With NotePlan you get serious work done. It helps you to capture important details and keep track of things at work. Manage your calendar, todos and notes in one place. Find out how!


1. Capture Your Thoughts
Open up today and get things off your mind. Quickly capture anything important: to-dos, details, journal entries, quotes, etc. Your mind works much better if you write down everything and don’t have to hold it in your memory.

2. Plan Your Day
Organise your tasks for the day by structuring them into headings and lists to get clarity and an overview of what needs to be done - Today. “Ultra-productive people don’t work from a to-do list, but they do live and work from their calendar.” - Forbes

3. Organize Your Projects
Create project notes for each of your goals, then schedule the to-dos into your calendar. Manage your calendar events & reminders alongside your to-dos to plan your time effectively.

4. Setup Your Routines
Establish daily routines that minimize decision making and free up your mental resources to tackle the important things. Create repeating reminders and events you do every day, week or month.

5. Review and Re-Schedule
Chances are, at the end of the day some to-dos are still open or you collected a few ideas which need your attention. Take your time and review them at the end of the day or week and make a quick decision: cancel, re-schedule or finish them right now.


1. Your Notes, Not Our’s
NotePlan saves and syncs all your notes in plain-text files securely on your iCloud Drive. We can’t see your notes, events, reminders or anything else. Events and Reminders are integrated with your iCloud account.

2. It’s Distraction-Free
NotePlan gets out of your way with a minimalistic design. It’s just you and your day. Tools are tucked away into a custom toolbar and you can use simple, adjustable Markdown to format your notes and to-dos.

3. It Gives You a Bird’s Eye View
The weekly and monthly calendar gives you an overview of your tasks. Days in the past will be marked if they still have open tasks. And a glimpse into the future days tell you what’s coming up.

4. It Combines Notes and Calendar
NotePlan allows you to work from notes and calendar at the same time, while giving you a glance at all the events and reminders of the day.

5. It Has Themes for Every Taste
Dark, light and everything in between. Select one of many themes to change the colors of the whole app, from clear white to elegant and complete black.


Get NotePlan for Mac and iOS (iPhone + iPad) to enjoy the full power of NotePlan across your devices (sold separately). The apps stay securely synced via iCloud and iCloud Drive. We don’t store your data on our servers.


NotePlan works without an active internet connection. Just for syncing your files you need internet.


If you have any questions, suggestions or problems, please contact us. We provide fast and professional support:

What’s New

Version 2.0.16

Thanks so much for all the feedback and for your support!
Three new features are coming in this update, most interesting: global tagging!

Follow us on Twitter to get all the news or to say hi: @NotePlanApp
Or email us your feedback:

- NEW: Global tagging, means you can tag notes and calendar notes with @ and # tags and they will both appear in the calendar side bar along with appropriate search results.
- NEW: Open notes in separate windows (see "Note" menubar)
- NEW: Printing, see in "Files" in the menubar. You can print the currently opened note with or without events. Or export it just as PDF to send it to other people.
- FIXED: Issues fixed with all-day spanning events.

And other minor fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings ,

Rock Solid App! Cal, Task, and Notes together. 2.0 is better than ever!

This is a fantastic app that really solves a lot of pain points for me. Plain text, fast search, tagging support, tasks, reminders, calandars. It is fast, flexible, powerful, and simple. You can start small and gather complexity at your own pace. Also the DEV is extreemely responsive. Doesn't matter where you contact him he is quick to reply! Well done! Keep up the amazing work!

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much! And many updates are in the pipeline ;)

nub_bun ,

2.0 a step in the wrong direction

v1 has become a inegral part of my workflow, but v2 is a very different application and gets rid of many features I like and fixes only one issue I wanted to see fixed.

It improves syntax highlighting for links, which I appreciate. Previously the link lable and url were highlighted with the same color and now the link label is a different color and the URL is less prominent.

That said, you still can't tell the app to not use tab characters for indentation, which is a rediculous default to begin with and causes problems with other markdown editors.

In additon, the new notes sidebar takes up way too much space, increases the size of your window when you open it, and doesn't auto hide when you open a note. This wouldn't be so much of a problem if they hadn't removed the recent notes feature.

Speaking of removed features, you can no longer:

- Display a note in finder
- Open a note in a new window
- See the title of the note in the title bar

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the feedback! And sorry if the new version doesn't offer yet all the same features as V1. We have postponed the implementation of some less important features, but are working on them as well.

- Display a note in finder: You can still do this using the ... menu button top right of a note.
- Open a note in a new window: Will be added soon.
- See the title of the note in the title bar: This is part of opening a new window, however, NotePlan has no title bar now. This makes it visually better looking and in line with other pro apps.

You can reduce the space requirement by working in the "Editor Only" and "Calendar Only" modes (see "View" in menubar). This will be supported much better in the next updates. Then the experience will be similar to V1.

> you still can't tell the app to not use tab characters for indentation
This is a new feature request. We didn't have a single user requesting or complaining that tab makes issues. Where did you experience this problem? Tab should be quite a standard character in the plain text world. You can also email us feature request

John Louderback ,

Essential Note Taking Software

Noteplan is exactly what I've needed. It let's me quickly jot down little tasks in Markdown, while also being able to move them to associated days so I can keep track of them on the calendar.

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for the review :)
Let me know if you got any feature ideas or see issues!


Eduard Metzger
15.6 MB

macOS 10.12 or later, 64-bit processor


English, German

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2019 Eduard Metzger


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