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What is Simplenote?

Simplenote is a note-taking application with markdown support.

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Simplenote is a note-taking application with markdown support.


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Automattic Inc.
Company Website
Year Founded
2005
HQ Location
San Francisco, CA
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@automattic
49,770 Twitter followers
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1,102 employees on LinkedIn®
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Creative Content Writer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The availability of this digital content management on cross platforms such as on mobile, tablet, and computer devices makes it reliable, portable, and efficient software. Besides, sharing a note directly through email or a viewable link is the best thing about Simplenote. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The user interface is a bit primitive, and also, it does not have any premade templates to choose from, which could save time and effort to create one from scratch. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Simplenote has become the simplest way to jot down any notes digitally while being in meetings, class, or conferences. Sharing and receiving notes online has saved our time, effort, and resources and has positively impacted our work productivity. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The most beautiful feature is that this app is straightforward to use and is very user friendly. Plus, sharing a note with collaborators or other intended people online is incredible as it also allows edit history tracking. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The most noticeable downside of this app is that it does not offer any prebuilt templates or notes. Also, the font formatting feature is limited to this app. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you require to take frequent notes and share it with others or need multiple collaborators to work on it, then you should give a try to Simplenote. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have replaced pen and paper for note-taking and started using Simplenote through which I can share notes with anyone and can also add multiple collaborators to make changes and regularly track the edit history. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The best thing is this app is entirely free to use. Also, this app is straightforward to use and can be accessed from mobile and tablets too as it supports cross platforms. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some features like colour & template customization are limited. Besides, it is not possible to set reminders on any note. The user interface is very simple and could be made look more attractive with more functionalities and features. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This app is ideal for taking and sharing notes among freelancers and small team members working remotely. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We need to take frequent notes and share them among our team members. This application is entirely free to use, and also notes can be easily shared with other members online in real-time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mobile App Developer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Simplenote is like its name says - it is a simple, basic note taking app where you can add notes which are synced to your Simplenote so they can be accessed anywhere. I also like that you may use markdown language in Simplenote. I also appreciate the fact that it is completely free. I can take quick notes and they sync between different machines I use them on - useful when I have computer problems - so my notes are never lost. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The only thing I dislikse about Simplenote is it looks a bit bland - the focus is not on looks or aesthetic, it is a barebone looking notes app. I'd call that an advantage but it does appear a bit bland. In addition to this, there is no feature to add images or simple sketches, but that's not a huge concern as it's more just for notes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I'd simply recommending giving it a go - it's a simple note taking program, nothing else. Which can be particularly useful when you have several other programs open - Simplenote literally just focuses on quick note taking, which I believe makes it a very effective program. In addition to all of that, it's free with no charge. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Simplenote has solved the issue I have with taking notes down and writing down ideas as I think of them. When I think of an idea or solution, I fire up Simplenote quickly (which loads very quickly) and the notes sync between different machines I use them on. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Technology Specialist
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Simplenote is a way to create simple but more secure, allows you to have a place online where to store all kinds of basic notes, works perfect to save time and not have to go through a long editing process to get a quick note, this tool can be used for free. Inside the company is a recommended option because you will not have to deal with so many options and you can get straight to the point. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I didn't really find any problem in this application, it meets what I needed and is perfect for the type of company I manage, works well and is not at all difficult to use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommend this tool for any user, for companies, or people who want to have a safe place to have notes, without having to be keeping it on your desk, is also a way to have them more organized. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Within the company is used to store information quickly, is a simple way to have everything organized, without having to edit much or wait for the application to open, is a way not to waste time and be able to invest in other things within the company. With this tool you can easily share notes with any employee. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Developer
Information Technology and Services
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

This tool is very basic, you can create notes from it and save them without problem, is an application without any other purpose, the good thing about this application is that it is really light and very easy to use, is a tool that goes straight to the point offering quick notes and without much process, may seem incomplete but really the good thing about this application is its simplicity and how fast you work with it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

