Xournal is an editor with a special feature – it supports handwritten notes using a stylus. In addition to note-taking, it also supports sketching, maintaining a journal or annotating PDF files. Xournal is written in Gtk+ and closely tied to the Gnome desktop environment. Xournal aims to provide superior graphical quality (subpixel resolution) and overall functionality.
Xournal is particularly useful for students attending lecture sessions or seminars and taking down quick notes. It can also work as a replacement for the default PDF viewer. Xournal supports basic editing tools.
The application has minimal dependencies. To install on Ubuntu:
$ sudo apt-get install xournal
- Jarnal (supports collaborative features)