Looking for a fancy note-taking app with tons of features? If yes, then keep searching. Charles' Notes is the purest form of a notes app. I dare you to try it.

Take notes, write stories and brainstorm ideas – with Charles’ Notes.

Sometimes we need a powerful tool at our fingertips while taking a business meeting at work or writing annotations at school. But most of the times, you just need to do simple tasks. As simple as write down a short note.

Charles’ Notes is a notebook app – stripped down to the essentials of simple note-taking and writing. Students, authors, teachers and business professionals need a quick way to write notes, create simple to do lists or even write down complete manuscripts. With simplicity in mind, we designed the interface so simple and clean to make creating, writing and managing notes as effortless as possible.

There are a lot of notebook and note-taking apps out there. And they are all packed with tons of amazing features like cloud-sync, audio recording, pdf export and even writing notes with a precious Apple Pencil. They are all doing a fantastic job.

So if you are looking for a notes app with these features, then skip Charles’ Notes now.

Well, we believe in simplicity. To archive a clutter-free writing experience, we asked ourselves: “What does a notes app truly needs?” And the answer was pretty simple: Writing down ideas and keep them organized.

Clear type and fonts
Nothing is more frustrating than unreadable fonts in too small font-sizes. Let’s fix that. Charles’ Notes uses a big and clear typeface to ensure best readability experience.

Take notes while you are researching, reading a textbook or watching a lecture. You can use Charles in split-screen or fullscreen mode, depending on how the workflow.

Stay focused
Limitation empowers creation. With plain text as the only input, you will keep your hands on the keyboard and stay focused on the notes.

Privacy & safety
We don’t use iCloud Sync, Dropbox, OneNote or Google Drive. All notes are stored right on the device. Right where they are safe.

Charles’ Notes is and will always be a free note-taking app. There are no In-App Purchases, no ads, and no hidden fees. Just enjoy writing down ideas and draft your next big thing.

We hope you enjoy writing and typing with Charles’ Notes, and we look forward to hearing from you. 

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What’s New

Version 1.1

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

Thanks everyone for using Charles' Notes!
This update improves the performance on older devices.

And if you find any bugs, please let me know!

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

callllm ,

My new favorite notebook app

Super minimalistic notebook app. Perfect for those who looking for a easy note taking app that’s incredibly fast and reliable!

Endless Arcade Gamer ,

Free notebook app

It’s a super simple yet effective note taking app. Highly recommend for people who likes it easy and simple. I love this note app!

App Privacy

The developer, Daniel Mitteregger, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


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