A simple and private notes app.

Standard Notes is a safe place for your notes, thoughts, and life's work.

  • 100% Private.

    Your notes are encrypted and secured so only you can decrypt them. No one but you can read your notes (not even us).

  • Simple

    Keeping our app simple means you'll spend less time fighting and more time writing. It's faster and lighter than most notes apps.

  • Powerful Extensions

    Compose any kind of note, from rich text, to Markdown and code. Change the mood and find new inspiration with custom themes.

  • Long-lasting

    You probably don't care, so we'll care for you: our apps are built carefully to optimize overall lifetime and long-term survivability.

Get started with the easiest notes app you'll ever use.

Choose your platform:

A writing experience unlike any other.

Standard Notes is free to use on every platform, and comes standard with cross-platform sync and end-to-end privacy.

For those wanting a little more power and flexibility, we created Extended, which unlocks powerful editors, themes, and automated backups.

Always Free

  • AES-256 encryption. No one but you can read your notes.

  • Easy to use, open-source apps on Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, and Linux

  • Automatic sync with no limit on data capacity

  • Web access

  • Offline access