • Export the journal to PDF, HTML, Latex or plain text
  • The data is stored in plain text files, no database is needed
  • Translated into more than 30 languages

The latest 1.9.0 release was released a few hours ago with below changes:

  • Add #tags to cloud ignore list to remove them from the tag cloud (thanks Przemys┼éaw Buczkowski).
  • Remove option to start RedNotebook minimized.
  • Do not remove menu bar in fullscreen mode (lp:1400356).
  • Allow exiting fullscreen mode with ESC key.
  • Only allow comment signs (#) at the beginning of a line in the config file.
  • Fix reading configuration files.
How to Install / Upgrade to RedNotebook 1.9.0 in Ubuntu:

The official PPA repository has made this release available for Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 10.04 and derivatives

To add the PPA and install the software, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal, then run the commands below one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rednotebook/stable

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install rednotebook

If you don’t want to add the PPA, download the “rednotebook_VERSION_OS-EDITION_all.deb” package from the launchpad page. Finally double-click to package to open with Ubuntu Software Center and click install.

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