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. Checklists can be added to your notes to keep track of your tasks. You can also share notes and publish them for other people.

Like Markdown? You can edit, preview and publish your notes using Markdown formatting.

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.

Happy noting!

What’s New

Version 1.7

Speed is important: with this version we made Simplenote MacOS faster than ever.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

straydog43 ,

Simple and beautiful

The best thing about Simplenote is its simplicity! The UI is clean, easy to use and er, simple. It's easy to edit and easy to find your notes especially if you use the tags. Five stars.

The Reel Noiresque ,

Simple But Useful

This is not a feature-packed note app. Text customisation is severely limited, but it’s fast, syncs well across platforms, and supports tags.

Atheovia ,

Really recommended

I’ve used a lot of notetaking apps and in terms of seamlessness between the desktop and ios versions for simple text files, this app is perfect. The UI is really pretty, the tags are very useful for sorting things and I really like the wordcount function and the ability to pin a note to the top.

Its simple and it really works.

If I could suggest something, it be really great if the developers could consider adjusting the wordcount function so that you could select a portion of the entire note and see the wordcount for just the selection.


Automattic, Inc.
5.3 MB

OS X 10.11 or later, 64-bit processor



Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

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

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