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How To Install QOwnNotes on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install QOwnNotes on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install QOwnNotes on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, QOwnNotes is a note-taking application that allows users to create and organize notes, to-do lists, and ideas. Additionally, it integrates with the notes feature of ownCloud or Nextcloud. it is also available for a wide range of platforms, including Linux, macOS, and Windows.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the QOwnNotes open-source text editor on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install QOwnNotes on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install wget apt-transport-https gnupg2 software-properties-common

Step 2. Installing QOwnNotes on Ubuntu 22.04.

By default, QOwnNotes is not available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now we add the PPA repository to your Ubuntu system:

echo "deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/qownnotes.gpg] https://ppa.launchpadcontent.net/pbek/qownnotes/ubuntu $(lsb_release -cs) main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/qownnotes.list

Next, import the GPG key using the following command:

sudo gpg --no-default-keyring --keyring /usr/share/keyrings/qownnotes.gpg --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys FDF1BE5B4B0286C8D8B0587F54223C6547878405 > /dev/null

After adding the repository, install the latest version of the QOwnNotes application using the apt manager:

sudo aptupdate
sudo apt install qownnotes

Step 3. Accessing QOwnNotes on Ubuntu 22.04.

Once successfully installed on your Ubuntu system, run the following path on your desktop to open the path: Activities -> Show Applications -> QOwnNotes. Alternatively, you can open QOwnNotes via the terminal using the following command:


Install QOwnNotes on Ubuntu 22.04

Congratulations! You have successfully installed QOwnNotes. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing QOwnNotes open-source text editor on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official QOwnNotes website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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