In general, performance is already optimized. However, in certain environments, there are a few actions you can take
to improve performance:
On desktop, if you notice that the plain editor is responding slowly to keyboard input, the culprit is likely
spellcheck, which is known to be resource intensive in its current form. We recommend disabling spellcheck via
the Options menu inside the note panel to improve editor performance.
While Standard Notes doesn't have any hard limits on data size, you may run into performance issues if your
notes are too large. Keep in mind that every change you make to a note runs through encryption algorithms on
your device, so if a note is really large, this may slow you down. We recommend no larger than 1MB of text per
note, which for text-based content, is a lot of text.
You can view the size of your notes by downloading a Decrypted backup of your data via the Account menu, then
opening the resulting zip file. Open the Notes folder, and sort by file size to see your largest notes. Any
notes over or around 1 MB should be split up into separate notes, if you are seeing issues.
<td><b>Scrolling too deep</b></td>
In the desktop or web application, your notes are loaded as you scroll. If you scroll too deeply into your list
of notes however, too many notes will have been loaded into the UI, potentially causing performance degradation.
For example, if you have 2,000 notes, and you scroll in your list of notes endlessly to the end, your UI
performance may degrade. In this case, we recommend refreshing the application via Cmd/Ctrl + R. We also
recommend using the search function instead to filter through your notes.