Simplenote is an easy way to keep notes, lists, ideas and more. Your notes stay in sync with all your devices for free.

The Simplenote experience is all about speed and efficiency. Open it, write some thoughts, and you're done. As your collection of notes grows, you can search them instantly and keep them organized with tags and pins. You can also share notes and publish them for other people.

The best way to learn about Simplenote is to try it. You'll be asked to create an account. This allows your notes to be backed up online and synchronized automatically.

After you sign up, try creating some notes! Then go to to download Simplenote for your other devices.

What’s New

Version 4.10.1

- We have redesigned the screens for getting started and logging into the app.
- You can now use Peek and Pop to on the notes list screen.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
187 Ratings

187 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


Automattic, Inc.
26 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Welsh

Age Rating
Rated 4+
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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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