QOwnNotes 18.10.2 [Update]


QOwnNotes is a open source (GPL) plain-text file notepad with markdown support and todo list manager for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X and Windows, that (optionally) works together with the notes application of ownCloud (or Nextcloud). So you are able to write down your thoughts with QOwnNotes and edit or search for them later from your mobile device (like with CloudNotes) or the ownCloud web-service. The notes are stored as plain text files and you can sync them with your ownCloud sync client. Of course other software, like Dropbox, Syncthing, Seafile or BitTorrent Sync can be used too.


  • the notes folder can be freely chosen (multiple note folders can be used)
  • sub-string searching of notes is possible and search results are highlighted in the notes
  • application can be operated with customizable keyboard shortcuts
  • external changes of note files are watched (notes or note list are reloaded)
  • older versions of your notes can be restored from your ownCloud server
  • trashed notes can be restored from your ownCloud server
  • differences between current note and externally changed note are showed in a dialog
  • markdown highlighting of notes and a markdown preview mode
  • notes are getting their name from the first line of the note text (just like in the ownCloud notes web-application) and the note text files are automatically renamed, if the the first line changes
  • compatible with the notes web-application of ownCloud and mobile ownCloud notes applications
  • compatible with ownCloud's selective sync feature by supporting an unlimited amount of note folders with the ability to choose the respective folder on your server
  • manage your ownCloud todo lists (ownCloud tasks or Tasks Plus / Calendar Plus) or use an other CalDAV server to sync your tasks to
  • encryption of notes (AES-256 is built in or you can use custom encryption methods like Keybase.io (encryption-keybase.qml) or PGP (encryption-pgp.qml))
  • dark mode theme support
  • theming support for the markdown syntax highlighting
  • all panels can be placed wherever you want, they can even float or stack (fully dockable)
  • support for freedesktop theme icons, you can use QOwnNotes with your native desktop icons and with your favorite dark desktop theme
  • support for hierarchical note tagging and note subfolders
  • support for sharing notes on your ownCloud server
  • portable mode for carrying QOwnNotes around on USB sticks
  • Evernote import
  • QOwnNotes is available in many different languages like English, German, French, Polish, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Hungarian, Dutch and Spanish

QOwnNotes 18.10.1 changelog:

  • changes of the current note outside of QOwnNotes will now not trigger the The current note was modified outside of this application! dialog while editing the current note if the content of the note file wasn't really modified (for #1041). This was a problem because the Nextcloud / ownCloud sync client seems to write to the note files on some systems even if there were no actual changes to be made, this spawned the dialog if the user was actively editing the note.

  • there now is a Telegram menu entry in the Help / Open chat menu to open a browser window with the QOwnNotes Telegram group

  • there is a community-created QOwnNotes package for FreeBSD by Matthew Stobbsat QOwnNotes FreeBSD port (for #969, a big thank you to Matthew!)

  • added more German translation

Changes in v18.10.2:

  • you can now copy the headline of the current note with the shortcut Alt + ⇧ + H. Please visit QOwnNotes shortcuts for a list of all shortcuts
  • added more Spanish, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese and German translation (thank you richarson, mlimacarlos and rakekniven)

Download: QOwnNotes 18.10.2 | 29.7 MB (Open Source)
Download: QOwnNotes for Other Operating Systems
View: QOwnNotes Home Page

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