With NotePlan you get serious work done. It helps you to capture important details and keep track of things at work. Manage your calendar, todos and notes in one place. Find out how!

(macOS version is sold separately. The iOS version works on your iPhone and iPad)


1. Capture Your Thoughts
Open up today and get things off your mind. Quickly capture anything important: to-dos, details, journal entries, quotes, etc. Your mind works much better if you write down everything and don’t have to hold it in your memory.

2. Plan Your Day
Organise your tasks for the day by structuring them into headings and lists to get clarity and an overview of what needs to be done - Today. “Ultra-productive people don’t work from a to-do list, but they do live and work from their calendar.” - Forbes

3. Organize Your Projects
Create project notes for each of your goals, then schedule the to-dos into your calendar. Manage your calendar events & reminders alongside your to-dos to plan your time effectively.

4. Setup Your Routines
Establish daily routines that minimize decision making and free up your mental resources to tackle the important things. Create repeating reminders and events you do every day, week or month.

5. Review and Re-Schedule
Chances are, at the end of the day some to-dos are still open or you collected a few ideas which need your attention. Take your time and review them at the end of the day or week and make a quick decision: cancel, re-schedule or finish them right now.


1. Your Notes, Not Our’s
NotePlan saves and syncs all your notes in plain-text files securely on your iCloud Drive. We can’t see your notes, events, reminders or anything else. Events and Reminders are integrated with your iCloud account.

2. It’s Distraction-Free
NotePlan gets out of your way with a minimalistic design. It’s just you and your day. Tools are tucked away into a custom toolbar and you can use simple, adjustable Markdown to format your notes and to-dos.

3. It Gives You a Bird’s Eye View
The weekly and monthly calendar gives you an overview of your tasks. Days in the past will be marked if they still have open tasks. And a glimpse into the future days tell you what’s coming up.

4. It Combines Notes and Calendar
NotePlan allows you to work from notes and calendar at the same time, while giving you a glance at all the events and reminders of the day.

5. It Has Themes for Every Taste
Dark, light and everything in between. Select one of many themes to change the colors of the whole app, from clear white to elegant and complete black.


Get NotePlan for Mac and iOS (iPhone + iPad, sold separately) to enjoy the full power of NotePlan across your devices. The apps stay securely synced via iCloud and iCloud Drive. We don’t store your data on our servers.


NotePlan works without an active internet connection. Just for syncing your files you need internet.


If you have any questions, suggestions or problems, please contact us. We provide fast and professional support:

What’s New

Version 2.0.17

Thanks so much for all the feedback and for your support!
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Or email us your feedback:

- NEW: Subtags. You can tag todos and notes now in a #maintag/subtag structure and organize things better! In the sidebar you can expand the tags similar to a folder system. This way you can also reference a single note under different tags.

- FIXED: Indentation of comments ("> Text") was incorrect in the agenda view.
- FIXED: You couldn't check off items from the search results.
- FIXED: Clicking on the title of a date todo in the agenda didn't open the note.

-- v2.0.16 --
- NEW: Global search, finally on iOS! Search both, notes and calendar content in a single, unified search.
- NEW: Typing "->" creates an arrow symbol.
- FIXED: Crashes with Dropbox Sync.
- FIXED: Downloading a big amount of notes using Dropbox got stuck or was not responsive. And general Dropbox sync improved.
- FIXED: Todo characters like the asterisk were links and accident preview-taps might have happened in iOS 13, now its just text again.
- FIXED: Minor UI issues fixed for iOS 13

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
94 Ratings

94 Ratings

ltwimberly ,

Version 2.0 is excellent

As a person who is always looking for a better way to keep up with all the stuff I have to do, I have tried most to-do apps. The simplicity of NotePlan’s approach makes it the winner in this category for me. There’s something about having an official, discrete note for each day that just clicks with me. The manual act of rescheduling items is an automatic opportunity to re-evaluate what’s really important and decide when I actually intend to tackle each task. I can include as many or as few details as I care to when I enter an item since it’s all just plain text. The app automates enough of the process to be a help, but it doesn’t force me to use it in any particular way. It’s very flexible.

Version 2.0 is a great improvement. The interface is smooth and snappy and the themes look great. I like the way the Markdown in the actual notes is rendered in the agenda view. It perfectly blends the simplicity of Markdown with the polish and visual appeal of a more formatted presentation. I can write my notes any way I care to, and then NotePlan makes them look nice when I just need to quickly review my daily list or check off an item.

The developer is very responsive and has put a lot of thought into the UI/UX. Because of his commitment, I expect NotePlan to get even better in the future. But v2.0 is already a great step in the right direction.

Skerry dunes ,

An app that does exactly what I need

I loved NotePlan before, but with all the work done for version 2, I have been able to use just one app for most of my day. And within that one app, I can navigate everywhere very easily from my Today note where I have my running list of todos. I can see all my calendar events and reminders right in the today note, there’s a handy jump button to notes, arrows to get back to where I was before, pull down to create an event/reminder, touch the top of the screen from anywhere to get to Today, see todos from a note and quickly get to that note by touching the title. And everything is plain text, so my notes take hardly any storage and everything exports and shares easily to anywhere.

z8925r ,

Great App

A very polished app that is almost universal (just needs an Apple Watch complication for that device’s home screen). I’m not a big fan of apps that are reliant on Apple’s Calendar and Reminders apps, but this app usually has those programs in the background. I also appreciate that this app has a notes feature so that I can keep track of all my lists of things that I’ll eventually schedule.

I would like to see a timeboxing feature, which for this kind of app basically means an optional setting that automatically adds an alarm to the end time of every event. This way, users can be reminded of when to start and stop a task and efficiently move on to the next objective.


Eduard Metzger
40.8 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, German

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Eduard Metzger
In-App Purchases
  1. Full Unlock $14.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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