Installing GloboNote

GloboNote can be installed in any Operating Systems that has Java 6 or higher installed. This means it can run on Mac OS, Linux, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, both 32 and 64 bit versions of these Operating Systems.

Install Java Runtime Environment

First, you need to install Java Runtime environment 6 or higher. To install, follow these steps:


  1. Download Java for free.
  2. Execute the downloaded installer and follow the installation instruction


Usually, Linux provides a package manager for you to install/remove software. Below steps assume that you are using Ubuntu and package manager is available.

  1. Launch Synaptic Package Manager
  2. Search for Java Runtime Environment
  3. Install Java 7 Runtime
    Install Java in Ubuntu Linux

Mac OS

Java installation guide for Mac OS is available at Java website.

Install GloboNote

There are different downloadable package available for GloboNote. You need to choose the package that is suitable for your platform. If you are using Windows operating system, it is recommended to download the executable file. Download the zip file if you don't have administrative rights to install application or you are using non-Windows OS.

Executable File (.exe for Windows)

  1. Execute the downloaded file (Ex. globonote-1.4.exe).
  2. Select the directory where you want to install GloboNote then click Next.
  3. Select the installation options. Choose whether to create desktop icon and whether to start GloboNote automatically
    Select GloboNote installation options
  4. After installing, you can choose whether to launch GloboNote.

Compressed File (.tar.gz or .zip for Linux or Other OS)

  1. Extract the downloaded file (Ex. globonote-1.4.tar.gz or to a folder
  2. To run GloboNote, open the extracted folder then launch or GloboNote.jar

An alternative way to run GloboNote.jar is to open your Console/Terminal then go to GloboNote directory and type
'java -jar GloboNote.jar'

Compressed file for Mac OS

  1. Extract the downloaded file (Ex.
  2. Move the extracted file to Application folder
    Move to Application folder
  3. Open System Preference > Security & Privacy
  4. Click the Lock icon to enable modification
    Mac OS Security & Privacy Settings
  5. In Allow applications downloaded from, select Anywhere
    Change application security
  6. Close Security & Privacy
  7. Go to Application and run GloboNote
  8. After running GloboNote, you can change the security settings to 'Mac App Store and identified developers'