Rating Simplenote - 4 out of 5 - Good Rating 4.0

  • Android, iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 18+
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About Simplenote

Simplenote is a simple but neat way to coordinate all of your notes. Very simple in design, but the app allows you to add notes, add tags, share notes and make lists + tasks + reminders. Simplenote is available as a free download for Linux, mac OS, Windows as well as iOS and Android. Your lists and notes are synchronized on all your devices at any time.

Simplenote Review

What is Simplenote?

Simplenote is a streamlined note-taking app that focuses on simplicity and ease of use. It allows users to write and sync text notes across multiple devices.

Simplenote’s selling point is its clear, simple user interface, making it easy to keep track of notes. It is available for iOS, Android, Mac, Windows and Linux, with data synced automatically. There is also a web app if a client can’t be downloaded.

Tagging and search tools ensure users can find what they are looking for and notes can be shared or published to others working in the same team or on a project. Simplenote backs up previous versions of documents so it’s always possible to revert to an earlier one.

Simplenote allows you to save notes in plain text. All you need to do is sign up for an account and you can start using it right away. Recently Simplenote has added markdown syntax. Simplenotes’ synchronization is blazing fast. Changes you make on other devices will sync nearly instantly on other devices. There’s not too much functionality around everything… but more of a blank slate approach.

Simplenote's Key Features

  • Completely Free
  • Supports sharing notes and collaborative editing.
  • Offers a single organizational tool, using tags for note categorization.
  • Version history
  • Markdown format

Limitations of Simplenote

  • Simplenote does not support images or other file attachments.
  • Only tags are available for organizing notes; no folders or advanced categorization.
  • Lacks advanced features offered by some competitors.
  • While syncing is encrypted, notes are stored unencrypted on servers.

Simplenote Pricing

Simplenote is completely free, with no limitations on the number of notes or storage.

Final Thoughts

Simplenote does not have many advanced features, but is an ideal candidate for simple note taking. It offers decent syncing and collaboration, but best of all, it’s free. If you want extreme simplicity and a bare-bones app, then this will be apt for you. 

Simplenote is extremely practical software for managing and creating lists and notes. The functions and user interface are intuitive to use, so that you can get started quickly. We particularly like the sharing of lists and the synchronization on all end devices. We can only recommend Simplenote.

Best Alternatives to Simplenote

The best alternatives to Simplenote include Bear Notes and UpNote.


Additional Information



Android, iPad, iPhone





Organisational and Productivity Skills


In-App Purchases - No

In-App Advertising - No



Download Simplenote

You can download Simplenote on your iOS or Android devices from the app stores. Download the Simplenote app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

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