Our notes can be some of our most private possessions. This is an app to make sure you will have them for the long run, all to yourself. No other app is as dedicated to this mission, and for that reason Standard Notes will always have my vote <3 Going on a year of using this app / following the Standard Notes project. Pro is definitely the way to go, due to the seamless sync features and elegant formatting options app store optimization analyzer.

 The format and intention of this app is to be clean, simple, and FAST. Without pro, it’s like working in “notepad” on pc – pro has options for markdown / code / tons of others, and they work great! As far as developers go, Mobitar is one of the most committed and hard working developers that the world is lucky to have. I highly recommend looking through the website and getting the background and commitments made by this platform and it’s developer. 100% top notch app – would recommend to everyone and their mom/dad/grandma/tortoise/etc. I don’t usually review apps. In fact, this is my first time ever leaving a review without being prompted to. I just think this is such a great app, and I want everyone to know how awesome it is. It’s the best free encrypted note taking app I’ve found. 

It’s clean, simple, and -most importantly- secure. Definitely a 5/5 star app, ESPECIALLY considering that it’s completely free to use, aside from additional themes and editors that are available to subscribed users. I’m very greatful to the creators of Standard Notes for giving me a free, safe place to write things down. If you’re looking for a simple encrypted app to store important information, ideas, thoughts, etc., then this is the app for you. The app works as described: it’s useful, simple, solid, extensible/customizable, secure, user-friendly, clean looking, and fun. Think, perhaps, of the cleanness and exportability of Simplenote/Bear + web access + rock-solid stability + unimpeachable security. (Plus more.)

 Also the developer is patient, friendly, and incredibly helpful. I had a non-app, non-workflow related problem related to registration/billing that developer helped me solve through a string of direct, prompt, friendly, and helpful emails over the course of a month. Now more than ever are security and privacy important. Now more than ever are apps most useful when they are simple, extensible, and allow for transparent data export. And the pricing model is transparent, fair, reasonable, and seemingly sustainable. Now more than ever should we support apps like this.

I have been searching for the perfect note taking app for many years. I tried them all, Evernote, Simple Note, Workflowy, Bear Notes, Apples Notes, OneNote, Google Keep and so on. All of them had a critical flaw that would prevent me from using it long term and the search continued. I narrowed down my five priorities for what I wanted to see from a note taking service: