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 7.4.0

Addition of AKA field label and type, to add "Also Known As" alternate identifiers for Notes; Automatic creation of wiki link targets -- when you create a wiki link to a Note that does not yet exist, Notenik will now create the new Note for you automatically; Addition of a new Backlinks field, that can be used to display the Note(s) using wiki-style links to link to the current Note.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 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.

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.

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.

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


  • Family Sharing

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