"It's ideal for planning out your day, Bullet Journal style. [...] the combination of scheduling, tagging, and (plain text, portable) notes in one place makes it a true productivity tool." - Brett Terpstra, MacStories

"If you love plain text notes, but hate that they have no way to integrate with your calendars and reminders, then you might just find this to be the perfect app." - Charlie Sorrel, Cult of Mac

Buy now or get the Mac trial from the website to make your day productive!

Also, check out the videos on our website for more details.

Daily planning can be a mess when you have giant todo-lists or a dozen scribbled notes in notebooks. NotePlan helps you fix this pain with a mix of a markdown calendar, journal, notes, and todo-list. Use it to build your productivity machine!

NotePlan is for busy professionals. Like developers and designers with too many side-projects and a job to handle. It's for people who love writing and plan by writing everything down. If you love using Moleskin Diaries or Journals, NotePlan is perfect for you.

All your notes are safely stored and backed up as lightweight text files in your iCloud Drive. Nothing from NotePlan is sent or stored on our servers.

NotePlan consists of following parts:

# Calendar:
• Shows your tasks and events in a monthly view.
• Different colors show different states of your tasks.
• Syncs Apple Calendar Events and Reminders.
• Days with open tasks are marked, so you don't miss them.

# Daily Plan:
• Every day in your calendar has a dedicated note for planning
• Manage tasks by checking them off as 'done', 'scheduled' and 'canceled'.
• Schedule a task (or multiple at once), if you couldn't finish it today. Push it quickly to tomorrow or any other day.
• Simple text formatting with markdown, such as bold, italic, lists, titles, etc. Organize your day in different projects using titles ('# title') for example.

# General Notes:
• Besides​ the calendar, store general notes, checklists, todos, etc. without a specific date.
• Filter general notes by tagging them to keep track of your different projects.
• Schedule individual todos from a general note directly into the calendar.

# Support
If you have any issues, ideas or questions send us an email to! We would love to hear your feedback and give quick support :)

# Gestures
• Swipe left or right to change months, dates and notes.
• Keyboard-Navigation: Made for efficiency, use keyboard shortcuts to switch between views and notes, format text with Markdown and mark tasks.
• Press & Hold a task to move it up or down or apply some action.

# Copyright
Music in video: "Retro Soul" by under Creative Commons License.

Icons in video:
Copyright 2016 Dave Gandy
with Reserved Font Name fontawesome-webfont.ttf.

What's New

Version 1.6.10

• New: x-callback-url scheme added. Now it's easier to script with NotePlan! See details under
• Fixed: Couldn't select the same date twice in the schedule dialog.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Great, easy to use, and fresh


I’ve used tons of todo and calendar apps. Fantastical is up there for me, after going through Things, Todoist, Wunderlist, etc.

NotePlan just works better for my mind, because I can take down notes anyway I want, and make quick reminders out of them. Everything’s integrated with Reminders and Calendar, and the sync is perfect to the desktop.

Love it, and definitely worth the price for me.

Gets it right


NotePlan nailed it, this is the right level of flexibility!

This calendar takes some getting used to.

Live and Grow

When I started using this calendar, it did not make sense to me. It is “growing on me” as I use it, however. Below I have list some of the problems that I had initially with the app, and I also show how some of the things that I initially did not like began to make more sense to me.

1. On the calendar page, a large amount of space is devoted to the monthly calendar, but only dots are given for each date box. The user cannot glance at the monthly calendar and receive much meaningful information — dots are the only things visible. To get more information, the user can focus on the smaller panel devoted to an individual day. I would rather see less space devoted to the calendar, which offers little information, and more space devoted to the information-rich day panel.

2. If the user has entered an event in the regular iOS calendar, one sees only the name and time of the event. One does not see any other information, like notes, locations, invitees, also entered with the event. So, the user has to go back to the iOS calendar to locate this additional information. It would be helpful to be able to touch the event and open it up for more information.

3. The color coding scheme is unusual and takes a bit of time getting used to. The events are not color coded according to the calendar in which they originate, so the user cannot quickly scan and see which information pertains to home, which to work, which to family, etc. Having such information at a glance is a big help. But what IS color coded are the different types of information: events, tasks, notes, things that have been cancelled, things that are completed. This is also useful information.

4. It appears that one cannot add an event in the iOS version. The user also cannot append any information to a particular task that has already been entered in other calendars. One can only make notes in tasks section provided below the list of events. So, if the user creates an event called Work Period, they cannot list the things that they want to do during that period with the event, itself. The user can list the tasks below the list of event, however.

5. I was not able to sync the task list between the iOS and Mac calendars. I moved to another day, however, and the sync worked file. For some reason, the sync did not work on this one particular day (Sat, Jan 6, 2018), and I am still not able to get it to work. I am not sure if this problem is going to crop up again.

I think that the idea of a markdown calendar is great. This calendar has a lot of potential, but it may also take some getting used to. As I experiment with it even now, I become aware of the good features and am getting used to features that I initially did not like so much.


Eduard Metzger
53.7 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, German, Simplified Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Eduard Metzger


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