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. Checklists can be added to keep track of your tasks. 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 4.7

Fixes an issue related to tag auto-complete.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
331 Ratings
331 Ratings
Gps121 ,

Find your notes, tags not needed.

Notes can be edited in the Simplenote app or on a Windows computer with the free Resoph Notes program. The simplenote server keeps them in synch.
The killer feature is searching. As you type in the search text only notes containing it are listed and then within each note, the text is also highlighted.
No need to waste time categorising or tagging notes. I have used this app for years. Never had a broken update or lost notes, unlike another huge note taking competitor. Havn’t needed written post it notes in years either. Aways able to find a note by asking myself “what words would I have used when writing this note in the first place”.
Personal feature request would be to make the font selectable in the app as I need fixed size font so that columns line up on text based reports.

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. The recent addition of checklist facilities has made a good app even better. I have migrated to it from a more sophisticated, slower and sometimes buggy app which has become 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! 🙌

Awheewall ,

The Perfect Notes App

This app is great. Simple and elegant. I used to use the IPhone Notes app, but always hated the fact there wasn’t a client on all platforms. I went looking for something else when that app suffered from feature-creep: graphics, etc. Let’s hope Simplenote lives up to its name and never does that. My only criticism is the UI isn’t consistent across platforms. The search on Windows highlights the text found in notes and other platforms don’t. Better still if there were a way of jumping to the mentions of the found text in each note like most text editors do. But it’s still a brilliant notes app regardless.


Automattic, Inc.
24.9 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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