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reMarkable Client

The reMarkable client, also known as reMarkable desktop app is a graphical interface that allows you to interact with your reMarkable cloud from your PC. A notable feature implemented in the reMarkable client is the liveview (currently in beta), that allows you to instantly project your notes onto your PC's screen. The reMarkable client is officially supported for Windows as well as Mac iOS and unofficially supported for Linux.


Windows And Mac iOS

The Windows and Mac iOS client can be installed by following the official reMarkable desktop app installation guide.


The reMarkable client is not officially supported for the Linux platform and was previously distributed on the reMarkable engineering site until early January 2018.

Debian based systems

For Debian based systems (Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, …), an unofficial deb package is available that will automatically install all necessary dependencies. (Note: it turns out that one dependency is missing: libkf5archive5. The code blocks below have been updated to fix this.)

To install the package, download the package and install using dpkg or gdebi :

$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install libkf5archive5
$ curl -L --output reMarkable.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i reMarkable.deb      # or: sudo gdebi reMarkable.deb

To start the client, simply execute reMarkable in your terminal. If you want to start it via your desktop menu, create a file remarkable.desktop containing

[Desktop Entry]
Name=reMarkable Desktop Client
GenericName=Desktop Client
Comment=reMarkable Desktop Client

and copy it to /usr/share/applications. This would make the client available under categories Graphics and Office. Adapt the icon to your liking, but the above choice fits nicely and should be available on all systems. A debian package containing such a desktop file and fixing the missing dependency from the deb package referred to above is available here.

Other Distributions

If your distribution does not provide a installation package for the Linux client, you may manually install the client from the reMarkable engineering site(dead link)

Before installation, ensure the following dependencies have been installed

  • libqt5quick5
  • libkf5archive5
  • libqt5websockets5
  • libqt5concurrent5
  • qtquickcontrols2-5-dev
  • qml-module-qtquick-controls
  • qml-module-qtquick-controls2
  • qml-module-qtquick-dialogs
  • qml-module-qt-labs-platform

Missing dependencies will cause the client to crash on launch

If all dependencies have been satisfied, proceed to install the client

# cp /usr/local/lib/
# cp reMarkable /usr/local/bin/

To start the client, simply execute reMarkable in your terminal


If the reMarkable client is not supported for your platform, or simply doesn't fit your needs, there are still alternatives to choose from.

Please refer to the File Transfer article.

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tips/client.txt · Last modified: 2019/12/05 10:06 by michaelolberg