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 4.5.1

What's new:

- Restores Editor's bounce behavior.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5

103 Ratings

103 Ratings

Just perfect!


I use Simplenote every day and it just works perfectly - syncs across devices almost instantly, is well-designed and fast. It has exactly the right amount of functionality, and I use tags to find notes in a second. Updates don't add unnecessary features or change the workflow, which is a rare plus with apps! I dumped the bloated Evernote and Pocket for this app, and use it as a one-stop for material from the web, my brain, research, and any other source that just needs recording as text. I can then work on all that material in any device or transfer it to another app later as needed (without any intrusive formatting) into to other apps - usually IAWriter for more detailed text. Having tried and fallen away from quite a few more complex task managers, I also use it for my TODO list which stays pinned to the top - the speed, perfect sync and simplicity means I actually read it every day and even actually get things done! It's great to be able to use one app for many text-related things.

Basically ok


I like that you just open it and type (no demand to ‘sign-in’ to something). It’s functional and fast. However, here are things to correct on it - auto-correct needs to be more intelligent. Sometimes it doesn’t pick up on a word consistently and it replaces words with unrelated words that don’t fit in the sentence. I don’t like that I have to scroll up to close the keypad - there should be an option to close it. And I don’t like that the first paragraph is in bold - what’s that for? It’s a bit jumpy as I type and scroll, needs to be smoother.
Otherwise ok. Doesn’t freeze, seems dependable.
It’s difficult to control the cursor in it, for example if I try to highlight a section or move the cursor to the middle of a word, it’s too jumpy. Impossible to get it right. Sort this out and it’ll be better.

Simple Note


Love this app for all the things I was putting into Apple Notes, which is filling up with too many notes, making it difficult to sort through, so I use Simplenote for short term requirement to nudge my brain day to day.
The above was written a while ago and I love this little app which is not really so little and I use it every day in sync with all my devices because it's so easy to keep bits of thought and what gets forgotten in my shopping, this is a couldn't do without it "app"


Automattic, Inc.
25.6 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+
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