Allegory is a powerful notes app with a beautiful iOS-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 iPhone, your iPad, and your Apple Watch, and supports seamless iCloud sync to share notes without lifting a finger.

All the power of iOS is in your hands with Allegory. It is fully integrated with the latest technologies such as Dark Mode, a standalone Apple Watch app, Siri, Today Widget, Quick Actions, Action Extension, Context Menus, iCloud sync, Notifications, document scanning, biometric locks, custom haptics, Pencil support, keyboard shortcuts, URL schemes, custom app icons, iMessage stickers, fully accessible, and more.


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 1.1.1

Thank you for all the feedback and support.

- Added the option to set text line spacing via the settings section
- Recreated the preview screen (accessible via the ••• more icon in a note) to look more native and use app tints
- The preview screen now displays LaTeX math and equations too. Use the [math] tag around the equation when creating notes: e.g. [math]x^n[/math]
- Added note previewing, translate, timestamp insert, note export, and keyboard dismiss options to the keyboard action toolbar
- Fixed issue where switching to custom markdown via settings would crash the app
- Minor 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

3.8 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

lly😝 ,

A lot of potential

Beautifully designed. Gorgeous animations.
Bug: the cycling through top-left stacks is prone to freezing.
Suggestions: going from note editing view to note viewing mode could have more space on the side for gesture recognition: right now it only works from the middle section and there's no boundary. Also, handwriting results are quite bad

Right Away? ,

I think the Developer is doing a good job!

I reached out to the developer of this app asking him to please keep this app updated and improved on. He told me he will try his best. Since then, he has pushed out at least 4 updates in a short period of time. That’s more than other developers have pushed out for 4.5 or 5 star rated apps. I think he meant what he said to me and he honestly will continue to develop shut a beautiful looking app which has many potential to add to its already existing ones.

Theo Wagner ,

Beautiful Disaster

This app is beautifully designed but lacks basic usability and has major flaws. When adding multiple notes in the latest version, old notes get replaced with the new text, creating duplicates and/or completely erasing old notes. I would hope my notes would be retained and not deleted when creating a new one.

Secondly, formatting notes as to-do lists needs a major overhaul. It is buried in the “hold” menu three lines in. When selecting multiple lines it creates one large “to-do” line. When selecting each individual line it has unpredictable, nonsensical behavior.

I have yet to dive deeper into any other issues as I can no longer use this app in its current state.


Shihab Mehboob
22 MB

Requires iOS 13.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2019 Shihab Mehboob.
In-App Purchases
  1. Lifetime Subscription $30.99
  2. Yearly Subscription $16.99
  3. Monthly Subscription $1.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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