# Overview

Q for the Qt framework (opens new window) that is used
Own because you own your own notes
Notes for the notes you take

QOwnNotes (opens new window) is the open source (GPL) plain-text file markdown note taking application for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X and Windows, that (optionally) works together with the notes application (opens new window) of Nextcloud (opens new window) and ownCloud (opens new window).


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# Features

  • The notes folder can be freely chosen (multiple note folders can be used)
  • You can use your existing text or markdown files, no need for an import most of the times
  • Sub-string searching of notes is possible and search results are highlighted in the notes
  • Keyboard shortcuts are customizable
  • Scripting support and an online script repository (opens new window) where you can install scripts inside the application
  • Browser extension to add notes from the selected text, make screenshots or manage your bookmarks
  • External changes of note files are watched (notes or note list are reloaded)
  • Older versions of your notes can be restored from your Nextcloud / ownCloud server
  • Trashed notes can be restored from your Nextcloud / ownCloud server
  • Differences between current note and externally changed note are showed in a dialog
  • Markdown highlighting of notes and a markdown preview mode
  • Spellchecking support
  • Compatible with the Notes application of Nextcloud / ownCloud and mobile and Nextcloud Text
  • Manage your Nextcloud / ownCloud todo lists (Nextcloud tasks or Tasks Plus / Calendar Plus) or use an other CalDAV server to sync your tasks to
  • Optional encryption of notes (AES-256 is built in or you can use custom encryption methods like Keybase.io (opens new window) (encryption-keybase.qml (opens new window)) or PGP (encryption-pgp.qml (opens new window)))
  • 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 / Nextcloud server
  • Portable mode for carrying QOwnNotes around on USB sticks
  • Vim mode
  • Distraction free mode, Full-screen mode and Typewriter mode
  • Evernote import
  • Available in many different languages like English, German, French, Polish, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Hungarian, Dutch and Spanish
    • Your help is very much appreciated to improve these translations or to translate QOwnNotes in more languages