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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. You can also share notes and publish them for other people.

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.

What's New in Version 4.1.1

- Fixed a bug in which the passcode would get rendered out of place.
- Fixed a Dictation bug in iOS 8.


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Customer Reviews

Simple and reliable… great app

This has been a great app. Very simple to use. Very easy to sync notes between devices. Very reliable (notes are not lost during sync process). Data is stored on your device, not a cloud that requires an internet connection.

I used this app to accumulate notes/plans for my 10 day trip through Europe. I wanted notes on: important phone numbers and addresses (yes, they’re in “contacts”, but some names I’d forget, like Lenka is the name of our tour guide in Prague), names of foods that I wanted to stay away from, special places that I wanted to visit in each city, who to contact if I lose credit cards, my glasses prescription, beers i want to try, health insurance info, passport numbers, etc.

I needed to make sure that my notes weren’t stored on a cloud (unless I wanted it). I wasn’t sure if I was going to have data service of any type in Europe, so I needed my notes with me... on my device. Yup, I can kill the internet connection, recycle power on my iphone and I have my notes... great.

Once, while I was learning edit/select/copy/paste on my iphone I accidentally deleted a big note. It was nice to discover that that little info icon (“i” in a circle) takes you to a screen where you can see your edit history... so, I didn’t lose my note.

You can’t insert pictures (I don’t think), or use fancy formatting, but IMHO, that keeps the UI really simple so the app is a joy to use. So, given its reliability and ease of use... it’s a great app!

An essential writing tool

I first started using SimpleNote before iCloud syncing was really working well, and have stuck with it because of its elegance and reliability. There are a number of really minimal, focus-oriented word processors, particularly for the Mac, and they are all pretty nice, but SimpleNote, for me, hits the right balance of features and minimalism. As a newswriter principally, I love the fact that text pasted into SimpleNote is automatically stripped to plain text, and of course the continuous and automatic syncing between all my devices is great. The fact that it offers a handful of carefully-chosen other features -- dark mode, word count, tagging -- without "getting in the way" really helps my productivity. It is my go-to writing tool on both my Mac and my iPad, though I admit I tend to use the built-in dictation for writing on my iPhone with it. Highly recommended to writers who need to focus on getting the text down, but need just a couple of features and constant syncing.

New user

I'm here, quite simply, because I've been using the Notes app that came with my iPhone all the time but got frustrated with not having a good way to transfer what I was writing to my laptop. I'm hoping SimpleNotes will work out better. So far it has what I was looking for (automatically synchs with laptop, one-touch new "document"), and a little extra (tags, word count.) I'm currently slightly annoyed at the font, but I'm sure I'll get used to it. I write a lot, so having a good way to get my thoughts down quickly and get back to them easily is very important to me.

I wish there was a way to do italics and color, but I also want a very simple design so I realize there's an intrinsic conflict there. Also, and this is truly nitpicking, the logo is annoyingly similar to Skype's.

Overall, I like the product very much. Thank you.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.1.1
  • Size: 6.6 MB
  • Languages: English, French, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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