Notenik 17+

For People Who Like Text

Herb Bowie

    • 4.9 • 40 Ratings
    • Free



Notenik is a simple yet powerful and flexible system for taking, collecting and organizing 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, but you can add more, based on your needs for a particular Collection. Use Markdown to format the Body of your Notes (including footnotes, citations, definition lists and Math equations!).

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.

Import and export and share your Notes using a variety of different formats.

Notenik is open-source software and free.

What’s New

Version 10.1.0

Query Output Window size and location now remembered and restored; New merge variable of display-css added, allowing Notenik's internal CSS to be used as a default when generating output via a merge template; New ifnew option for output merge command added, to tell Notenik to create the output file only if it does not already exist (as when generating a default css file); BBEdit project files now show up in parent realm collections, and can be opened from Notenik; Deleted notes are now moved to the trash, rather than being immediately erased; Modified notes no longer generate file deletes and adds; A new option has been added allowing a range of Notes to be deleted; Collection shortcuts are now loaded after the startup permissions grant, if that option is selected; A new Help menu item was added to allow the user to view the Notenik 101 video on YouTube.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 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.

lorz617 ,

My favorite app.

I can't say enough good things about Notenik. It's a no-frills, yet all the frills note-taking, personal knowledge/information organization tool. It allows for customization in just the right way - without being too much or too litte (or forced features like many other apps). It's always being updated and improved and seems to be created and cared for by a great developer. I love that it is simply Cloud or locally stored txt notes and that I can play around with CSS a bit too.

Wuh_Wuh ,

Clean, Uncluttered, Easy to Use

Great native app. A great, clean look that is highly useful. The options for your lists and collections are just right - you get enough options for customization without being too overwhelmed with tons of features.

Makes for a great content calendar if you have to publish often.

Best of all, no emails from developers and all my notes are totally safe in icloud or directly on my device.

App Privacy

The developer, Herb Bowie, 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