Free Open Source Diary/Journal Software

RedNotebook is a free, simple and open source diary software developed by Jendrik Seipp.

Free Open Source Diary/Journal Software


  • Navigate journals through calendar.
  • Spell check.
  • Tag cloud.
  • Customizable templates.
  • Full text search and highlighting for search results.
  • Export to plain text, html, Latex or PDF files.
  • Produce the statistics of current day/overall: words, line, letters, distinct words, edited days, average number of words, etc.
  • Insert picture, file, link, bullet list, title, line, date, time, line break to the diary. However it seems that RedNotebook can not display the inserted image correctly in Windows 7.

RedNotebook works on Windows and Linux, and there is a Mac Port of it.

RedNotebook is a 14.2MB download available from

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