S. Notes

A simple and private notes app

Standard Notes is a private place for your notes, thoughts, and life's work.

— It's simple. Standard Notes is the easiest notes app you'll ever use. That means a more reliable, long-term experience.

— Encrypted writing is your best writing. You never really know the power of your words until you experience total-privacy for the first time.

Standard Notes uses end-to-end encryption so that:

  • We can't read your notes
  • Your ISP can't read your notes
  • Your government can't read your notes

We like to say, "Write like no one's watching."

— Extended writing is even better. Standard Notes is free to use on all your devices, and comes with encryption and sync out of the box.

If you’d like to support our development, we offer an extensions package, with themes, editors, and 3rd-party syncing options, like Dropbox, Google Drive, and daily email backups.

— And so you know, you and us are in this for the long run. You want your notes to last as long as you do, and we want our app to serve you for decades to come. Standard Notes is architected on deeply-rooted principles of software longevity and business sustainability.

  • We say no to feature requests. Simplicity is the only way forward.
  • A sustainable revenue model creates a healthy, long-term environment.
  • A non-IPO mindset. We choose longevity over growth.

We're proud to be an open-source notes app. Learn more at standardnotes.org.

Packages

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

Download F-Droid
  • Version 3.0.10 (3000103) - Added on 2019-06-08

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • This app can appear on top of other apps
      This app can appear on top of other apps or other parts of the screen. This may interfere with normal app usage and change the way that other apps appear.
    • com.google.android.launcher.permission.RECEIVE_LAUNCH_BROADCASTS
    • use fingerprint hardware
      Allows the app to use fingerprint hardware for authentication
    • com.fingerprints.service.ACCESS_FINGERPRINT_MANAGER
    • com.samsung.android.providers.context.permission.WRITE_USE_APP_FEATURE_SURVEY
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

    Download APK 12 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version 3.0.8 (3000080) - Added on 2019-05-25

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • This app can appear on top of other apps
      This app can appear on top of other apps or other parts of the screen. This may interfere with normal app usage and change the way that other apps appear.
    • com.google.android.launcher.permission.RECEIVE_LAUNCH_BROADCASTS
    • use fingerprint hardware
      Allows the app to use fingerprint hardware for authentication
    • com.fingerprints.service.ACCESS_FINGERPRINT_MANAGER
    • com.samsung.android.providers.context.permission.WRITE_USE_APP_FEATURE_SURVEY
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

    Download APK 12 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version 3.0.5 (3000050) - Added on 2019-05-02

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • This app can appear on top of other apps
      This app can appear on top of other apps or other parts of the screen. This may interfere with normal app usage and change the way that other apps appear.
    • com.google.android.launcher.permission.RECEIVE_LAUNCH_BROADCASTS
    • use fingerprint hardware
      Allows the app to use fingerprint hardware for authentication
    • com.fingerprints.service.ACCESS_FINGERPRINT_MANAGER
    • com.samsung.android.providers.context.permission.WRITE_USE_APP_FEATURE_SURVEY
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

    Download APK 11 MiB PGP Signature