How to install Standard Notes on ubuntu – Encrypted Note taking App

Standard Notes is a free open source simple note taking app with end to end AES-256 encryption for Windows, macOS and Linux, Android, iOS and Web. It comes in two versions free and paid. Free is always free and comes with sync your notes automatically between unlimited devices with no limit, offline access, password lock protection, tag support and deleted note recovery from trash. According to them you can only decrypt the notes not even them. You can use standard notes as personal note taking, todos, passwords manager, journal and log book. It is released under AGPL-3.0 lisence.

Install Standard Notes on Ubuntu:

You can install the latest version of standard notes encrypted note taking app on Ubuntu via portable appimage file format and snappy package manager. We will now see these two installation methods in below tutorial.

Install Standard Notes via Snap:

Open your terminal app (Ctrl+Alt+T) and type the below Standard Notes snap installation command.

sudo snap install standard-notes

If you want to test the development edge version then run the below command.

sudo snap install standard-notes --edge

Then enter the Ubuntu user password. This will install Standard Notes on Ubuntu. Then run the below command to start Standard Notes Encrypted Note taking App.


You can also start it by clicking the show applications in the Ubuntu Gnome dock and type Standard Notes in the search box and click Standard Notes to open it.

Also Read:  Burgernotes Note Taking Application

Install Standard Notes via AppImage:

Go to the below Standard Notes download link and download Standard Notes in AppImage format. For me its “Standard-Notes-3.3.2.AppImage“ and download location is Downloads folder. You can change the below commands based on your downloaded file name download location.

Download Standard Notes

Open your terminal app (Ctrl+Alt+T) and navigate to your download location.

cd Downloads

Then run this command to change its permission and make it as executable.

sudo chmod +x ~ Standard-Notes-3.3.2.AppImage

Then enter your Ubuntu user password.

You can also do this by right clicking on the downloaded .AppImage file and select Properties. Then go to the Permissions tab and check the Allow executing files as program option. Then run this command to start it.

sudo ./Standard-Notes-3.3.2.AppImage

Or Just double click the downloaded file.

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