neutriNote: open source notes

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About this app

What is neutriNote?

In a nutshell, all-in-one preservation of written thoughts, be those text, math (LaTeX), rich markdown, drawings, etc., in fully searchable plain text (universal UTF-8).

Uncluttered UI

Fine-tuned user interface elements to reduce app switching. Accessible search filters for precise navigation to your note contents with minimum taps.


Your workflow can be further automated by Tasker, Barcode Scanner, ColorDict, and other add-ons, or by connecting neutriNote's repository to web-based services. Options available to deep configure your note taking process.


Multiple ways to backup your notes. Freedom to pick a cloud backend that works for you: open source P2P Syncthing, Dropbox, or third party Google Drive, Box, OneDrive components.


Totally free. No hidden permission (see below). Optional add-ons can be purchased to support its development.

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App Permissions Explained:

1. Location access for location based search
2. Camera access for built-in barcode scanner
3. Storage access for core functions
4. Permission required by Sony devices

1. and 2. can be denied/revoked as needed either from Settings or via Marshmallow's runtime permissions.


Test drive the latest features:

Updated on
Sep 13, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
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558 reviews
science blossom
August 3, 2020
after searching 10 apps I think I've found what I need, but the app advertises syncing to cloud such as Dropbox while I can't find any option for that in the app. I'd like to set a path in my Dropbox as the default root path for all my notes. Please let me know where I can sync to Dropbox. Thanks. (P.S.: Also I hate the icon animation when I come out of a note). P.S.: Okay I installed syncthing, really a bad idea, but anyway, now the plus button for adding a local repository path doesn't work.
5 people found this review helpful
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August 3, 2020
Hi, this app is designed to work with third party sync methods. For syncing to cloud, please use FolderSync or other dedicated sync apps. Local repo path is restricted by Android 10 OS. Hope this helps.
Shilajit DC
January 16, 2021
This app is everything I was looking for past one month! The auto backup option to SD card is brilliant. Though the app looks hideous. Need much more work on the app design which includes the app icon. Need clean, minimalistic and modern look and colour schemes. The blue colour looks awful. Secondly, I hate the fact that the lower toolbar shows up by default. I would rather prefer a clean window but an option to turn it on for those who actually use it.
4 people found this review helpful
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January 21, 2021
Thank you for your feedback. Admittedly the code base is getting really old, so there have been considerations to better sustain and modernize the project by open sourcing it.
Water Bottle
May 20, 2021
Perfect workhorse app. Migrated from Evernote, to Simplenote, now been using Neutrinote exclusively for over a year. Not very exciting on the surface, but again: my Android note-taking has been exclusively on Neutrinote for over a year now. I don't even *know* if there's better alternatives because I haven't felt the need to look. PLUSES: Fast; Maximalist (no endless submenus); Local note storage as .txt files (no server issues or DRM); No feature creep; Markdown (it's there if you need it).
9 people found this review helpful
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May 22, 2021
Thank you for your feedback

What's new

- Fixed add note widget for Android 12+
- Fixed direct file opening from 3rd party apps
- Fixed default theme