Notesnook - Keep notes private 4+

Take notes with online notepad

Streetwriters LLC

    • 4.5 • 108 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Open source, private and end to end encrypted zero knowledge notes app. Never lose access to your notes.

Notesnook is an open source private notes app and organizer. It is fully cross-platform. Download it on all your devices for free. Sync notes between your computer, tablet and mobile seamlessly.

With Notesnook, note taking is a simple and easy task. Just like opening a physical notebook and writing notes down.

A notes app to protects your privacy
With military grade encryption, no one can ever read your secret notes except you. We use XChaCha20-Poly1305 & Argon2 encryption algorithms that are stronger & safer than AES256, impenetrable & future-proof. A level of security and privacy that is rare in note taking apps.

Encrypted and private by default
You do not need to press any button or enable anything for encryption to work. Your privacy is our primary concern. By default all notes are encrypted and securely stored on our servers. We can't read or open your notes even if we want to.

Sync notes to all devices
Sync notes in a safe and secure way. All your notes are encrypted on your device and synced so no matter what device you use, you always have access to what you write and journal in notepad.

Locked notes with vault
Double encrypt your notes with vault. Locked notes require password on open and are encrypted at rest.

Notepad & Diary with lock
A private diary with lock. App lock let's you lock notes with fingerprint and even lock the app so no one has access except you. A truly personal, safe & private diary with password so you can journal and write secret notes.

To-do lists & Tasks
Get things done with to-do lists and tasks. Create to-do lists to get things done. Keep track of your daily progress in to-do lists and accomplish daily tasks.

Private journal and diary
Journal your life in our private diary. Add photos & videos to your journal. Record your daily emotions and activities in your diary. Keep online journal safe with password. Anything you write or express is secure with military strength encryption. Take your journal always.

Rich and powerful notes editor
Simple notes on notepad or writing a complex document. Our notes editor supports rich editing. It allows basic formatting and editing notes. Make to-do lists and bulleted lists. Add images and embed videos in notepad & add tables and links

Markdown editor
Use markdown in notes editor. Use all markdown shortcuts and write markdown notes. Add headings, links, lists & more with markdown shortcuts.

Organize notes with notebooks. Each notebook has topics. In topics you can add all your notes. Use notebooks for multiple purpose like office or school notes.

Color notes
Color notes easily with one tap. You can edit the name and rename colors according to the notes you keep.

Offline access
No internet connection is required to use our notes taking app. Add, edit and organize notes offline and sync notes in notepad when you have internet access.

App lock in notepad free
Built-in App Lock to lock the app with fingerprint so no one can open and peek into your private notes on your device.

Export notes from notepad
Export notes in formats such as PDF, HTML, Markdown and Plain Text. Share notes with anyone with standard size and formatting.

Publish and share notes with Monograph
Monographs allow you publish and share your notes. You can lock notes with password that you want to publish. With self destruct feature, a monograph is deleted when it is accessed once. Military grade encryption which is use to encrypt your data for syncing.

Backup notes data
• Create note backups
• Restore backups
• Encrypt all your backups optionally
• Automatic daily, weekly & monthly backups of your data and notes.

Dark mode
Our notes app has dark mode, useful when you are working at night taking notes.

Privacy Policy:
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What’s New

Version 2.5.0

- Preview PDFs & Images directly inside Notesnook."
- Improved attachments manager with support for downloading all attachments
- Assign tags to multiple notes
- Bug fixes and performance improvements

Thank you for using Notesnook!

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
108 Ratings

108 Ratings

johnataylor-mi ,

Notesnook Is the note-taking app to watch.

Notesnook is poised to overtake other well known note apps because they deliver on performance, privacy and their promises. Open source, secure encryption, efficient without bloat, and intuitive to the average user, Notesnook beats all the other competitors in its class. The team listens to their user-base, providing excellent service at reasonable cost, without compromising user privacy. Nor do they lock customers into a proprietary software that takes ownership of notes away from the individual by discouraging easy transfer. It is evident that the team has put a lot of thought into making an efficient app that works well for its users even when they are offline. Notesnook gives users what they need to be more productive in their digital note-taking. They stand at the head of their class. I’m a subscriber who plans on sticking with Notesnook for years to come.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the awesome and detailed review!

HerRoyalSnarkiness ,

A promising new app for privacy-minded consumers

I used to love Evernote, but they got way too expensive and they violated the trust of their customer base. For those who want to support an app that respects the right to privacy while offering a feature-rich note-taking app, Notesnook is for you.

Unlike most note-taking apps, Notesnook doesn't collect your personal data or identifiers, nor does it track you. They operate on the "zero knowledge" principle, where only you, the customer, can view your own content. As someone trying to reduce my "google footprint," this part is especially important to me.

Notesnook is young in comparison to juggernauts like Evernote and Google Keep, so while they have a solid foundation that would attract most people, they are still in the process of adding features and functionalities that match their competition. That being said, I firmly believe in their mission. Whenever I encountered a bug or had a question, they were right there to help on discord. The head developer is approachable, courteous, knowledgeable and effective. Companies like his with a focus on open communication, transparency and customer feedback is deserving of patronage--the monthly fee is reasonable and I believe they'll offer different pricing options in the near future.

Give Notesnook a try!

And no, I wasn't paid to write this review lol

imustfindwhostolemyname ,

Fantastic app for those privacy-oriented customers

Notesnook came in at a perfect time when I just couldn’t find something that worked for me and my workflow. Having used Evernote in the past, moving to Standard Notes, and bouncing between other privacy-focused apps, I just couldn’t find one that worked on both my Mac and Windows devices and that could promise privacy. Notesnook solves all of that. I’m able to access my notes at work and on my phone whenever I need them! And I don’t have to worry about someone seeing my notes that shouldn’t.

I can’t recommend them enough. And with their extremely-well thought-out pricing plan, it makes it perfect for just about anyone!

Developer Response ,

Hello! Thank you so much for the awesome review!

App Privacy

The developer, Streetwriters LLC, 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

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