Bebop: Quick Notes 4+

Capture notes as text files

Jack Cheng LLC

    • 4.9 • 16 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Bebop helps you get down your ideas, fast. It assumes that review and organization are better done on larger screens—that a mobile interface should be lightning-fast, clutter-free, and capture-first.

• No ads, no logins, no tracking: Files are synced natively to your chosen iCloud Drive or Dropbox folder
• BYOMA (Bring Your Own MacOS App): Open plain-text formats like .txt and .md/markdown plug neatly into Obsidian and NVAlt
• Flashback notes: Cycle through recent notes with a single tap
• Share extension: Quickly save links and text from other iOS apps
• Unlimited notes (even for free users)

For a one-time Pro upgrade (no subscriptions!) you’ll also get color themes, power-user settings, and help support future development. Bebop is made by Jack Cheng, an author and solo developer in Detroit, Michigan.


More info and privacy policy:

* Dropbox sync requires you to have the Dropbox iOS app installed.

What’s New

Version 1.0.2

- Custom filenames
- More date formats for footer: dd/MM/yyyy and [[yyyy-MM-dd]] (to link to Obsidian daily note)
- Flashback no longer shows notes that have been deleted or moved out of the archive folder
- Fixed bug with Flashback count being messed up if there’s a deleted note
- Toolbar now show filenames for recent notes
- Pro: New setting to match app icon color to theme color
- Pro: New setting to append the note instead of creating a new file if the filename already exists (ideal for date-only naming schemes like the Obsidian daily note)
- Added a share link to make it easy to share Bebop with friends :)

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

evolusian ,


I love this kind of simple, thoughtfully designed, single-focus, ad-free app. Really makes using your phone delightful. It’s similar to Boomerang by Thomas Kientz (which you can also find here on the App Store) but without cluttering up your email inbox with every random thought.

Steve Boerner ,

Pro version

I don’t see the value of the pro version having just paid for it. This is also an exact replica of the iOS native Notes application. I’d love to learn what is new or improved upon vs notes but I just don’t see it. Perhaps if you are an Obsidian user for Second Brain functionality, then is see the markdown export / syncing being of value but for a notion user I don’t see it

Developer Response ,

Hi Steve, thanks for trying out the app. You’re correct that it’s intended for users who already use Obsidian or a similar desktop app, and while the pro version has some marginal benefits right now, it’s more of a small “tip” for those who find the app useful to show appreciation. Apologies if this wasn’t properly conveyed in the app itself! You can get your purchase refunded by visiting

adam.iannazzone ,

An app that does its job perfectly

This is great for jotting down quick notes. I’m not looking to tag or organize anything, but rather get down a thought before I lose it.

I have the .md files save to a Quick Notes folder in my Obsidian Vault where I can later manage them on my computer.

App Privacy

The developer, Jack Cheng LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

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