Simplenote - Notes and Memos 4+

The simplest way to keep notes


    • 4.2 • 227 Ratings
    • Free



Simplenote is an easy way to keep notes, lists, ideas and more. Your notes stay in sync with all your devices for free.

The Simplenote experience is all about speed and efficiency. Open it, write some thoughts, and you're done. As your collection of notes grows, you can search them instantly and keep them organized with tags and pins. Checklists can be added to your notes to keep track of your tasks. You can also share notes and publish them for other people.

Like Markdown? You can edit, preview and publish your notes using Markdown formatting.

The best way to learn about Simplenote is to try it. You'll be asked to create an account. This allows your notes to be backed up online and synchronized automatically.

After you sign up, try creating some notes! Then go to to download Simplenote for your other devices.

Happy noting!


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What’s New

Version 2.17

- Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
227 Ratings

227 Ratings

Regan Kate ,

One Complaint

In general, I love this app, it helps me keep my personal notes on the Notes app and my class notes on this app. However, I wish it was harder to delete the notes, OR that you could retrieve the notes you deleted. I recently didn’t realize I had selected an entire note and I pressed the backspace button and to my surprise, my entire note dissapeared. There is a trashcan button and a ‘move to trash’ option, so I didn’t realize I could delete notes this way as well. Then, because there is an option to ‘move to trash’ and an option to ‘empty the trash', I had some hope that maybe it worked like email, and I could move my note back out of the trash. The wording indicates that the trash is being saved, but I haven’t been able to figure out how to access it. If there is some way to do this, my review would go up to 5 stars.

rick_c_r ,

Never failing simple note

People typically need just two (maybe three) note taking apps. They need one for more complex notes… with lots of format options, maybe even adding attachments, images, etc. For that you have things like OneNote or Evernote. [ I use these tools for taking notes about work projects ]

Then you need a “simple note taking” app for keeping more basic notes, where you don’t need tons of formatting options, or anything complex. You want these notes on all your devices, regarless of OS. Here is where Simplenote shines. [ As a developer, I use simplenote for things like “common linux commands” “git notes”, etc. For personal stuff, I keep things like notes on names of new people I meet at chuch, car maintenance (when oil was changed, tires rotated, etc.) - stuff I want around for a while. ]

The third one, is possibly a ‘quick note’ taking app for shorter things you want to remember but possibly won’t need for a long time ( eg lot me jot down a quick packing list, some upcoming birthday gift ideas, your new locker combination, etc.) [ Simplenote works peferct for this as well, it’s just I like to have different main apps based on complexity. I use google keep for the ‘quick throw-out notes’ and simplenote for the longer, yet not overly complex, notes. ]

Gal 220 ,

Best Customer Support EVER

First of all, this is an excellent app anyway.. But its the customer service that makes it really 5 star. If I could give it 10 stars I would. I had accidently put a paragraph at the bottom of a note where the tags are supposed to go so I had all these tags that were made up of words from that sentence and couldn't figure out how to delete the ones that had a period after the word or had a dash in the middle. Customer service DID NOT GIVE UP. They wrote back with a video of how they were able to do it but I still couldn't do it on Mac Catalina, or using Chrome, but the fourth time they sent a solution it worked. Usually when I write a FREE app about a problem I don't even get a reply, but Simple Note was immediately engaged in solving my problem and continued to work on it for me until it was solved. HIGHLY RECOMMENED

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