OctoNote was built for users who love writing notes in Markdown and who have a need to access notes from anywhere, easily share notes with others, and keep notes secure.

Using GitHub*, OctoNote harnesses the powerful simplicity of Gists to save your notes to your GitHub profile. This means after you create or edit notes in OctoNote they are viewable anywhere through GitHub, and can be edited through the GitHub browser client as well.

For developers, markdown enables robust syntax highlighting in code blocks, which is fully supported in the OctoNote rendered markdown view.

For everyone, markdown enables beautiful page rendering, making markdown notes like single-page websites unto themselves. Easily share OctoNote notes in the app or by sharing the Gist URL to your note and enjoy the robust GitHub markdown rendering in the browser.

With OctoNote Premium, you can create, edit, and manage secret notes - notes that don't show up as public on GitHub or in search engine results. Also with Premium - you can also customize your note-editor experience with custom themes!

OctoNote uses auto-renewing subscriptions. OctoNote Premium subscription offer features tagged above as premium, like the ability to create and edit secret notes.

Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of your purchase. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period.

Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase.

Read the Privacy Policy and Terms and Use for more information.

Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable.

Privacy Policy

Terms of Use

* OctoNote requires a GitHub account. All features of OctoNote - both standard and OctoNote Premium - are available to users with a Standard (Free) GitHub account.

What’s New

Version 1.2.2

Keeping the app up to date with the latest GitHub API improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Annie Hask ,

Great app!

As a developer, this app really helps me keep everything I need organized! Super simple and unique design. Would recommend!

dsntos ,

Post & edit abilities behind a pay-wall

The simple handy app that developers and note-takers want. BUT, the paid subscription service to use the core features that are normally free everywhere else is a gross idea. Especially when there’s little overhead if all it’s doing is pulling data Github. You can only peek at your Gists, not post or edit.

Developer Response ,

Sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy the app! Posting and editing gists is actually free forever for public gists. Thanks for trying it out though, I appreciate the feedback.

While it’s true I don’t pay for the back end services I provide, I do put a lot of time and effort into building and updating OctoNote. I’m a single developer who relies on subs to keep my apps up to date and build new features. If you have additional feedback or suggestions I’d love to hear about them - shoot me an email at - thanks!


Base11 Studios, Ltd
14 MB

Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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In-App Purchases
  1. Premium (Monthly) $1.99
  2. Premium (Yearly) $11.99
  3. OctoNote Premium - Lifetime $49.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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