Simplenote 4+

Simple notes, todos and memos


    • 4.8 • 4.2K Ratings
    • Free



Simplenote is an easy way to take notes, create to-do lists, capture ideas, and more. Open it, jot down some thoughts, and you're done. As your collection grows, stay organized with tags and pins, and find what you need with instant search. Since Simplenote will sync across your devices for free, your notes are with you at all times.

- A simple, note taking experience
- Sync everything across all your devices
- Collaborate and share
- Stay organized with tags
- Log in with your email or account

- Automatically sync seamlessly across any computer, phone or tablet.
- Back up and sync everything as you take notes, so you never lose your content.

- Collaborate and work together -- share ideas with a colleague, or write a grocery list with your roommate.
- Choose whether to publish your content to the web, and share a link with whoever you want.
- Publish directly to a WordPress site by connecting your account.
- Quickly and easily share with third-party apps.

- Stay organized with tags, and use them for quick searching and sorting.
- Instantly find what you’re looking for with keyword highlighting.
- Use markdown to add formatting.
- Create to-do lists.
- Choose the sorting order of your notes and tags.
- Pin the notes that you use the most.
- Edit tags directly by renaming and reordering.
- Protect your content with a passcode lock.


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What’s New

Version 4.51

- Add background color to code block in dark mode preview
- Add large note widget

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4.2K Ratings

4.2K Ratings

ChuckHoffman ,

Great app!

I cannot believe how well thought out this app is! I love this app! I have TONS of post-it notes, many that are temporary, and many that I want to keep. But don’t have time to organize them into a filing system. With this app, I just save the information, and I’m done. I can find almost anything using the full-text search, and get instant results. Kudos to the developers! Thanks for such a good app! I’d gladly pay something for this app, like a voluntary donation through the app. Here are some hidden tricks that I use: To create a checkbox: Enter -[] with a space between the characters. As soon as you type additional text on that line, your three characters will be converted to a checkbox. To indent checklist items: Add additional spaces to the left of the checkbox. When you complete that item, and press the return key, the new checkbox will align with the one just above to outdent, just delete some of the spaces to the left of the checkbox. To create a bulleted list: Once you create an item starting with a bullet, and hit return, a bullet will automatically be created for the next item.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for your kind words!

Agent619 ,

No shortcuts for ipad Keyboard hurts the app

I use an ipad 6 to use this application and it was going really good until I held down the command key to see what cool shortcuts were available. There were none. Suddenly all the speed and simplicity that the app did a wonderful job of integrating flew out of the window because I was left having to reach from keyboard to screen more often than I wanted to.

There were no obvious shortcuts for making a new note other than actually touching the screen. No obvious way off accessing my tags unless I touched the screen. This is wonderful when I am in full touchscreen ipad mode or iphone mode but when I have the keyboard out and connected to the ipad I want a little bit more fluidity when it comes to movement between windows. After all, Apple specializes in this.

So seeing that there are no obvious keyboard shortcuts really hurt. Every other app shows me a nice list of easy to see shortcuts when I hold the command button. Please add this feature. It will improve the app drastically. Literally made the app unusable for me because it is hard to go back to just touching the screen for every single task when you have a keyboard attached. Touching screen for a few things is nice but it gets to a point where my hands cant even rest on the keyboard anymore.

curdycoccopuffs ,

Can rest easy.

I was depressed once, and I kept some notes in the notes app that comes on the iPhone. I talked about how I was feeling, what I was thinking, as well specific events that happened. These notes were very valuable to me as they detailed my experience. I wanted to save them and be able to look back later in my life and review/ analyze what I had written during that difficult time. But one day, while trying to access my notes I discovered, to my horror, that the notes had disappeared! I still don’t know what happened and have found no way to retrieve them. They are lost. Valuable details and memories I can’t get back. I looked around for a new note app that would guarantee the safety of my precious notes. I found that app in Simplenote! My private notes are fingerprint and password protected. They are backed up and can be accessed from any of my devices! I love it! The app has a cool feature that saves not just the current note, but also the original version of the note and all versions following! I feel assured knowing my notes are safe with simplenote!

App Privacy

The developer, Automattic, 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 Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Data Not Linked to You

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

  • Identifiers

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

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