Xournal++ 1.0.5 Released! How to Install it in ubuntu

October 18, 2019

Xournal++, open-source handwriting notetaking software with PDF annotation support, released 1.0.5 a few days ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and higher.

Xournal++ is written in C++ with GTK3. It supports pen input from devices such as Wacom Tablets, and features:

  • Support for annotating PDFs
  • PDF Export (with and without paper style)
  • PNG Export (with and without transparent background)
  • LaTeX support (requires a working LaTeX install)
  • Audio recording and playback alongside with handwritten notes
  • Plugins using LUA Scripting
  • And much more other features.

Xournal++ 1.0.4 was released a week ago, quickly followed by a minor 1.0.15 release. It includes many bugfixes as well as some quality-of-life enhancements and new experimental floating toolbox.

How to Install Xournal++ 1.0.5 in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 18.04 64-bit, the official xournalpp-1.0.15-Ubuntu-xenial-x86_64.deb package is available to download at the link below:

Download Xournal++

Install “Gdebi package installer” from Ubuntu Software, and click install the Xournal++ .deb package via Gdebi.

Other ways:

Git builds of Xournal++ snap package (runs in sandbox) is also available in Ubuntu Software for Ubuntu 18.04 and higher.

Flathub repository offers version 1.0.5 of Xournal++ flatpak package (runs in sandbox) for Ubuntu 18.04 and higher.

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2 responses to Xournal++ 1.0.5 Released! How to Install it in ubuntu

  1. When I open Preference from Edit>Prefereces Xournal++ 1.0.17 crash!! I’m on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS