Notes Kept Simple

Your iPhone or iPod already replaces so many things you used to have to carry around. Let it replace one more. TrustyBook is a simple and customizable notebook app that lets you jot down notes with ease and style. And it's free!

This free version of TrustyBook offers all the features of the paid version. It is ad-supported and an in-app purchase allows you to disable advertisements.

Managing Your Notes

— Name your notes anything you like. — TrustyBook lets you name your notes. So instead of the first line of your note being the name of the note, you can decide for yourself.

— Drag-and-Drop management with no extra setup, software, cloud, or accounts. — Your notes are accessible through iTunes file sharing. In iTunes, in the “Apps” tab of your phone configuration, your notes just sit there waiting for you to drag them wherever you like on your computer. Notes are plain and simple text files. You can also drag plain text files into TrustyBook through the exact same interface. No extra software, no setup

— Organize With Folders — TrustyBook lets you create folders to help you organize and manage your notes.

— Full Text Search — Find notes by searching their content.

Make it Yours

— Pick your font, and let TrustyBook cater to your own thoughts on readability

— Pick your font size. Have bad eyes? Use a bigger font. Have hawk-like eyes over short distances and a fancy sharp iPhone 4 screen? Use a tiny font and make the most of your screen real-estate. I didn’t pick for you because I don’t even know what’s best for me.

— Customizable colors — It’s not just for fun. Customize text color, background color, and NavBar color. Use contrasting colors for better visibility, or use low contrast to be easier on the eyes.

What's New

Version 1.12

3D Touch Features!
- Peek and pop notes from folders
- Recently used notes can be opened directly from the home screen via app shortcuts

Improved support for newer devices
- Split view support for larger phones
- Slide Over and Split View on supported iPads
- Improved iPad Pro support

Customer Reviews

Perfect for avoiding migraines

Voicy Evelyn

I get very frequent migraines, and as most migraneurs know they're never helped by the wrong lighting. The Notes app that comes with the iPod Touch is horrendous about this - black on yellow, REALLY? For a place that considers itself user friendly, that app sure isn't, not for anyone light sensitive.

I kept looking everywhere for a simple test editor where I could change the text and background color. You'd be shocked how hard that is. The closest thing was a sticky notes app, but that wasn't what I was after and it felt very clunky and uncomfortable for my purposes.

Then I found this. Finally. An app I don't have to throw up after I use it. It was very simple to set the color. To get rid of ads was a little less intuitive - after I paid the money I had to shut down the app and start it again to get the option to kill the ads. But that's all done now and I can both jot down random thoughts and write long essays with minimal worry about being incapacitated for hours to days afterwards.

Looks Promising


I've had the app on my iPad2 for a while, but just now started using it. I hope to copy notes, articles, and documents from my iPad notepad to Trustybook, due to being able have choices over fonts, type size, and other semi-creative writing tools. I like the fact that I can create numerous notebooks/folders for different subjects, and I'm hoping I can add numerous notes, reports, and/or articles to each of these folders, and these individual additions present as stand-alone entries, rather than one long run-on entry, as in notepad. If this is the case, my laptop may be up for retirement, as long as I have the ability to print from Trustybook, as well. That's another function I have yet to check. If it all works out, I will definitely purchase the paid version, and do away with the ads altogether. Thank you for developing and sharing such a simple, yet functional app!

I just keep coming back to Trustybook


Every now and then I go on a search for an app that does what Trustybook does, plus allows me to italicize and bold words, but I never find anything I like.
I don't need anything fancy, just a simple word processor that is fast, actually easy to use, and lets me make the text tiny, but so far only Trustybook has managed that much.

My previous complaint about not being able to delete folders was fixed at some point, so I really can't say this app is anything but amazing. The only thing I can think of that would make it better would be being able to bold or italicize certain words without changing the font for everything.


Fabian Canas
1.9 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2010-2015 Fabián Cañas
In-App Purchases
  1. Remove Ads $3.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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