QOwnNotes 19.1.1

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 19.1.1 changelog:

  • the Chrome extension settings got renamed to Browser extension
  • added Firefox Add-ons page to the Browser extension settings page (for #330)
  • the QOwnNotes Web Companion browser extension was updated to version 19.1.1
  • the extension now also works with Firefox (for #1, thank you @Offerel for your Firefox changes)
  • reimplementation of extension with webextension-toolbox, webpack and VueJS for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox
  • creating notes from the current selection, the whole page and as screenshot now works with Firefox and Chrome
  • there now is a browser option page to set and reset the server socket port
  • the text of the extension can now be translated
  • visit QOwnNotes translations if you want to help to translate the interface to your language
  • download the latest version on QOwnNotes Web Companion releases
  • changed the tooltip text for the Allow note file name to be different from headline setting to be more clear (for #1110)
  • fixed some typos in the Trash dialog (for #1107, thank you @smokris)
  • you can now disable the socket server in the Browser extension settings (for #1105)
  • added more German, Catalan, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese Traditional, Ukrainian, Italian, Swedish, Croatian, Czech, French, Hungarian and Dutch translation (thank you rakekniven, fitoschido, zmni, druus, richarson, abev66, prolinuxua, tiwi90 and Fabijenna)