Simplenote

Simple, lighter alternative to Evernote

5.0/5
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7 Reviews5.0/5

Simplenote truly was the most beautiful app of its day. It completely transformed what productivity was for me. There aren't many apps you expect to still be using ten years later.

Pros:

Clean, simple, lightweight

Cons:

Almost too simple

Add a code snippet saving/sharing like github gist.

Pros:

Simple, clean interface.

Cons:

A Code Snippet feature would have been awesome!

Simplenote is a great basic note-taking app. Sometimes the more full-featured note-taking apps are more hassle than they're worth when you just need to jot down a quick idea.

The markdown support is particularly nice, allowing for quick and easy formatting when you do need it.

The notes quickly sync across mobile apps and the web app, which means your notes are available when you need them. I've used this app for a few years now and it's my go-to note app.

Pros:

Simple, Fast, Multi-platform, Markdown support

Cons:

Tagging system less functional than folders

Simplenote is one of those finest note-taking apps you can ask for. Coming from Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, it enables seamless ability to publish the notes online. Great app, to sum it up!

Pros:

Easy to use, cross-platform availability and supports markdown on the Mac app, tag based note sharing, ability to publish notes online

Cons:

Markdown support is not available on mobile versions as yet. Likely to be available soon.

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After using Apple Note, OneNote, Evernote, SimpleNote ends up to be my default note app, despite (or maybe *because of*) its seemingly lacking of advanced features.

Pros:

As the name suggests, the app is very simple! Everything is very stable (sync, history, offline).

Cons:

The markdown doesn't really work the way we expect and support for markdown is not on all platforms.