Xournal++ Mobile – Flutter App To Infinitely Take Notes, Sketch And Learn

 Xournal++ Mobile

Warning: Xournal++ Mobile is currently in early development and not yet stable. Use with caution!

Current version
Bitrise build
Gitlab pipeline status
Snap Store

Download From Google Play Store

A port of the main features of Xournal++ to various Flutter platforms like Android, iOS and the Web.

Try it out

Mission completed: We can now render strokes, images and text and LaTeX!. We thereby support the full .xopp file format. 🎉

Open web app

Access via TOR

Download in Google Play

Download APK

Download from the Snap Store

sudo snap install xournalpp-mobile

Download for Linux

Build for Windows

Visible parts already working:

  •  Read the document title
  •  Read and display the number of pages
  •  Create thumbnails of the pages for the navigation bar
  •  Smooth fade in after thumbnail rendering
  •  Render images on the canvas
  •  Render text on the canvas
  •  Strokes
  •  Highlighter
  •  LaTeX
  •  Recent files list
  •  Whiteout eraser
  •  Saving
  •  Basic editing

Known issues

  • Immense memory consumptionIf you open immense files, you get immense memory consumption. That’s logic. Usually, Xournal++ Mobile takes twice the file size plus around 50MB for itself.
  • But why does it take twice the memory?: No idea.
  • The snap does not start on Linux when using waylandPlease set the environment variable DISABLE_WAYLAND=1 before you start Xournal++ Mobile.

Getting started


You would like to contribute? Please check out issues to solve here or get our // TODO:here!

The GitHub respository is only a mirrored repsoitory. Please only contribute to the original repository on GitLab.

Get your information about the .xopp file format at http://www-math.mit.edu/~auroux/software/xournal/manual.html#file-format .

Install Flutter first. See flutter.dev for more details.

# Run Flutter doctor to check whether the installation was successful
flutter doctor

Get the sources and run

Connect any Android or iOS device.

git clone https://gitlab.com/TheOneWithTheBraid/xournalpp_mobile.git
cd xournalpp_mobile
flutter run

Test for the web

If you want to test for the web, please run:

flutter channel beta
flutter upgrade
flutter config --enable-web
flutter run -d web --release # unfortunately, the debug flavour will result an empty screen

Desktop support

Linux is perfectly supported by Xournal++ Mobile and you can get prebuild binaries above or install from Snap Store.

Windows is supported and tested too, but there are unfortunately no prebuilt binaries available. Execute the following commands to build them yourself.

If you want to test for Linux, Windows or macOS, please run:

flutter channel master
flutter upgrade
flutter config --enable-linux-desktop # or --enable-macos-desktop or --enable-windows-desktop
flutter run -d linux # or macos or windows

Colors and Typography


Our primary color is the Material DeepPurple. I simply prefer a colorful application over an old-fashioned gray GTK+ application.

#673ab7 / rgb(103, 58, 183) / CMYK(44%, 68%, 0%, 28%) / hsl(261°, 51%, 48%)

The accent color is Material Pink.

#e91e63 / rgb(233, 30, 99) / CMYK(0%, 87%, 58%, 9%)hsl(340°, 81%, 51%)

The light color is White.

#ffffff / rgb(255, 255, 255) / CMYK(0%, 0%, 0%, 0%)hsl(0°, 0%, 100%)

The dark color is Material Blue Grey 900.

#263238 / rgb(38, 50, 56) / CMYK(32%, 11%, 0%, 78%)hsl(200°, 19%, 18%)


  • Display Text: Open Sans Extra Bold (800) Apache 2.0accent color or light color
  • Title and Heading: Open Sans Regular (400) Apache 2.0light color
  • Emphasis: Glacial Indifference Regular (400) SIL Open Font Licenselight colorUPPERCASE
  • Body: Open Sans Light (300) Apache 2.0light color

You can download flutter app source from Github.

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