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

Version 1.3.6

* Fixes login window from not appearing on El Capitan.
* Updates to the About screen.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
77 Ratings
77 Ratings

Good but not great


I wanted to use this for taking notes at school but I have multiple subjects and this app can onluy handle one. Actually I can put many notes in it but the only way to organize them is though tags and it would just be too hard to navigate them. Would be perfect if it would save as individual files or allow to make more than one notebook.

I am using this for a address book in place of the Mac addressbook. Works good. When I am done if I get a torjan or something it won’t affect people in my address book becuase the Trojan won’t know to look in a note file. Works goood for this plus with the tagging makes it super easy to find them. Though I haven’t tried it yet I think I can tap a phone number on my iPhone and it will call it.

I love this app, BUT—


With the release of Bear, Simplenote is starting to get outranked. The only thing that keeps Bear from taking the cake is that you can’t sync between devices unless you subscribe to their pro service. Even so, I find myself using Simplenote less and less. Literally if Simplenote would just add bold, italics, and underline options (and perhaps better bulleted options) I would be content with Simplenote forever and ever. I love the simplicity and minimalism of Simplenote and the tag system works beautifully, but just a little bit of structure (per request above) would go a long way and wouldn’t compromise those values. I hope Simplenote considers making these additions in the near future to stay competitive and remain the obvious choice for recording thoughts off the cuff.

Mac version needs a UI update


I use the product on Mac, iOS, and Windows and i find it invaluable in daily use. However, However, because I use it daily, i am repeatedly frustrated and annoyed by the Mac version which has its Search bar stuck at the *bottom* of the left pane, while in every other version of this app the Search bar is at the top of the left pane. It sounds trivial until you use it on multiple paltforms and see how much more functional Search is at the top where your focus is already. It gets even worse on a large screen as you have to look all the way at the bottom to get to Search. Please, for the convenience of your customers, relocate the Search on the Mac version! Otherwise this is a great app and service if you only need to store text.


Automattic, Inc.
4.9 MB
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Automattic, Inc.


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