LinkEdit 4+

Plain text haven

Boris Yurkevich

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Personal knowledge manager (PKM). Point to any folder on your Mac and manage your markdown notes. Create auto-updating links which can go in both directions.

• Built-in file manager and plain text editor
• Industry-leading privacy, zero tracking and third-party analytics
• Optional sync with iCloud Drive, OneDrive or any other cloud service
• Markdown preview
• Quick Open with a search
• Use the linkedit://open URL scheme to open individual notes from anywhere
• Create Permanent Links between your notes [Pro]
• Browse notes metadata, including backlinks with Links Inspector [Pro]
• No subscriptions, 1 purchase to unlock LinkEdit [Pro]

Features you can expect from any good Mac app

• Three-column navigation
• Multiple windows and tabs
• Inline notes renaming
• Drag and Drop
• Find and Replace
• macOS Spell Checking
• Automatic theme switching
• Low RAM usage
• Small app size, less than 7 MB
• Built with SwiftUI and AppKit

What’s New

Version 1.2.0

Today we're shipping a significant update to LinkEdit with changes how metdata is managed. Metadata stores connections you make between your notes in a single JSON file.


• Metadata is moved to every project Default Folder, inside the ".linkedit" hidden directory to help with syncing
• New toolbar icons with better arrangement
• Toolbar now hides unavailable actions
• Improved Default Folder switching experience
• Delete button is now always enabled in the main menu
• Default Folder folder is now always expanded by default
• Smaller default font sizes
• LinkEdit now persists note selection even when you change a selected folder
• Clicking on a linked note will now open it in a new window, with sidebars hidden
• In addition to Quick Link (Command+K), now you can link by typing "linkedit://open" followed by a note name [Pro]
• Metadata will update itself if there's a new link found in a note [Pro]


• Fixed "File → New Note" command. It now always adds new file to a selected folder
• Fixed the "linkedit://open" URL scheme when opening LinkEdit notes from external applications
• Notes sorting no longer depends on capitalisation which matches Finder behaviour
• Fixed issue with Quick Open incorrect state restoration
• Preventing metadata mutation if deleting or renaming notes fails
• More robust links and backlinks auto-updating during note renaming
• Fixed Links Inspector text alignment
• Fixed the notes sidebar showing old folder name when renaming a selected folder
• Fixed the editor problems after renaming a folder with selected note
• Fixed the metadata loss issue which happened when you have 2 notes with the same name and one of them linked. Then if you delete the other note you would lose a backlink from the first note
• Reduced Metadata file size by 50%

App Privacy

The developer, Boris Yurkevich, 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

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

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