Leafnote is a minimal text editor with a twist: the ability to keep multiple documents together as a single project (as seen in popular writing app Scrivener), organized in an easy-to-rearrange tree.

It's a simple system that turns out to be extremely handy. Use it for projects large and small; write a whole novel scene-by-scene, or just keep notes and scraps of ideas together in a single project so you can actually find them later. Make one project for blog posts and another for journal entries. Keep lists of recipes, organize travel plans, and prepare marketing text like the pitch you’re reading right now. Collect your thoughts. Draft and re-draft important, terrifying e-mails. Leafnote’s for everything.

If you're working on a large document like a thesis or a novel, you can break it into manageable chunks. Rearrange sections, duplicate a scene or even a group of scenes and try drafts side-by-side, keep project notes right next to your finished text, and more. Get messy. Leafnote lets you combine nodes and export them as a single finished document when you’re done.

What’s New

Version 1.05

Display fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

3.1 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings ,

Cant Change Font Size!

I would give it a 5, but being a serious writer you need to be able to enlarge font-size to help reduce eye-strain.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the feedback! The ability to enlarge font size is definitely something we would like to add in to future versions.

Matty Matt ,


This is, without a doubt, the best and most intuitive notes application for writers of all kinds. It has instantly eliminated the need for other notes apps on my mac, and I truly hope we see a companion app for iPad someday soon. A far away, totally unrealistic wish would be interoperability with scrivener, but I know that to be the fantasy that it is. Awesome programs by different developers don’t just “work together”…but I can dream. This is a really well executed idea that was obviously conceived by people who write creatively and professionally. Don’t waste your time looking at anything else.

Nocableathome ,

Awesome, but no Mojave Dark Mode

I love this app, it is great for school papers. I just launched this today for the first time since I upgraded to Mojave and I was in Dark Mode, but leafnote was light. So I am giving it a 4 star


Nevercenter Ltd. Co.
30.6 MB

OS X 10.6.6 or later, 64-bit processor



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  • Family Sharing

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

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