*scratch‪*‬ 4+

Xenodium Ltd.

Designed for iPad

    • 4.9 • 15 Ratings
    • $0.99



You're on the go. Someone's giving you directions, or a phone number, name of a restaurant... you need to write it down now, quickly!

No time to create new contact, or a note, a file, or waste time on additional taps, bring up keyboard... You just need to write it somewhere right now.

*scratch* is a simple scratch pad.

• No bells or whistles, just a simple area to quickly jot something down.
• Launch *scratch* and write.
• Quickly create lists or checkboxes.
• All plain text.
• Share to other apps or save to Files as an org file (plain text).
• No cloud, account, sign-in, or social required.

Bonus: Emacs org mode lovers, you can use lightweight org markup like headings, plain lists, numbered lists, and checkboxes.

What’s New

Version 1.1

- Adds "Share..." menu item.
- Adds iOS 15 support.
- Fixes layout when Settings > Accessibility > Display & Text Size > Button Shapes is enabled.
- Hides unused context menu items.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

umericandev ,

Frictionless note taking

The app is designed so simply while still retaining absolutely necessary functions. It makes note taking enjoyable while preventing the overwhelming clutter that comes form notes piling up. Also love having a format that’s easily transferable across apps.

Zac R ,

Cool app!

To minimize friction to capture a though, something like *scratch* is needed. The important part is that there’s no need to organize stray notes or no worries of having a backlog of garbage notes. And more apps should support org-mode syntax.

Developer Response ,

Thank you! Glad you like it.

Uncle Jimmer ,

Great start!

A KILLER feature would be an iOS widget for the Lock Screen that drops you right into a new *scratch* buffer. I would pay for it for sure!

App Privacy

The developer, Xenodium Ltd., 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 Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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