Minimal | Writing + Notes 4+

Write, collaborate, focus


    • 4.8 • 331 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Write with focus. Open your mind with Minimal, a meditation-inspired notes and writing app. 

Minimal combines thoughtful, modern design with powerful features to deliver a spacious, beautiful writing environment.

• Note Lifetime
• Collaborative writing
• Publish notes as websites
• Add Todos to the Calendar app
• Beautiful formatting
• Sync everywhere: Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch

Minimal is a simple yet powerful notes app. Inspired by meditation, nature, and architectural design, Minimal provides a beautiful space to think, write, and organize projects.

The Note Lifetime keeps your notebook fresh and reflective of the present moment. When a note goes unedited for a duration you choose in settings, you’ll be gently notified. This is an opportunity to review the note, act on it, or let it go.

Share notes with friends, family, and teammates. With a gentle design, writing remains focused and tranquil, even as thoughts merge and ideas multiply. Everyone receives changes as notes evolve, and multiple people can make edits at the same time without conflict.

Minimal is designed so only one element is ever in focus. We love the beauty of a blank page – abundant empty space allows for an ease of creative expression.

Transform notes into beautifully-formatted websites in microseconds.

Todo lists are an effective way to organize projects and complete tasks. Sync with the Calendar app, get things done, and check everything off.

Minimal combines Markdown-style formatting with elegant typography. The result is simple, expressive notes that make it easy to think and write.

Bring focus to your favorite devices. Minimal is designed for Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Cloud Sync is fast, reliable, and invisible.

You’re in control of your notes. Share directly in iMessage, export as PDF or HTML, and use the system share mechanism to take notes anywhere. Importing links + prose into Minimal is just as easy.

The best notebook is personal. We made everything in Minimal customizable, from fonts + themes to sorting notes + note actions. You can also build custom workflows using the Shortcuts app.

Wow, thanks for reading. As a little gift for tuning in, these are our favorite musicians -> Somi, Snarky Puppy, and London Grammar. They’re jazzy and introspective, just how we like it. Enjoy.


For help, write us at or on Twitter at @minimalnotesapp.

To learn about our terms + approach to privacy, visit

We offer a long free trial and make cancellation easy. After that, Minimal costs $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year. These prices are in USD and may vary by region. Cancel in your iTunes account settings at least 24 hours before renewal.

What’s New

Version 1.14

Thank you for writing with Minimal. This update includes design + performance improvements.

If you enjoy writing with Minimal, please write a review – they are very helpful! We also love hearing from notetakers at

- Minimal Team

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
331 Ratings

331 Ratings

david202 ,

Easy to use across iPhone, iPad & Mac, well-designed

This is the closest I've come to a notes/to-do/journaling app that works the way I'd hope. I've tried Moleskine Journey, Google Docs, and many others too briefly to remember the names, and this one works the best in terms of simplicity, sycning across devices, and pleasant UX. To-do lists are very easy, the minimal design is very appreciated, and the options for customization are just the right amount. The auto-updating of the app icon color and font to match customized settings is really nice on the iPhone and iPad. I wish I could figure out how to do this on the Mac app, if it's an option there, too. I've really enjoyed this and it does a good job of bypassing a complicated new-user orientation or accumulating note clutter, the two biggest pitfalls I've experienced with similar apps. Nothing about this app has been frustrating. Hooray for that!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for kind review, and feedback noted regarding ability to change app icon on Mac! We’ll make that happen 😊

peterloverso ,

So simple and easy to use it is now my number one note app.

I am one of those crazy digital dorks who tries everything. And I mean, everything. Sometimes just for fun. The world of note-taking is crazy right now. New ones are popping up what feels like every day. And this dork is tired and wanted to find a note-taking app and be done. And I did. Finally.

I have every notes app you can imagine on my mac and don't get me wrong, there are some powerful and unique apps out there, but when it came down to it and I looked at how I was actually working, I saw that the majority of the "notes" I create get to a point where they graduate and are used somewhere else after I was done. A natural progression in my workflow. Emails, blog posts, presentations, or even jotting down ideas that I wanted to get down, so I didn't forget them. But even with the spontaneous ideas, they would end up somewhere else entirely in my workflow, like Miro, ClickUp, or Things.

In the end, as I mentioned, I found my note-taking app.


Bravo, Minimal team, wherever you are in the world. You nailed it.



(P.S. Suggestion if I may. Integration with Things and ClickUp. Send to the inbox for Things and a list in ClickUp. It would be amazing. :) )

Developer Response ,

Thank you for such a thoughtful, kind review! (Feedback noted regarding the integrations!)

Janlenjas ,

A Minimalistic iOS App that Simplifies PhD Research

I found a simple iPhone app that has improved my research experience for my PhD. It's easy to use and perfect for all students and researchers. The app has a neat and organized design that helps me stay focused on my work. It's not confusing, so I can work without distractions and stay productive. The app's great feature is that it helps me organize my research materials like articles, papers, and notes. It has an intelligent system that makes finding information very easy and quick, so I don't have to waste time. This app also works well with other productivity tools, so I can access my research from different devices. The app's search function is fast and accurate. It scans all my research materials and shows relevant results in seconds. This has been very helpful in finding specific information I need. The app is easy to use and the support team is very helpful. They quickly answer any questions you have to make sure you have a great experience.

Developer Response ,

Thank you!


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The developer, Timeless, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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