Simplenote 4+

Simple notes, todos and memos


    • 4.7 • 264 Ratings
    • Free



Simplenote is an easy way to take notes, create to-do lists, capture ideas, and more. Open it, jot down some thoughts, and you're done. As your collection grows, stay organized with tags and pins, and find what you need with instant search. Since Simplenote will sync across your devices for free, your notes are with you at all times.

- A simple, note taking experience
- Sync everything across all your devices
- Collaborate and share
- Stay organized with tags
- Log in with your email or account

- Automatically sync seamlessly across any computer, phone or tablet.
- Back up and sync everything as you take notes, so you never lose your content.

- Collaborate and work together -- share ideas with a colleague, or write a grocery list with your roommate.
- Choose whether to publish your content to the web, and share a link with whoever you want.
- Publish directly to a WordPress site by connecting your account.
- Quickly and easily share with third-party apps.

- Stay organized with tags, and use them for quick searching and sorting.
- Instantly find what you’re looking for with keyword highlighting.
- Use markdown to add formatting.
- Create to-do lists.
- Choose the sorting order of your notes and tags.
- Pin the notes that you use the most.
- Edit tags directly by renaming and reordering.
- Protect your content with a passcode lock.


Privacy Policy:
Terms of Service:
California Users Privacy Notice:


Visit to download Simplenote for your other devices.

What’s New

Version 4.51

- Add background color to code block in dark mode preview
- Add large note widget

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
264 Ratings

264 Ratings

renderhead ,

Very impressed

I'd been looking for a truly cross-platform note taking app for some time, that could handle markdown format. All my desktop and laptop machines are on Linux, so finding a way of keeping in sync with my iPad & iPhone has been a challenge (to say the least). With Simplenote, not only are my notes fully synced, but can be formatted beautifully and functionally, thanks to markdown. I'm very impressed, and the fact that it's free is even more remarkable.
If I could wish for anything, it would be a way of organizing the notes into sub-folders, and perhaps embracing some of the expanded markdown syntax (strike through, tables and such).
Highly recommended!

J2d2ozlander ,

Great idea from the start

I've been using Simplenote from the beginning and what distinguished this app from other like it is its simplicity of logging in and sharing with other devices.

I realise that Apple has separate logins using iCloud for security reasons but this creates a problem if your devices include ones shared by family members etc.

I use Simplenote whenever I need to share texts with other devices quickyly without having to mess around with airdrop that doesn’t always work. Also use it as a way of remembering things for short term memory stuff from the iMac to the iPhone and then to the iPad without having to worry about which iCloud was the author for the note.

It’s amazing that all these years Simplenote has remained free. I would happily pay for it considering how useful it’s been all these years.

For now, I am grateful for the developers of Simplenote for this great app.

Rain&Coffee ,


this app is incredible in the way that you can use it quickly and easily across many platforms (I use it on my ipad, my phone and my laptop). it’s not the same on my phone in that checklists don’t form properly but it’s good for quick note taking on there and i can edit the notes elsewhere. it does exactly as it says it does and is completely (actual) free, there’s no purchases and no subscriptions either. this app is actually a blessing, i’m tipping my hat to it’s developers

App Privacy

The developer, Automattic, 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
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Data Not Linked to You

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

  • Identifiers

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

More By This Developer

WordPress – Website Builder
Pocket Casts: Podcast Player
Jetpack for WordPress
WordPress World (Stickers)

You Might Also Like

Standard Notes
Bear - Markdown Notes
WorkFlowy: Note, List, Outline
UpNote - notes, diary, journal
Notebook - Take notes, To do