Allegory is a powerful notes app with a beautiful macOS-centric UI. The minimal and focused writing experience, combined with an impressive set of powerful features, makes this the ideal choice for everyone. Allegory removes the complexity of most markdown editors, presenting a minimal UI that’s welcoming for casual writers and note-takers as well as more attuned authors, making it a great app for you to pick up regardless of your background and skill level.


Allegory immediately launches to the clean and simple note editor screen, boosting your productivity and reducing friction between wanting to write down what you’ve just thought of, and actually getting it written down. Support for valid markdown as well as custom markdown makes it easier to create your best work.

Allegory also includes a brilliant hand-crafted drawing area which lets you select from a variety of colors, long-holding on any of the tools brings them into focus with sliders to adjust their opacity and stroke size with gorgeous animations that strike awe.

You can bookmark and set due dates on any note from anywhere in the app regardless of where you are, which makes performing essential actions entirely seamless, further reducing friction for users. Seamless iCloud sync adds upon the notion of keeping your notes exactly where they need to be. Notes can be searched for within the app in ways that make sense to you, by words and dates, or by using language that comes naturally such as ‘today’, ‘yesterday’, and ‘last week’. A summary of your current note also provides further context on your writing by displaying character/word/line/paragraph counts, sentiment analysis to portray how positive or negative your writing is, quick links to open the specific note, and more.

Inspiration can strike anywhere, and that is why Allegory supports custom action extensions that allow creating notes and putting down ideas from other apps. You can also use Siri to do the same. Scan documents and text to convert it to notes, or add images within notes to provide more context. When you want to share your work with the world, use one of the many export options to create files that work best for you, from TXT and MD, to HTML and PDF. Or simply export as an image or plain text. It's built in ways that make sense to your workflow.

Tweak and adjust the app to make it look and behave the way that you want. From app icons and tints, to markdown settings and haptics, there's a settings option to make the app your own. URL schemes and Siri shortcuts allow you to perform useful actions in Allegory from anywhere. Allegory is available on your Mac, iPhone, your iPad, and your Apple Watch, and supports seamless iCloud sync to share notes without lifting a finger.


If you have any questions or feedback, please get in touch. Allegory was created by an incredibly small team of one and I'd love to hear your thoughts. I'm available through email or Twitter @AllegoryApp or @JPEGuin.

What’s New

Version 1.2.8

- Improved iCloud sync
- Improved accessibility and contrast across the app
- Improved keyboard shortcut commands
- Fixed various issues where the app may crash
- Minor UI changes
- Various bug fixes and improvements

If you have any questions or feedback, please get in touch. Allegory was created by an incredibly small team of one and I'd love to hear your thoughts. I'm available through email: or Twitter: @AllegoryApp or @JPEGuin.

Ratings and Reviews

3.1 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

Bro9175927 ,

Doesn’t save notes.

This app is so pretty and utilizes SwiftUI really well. However, it is bug-ridden. It deletes my notes and crashes very often. I almost want to remake this app myself seeing how much potential it has. I wish the developer would update it.

CCNothing ,

Looks gorgeous but impossible to use

Completely bug-ridden. I wish it actually worked cause its organization and appearance are lovely. But crashes immediately after opening, doesn't delete things I tell it to delete, and is just too much of a mess to be functional. I hope the devs fix this because I'd really like to try it. As it is now, it's useless, don't bother.

mvanputt ,

Regularly loses notes

A beautiful app that crashes far too regularly. I’ve lost hours of notes and drafts multiple times. So frustrating. I feel foolish for giving this app the benefit of the doubt.

A note app that can’t reliably do the one task it was designed for is a bad note app.

Very disappointing. It is otherwise well thought out and designed.


Shihab Mehboob
6.6 MB

macOS 10.15 or later. Requires iOS 13.0 and watchOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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