Standard Notes

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About this app

Standard Notes is a secure and private notes app. It syncs your notes securely across all your devices, including your Android devices, Windows, iOS, Linux, and Web.

Private means your notes are end-to-end encrypted, so only you can read your notes. Even we can't read the contents of your notes.

Simple means it does one job and does it well. Standard Notes is a safe and lasting place for your life's work. Our focus is making it easy to write notes wherever you are and syncing them with encryption to all your devices.

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

Standard Notes comes free with:
• Seamless sync across all your devices, with easy to use applications on Android, Windows, Linux, iPhone, iPad, Mac, and web browsers.
• Offline access, so you can access your downloaded notes even without a connection.
• No limit on number of devices.
• No limit on number of notes.
• Passcode lock protection, along with fingerprint protection.
• A tagging system to organize your notes (like #work, #ideas, #passwords, #crypto).
• The ability to pin, lock, protect, and move notes to trash, which allows you to recover deleted notes until the trash is emptied.

Standard Notes is completely open-source, which means when we say your notes are encrypted with industry-leading XChaCha-20 encryption, and that only you can read your notes, you don't have to take our word for it. Our code is open to the world to audit.

We made Standard Notes simple because longevity is important to us. We want to make sure we're here, protecting your notes, for the next hundred years. You shouldn't have to find a new notes app every year.

To sustain our development, we offer an optional paid program called Standard Notes Extended. Extended gives you access to powerful tools including:
• Productivity editors (like Markdown, Code, Spreadsheets)
• Beautiful themes (like Midnight, Focus, Solarized Dark)
• Powerful cloud tools including daily backups of your encrypted data delivered to your email inbox every day, or backed up to your cloud provider (like Dropbox and Google Drive).

You can learn more about Extended at

We're always happy to talk, whether it be a question, thought, or issue. Please feel free to email us any time at When you take the time to send us a message, we'll be sure to do the same.
Updated on
Feb 1, 2023

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.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Personal info
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
3.12K reviews
Reel heck
January 29, 2023
UPDATED REVIEW: it was fixed in the update :) I started using this app and desktop program in 2020, and so far I really like it. I feel pretty reassured because it lets me back up the notes to my pc storage in a way that doesnt take up a ton of space, and it is encrypted. Just in case something were to ever happen to the app. It's really good, I would say it could improve some ease of usability instructions for the decryption of stored notes.
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Standard Notes
January 24, 2023
We're sorry to hear that you've encountered an issue on the latest update. May we ask you to send us more details at so we can troubleshoot this further? Please make sure to reference this comment, and provide your device model and OS version!
Haley Almon
January 14, 2023
Since updating it's been borderline unusable. Despite still being logged in, I keep getting a prompt to reenter my login info, but it won't accept my password anymore. It doesn't feel worth going through this amount of trouble for a noted app that only has very basic functionality without a subscription, while still taking up at least ten times the storage space as other basic notes apps. But hey, it's got encryption, at least.
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Standard Notes
January 17, 2023
There's indeed an issue with the modal windows which we hope to fix in future updates, though can I ask you to contact us at so that we can assist you further with the authentication issues you were experiencing? Please reference this comment when you send us an email as well!
Alex K
November 18, 2022
I've been using this app for about 5 years now, and just finally paid for the Pro service this past year. Even at the free level I preferred it to anything else I'd found (secure or not) and the the privacy is unmatched. The added functionality for the paid plan is also excellent and keeps getting better. Lately some Android updates break the app. SN always fix it with an update, but it takes awhile. Still works on other platforms and it's worth waiting for the fix. There's nothing better.
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