Notenik is a simple yet powerful and flexible system for taking, collecting and referencing Notes.

Each Note is stored in its own plain text file. A folder full of Notes becomes a Collection. Create as many Collections as you like, and store them wherever you like. Store them in iCloud Drive, or in your Dropbox folder, and let them sync to your other devices.

Each Note consists of one or more fields: minimally, a Title and a Body. Use Markdown to format the Body of your Notes.

Add Tags to your Notes to see them organized by topic or some other system. Each Note can have multiple tags, and each tag can have multiple levels. Tags are stored within the text files, so they will sync along with your Notes to other devices.

Add a Link field to your Notes and use them as Bookmarks, or simply to reference additional information for a Note.

You can also add Date and Status and Recurs fields to your Notes, and them use them as a To Do system.

Notenik is open-source software and free.

What’s New

Version 4.8.0

Improved compatibility with Big Sur; new command to show/hide the list tab; added the ability to launch multiple websites as part of a daily startup routine; the display font can now be chosen from any available on the user's Mac.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

IAbdTbN ,

A hidden powerhouse

At first glance, Notenik has loads of potential to become one of Mac OS's premier notetaking applications. For one, it's a native app, which gives it a sophisticated advantage over most software that is by-and-large running on Electron (bleh).

Under hood is a lot more than what you'd expect upon downloading it. Notenik's use of templating and scripting allow users to turn their notes into static sites, and I could imagine many other things provided they take the time to read the documentation, reach out to Herb Bowie (the developer) and use their imagination.

Notenik reminds me of certain Legacy apps like MacJournal and Circus Ponies Notebook/Notetaker. They provide a welcoming UI with a robust UX that allows users to leverage the extensiveness of the software to empower themselves creatively.

µseek ,


I like text files, and Markdown. And I like them to be stored together. Exactly what I use it for: to store multiple small collections of text files, which I can easily refer to and edit.

I edit on the Mac. And store these notes in iCloud Drive, so on the iPhone, I launch Files, then do a quick look on the .txt files, when I want to refer to something.

So this suits me. Thank you.

zalephoto ,

Very useful

I found this app to be very useful. Not only that the developer is very hands on and responsive. I can highly recommend.


Herb Bowie
8.1 MB

macOS 10.12 or later



Age Rating
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