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A place for great ideas. Notes is designed for whatever’s on your mind. Write down your thoughts.


Turn your task list into a Task Board.

Read-only in the free version. Buy the Pro version to edit inside.

Different themes for different moods

Switch between Light, Dark, and Sepia themes according to your mood.

Search at the speed of light

Unlike other apps these days, Notes is fast. With instantaneous search, you will find what you're looking for right away.


Notes is working on Windows, macOS and Linux.


Folders and Tags

Organize your ideas hierarchically using nested folders and universally using tags.

Feed View

Select multiple notes to see them all one after another in the editor.




Write a thought right when it hits you.

Notes is always in the background, waiting for a thought to hit you. Use:



to summon Notes instantly

('control' + n on macOS)

There is something wonderful in writing.

We believe it's the ability of words to create emotionally,

inspiring and thrilling stories.

Notes was created on top of that belief.

It's your place to express yourself.

Keyboard shortcuts

Global shortcuts

Win + SHIFT + N (Windows)           Toggle Notes' window visibility


Ctrl + N (macOS)                              Toggle Notes' window visibility


Meta + SHIFT + N  (Linux)               Toggle Notes' window visibility


Local shortcuts

Ctrl + N           Create a new note


Ctrl + D           Delete selected note


Ctrl + F           Select the 'Search' box


Ctrl + E           Erase the text in 'Search' box


Ctrl + Down   Set focus on notes list and

                        select one note down

Ctrl + Up        Set focus on notes list and

                        select one note Up

Ctrl + K          Toggle 'stay on top'

Ctrl + J          Toggle 'notes' panel visibility

Ctrl + A          Select all listed notes

Ctrl + Shift + L        Set focus on notes list

Ctrl + Shift + K        Toggle Kanban view

Down                 Select one note down


Up                     Select one note up


Enter                 Set focus on the selected

                           note content


Ctrl + Shift + F   Switch to fullscreen


Ctrl + Shift + L   Maximize the application


Ctrl + Shift + M  Minimize the application


Ctrl + Q              Quit Notes

Ctrl + Shift + S   Toggle Editor Settings'                                   window visibility

Ctrl +  Shift + J  Toggle 'notes' panel                                      visibility

F10                      Toggle visibility of the                                     dots menu

Text formatting shortcuts

Ctrl + `           Wrap current word or selection                         into ` ` (code)


Ctrl + B           Wrap current word or selection                          into ** ** (bold)


Ctrl + I           Wrap current word or selection                         into * * (italic)


Ctrl + S           Wrap current word or selection                          into ~ ~ (strikethrough)  

Ctrl + Shift + -    Decrease heading size


Ctrl + Shift + +   Increase heading size


Ctrl + (1 ... 6)      Set a specific heading size


Ctrl + \                Remove formatting from                              current word or selection


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Open-source and Zero Tracking

Our app is open source, which means the code is available for everyone to see. On top of that, our app doesn't track your behavior.



The following people contributed their skills to turn ideas into reality . Thank you!


Thorbjørn Lindeijer


Tuur Vanhoutte

Alex Spataru

Ali Diouri

David Planella


Diep Ngoc


Guilherme Silva

Kevin Doyle


Waqar Ahmed


Ruby Mamistvalove. Founder of Notes.

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