Standard Notes, Open Source Encrypted Notes App for Linux

Free Secure Note Application - I've shown you before Laverna as great note app for Ubuntu. Today, I'll tell you Standard Notes, a free encrypted note taking app that available for major OS including GNU/Linux, MacOS, Windows, Android, and iOS.

Standard Notes is free to use on every platform, and comes standard with cross-platform sync and end-to-end privacy.

For those wanting a little more power and flexibility, they created Extended, which unlocks powerful editors, themes, and automated backups.

Free Private Note App for PC and Phone

More than free, it's totally open source. All of the desktop apps, mobile apps, and server side code is open-source is a real added bonus. If you really wanted to you could host your own server.

As mentioned earlier, the app also works accross devices. You can write a notes on your computer and read or edit it in the phone by signing up for a free Standard Notes sync account.

The free version enables you perform standard action like add / read / edit any notes on any devices with end-to-end encryption.


1. Private

Your notes are secured and encrypted using your secret key on your device before they’re synced to your online account. No one can decrypt your notes: not us, not your ISP, and not an intrusive government.”

2. Simple

Keeping our app simple means you'll spend less time fighting and more time writing. It's faster and lighter than most notes apps.

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3. Powerful Extensions

Compose any kind of note, from rich text, to Markdown and code. Change the mood and find new inspiration with custom themes.

4. Long-lasting

You probably don't care, so we'll care for you: our apps are built carefully to optimize overall lifetime and long-term survivability.

5. Free to Use

  • AES-256 encryption. No one but you can read your notes.
  • Easy to use apps on Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, and Linux
  • Automatic sync with no limit on data capacity
  • Web access
  • Offline access

Although it's free, Standard notes also offers subscribe to an Extended account that will unlock all features like the ability to go back in time on your notes (up to 100 years), full access to desktop extensions, editors, and themes, real-time backups of your notes to Dropbox and Google Drive, support our mission for privacy and longevity in software.

Pricing? It's $4/month or $36/year!

You can download Standard Notes via its official website at