An easy way to keep notes, lists, ideas and more.

Category Productivity
Keywords notes utility sync
License GPLv2
Homebrew brew cask install simplenote
Downloads Simplenote-linux-1.1.3.deb Simplenote-linux-1.1.3.tar.gz Simplenote-windows-1.1.3.exe
Latest Release v1.1.3 (v1.1.3)
Release Notes
  • To save on editor space, the markdown Edit/Preview toggle has been moved to the toolbar. Look for the 👁
  • Safety first! The app checks for any unsynced notes before logging out and warns if it finds any.
  • Security fixes.

Simplenote for Electron


A Simplenote React client packaged in Electron. Learn more about Simplenote at


  1. Clone the repo: git clone
  2. npm install or docker-compose up install (if Docker installed)
  3. npm start or docker-compose up dev (if Docker installed)
  4. Open http://localhost:4000.
  5. Sign up for a new account within the app. Use the account for testing purposes only as all note data will be periodically cleared out on the server.

Note: Simplenote API features such as sharing and publishing will not work with development builds.


Install electron globally npm install -g electron --save-dev, then:

  1. Run npm run build
  2. Run electron .

You can also pass along the --devtools option after electron . to open the developer tools

Coding Guidelines

Please adhere to the same guidelines as found in wp-calypso.


Something missing? Edit this app.