RedNotebook v2.25 Updated

Andrew Lee on 20 May 2022
  • 277MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 May 2022
  • Suggested by Hydaral

RedNotebook is a modern journal that includes a calendar navigation, customizable templates, export functionality and a "cloud" box containing frequently used words and tags. The program also includes spell check, formatting, insert images, files and links, automatic backup, templates, export to multiple formats. You can also format, tag and search your entries. Your data is stored in plain text files - no database needed.

Cross-platform and available in more than 30 languages. Alternatively, RedNotebook Portable is stealth, smaller, re-opens your last journal and has faster startup times. X-RedNotebook is also available.

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Creates:
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. Move the contents of {app} to a folder of your choice
  3. Open \files\default.cfg with a text editor and change "portable=0" to "portable=1"
  4. Launch rednotebook.exe

Problems? This process requires an up-to-date component (Innounp 0.36 or above) for Universal Extractor. If you have difficulty extracting the files, follow the steps below and retry:

  1. Download the latest version of Innounp
  2. Extract the RAR package to the \bin folder of Universal Extractor, overwriting the existing innounp.exe
What's new? See:

5 comments on RedNotebook  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

ashghost 2017-09-09 01:36

@smaragdus: Version 2.2 was recently released for Windows according to changelog here:

The project seems to have moved to GitHub. Downloads (Windows .exe and source archives) are here: The link to Windows versions on the website now links to there.

I have not tested it for portability.


smaragdus 2017-06-11 06:08

I cannot find RedNotebook version 2.0 for Windows (as of 2017-06-11):
it seems that currently it is available for Linux only.
The latest version available for Windows is 1.15.


Checker 2012-11-06 17:51

Uups, sorry.
Changed back to v1.5.0


Erkhyan 2012-11-05 12:30

Can we check that the Windows/Portable versions are up-to-date before updating the entry? As of this comment, the entry reflects the Linux version that’s been available for several days now (1.6.0), but the Windows installer and both Portable versions are still stuck at 1.5.0…


webfork 2011-10-18 20:37

Dig the wiki-like formatting: you can put two "--" on each side of a piece of text and it will add a strikeout format, two **s make an item bold, etc. Its a much faster way to add formatting without making you pause your writing to click on the toolbar. Also, the tags system can be set up as a really useful and cool Todo list. Lots of cool extras in journaling program.


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