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Simplenote app for iPhone and iPad


4.6 ( 3856 ratings )
Utilities Productivity
Developer: Codality
Free
Current version: 4.6, last update: 6 months ago
First release : 08 Sep 2008
App size: 24.41 Mb

Simplenote is an easy way to keep notes, lists, ideas and more. Your notes stay in sync with all your devices for free. Share notes with other users to collaborate on a project together or to access the same list.

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. Work with other people on the same note by sharing it and publish notes to the web for other people to see.

The best way to learn about Simplenote is to try it. Youll 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 simplenote.com to download Simplenote for your other devices.

Pros and cons of Simplenote app for iPhone and iPad

Simplenote app good for

I use Evernote and found this. I love this. No ads for premium, no long openings, no learning curve. Tags, searches and notes. Simply to use to use and quick.
I love how this app updates quickly between devices, so I never feel like I am missing out when continuing with a note. Great App! Just what I needed.
Its the best note taking interface Ive used. Clean, simple, easy to use. There used to be an occasional problem losing or duplicating text if I switched screens while writing. I think the team must have improved the caching as thats no longer an issue.
Its simple. Its easy to use. It syncs across all of my devices. Its lightweight and fast.
This app is great in that it is exactly what it sets out to be and no more.
Best (text only) note app for sure. The only additional feature Id like is some kind of Dropbox syncs, where I can have my files stored as txt. Im new so there may be some export feature Im not familiar with. Still though, having such excellent browser integration precludes worrying about being able to access my notes.

Some bad moments

This is the 4th time in the last couple of years that I have lost all of my note changes. The app is still unable to keep track of changes from more than one device. When it gets confused it reverts to an old version of your note. Its unfortunate because the programming to keep track of changes is straight forward. The good thing about this app is that it opens quickly and removes all formatting when cutting and pasting. But neither is worth losing hours of notes. This app still has major sync issues. I did the work on one device. This morning I started working on the note on another device. New device had never synced and all of the changes from yesterday are lost. Backups are kept but they are kept every few minutes and you are only allowed a few backups. All backups available to me are from the last 18 minutes, not helpful. Also unfortunate, Simplenote puts a "Good Morning" notification on the bottom of my screen daily. There is no intuitive way to turn this off so far. Can you imagine if all 50 of my apps did this to me? We call it cubris in the industry - Coder hubris. Coders that pat themselves on the back at the expense of users like this need to be weeded out.
Dear developers, the dark theme you had was better before this update. White text does not belong in a dark theme. Please change it back! Thank you, otherwise great app