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Diary Software RedNotebook

RedNotebook, a graphical diary and journal software, has reached the 1.10 release. Official PPA is ready for Ubuntu 10.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 14.10 and their derivatives.

The new version was released this Sunday, features below changes:

  • Write data to temporary files first to prevent corrupted month files.
  • Add format button for monospace font. Automatically add the correct format for code blocks.
  • Show warning for dates before 1900 (not supported by Python’s datetime module).
  • Fix undo/redo.
  • Don’t add unneeded newlines around titles and code.

RedNotebook 1.9 in Ubuntu 14.04

Install/Upgrade to RedNotebook 1.10:

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run below command to add the official PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rednotebook/stable

2. Refresh your system package cache:

sudo apt-get update

3. Finally install or upgrade the software:

sudo apt-get install rednotebook

You may skip step 2 & step 3, instead install updates for rednotebook through Software Updater.

If you don’t want to add PPA, grab the .deb binary directly from the PPA webpage.

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.