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

A free, open-source, and completely encrypted notes app.

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).

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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 beautiful themes.

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Our apps are built carefully to optimize overall lifetime and long-term survivability.

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Find out what it feels like to write with total privacy.

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Our users love us for...

Personal Notes
Tasks & Todos
Passwords & Keys
Code & Technical Procedures
Private Journal
Meeting Notes
Cross-platform Scratchpad
Books, Recipes, & Movies
Health & Fitness Log

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

  • End-to-end 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

  • Unlimited devices

  • Web access

  • Offline access

Experience the high of private productivity.