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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 in Version 1.0.18

- Implemented Dark Theme Support
- Fixed a bug in which pasted content would get lost, if the app got closed very quickly


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Customer Reviews

great replacement for Notes

Simple on the surface, but tags, collaboration and sharing make it secretly a lot more powerful than Apple’s native Notes app. The fact that it only supports plain text is a plus, not a minus.

Only negative I can think of: sync doesn’t happen in the background. If you make a change offline (in the subway, in my case), that change doesn’t get synced until you OPEN the app while connected to the network. Notes, by contrast, takes advantage of iCloud background syncing to sync in the background on its own.

Almost perfect

I love Simplenot and use it to organize my business and work ideas, lists and to-dos. However, the one thing it’s missing is the ability to make simple text formats like bold, italic and underline. Some of my lists are very long and I would like to be able to use bold or underline to help segment and organize. Would also be great if the main titles of each note could be color coded.

Other than those small things, this app is great. I love that it syncs to my phone and I can make edits on the go.


i spend most of my work time in meetings, and until recently had tried every note taking, action tracking app i could find, but none provided what i needed and i persevered with my paper based system. then i found simplenote.

simplenote is very straightforward and provides almost everything that i need; anything else i can add myself with a little bit of python. i now have a system where once i tag a note as “complete”, its detected by a scheduled python job and quickly parsed. any line beginning with “>” is sent to omnifocus where i track my actions, any word prefixed with “@“ or “#” is tagged for reference in simplenote, and finally a copy is sent to evernote to be archived. all automatically.

works beautifully, and only took me a few hours one weekend to get working. now i can use the beautiful user interface on simplenote to document meetings, actions etc, and know that it will be immediately parsed and forwarded to two other great apps that i also use.

without question the best app in the store, and i’ve bought all of them. also the cheapest !

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  • Free
  • Category: Productivity
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  • Version: 1.0.18
  • Size: 1.5 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor

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