A safe place for your notes, thoughts, and life's work.
# It's simple.
Standard Notes is the easiest notes app you'll ever use. That means a more reliable, long-term experience.
# Encrypted writing is your best writing.
You never really know the power of your words until you experience total-privacy for the first time.
Standard Notes uses end-to-end encryption so that:
• We can't read your notes
• Your ISP can't read your notes
• Your government can't read your notes
We like to say, "Write like no one's watching."
- End-to-end encrypted notes with free cross-platform sync
- Passcode lock and fingerprint lock, with ability to set timing
- Tag notes to organize them in categories
- Pin a note to make sure it's always on top
- Archive a note to stash it away, and unarchive to bring it back
- Auto-save while you type means you never have to worry about accidental data loss
- Offline mode so you can access your notes and create new ones even without an internet connection
- Easy data export option that allows you to backup your entire data set
- Ability to sort notes by when they were created, when you last modified, and by title
- Fast, simple, and easy to use apps, on all your devices, including Mac and Web.
# And so you know, we're in this for the long run.
You want your notes to last as long as you do, and we want our app to serve you for decades to come. Standard Notes is architected on deeply-rooted principles of software longevity and business sustainability.
• We say no to feature requests. Simplicity is the only way forward.
• A sustainable revenue model creates a healthy, long-term environment.
• A non-IPO mindset. We choose longevity over growth.
We're proud to be an open-source notes app. Learn more at standardnotes.org.
- Fixes issue where app would crash during load for some users
- Fixes issue where editor would not be properly sized in iPad split view
- Remove scrolling view for web editors. Now, your note will default to your web editor, if applicable. If you want to switch to the plain editor, press the Manage button, then select "Use Plain" in the "Edit With" section.
Ratings and Reviews
Five Plus Stars!
The app works as described: it’s useful, simple, solid, extensible/customizable, secure, user-friendly, clean looking, and fun. Think, perhaps, of the cleanness and exportability of Simplenote/Bear + web access + rock-solid stability + unimpeachable security. (Plus more.)
Also the developer is patient, friendly, and incredibly helpful. I had a non-app, non-workflow related problem related to registration/billing that developer helped me solve through a string of direct, prompt, friendly, and helpful emails over the course of a month.
Now more than ever are security and privacy important. Now more than ever are apps most useful when they are simple, extensible, and allow for transparent data export. And the pricing model is transparent, fair, reasonable, and seemingly sustainable. Now more than ever should we support apps like this.
Finally, someone gets it RIGHT!
Excellent platform! An even better idea! Anyone not using this app and the associated service is really missing out. And if you can afford the subscription, be wise and support this admirable mission. If you’re unable, you need not worry about it. You still will get the best of what this app has to provide you.
After years of desiring for something like this, it’s finally here! Have used password management apps for private notes/ideas in order to realize the level of security this app provides. No longer. Finally, an app & a mission that gets it right. All the way down to building their own email service to protect our privacy.
THANK YOU!!! You’re advancing freedom.
Simple and Secure
I don't usually review apps. In fact, this is my first time ever leaving a review without being prompted to. I just think this is such a great app, and I want everyone to know how awesome it is.
It's the best free encrypted note taking app I've found. It's clean, simple, and -most importantly- secure. Definitely a 5/5 star app, ESPECIALLY considering that it's completely free to use, aside from additional themes and editors that are available to subscribed users. I'm very greatful to the creators of Standard Notes for giving me a free, safe place to write things down. If you're looking for a simple encrypted app to store important information, ideas, thoughts, etc., then this is the app for you.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.