Writers rejoice: never lose an idea again. Transom has helped thousands of writers capture and organize their thoughts on the fly.

Simply create a note (aka "Thought") and tag it. Then use the search and filter to quickly find the right Thought later on.

Once you've used a Thought, archive it to declutter your Thoughts list.

Questions or feedback? We'd love to hear from you:

(Apologies and respect to the great Joseph Heller, from whose "Catch-22" and we stole excerpts to fill the App-Store screenshots.)

What's New

Version 3.01

NEW LOGIN FLOW: everyone (even if you've used the app before) will be asked to create an account using an email address and password. If you're already a Transom user, don't worry, your Thoughts and Tags are safe. They will be available as soon as you create an account.
This new feature allows you to log in more easily across multiple devices, and you no longer have to use iCloud to backup your Thoughts.

If you have any trouble at all please email us at

Other than that, we fixed a bunch of little bugs and a couple ugly visual things that were driving us nuts. Everything else is as it was...for now.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
12 Ratings
12 Ratings

Almost perfect

I was looking for the right notebook app and having no luck, until I happened upon Transom and realized those other, more cluttered apps aren’t what I need at all. Transom removes the friction between your thoughts and recording them, making it fluid, easy, and useful. After all, the best app is not always the most complex or feature-heavy, it’s the one you’ll actually use. For me, Transom is it. Why not 5 stars? Well, very little in life is perfect. Still, this app might achieve it if it allowed exports by tag (rather than the whole shebang), and if it were updated for the most recent iOS and phones. (I am a bit concerned it’s become abandonware).

Developer Response

Thanks for your feedback! I promise Transom is not abandonware, and our *very* small team is hard at work on the next update to the app. (Alas, export by tag won't be a part of that release, but I do hope to make Export more robust in the near future.)

Again, thanks for your review -- it means a lot that writers are actively engaged in the making of this little app.

- Chris


Very handy app

I love this app because it's everything I need to stay organized and on top of my sometimes random, sometimes structured thoughts. It's also a very simple and clean interface, which I enjoy, because it doesn't distract you from your task of translating and capturing your ideas.

Update: the most recent update made an already focused, slick, utilitarian app even better. Sometimes app makers hit the mark on simple, but fail to make it an enjoyable experience. This app does not fall into that trap.


Simple, Clean and Quick

After spending years keeping .doc files or Trello boards — and never being able to find the ideas I half-remembered having, Thoughts is the note-taker I’ve been looking for. I love being able to set tags for multiple stories then assign the tags to an actual Piece! Note to the makers - highlight that in your description!

It’s hyperbole, but other than 26 letters and 14 punctuation marks, this app is my next important tool in creating my work! Thank you


Void Media, LLC
59.6 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Void Digital Strategy + Design


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