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Simplenote for iOS

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Number of watchers on Github 1460
Number of open issues 111
Average time to close an issue 13 days
Main language Objective-C
Average time to merge a PR 5 days
Open pull requests 7+
Closed pull requests 2+
Last commit almost 2 years ago
Repo Created over 3 years ago
Repo Last Updated almost 2 years ago
Size 1.88 MB
Homepage https://simplenot...
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Latest Release4.6
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Simplenote for iOS

A Simplenote client for iOS. Learn more about Simplenote at

Development Requirements

Setup Credentials

Simplenote is powered by the Simperium Sync'ing protocol. We distribute testing credentials that help us authenticate your application, and verify that the API calls being made are valid.

In order to create your own Application, please, head over to our website and signup for free.

After you've created your own Simperium application, copy the sample config. For example:

cp Simplenote/config-demo.plist Simplenote/config.plist

Then edit the new config.plist file and change the SPSimperiumAppID and SPSimperiumApiKey fields to the correct values for your new app.

This will allow you to compile and run the app on a device or a simulator.


  1. Clone the repo: git clone
  2. Run pod install from the root directory, and then open Simplenote.xcworkspace file in Xcode.
  3. 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.


Follow the same guidelines as WordPress for iOS.

Happy noting!

simplenote-ios open issues Ask a question     (View All Issues)
  • over 3 years Introduce Folders and/or Tree Structure
  • over 3 years Add scroll to bottom button for traversing long notes
  • over 3 years Tag auto suggest not visible when full screen
  • over 3 years Text disappears from notes on iOS, but still appears on other devices
  • over 3 years Duplicate Tag Created When Renaming Tags
  • over 3 years Collaborate Issues
  • over 3 years Simplenote causes wifi to fail on iPhone 7
  • over 3 years Switching to another app and back leads to table of contents
  • over 3 years Swipe causes notes to disappear
  • over 3 years User cannot edit when returning to the app with passcode enabled on iPad
  • over 3 years Users can access notes without entering passcode
  • over 3 years β€œSend” function not working to Apple Mail client
  • over 3 years Welcome Note
  • over 3 years Linkifier: .Blog TLD Support
  • over 3 years Decouple SPTransitionController
  • over 3 years Remember and restore cursor position per note
  • over 3 years Sync'ing Settings
  • over 3 years iPad: Split Keyboard Weirdness
  • over 3 years Allow Users To Filter Notes Without Tags
  • over 3 years History Ignores Version 1?
  • over 3 years New account contains a note from old account
  • over 3 years Scrolling quirk
  • over 3 years Add Tweet to note when shared with sharing sheet
  • over 3 years Issues with Chinese input when adding Tags
  • over 3 years Search does not search tags
  • over 3 years Entire note sent as subject when sent via Gmail app
  • over 3 years Problems when typing Korean characters as a tag
  • over 3 years Report about app hanging after typing 1000 characters
  • over 3 years Duplicate notes
  • over 3 years Syncing issues with long notes
simplenote-ios open pull requests (View All Pulls)
  • Change back button title to "Search" if the user was searching
  • Alphabetize note tags
  • Update Colors to New Design
  • Update Tag Menu to New Design
  • Added Enhancement in the app to let user delete single note as well r…
  • Fix Settings Button Placement on iPhone X
  • Add UI test cases #196
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simplenote-ios latest release notes
4.6 Simplenote Mark 4.6

188: Signout unsynced notes alert.

4.5.1 Simplenote Mark 4.5.1
  • #186: Restores Editor Scroll Bounce.
  • #187: Wiring Simplenote's new logo in the List's Empty State.
4.5 Simplenote Mark 4.5
  • #165: FaceID Support
  • #172: iPhone X Layout Fixes
  • #176: New 1024pt Icons
  • #180: Keychain Migration Mechanism!
  • #181: Renamed config.plist file
  • #182: Fixed Xcode 9 Warnings
  • #184: Updated SSKeychain dependency
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