How to Install QOwnNotes on Ubuntu 22.04

QOwnNotes is an open-source plaintext notepad used for creating notes and comes with features like markdown and to-do-list manager. It has markdown support and a to-do list manager that works efficiently on different operating systems like Windows, macOS and Linux. With this notepad, you can easily sync your files with owncloud or nextcloud servers; thus, it’s an excellent option to access files from any device. It also has several customization options that enable users to work in the environment of their choice.

This article is a detailed guide to install the QOwnNotes on Ubuntu 22.04 system.

How to Install QOwnNotes on Ubuntu 22.04

Though there may be different approaches to install QOwnNotes on Ubuntu 22.04 system, the easiest method to install the latest version of the software is provided in the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Add QOwnNotes Repository

To install the latest version of QOwnNotes, you must add its repository to official Ubuntu repository list through the following command:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pbek/qownnotes


Press Enter to allow the process to add the QOwnNotes repository.

Step 2: Update Repository

Ensure the QOwnNotes repository is successfully added to the Ubuntu repository list and you can do so by using the “update” command given below:

$ sudo apt update


Step 3: Install QOwnNotes

If the above command generates no error, you can use the following command to install QOwnNotes latest version on the Ubuntu system.

$ sudo apt install qownnotes -y


Step 4: Running QOwnNotes

You can launch the QOwnNotes application on your system from the main application menu, which is highlighted below:

Search “qownnotes” and click on the application to launch it on your desktop.

Setting up QOwnNotes on Ubuntu

When you run the application for the first time, you have to follow the below-given steps to complete the QOwnNotes setup.

Step 1: Select the desired location for storing your notes as this depends entirely on your choice. Choose the desired location and then click on the “Next” button.

Step 2: Go with the Minimal panel layout option since it’s recommended for the users.

Step 3: If you want to sync your notes with a cloud server, you can choose the “Open Nextcloud/ownCloud settings”. If not, you can simply go to the next step using the “Next” button.

Step 4: Complete the QOwnNotes setup using the “Finished” button.

This will open the QOwnNotes’ Markdown Cheat sheet on the desktop as shown below:

Now at this point, QOwnNotes is successfully running on the Ubuntu system and you can begin creating your notes on it.

Removing QOwnNotes from Ubuntu 22.04

You can remove QOwnNotes completely from your system through the following command:

$ sudo apt --purge remove qownnotes -y



QOwnNotes is a powerful plain-text notepad that can be installed on Ubuntu 22.04 system from the repository method. The method requires adding the QOwnNotes repository to the system’s repository list and using the “update” command to update the system repository. Later, you can install the “apt” command on the Raspberry Pi system to install the latest version of QOwnNotes.

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