Made for writers, by writers, Transom lets you capture and tag every little scrap of an idea so that you can easily find it whenever you're ready to write — without having to fumble through emails-to-self, messy notebooks, and clunky multi-purpose apps.

How it works: create a Thought to add it to your Transom notes. Easily add Tags and file it under a Project. When it's time to sit down and write, all those brilliant little gems will be right at your fingertips (and not buried in that old notebook — no, the other one. Or was it in an email?). Search by Tag, Project name, or use simple keyword search.

Once you've used a Thought, archive or delete it to declutter your list. And if you want to copy your Thoughts to something long-form, export as PDF or rich-text file.

Questions or feedback? We'd love to hear from you:

What’s New

Version 4.4.1

Thanks to your feedback, we have fixed a few small issues with creating and editing Thoughts while filtering through the Projects and Tags lists. Write on!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

Katie jad ,

Psycho Active

Our brains need a download. We need to clear our heads. It is the healthy thing to do. To think again. to9 activate our psyche. Change the vibration back to the natural earth frequency. There is a natural prescription and that’s why it’s so important for me to write....because I have the secret and I show you in a alchemical, metaphysical way, when you’re chosen. And that’s what this creator of the app Transom has done...;given us a platform to create, so for that I will be forever grateful. As you have changed my life. I know that as I begin to write. I’m not sure if I will need an editor, or self publish, or if I will be asked. A long term goal for me would be to start a publishing company, to inspire aspiring authors, once that have been gifted by the spirit to take them to the next level, in the best, safest, healthies, most respectful, and trusting kind of way. 🐇. ~Alice. The other side is the best place to be.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the really thoughtful review. We are delighted and honored that Transom can inspire and empower writers like you to create. We wish you the best of luck in all your writing-related endeavors!

Hugoponders ,

Almost perfect / update

I was looking for the right notebook app and having no luck, until I happened upon Transom and realized those other, more cluttered apps aren’t what I need at all. Transom removes the friction between your thoughts and recording them, making it fluid, easy, and useful. After all, the best app is not always the most complex or feature-heavy, it’s the one you’ll actually use. For me, Transom is it. Why not 5 stars? Well, very little in life is perfect. Still, this app might achieve it if it allowed exports by tag (rather than the whole shebang), and if it were updated for the most recent iOS and phones. (I am a bit concerned it’s become abandonware).

Update: not going to knock it a star or anything - it’s still a good product - but I’m not interested in creating a new login (the reasons behind the login are not personally convincing enough for me) yet it appears I can’t liberate my data without first doing so. Which is kinda sucky.

Update 2: upon getting in, notes were all doubled up. Also: no apparent way to change associated email / password once set (although I presume you can change the password, at least, if you use the ‘forgot’ link - the email I guess you’re stuck with).

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your feedback! I promise Transom is not abandonware, and our *very* small team is hard at work on the next update to the app. (Alas, export by tag won't be a part of that release, but I do hope to make Export more robust in the near future.)

Again, thanks for your review -- it means a lot that writers are actively engaged in the making of this little app.

- Chris

yuuenIX ,

Can tell writers made this.

Great app for writers, especially those of us who have our best thoughts just before drifting off to sleep. Can't fumble for pen and paper in the dark, but can open this app and quickly capture the thought before it's lost (because let's be real—you're not gonna remember it when you wake up). Easy to note ideas for plots, names, outlines, and even write quick snippets before they leave your brain. Tags and projects make this much handier than the generic Notes app when it comes to writing-related notes. Thank you for this great app.

Developer Response ,

Aw, shucks! Thanks so much for that kind review. We are very grateful that you’ve found transom useful. Best of luck, writer!

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