UpNote - notes, diary, journal 4+

Beautiful. Simple. Easy to use

UpNote Company Limited

    • 4.7 • 782 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.

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. You can also use Touch ID or Face ID to securely unlock your notes.

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.

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 9.0.0

- NEW: Workspace, one of the most requested features, is now available on all platforms! Workspaces give you more flexibility in organizing your notes: you can now separate your notes into different spaces, where notes in one space do not appear in other spaces.
- Fixed a problem with pasting a link containing Chinese / Korean / Japanese characters.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
782 Ratings

782 Ratings

Olalaalolo ,

It’s so so so underrated

I wish this app will go on for a long long time. I hope it will reach the popularity it deserves and give the developers the cashflow to keep it running.

First of all, it’s cross-platformed. Not just available on every platform but looks and works the same too. You won’t even feel any difference. This might be small deal to many but trust me it makes the app so much more useful if you got different devices.

Second of all, it got lifetime license for a reasonable price.

Now to the app, it is simple, markdown-based note taking. What makes it more useful is they implement the most basic, the most useful features very very well. They don’t over complicate anything, just make it work right. Tag? # write checked. Headers? # space write checked. Table? Markdown table is complicated but they built in a func to generate tables so checked. Modifying tables? Checked.

You know what’s crazy? They got mathjax integrated too so you can write beautiful equations within your notes too. It’s crazy. I’ve never seen any app being able to do it so gracefully.

This app is a gem. It blends the simplicity of markdown with more advanced features in a seamless way making writing notes so much easier. Thank you so much everyone who works on this!

The only thing Id ask is if you can provide dmg file installer for mac along side the app store option. Thanks again!

Nick Bentley ,

Wow, this is a great notes app, missing one thing

I’m sort of like a connoisseur of productivity apps. Real appreciation for them. I’ve got a new productivity app every week or so. I’ve tried every notes app there ever was, including Evernote, Apple’s home-built Notes app, Bear, Obsidian, Joplin, and more and I’ve found UpNote to be the most functional and practical app while maintaining a great UX/UI. That’s a really hard balance to strike and the dev did it beautifully. Evernote was early in the game and did it right way back when but hasn’t been able to keep up with the times. I found UpNote rather accidentally when looking through notes apps & have decided to make it my main notes app (moving from Joplin) going forward.

The one thing missing from UpNote is encryption. I’d like to see all of my notes encrypted with E2EE. I don’t store sensitive information in notes apps, but I still would rather them be encrypted because notes do contain lots of information.

Five stars once encryption is added, keep up the good work!

Sherylc6 ,

I love this app, updates are timely

I chose this out of several other notes apps to make mostly bulleted life lists (like workout choices, regular recipes to make, etc). I’m big on keeping things simple and keeping my options open, so I can be healthy and live in the moment. This is a wonderful app to whittle down your lists to simple beautiful uniform ones. I upgraded and it seemed so insignificant at the time, that I don’t even remember how much I paid. But, it was worth it, even if it’s a pretty simple app.

I had a moment of panic when it started crashing each time I pasted anything - went straight to App Store reviews to see if something was awry (it had great ratings when I downloaded), and it turns out my iPad had not updated a new version, yet. So, I updated, and presto! Everything works perfectly again. My confidence in the developer is increasing, and I hope they continue the good work.

Developer Response ,

Hi Sherylc6, thank you so much for your kind words. That really motivates us to make the app even better in the future.

App Privacy

The developer, UpNote Company Limited, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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