Value what you write. Permanote is used by writers for the New Yorker, correspondents at the BBC, and CEOs for organizing their thoughts.

Permanote edits all your text files in Dropbox. The editor is fully customizable, including a strip of keys above the keyboard. Other editors force you into a particular theme so that you can "get in the mood." Or they force you to store all your notes in one folder or to sync all your files at once. Not with Permanote. Permanote means freedom.


- Sync any text file in any folder of Dropbox
- Compatible with the latest version of Dropbox's API (v2)
- Extra strip of keys above the keyboard
- Customize the strip with your own macros
- Pinch-to-zoom the editor
- Flush, full-screen support for "Writeroom"-style editing
- Touch ID / Passcode support
- Create your own themes
- iPad Pro Smart Keyboard shortcuts
- "Insert Tab" key
- Email as PDF
- Customize word wrapping
- Word/Character/Line count
- International file encodings
- Handy scratch pad
- Notepad/CRLF line options
- Full Dropbox Search
- TextExpander Support
- Hashtag support
- Preview files in HTML, MarkDown, MultiMarkdown, Rich Text-RTF
- Customize CSS and Base URL for markup previews
- Customize editor colors
- Customize editor fonts
- Customize line-spacing and margins
- AirPrint


"Wow, I do so LOVE your app." - Merlin Mann, creator of 43 Folders

"This is quite possibly the best tool for any writer, blogger, or journalist that needs to get work done on-the-go" -

"If you feel really geeky about your note-taking, give Nebulous Notes a shot." -


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What’s New

Version 12.1.1

My apologies if this update is jarring. Due to App Store rules, I had to update the app icon to keep it distinct from the subscription-based Permanote.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

StevePVa ,

Great app!!

I have been using Permanote and its predecessor Nebulous Notes since my first iPhone in 2012. It is great! The close integration with Dropbox and its inclusion of native text substitutions are its two best features. It is a wonderfully useful text editor with enough features to be powerful, but not overburdened with features that slow it down.

ofajen ,

The indispensable best!

I've tried many straight text apps and this one works best for me. Great integration with DropBox and great editing with the Smart Keyboard. I use it constantly. The file system is easy and very quick to work with, which is another big plus.

Carrion1973 ,

Brilliant non distractive note app

This is a fantastic simple seeming note taking app. It syncs transparently with Dropbox so there's no need to manually transfer files. Ability to create and preview markdown is also useful.


Nuclear Elements, Inc.
11.7 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2019 Nuclear Elements, Inc.


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