This tool does not really displease me at all, if anything I could comment is that they should add more options when customizing the letters, this would not make the program lose the simple and improve creativity when making notes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommend it for its simplicity, is perfect for all kinds of people and more for those people who are not looking for anything advanced and complicated, this application offers an intuitive menu perfect for users looking for things fast and without so much customization. This tool is perfect to make stored in the cloud of notes in the fastest and most efficient way. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This application allows you to take quick notes in the company, is a way to have organized different notes without being distracted, because the application is simple and fast which allows you to make quick notes without any distraction and without having to configure anything, this tool automatically saves the different notes so the worry of having to make backups is removed. Within the company it is recommended to use it to employees to improve efficiency to stay more organized. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Information Technology Specialist
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

This application is really very simple, this can be a way to avoid distractions and just go to the point, is a quick way to create notes, because with a few simple steps you can start writing, has a list of notes and are well organized, is not the most professional tool, but its simplicity makes it functional. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

What I don't like is that even though the idea is how simple it is, I could add a few things that wouldn't eliminate the essence of this program, they should gradually update the design and include some things, but without ruining how simple it is. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommend it as an extra option of notes, it is a way to have quick notes, you can write or save information that happens quickly and then with time you can organize it, this way you will not lose important details of tasks and upcoming events, since it will not take you any time to write down with this application. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I only use this tool for quick notes, in which I need to write down things at the last minute, also for things that are not of great importance, this application is the one I use more often because it is faster and more fluid, it does not have so many options with which to distract yourself and its automatic saving makes you not lose so much time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

able to use on both mobile and desktop. it is convenient and can be used on the go, or for transferring information from device to device Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

when a note is edited, it pops to the top. some notes are put in a certain order and then the notes get out of order. or if one is accidentally edited, it seems like more is edited when there was no edit actually. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

ease of moving information from device to device. can be used on the go. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Developer
Information Technology and Services
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

This application is really simple, you do not need any separate knowledge to use this tool, has the ability to make notes with text and title, also having a list of the different notes, this application is simple and simple but that makes it a quick tool and comfortable to handle, is perfect for taking quick notes at any time without having to see a large list of tool that can annoy in some cases. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

If something I could not like is that it lacks many tools, should integrate more features but without losing the simplicity of the tool, the same is a program that meets what it offers so I can not complain. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommend this application for users looking for something fast, simple and uncomplicated, this is the best tool if you look for something with these features, with this program there is nothing to get complicated when making notes, this program can be used from your page, downloading and from any mobile device. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With the use of this tool you can take notes quickly, without distractions, without having to touch other tools, the program simply allows you to write different notes, thanks to the simplicity that allows you to do it quickly, this has managed not to complicate me when taking notes in important meetings. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Computer Technician & YouTube Content Creator
Information Technology and Services
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

it has a very clean interface. It has great security so you can feel safe in that your notes are being protected. It syncs flawlessly between your devices. And it has a really easy to use organization tool for however you want to keep your notes in order. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It may just be me but the startup for the app can sometimes be a bit slow. And when the times comes for updates...I get how important those updates are. but man they really let you know you need to update lol. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you want something simple easy to use syncs up across all devices and does just what it says. Then this Simplenote is for you. It has a basic but clear interface. Great organization options. no flashy over the top options. Just a great simple note taking program you can use for any purpose. And for keeping everyone on the same page. .... In a way it works like a social media page. Anyone connected through it can keep others updated on what is going on. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

making sure we are all on the same page. if one of use talks to a customer and confirms something we can all see it being updated through the notes. Also on a personal level i can create all sorts of notes with list on them from groceries to todo list and my wife and I will be on the same level with everything we need and what needs to be done. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Electrical Engineer
Utilities
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

What I like best about SimpleNote is it was designed to lessen the distractions. Too simple that it will automatically detect the first line of your notes as your Headline or title of your notes. Quite straightforward, and no learning curve at all. You use it straight out of the box, and start taking notes. No other bloated features that usually distracts you and does more harm than good especially when you are in a speedy conversation where you need nothing but taking notes and making sure that you have minimal distractions as possible. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

What I dislike about SimpleNote is it is too simple. I can not directly paste an image or another form of media on their editor, something that I have to do manually. Or probably they just don't design simple note for a media-rich editor. Either way, if based on its ability to provide distraction-free note-taking tools, then SimpleNote does its job well as advertised. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

