North Notes 4+

The New Fastest Notes App

Initial Inc.

    • 4.3 • 4 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


North puts your thoughts into context, superfast.

Jot down, copy-paste, list out – all in one app.

Goodbye mental notes, North brings you the simplest, fastest experience in saving anything you want on your iPhone, iPad or Mac.

- ALL NEW 3DLinks
- Discover what real linking looks like with 3DLinks on North
- Link any note, anywhere inside North and pull interactive content from the web with Link Previews included in this update
- Drag and drop links, duplicate links, and embed links in any part of your note text
- Save bookmarks like never before with 3DLinks and Link Previews on North
- ALL NEW Upcoming Widgets (now in macOS Big Sur and iOS)
- See what's next on your schedule with these super minimal widgets, designed to work and look great on your home screen
- Drag and drop
- Drag Nested Notes out of parent notes by dragging with one hand and then navigating back using multitouch
- Drag notes on top of other notes to embed as Nested Notes
- Drag a Nested Note within its parent's editor to reorder its position in the list
- Export with North Document format
- Share a note with all of its Nested Notes, tags, 3DLinks, media and content formatting

North Also Features:
- Lightning Fast Saves
- iCloud Sync across your other devices
- Infinitely* nest-able sub-notes and sub-tasks
- Natural language processing for smart reminders (Just say: "Reminded me tomorrow")
- Geofence reminders (Just add a location and a geofence tag to a note)
- Instant search by body text and tags
- Repeat tags for recurring tasks
- Rich-text editing (Bold, Italic, Underline, In-line Images)
- In-line hashtags
- Organization tags (Choose from multiple color codes and four custom text tag types)
- Multiple start times
- Multiple repeat cycles
- Intelligent home screen
- Actionable notifications
- Swipe any note to archive or restore

North Notes introduces a cool new way to organize your ideas, work, thoughts or tasks: Nesting! Add sub-notes inside your main note and keep it all in one place.

To-do lists are great for getting things done, and not missing a spot. North comes with a powerful way to create lists within any note: Nested Notes.

North is your labelling dream come true. You get an array of different tag families that you could use from standard text tags like hashtags to unique text tags only found on North.

The integrated Tag Bar is a great way to speedily add new tags to your note. But when you need the fastest path in town, there’s inline #tagging!

Just try entering: “remind me in 30 minutes”, “this Sunday at 12 GMT+3”, or “on December 24” in your note text. North will do the rest.

You could add notes to an existing Tag Group by tapping on the Add Button on each row in your Add Feed.

North works super-smoothly with Siri. Try “Create a note with North” and speak your mind. Siri would do the rest.

North Notes operates within the Apple iCloud framework. This means that all of your data is stored only on your device and your Apple iCloud Account.

North now also adds the ability to swipe from left to right on any note check it out of your pending items.

You can now view all of your events added to North on your Apple Calendar app.

North now features intelligent split-view. You can now open two notes side-by-side on your iPad, iPhone Max, or Mac to double your productivity.

North Notes is now available for iPhone, iPad and Mac.

You can have up to 1,000 active notes at any time with your purchase of North. Upgrade to North Unlimited to have as many active notes as you wish.

Terms of Use:
How-To Guides:

*Subject to device and hardware limitations

What’s New

Version 1.8.0

You can now sort your notes lists in cool, new ways! Also, bug fixes!

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

pm1238 ,

Something wrong with “edit “

Thank you for solving my request so quickly!
I updated, and saw the option “select all ”. But I can’t click it, or any other bottoms. Then the whole app get stuck. Hope you guys could fix this.
My phone is iPhone XR iOS14.8
Thank you again
By the way, you guys are really cool

Developer Response ,

Dear User,

We are happy to inform you that the newest update to North now contains the Select All option.

Thank you,
Team Initial

zpd1229 ,

Too complicated

This app is too complicated when you need something simple for notes. Also it’d be nice if there were a settings page to reorganize some of the options. I love the fact that it works with location but to find the locations (gps)option you have to scroll through so many irrelevant options that will probably never be used (such as color options) to get to it. I need more simple and clean cut. I really wanted to get used to this app but I couldn’t adjust.

brettaltena ,

crashing *UPDATE*

UPDATE: It hasn't crashed once since I downloaded the update. Good work & thank you! =]

I'm liking the app, but it keeps crashing. All I'm doing is going in and out of notes. At least once every 5 minutes or so. This is happening on Big Sur 11.0.1

Developer Response ,


Your feedback is important to us. We will release a new update to resolve your issue shortly. Please feel free to reach out to us on Support if you have any further requests.

Team Initial


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