Simplenote is an easy way to keep notes, lists, ideas and more. Your notes stay in sync with all your devices for free. Share notes with other users to collaborate on a project together or to access the same list.

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. Work with other people on the same note by sharing it and publish notes to the web for other people to see.

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

Version 4.6.7

- You can now sort the tags list alphabetically from Settings.
- Character count is now displayed in the note info panel.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
267 Ratings
267 Ratings

Editors' Notes

A simple but powerful note-taking tool, to capture everything.

Michael Cayley ,

Simple but excellent

This app lives up to its name. It is a straightforward app for storing plain text notes. It recognises hyperlinks automatically. You can tag notes so that they go into one or more categories, and then see all the notes in a category. You can search notes. There is automatic syncing with iPhone and Mac apps, and if you have a Windows computer you can access notes on the web. It is fast. I have migrated to it from a more sophisticated, slower and sometimes buggy app which has come more cumbersome over the years, and it does all most people will need. What more can one ask?

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for the lovely review! 🙌

Kyulaudia ,

Perfect - how things should be done

This app is incredible, can’t believe I’ve only just came across it, after trying many other similar free or paid services. This is just everything I want in a app like this, it syncs perfectly, I could use it any platform, and I can’t believe its free. The support is absolutely awesome. I had a problem with my email (completely my fault) and dropped an email the day before, and I got a very friendly reply back with lengthy and easy-to-follow details today and solved my problems instantly. Wish more apps were like this.

Editors' Notes

A simple but powerful note-taking tool, to capture everything.


Automattic, Inc.
24.5 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Welsh
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Automattic, Inc.


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