You can view, edit, and copy data in your favourite external editor and see live results in FSNotes. It's simple and blazing fast!

Memorising keyboard shortcuts takes some work, but once you have, shortcuts make using FSNotes so much more efficient.

FSNotes features:

- Keyboard centric.
- Global shortcuts (clipboard save/search).
- Markdown and RTF markup (files stored on disk as Plaintext and Rich Text).
- Markdown preview mode.
- Elastic two-pane view (vertical and horizontal layout).
- Blazing fast and lightweight (working fine with 10k+ files)
- Open files in finder work with external editors (changes seamless live sync with UI).
- Pin/Unpin important notes on the top.
- Synchronization over iCloud Drive.
- Multi-folder storage.
- Live Markdown highlighting with code blocks (over 170 languages).
- Themes for code highlighting.
- Markdown images preview in the editor.
- Images drag and drop or copy & paste.
- Tags.
- Dark mode (macOS Mojave and higher).
- Encryption AES-256.
- Mermaid and MathJax support.
- Git versioning and scheduled backups.

What’s New

Version 4.7.3

Bug fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Laszlo_Jamf ,

An outstanding App, and an outstanding Developer

I have used FSNotes since the project was first poasted to GitHub, and I can't say enough how impressed I am at the progress this application has made. Oleksandr, the developer, has been incredibly diligent about including community feedback in order to improve every aspect of his product. The fact that he makes this avaialable for such a nominal price is, frankly, amazing — FSNotes is a much better designed and more robust product than note-taking apps that cost considerably more. It is feature-rich, easy to use, and a pleasure to use. And, given the pace of its development, any issues that one does find will be quickly eliminated. Buy it and use it, already!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for good words :)

cslmf ,

Native app with quick release cycle

This app is exactly what I was looking for - something native, open source, syncs across MacOS and iOS versions, and has quick release cycles to fix bugs. I used to use Evernote, but when they began imposing limits on the number of devices for the "free" account, I started looking elsewhere. FSNotes lets me have control over my notes and have them on all my devices. The developer offers this program for free on GitHub and simply asks users to buy the version in the App Store to support the project.

JohnLaudun ,


It is surprisingly difficult to find a Markdown editor that allows you to organize files within its interface, gives you a quick preview/print option, AND let's you keep your own directory structure. (That is, the app does not stow your plain text files behind its own infrastructure -- I'm looking at you Ulysses, Bear, and even Drafts.) And it's open source AND you can suuport it for an incredibly modest price on the app store.

Developer Response ,

Thanks, John!


Oleksandr Glushchenko
12.3 MB

macOS 10.12 or later, 64-bit processor


English, Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Ukrainian

Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

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

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