What’s New

Version 3.0.10

– Underlying improvements to sync and conflict resolution engine.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
865 Ratings

865 Ratings

App Rater Human ,

Five Plus Stars!

The app works as described: it’s useful, simple, solid, extensible/customizable, secure, user-friendly, clean looking, and fun. Think, perhaps, of the cleanness and exportability of Simplenote/Bear + web access + rock-solid stability + unimpeachable security. (Plus more.)

Also the developer is patient, friendly, and incredibly helpful. I had a non-app, non-workflow related problem related to registration/billing that developer helped me solve through a string of direct, prompt, friendly, and helpful emails over the course of a month.

Now more than ever are security and privacy important. Now more than ever are apps most useful when they are simple, extensible, and allow for transparent data export. And the pricing model is transparent, fair, reasonable, and seemingly sustainable. Now more than ever should we support apps like this.

Cheeso42 ,

Very good app

I love the app. Previously I was an Evernote user, and I’ve converted over fully. The convenience of being able to synchronize across as many devices as I like, for free is very good. (Evernote used to limit to 2 devices for free, which was fine. But there was a never ending series of annoying nags asking me to upgrade.)

The encryption of data is really a nice feature.

I would pay a one-time fee for the app!

Some limitations:

- No formatting of notes in the free version. No support for markdown. You need to upgrade to get this, and I THINK it’s a monthly charge, not a one time thing.

- for the technically apt, it is theoretically possible to self-host “extensions” which would allow you to get formatting and markdown support. I haven’t done it.

- the API for accessing your notes is convoluted and poorly documented. Which means Automating the creation of notes or the extraction of a library of notes, is not explicitly supported. This amounts to a “lock in” to Standard notes once you start using it. I’ve reverse engineered the API, but there’s no guarantee that it will continue to work, as it’s not documented and supported.

IsaTheMew ,

Simple and Secure

I don't usually review apps. In fact, this is my first time ever leaving a review without being prompted to. I just think this is such a great app, and I want everyone to know how awesome it is.
It's the best free encrypted note taking app I've found. It's clean, simple, and -most importantly- secure. Definitely a 5/5 star app, ESPECIALLY considering that it's completely free to use, aside from additional themes and editors that are available to subscribed users. I'm very greatful to the creators of Standard Notes for giving me a free, safe place to write things down. If you're looking for a simple encrypted app to store important information, ideas, thoughts, etc., then this is the app for you.


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7.4 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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