Minimal | Writing + Notes 4+

Write, collaborate, focus


    • 4.9 • 81 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Write with focus. Open your mind with Minimal, a meditation-inspired notes and writing app. 

Minimal combines thoughtful, modern design with powerful features to deliver a spacious, beautiful writing environment.

• Note Lifetime
• Collaborative writing
• Publish notes as websites
• Add Todos to the Calendar app
• Beautiful formatting
• Sync everywhere: Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch

Minimal is a simple yet powerful notes app. Inspired by meditation, nature, and architectural design, Minimal provides a beautiful space to think, write, and organize projects.

The Note Lifetime keeps your notebook fresh and reflective of the present moment. When a note goes unedited for a duration you choose in settings, you’ll be gently notified. This is an opportunity to review the note, act on it, or let it go.

Share notes with friends, family, and teammates. With a gentle design, writing remains focused and tranquil, even as thoughts merge and ideas multiply. Everyone receives changes as notes evolve, and multiple people can make edits at the same time without conflict.

Minimal is designed so only one element is ever in focus. We love the beauty of a blank page – abundant empty space allows for an ease of creative expression.

Transform notes into beautifully-formatted websites in microseconds.

Todo lists are an effective way to organize projects and complete tasks. Sync with the Calendar app, get things done, and check everything off.

Minimal combines Markdown-style formatting with elegant typography. The result is simple, expressive notes that make it easy to think and write.

Bring focus to your favorite devices. Minimal is designed for Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Cloud Sync is fast, reliable, and invisible.

You’re in control of your notes. Share directly in iMessage, export as PDF or HTML, and use the system share mechanism to take notes anywhere. Importing links + prose into Minimal is just as easy.

The best notebook is personal. We made everything in Minimal customizable, from fonts + themes to sorting notes + note actions. You can also build custom workflows using the Shortcuts app.

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For help, write us at or on Twitter at @minimalnotesapp.

To learn about our terms + approach to privacy, visit

We offer a long free trial and make cancellation easy. After that, Minimal costs $2.99 per month or $29.99 per year. These prices are in USD and may vary by region. Cancel in your iTunes account settings at least 24 hours before renewal.

What’s New

Version 1.3.2

Thank you for writing with Minimal. This update includes design + performance improvements.

If you enjoy writing with Minimal, please write a review – they are very helpful! We also love hearing from notetakers at

- Minimal Team

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 Ratings

This gurl❤️❤️💘 ,

love it, needs one simple fix

Love this app! So easy to create content that stays in a readable, spacious space. Folks at minimal - PLEASE create a way to tab over in a note. We should be able to write underneath other writing and make it apparent that this content refers to the original line. Right now, we can only make bulleted lists in the same column as the rest of our writing. This, for me, defeats the purpose of creating a bulleted list within a note. I can’t tell what’s a part of the list and what’s not! Please please please fix this and create a “tab” button within a note. This app would be perfect, then.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the feedback. To contribute to Minimal’s roadmap, please write in at We read everything 🌊

spicysammich ,

Best note-taking app in the store hands down

I take a ton of notes through work, and this made it significantly easier. Being able to organize and share my work on multiple platforms has started to ‘bleed’ into my personal life - I love being able to write a thought down and share with friends and family - or keep it for myself so I don’t forget. If I could give more than 5 stars I would, absolutely.

Developer Response ,

Thank you 🖤

Eroomdahc ,

The other direction

I’ve tried a bunch of other writing apps, and I really appreciate how the design of Minimal just goes in the other direction of most of the other apps.

It’s lovely to write in, and the markdown in the display is very subtle. I like writing in markdown and reading without the markings. Minimal does an elegant job at that.

While Minimal has a good set of features, it doesn’t have a million of them. It’s really easy to “put pen to paper” and start writing.

The other direction I mentioned - I love love love how notes disappear if they aren’t in use. I don’t need bi directional links for everything I write. Sometimes I just want to write without thinking of everything at the same time.

Long story short, Minimal is well designed, and helps me stay in the moment.

Developer Response ,

Thank you 🙏🏽


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App Privacy

The developer, Timeless, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

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