UpNote: notes, diary, journal 4+

Beautiful. Simple. Easy to use

UpNote Company Limited

    • 4.7 • 212 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



UpNote is a clean and beautiful app for writing and organizing. It's easy to use with rich features and delightful experience.

UpNote is designed to help you take notes easily and stay focused on what matters most.

UpNote has beautiful fonts and elegant themes that you can adjust to make your writing experience most comfortable and pleasant.

You can immerse yourself in writing with focus mode. The design is clean and minimal which helps you stay free from any distraction. You could also enable typewriter mode to focus on your writing.

UpNote is an ideal place to keep your diary and journal. It has a powerful lock feature so that you can rest assured that your notes stay private and secure.

UpNote’s intuitive organizing system will keep your note space neat and light. There are many ways to organize your notes: putting them into notebooks, pinning your notes to the top of the note list, bookmarking them for quick reference or linking to other notes. You can also close any notebooks to focus on only most important one.

UpNote’s rich editor makes it perfect for planning and managing your tasks. Simply write down your to-do list and have them synced to all your devices.

UpNote offers highlight, text colors, table, nested list, code and many other important formatting tools so that you could easily format your notes.

UpNote syncs notes instantly on all devices. It also works reliably offline, so you could take note anytime, anywhere.

If you are a markdown user, UpNote is great for you too. It has intuitive shortcuts based on markdown, which makes it more fun to write notes. You can also export your notes to Markdown or PDF.

If your Mac has touch bar and Touch ID, UpNote supports them too. The touch bar helps you apply formats quickly without using a mouse. You can also use Touch ID to securely unlock your notes.

Try UpNote now and you will fall in love with it!


Upgrade to Premium to get full power of UpNote:
- Lock your notes and notebooks
- Insert table and attachments
- Write unlimited number of notes
- Elegant themes and notebook covers
- Export to text PDF, HTML and Markdown


Price may vary by location. Subscriptions will be charged to your credit card through your iTunes account. Your subscription will automatically renew unless canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You will not be able to cancel the subscription once activated. Manage your subscriptions in Account Settings after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial peri​od will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription.


If you have any question or feedback, we would love to hear it. Send an email to support@getupnote.com, and we would love to get in touch with you!


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What’s New

Version 6.3.1

- Stability and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
212 Ratings

212 Ratings

nrbryant1956 ,

UpNote is great… but I have one concern.

I have thoroughly enjoyed UpNote, and I truly appreciate the solicitousness of the developers, in fixing bugs, adding features, and promptly responding to user comments. However… would it be possible to consolidate a bit? It seems like every other day, I have a prompt about yet another UpNote update… In fact, since I first downloaded the app, UpNote has had more updates than all the other apps on my computer combined!!!. As I very intentionally have "automatic updates" turned off (having been “burned” by OS updates that made certain other sofware I regularly used obsolete with no warning!), each prompt means several steps to accomplish a manual upgrade.

So, could we possibly update more extensively and less often?? Thanks!! I truly love this app!!

flyinsaucier ,

Promising Start

UpNote is a simple, clean, minimal note-taking app that functions like a slightly more advanced version of Simplenote (my favorite note app). The ability to create notebooks is something so many note-taking apps lack. Not only does it help with organization but it can easily turn UpNote into way more than just another notes app. I do wish it had tags, maybe in a later version. When I saw UpNote had bookmarks, I got excited as I’ve been looking for an app that can handle notes, docs, and bookmarks, both internal and external (web bookmarks, linking to other notes like Bear does). However, the bookmark functionality is similar to “favoriting” a note and not an actual bookmarking functionality. Still, right out of the gate UpNote is an impressive note-taking app that’s different just enough to stand out. It’s like Simplenote crossed with the best of Evernote without all the bloat and creepy privacy concerns.

Developer Response ,

Hi flyinsaucier, thank you very much for a thoughtful review. Would you mind drop us an email at support@getupnote.com? We would love to understand a bit more on your use case and how we could make it more useful for you.

stevefleck ,

tag line says it all: beautiful, simple, easy to use

I've been switching back & forth between the Notes app, Evernote, and Google Docs for note taking. Notes was too simplistic, Evernote was too complex, Google Docs just wasn't doing it for me. UpNote UI is beautiful... elegant compared to the others. And nice touches like being able to use your own images for notebook covers. Thought I'd miss tagging (I used tagging extensively in Evernote) but so far I don't miss it. Synching works like a charm. The Evernote importing could use a few tweaks (e.g. first line of note is pulled into note title) but importing .eml into other apps also has some downsides, and overall the note format retention when importing .eml into UpNote is great.

Developer Response ,

Hi Steve, thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful review! We are delighted to hear that UpNote is useful for you and we hope you will continue having great experience with UpNote :)

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