Xournal is an application for notetaking, sketching, keeping a journal using a stylus. It is free software (GNU GPL) and runs on Linux (recent distributions) and other GTK+/Gnome platforms. Xournal has the feature that supports PDF annotation and text highlight.

Xournal aims to provide superior graphical quality (subpixel resolution) and overall functionality; however it lacks the collaborative features of Jarnal. Since Xournal is still in its early development stages, it may not be fully stable, and some features have not been implemented yet.

Install Xournal Note Taking App in Ubuntu:

Xournal is available in Ubuntu Software Center, it’s version 0.4.5(released on 2009.10).

The latest version is Xournal 0.4.7:

Download Xournal

You can install it from PPA using following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install xournal