Noteship 4+

Powerful note-taking‪.‬

Rico Gundermann

    • 4.6 • 12 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Noteship combines notes, todos, and reminders and is your Personal Information Manager. With #tags, page links and backlinks, rich text and images, search, a calendar and spreadsheet view, it comes with the building blocks to get you started with your own knowledge base, journal, Zettelkasten, or whatever productivity style fits your workflow. Everything is saved simple files and folders on your Mac so you have full control over your data.

Simple pricing: Noteship is a one-time purchase, not a subscription.

Capture the big ideas and the little things, learn from the past and become a smarter person today.

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• Bi-directional links/backlinks between notes (navigate both ways)
• To dos and reminders anywhere inside a note
• Calendar to see notes & reminders at a glance
• #tags to organize your notes
• Rich text and images
• Multiple notebooks
• All data saved locally as simple files and folders
• Include other files/documents/PDFs along with notes
• Add sub-notes to other notes and even files
• Powerful search
• Metadata fields for notes
• Spreadsheet view
• Combine sections of multiple notes on a single page
• Import Markdown files
• Zettelkasten-ready: YYYY-MM-DD date in note file names
• Links between notes auto-update when renaming/moving a note


You own and control your data.

Everything is saved locally on your Mac in simple files and folders that you can see in Finder. You remain in full control over your data. No Internet connection required.


Notes are saved as HTML, the same format that powers nearly every website on the planet. That means you can access your notes even without the app installed. A web browser or, if need be, a simple text editor, is enough to open your notes. This ensures that your data is still accessible in 10 or even 20 years.

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What’s New

Version 1.2.2

• Searching for a tag now includes notes for which the tag is used in a heading.
• Fixed a possible crash when inserting a reminder from the toolbar on macOS Ventura.
• Fixed a possible crash when importing Markdown files.

Thank you to everybody who submitted feedback!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

sirtimbly ,

A finely crafted user experience

There are so many options for notes out there, and the matrix for comparing them in my mind is very complicated. Everyone has a different set of requirements and "Deal-breakers". Noteship fits the way I work pretty well, with a few caveats. The first thing to appreciate about noteship is the file and folder based approach to storing and syncing data. Other apps try to accomplish this, but noteship makes a creative deicision to store notes as HTML files on disk, which allows for super easy image and file embedding, which some markdown based apps have struggled to support. The other real star is the sidebar file and folder organization system, it's very flexible and very easy to use for creating deep hierarchies and great systems. The search is blazing fast, and the ability to add common fields and pivot your notes into a grid is super powerful for research tasks. I look forward to using it. I hope it get's enough support to keep growing and eventually have a mobile app too.

Developer Response ,

Yes, a mobile app is definitely on the roadmap! Glad to hear that you like the local file- and folder-based approach. I put a strong focus on giving users full control over their data, that's what I would want from a notes app myself. Your notes are yours and should stay on your device. Thanks for your review! 

Rico (the developer)

mystars ,

Don't pass Noteship up!

The local file and folder-based approach is brilliant! Along with the calendar and to-do features this note taking app is very innovative. You have the ablity to use hastags and link notes. When you add a pre-used hastag a list shows up to make it easy to add it to the note. There is also a prepopulated list of potentially related notes from their title when you type in the '@'. I would like to see more phots and video tutorials.

Matt R L ,

Insanely Awesome

Well thought out for the individual whom understands time preference. The whole concept of this app, including the one time purchase option - is the absolute direction that good people should be moving towards.

App Privacy

The developer, Rico Gundermann, 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 Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More