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QOwnNotes is an open-source note-taking and todo list manager with markdown support and ownCloud / Nextcloud integration. It works on Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows.

With QOwnNotes, you can:

  • write down your thoughts and they are stored stored as plain-text files on your computer.
  • Sync notes over devices (desktop & mobile) with ownCloud or Nextcloud sync client.
  • Use ownCloud Notes to edit your notes in the web.

The latest release so far is QOwnNotes 17.06.5, a small bug-fix release with also translation updates. See HERE for more details.


How to Install QOwnNotes in Ubuntu 16.04 and Higher:

The official QOwnNotes PPA offers the latest packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 17.04, and derivatives.

1. To add the PPA, open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T and run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pbek/qownnotes

Type in your password (no visual feedback on typing due to security reason) when it asks and hit Enter.

2. Then install the software either via Synaptic package manager or by running commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install qownnotes


To remove the software, either use your system package manager or run command in terminal:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove qownnotes

To remove the PPA, launch Software & Updates utility and navigate to Other Software tab.

Install UberWriter in Ubuntu

This quick tutorial shows you how to install UberWriter, a free word processor for markdown, via the official PPA in Ubuntu 14.04.

UberWriter is free and open source word processor, text editor for Ubuntu with markdown support. It provides a very clean interface with out of box spellcheck.

The UI now is based on GTK3 with client-side decorations support. If offers Focus, Fullscreen, Dark, and preview mode and allows to search and replace texts.

Through pandoc, it is possible to export to PDF, HTML, ODT and even more formats through the Advanced Export option.

Watch the video to see it in action:

Install UberWriter in Ubuntu:

UberWriter is available in Ubuntu Software Center, but it costs $5.

For the latest release and receiving future updates, the developer offers a launchpad PPA for Ubuntu 14.04. The PPA also provides old versions for Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 12.04.

Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open the terminal. When it opens, paste the commands below and run one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:w-vollprecht/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install uberwriter


Above commands will add the developer’s PPA and install UberWriter in your system for free.

Note: UberWriter uses client-side decorations. The Unity integration is not entirely done yet. (Adwaita theme looks much better and inconsolata is missing in the dependencies.)