The official blog of Standard Notes, bringing you the latest news, updates, and behind-the-scenes insights.

April 10, 2024

Standard Notes and Proton are joining forces

December 7, 2023

Nowhere to hide

Spying at scale is no longer computationally infeasible or prohibitively expensive.

February 20, 2023

Introducing our new self-hosting setup with 70% more memory efficiency

We're pleased to announce the release of our new self-hosting environment for Standard Notes which consumes significantly less resources than our now legacy setup.

January 20, 2023

Making self-hosting easy for all

Our vision is a world in which housing your data in your own home becomes as easy a choice as registering for an account with an email and password.

January 4, 2023

You only have one brain

You aren't less productive because you haven't applied the latest knowledge management techniques to your notes. In fact, you may be more productive for precisely this reason.

December 19, 2022

New Wave: Second Brain Note-Taking

Our job is to get out of your way so you can do your job.

December 9, 2022

React Native is not the future

When we finished our transition from two to one codebases, we asked ourselves why we hadn't done it sooner.

December 2, 2022

Introducing Super notes, Moments, and offline file access

September 22, 2022

Our new mobile experience is launching soon

May 31, 2022

Microupdate: Resolution regarding server status

May 30, 2022

Microupdate: Server status and conflicts

May 18, 2022

Introducing Encrypted File Storage with Automated Backups

March 14, 2022

On the security of plugins

March 4, 2022

What’s in a note?

March 4, 2022

Roadmap Update

March 4, 2022

Two-factor authentication for all

March 4, 2022

Self-hosting the new extension-less architecture

March 4, 2022

Folders: From Extension to Native

February 9, 2022

Deprecation Notice: FileSafe

November 16, 2021

An update on early pricing and roadmap

June 8, 2021

Why TokenVault is going public source

March 2, 2021

Standard Notes 3.6 Update

January 5, 2021

Standard Notes Completes Penetration Test and Cryptography Audit

December 17, 2020

Standard Notes as a Holiday Gift

A subscription to Standard Notes Extended is a wonderful and thoughtful gift for your friends, family, colleagues, and loved ones.

September 8, 2020

What is a pull request?

A pull request is a proposal to make specific changes to the source code of a project.

June 10, 2020

Encryption is for Everyone

Attempts to limit access to encryption are attempts by the economic and political elite to further undermine the power of normal people.

June 2, 2020

How to block ads and trackers in Safari for iOS

Blocking ads and trackers is easy on desktop browsers thanks to extensions like uBlock Origin and Privacy Badger. On iOS, we can use apps like Firefox Focus, Better Blocker, and Adblock Pro.

May 1, 2020

What is Free and Open-Source Software?

Free and open-source software grants users essential rights that can give them more control over their data and make the software more secure.

April 27, 2020

What are LaTeX, TeX, and KaTeX?

The standard typesetting for math is TeX, and KaTeX is the fastest way to print it on the web. With Standard Notes and KaTeX, you can type math on all your devices.

April 1, 2020

Encrypted, Ephemeral Customer Service

We offer end-to-end encrypted, ephemeral customer service so you can be honest with us without worrying about leaving a permanent mark on the internet.

March 10, 2020

What is DNS-over-HTTPS?

DNS-over-HTTPS lets you be private about being private.

January 27, 2020

What is Electron?

Electron is an open source software framework that software developers can use to create desktop apps that work across Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems.

January 17, 2020

Being a quiet software company

January 16, 2020

What is End-to-End Encryption?

End-to-end encryption helps ensure the confidentiality and authenticity of communications.

December 19, 2019

What is Encryption?

Encryption is the process of transforming readable text or data, called plaintext, into unreadable code called ciphertext.

March 13, 2019

The 120 Day Update

March 12, 2019

Why is X feature paid and not free?

December 28, 2018

The 3.0 Update

September 17, 2018

Encrypt your Dropbox and Google Drive with Standard Notes FileSafe

June 10, 2018

Bye-Bye Mailchimp

May 12, 2018

Editors on Mobile and Desktop Highlighting

February 14, 2018

Introducing two-factor authentication and offline extensions

November 20, 2017

Automatic Backups, Simple Task Editor, and a Solarized Theme.

October 18, 2017

Enhanced security with Device Storage Encryption

October 13, 2017

Introducing our new Android, iOS, and Desktop apps.

September 4, 2017

The Unexpected Benefits of Encrypted Writing

August 1, 2017

Announcing Our Security Audit Results

June 27, 2017

Introducing Components for Standard Notes

June 1, 2017

Don't be fooled: Metadata is the real data

May 27, 2017

Building Standard Notes to be long-lasting

April 20, 2017

In Silicon Valley, Software Uses You

March 29, 2017

VPNs Are Absolutely a Solution to a Policy Problem

March 18, 2017

Why simplicity is the only way forward

March 12, 2017

Encryption Makes a Better World

February 28, 2017

The Privacy Revolution That Never Came

February 7, 2017

Privacy is Power

January 17, 2017

Moving beyond localStorage

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