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!


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What’s New

Version 1.12.0

- Refreshed the Tags Editor Interface!
- New Scroll Support in the Tags Editor area
- Implements Untagged Notes Filter
- New Note Metrics Interface
- Relocated Editor Actions into the new More Actions Menu
- Fixed a layout bug that affected the Tags List

Ratings and Reviews

crow polo ,

Simple, but nice

I like the simplicity, but there are 2 features that I think would make it perfect for my personal use case.
1. Markdown support
2. A way to not sync with Simplenote servers and, ideally, a way to sync between devices directly.

Tomaculatus ,

Pretty much perfect.

As the name of the application suggests, this is a very simple and easy to use note taking application that is very easy to get to grips with and also has a multitude of other slightly more technical "word processor" type features to use should you require them. It does everything I need it to and more, has been very reliable for the several years I have used it, is avaiable on just about every platform and offers syncing between all your devices.

Empire01 ,

Perfect note taking app

Why pay for a subscription based note taking app? This app does it all. Tagging, markdown, sync etc. It really is very good.
Would like to see more export options and the ability to import from other apps, but apart from that its excellent, and all for nothing.
Also since it has gone open source the updates keep coming.


Automattic, Inc.
4.9 MB

macOS 10.13 or later, 64-bit processor



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

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