How to Install RedNotebook 1.7.3 via PPA in Ubuntu Linux Mint

Last updated: November 12, 2013

RedNotebook is a modern journal app with calendar, templates and keyword searching. This tutorial shows how to install the latest RedNotebook (so far it’s 1.7.3) via PPA in Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 10.04 and Linux Mint.

RedNotebook features:

  • Tagging
  • Format your text bolditalic 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

Changes in RedNotebook 1.7.3:

  • Jump to a specific date on startup with “–date 2013-10-31” on the commandline (Rob Norris).
  • Display current date in the title bar (Rob Norris).
  • Support inserting multiple pictures in one step.
  • Add DejaVu Sans as font fallback for clouds and preview.
  • Fix setting last image directory for insert dialog.
  • Only allow exporting selected text if we are in edit mode (lp:1221792).

To add the RedNotebook official PPA and install the app, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run commands below one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rednotebook/stable

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install rednotebook
rednotebook main picture, from its website

rednotebook main picture, from its website


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