Value what you write. Permanote is used by writers for the New Yorker, correspondents at the BBC, and CEOs for organizing their thoughts.

Permanote edits all your text files in Dropbox. The editor is fully customizable, including a strip of keys above the keyboard. Other editors force you into a particular theme so that you can "get in the mood." Or they force you to store all your notes in one folder or to sync all your files at once. Not with Permanote. Permanote means freedom.


Permanote is free with ads, or you can pay a small fee for a non-renewing subscription that removes ads and includes premium support (expires Jan 1, 2020).


- Sync any text file in any folder of Dropbox
- Compatible with the latest version of Dropbox's API (v2)
- Extra strip of keys above the keyboard
- Customize the strip with your own macros
- Pinch-to-zoom the editor
- Flush, full-screen support for "Writeroom"-style editing
- Touch ID / Passcode support
- Create your own themes
- iPad Pro Smart Keyboard shortcuts
- "Insert Tab" key
- Email as PDF
- Customize word wrapping
- Word/Character/Line count
- International file encodings
- Handy scratch pad
- Notepad/CRLF line options
- Full Dropbox Search
- TextExpander Support
- Hashtag support
- Preview files in HTML, MarkDown, MultiMarkdown, Rich Text-RTF
- Customize CSS and Base URL for markup previews
- Customize editor colors
- Customize editor fonts
- Customize line-spacing and margins
- AirPrint


"Wow, I do so LOVE your app." - Merlin Mann, creator of 43 Folders

"This is quite possibly the best tool for any writer, blogger, or journalist that needs to get work done on-the-go" -

"If you feel really geeky about your note-taking, give Nebulous Notes a shot." -


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What's New

Version 11.2.0

Fixed apostrophe issue on macros

Ratings and Reviews



This picks up right where the old version left off, but even better. Anyone complaining about a $1.99 subscription fee is nuts.

People - good apps either stay free and then get bought out (ie webflow) or turn into abondomware

If you want a app you can commit potentially 1,000s of text notes to, and the reassurance of knowing it might not disappear at any moment.. pay the $1.99. I can't even believe I have to write this given the amount of people who complain about abondomware and reliable app development.

The best text file app I've found


I used Nocs daily for years and then it disappeared. Permanote is even better! Works perfectly with the Apple Smart Keyboard and good integration with Dropbox.

Paid for the other.


Paid for the other one. Made me download this one. Now it wants more money for a subscription. That's stupid. Wouldn't recommend this jumbled garbage.


Nuclear Elements, Inc.
11.6 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Nuclear Elements, Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. Permanote 2018 Edition $4.99
  2. Permanote 2019 Edition $4.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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