For a minimalist note-taking tool that you can rely on for an effective jotting down important details then I highly recommend SimpleNote. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use SimpleNote when I am inside a team meeting and in a forum where the speed of taking notes is the same as the speed of conversation. You Can't just ask the lecturer or your team members to repeat what they just said about their presentation because you were too distracted using different tools and features presented. SimpleNote is simple a straightforward tool that does one thing and does it good, which is taking notes efficiently and effectively. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

There's a lot of information constantly flowing around on my desktop, and I need a safe place to store all of that, including code, content and even passwords. I need to trust the place where I save all that. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I don't like that it's impossible to sort manually all the content, so I'm forced to use the order the sofware decides Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Giving more options to the user on how the text looks and what you can do with the notes you saved Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A place to organize and gather important information that I use constantly Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Sales Representative
Internet
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like how minimal and simple it is for ANYONE to use. My mom used it for a grocery list and also for party planning supplies. I use it for everything including daily tasks and just to prioritize certain things in my daily routine. Even my kids chores have been able to be jotted down or projects. I also like that it works on any device. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The delete button is too close to other buttons and minimal formatting options but that’s probably the point in the program hence the name. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Prioritizing daily tasks, it also is easy for me to keep track of what I already have done for the day and I love how It helps me not forget simple things like a phone number or log things like miles and appointments for work. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Account Manager
Marketing and Advertising
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Simple layout and motif, good use of white space.

Free form in scope, let's you type Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It simply doesn't give you nearly enough WYWSIG options. Can't bulletise or numerical order. Can't highlight anything, can't embolden. It really isn't much better than a basic desktop post-it note. Nowhere near the same scale as Evernote or OneNote. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's a note-taking app, but you really don't get much else from it. I really don't see the point of going to the Windows store and downloading it. Some free apps give you a nice unique selling point - it'll be a cold day in Tahiti before I can figure out what on Earth this one's is. Ooh, I can switch it from white to black background - sign me up as my eyes roll.

WYWSIG needs to be implemented to even get people thinking this tool could be a useful compendium in their everyday lives. Can't upload pictures, only Ctrl + C on screenshots - add this, and it might help the tool stand out. It clearly needs a jolt though. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Nothing in particular, merely sampling note taking devices. I honestly can't look at this tool as anything worthy of your time and effort. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Sales Manager
Consumer Electronics
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It's ultimately simple for note taking and make quick to do lists. The best thing that I love about SImplenote is their design and features which they are only providing significant and most important tools instead of meaningless tools. Because if you are using note taking program then you need only few functions to complete your needs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There are few things such as you can easily lost your notes which you took a while ago. It's free and easy to create account and jump on make notes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Recommended software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's the best and easiest tool to take quick notes. And of course you can easily share them. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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ECM Developer
Information Technology and Services
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The tool is straightforward note taking app and doesn't need much training to be productive. Mobile sync works well and has software support for all the major platforms. Organizing the notes can be done using tags. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

If you have a large number of notes then organizing will become a challenge. This tool lacks option like multiple notebook, rich text editor, checklist creator, adding images/videos. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Good tool for simple note taking process. Provides multi platform support Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Good free tool to take quick notes with multi platform support. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Project Manager - Getting Started Expert
Computer Software
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The simple interface doesn't make you think too much. It's like a more robust version of Apple Notes, or a less cluttered version of Evernote, striking a nearly perfect balance. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The potential of creating repeated tags and getting disorganized is real. But, if you can keep consistent with tags this shouldn't be an issue. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A free, multi-platform basic note solution. Don't need much more than what we get here, but we are able to share notes which is powerful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

I like the detailed description of the features and ability to use multiple features at the same time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I don’t like the complex software setup and I think can be improved. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Note taking on the go. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Simplenote is easy to use. It’s in the name and it lives up to it. I don’t be fooled though, it is plenty powerful and doesn’t lack features. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I think the settings could be a little more advanced. Honestly there’s not much to dislike. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use simple notes for everything, meeting notes, on the call notes with customers, training notes for my new hires. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Free and simple to use and support for multiple platforms Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Organizing and formatting aren’t very good Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It’s a free note taker, not really solving much Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

It's super light-weight. It does what you need it to do without drowning you in features you probably won't use. It's free too! The sync with the mobile app is almost instantaneous. That sounds like a silly thing to like, but you appreciate it when you add to your notes on a desktop then use your phone minutes later to reference them while in a meeting. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It's easy to lose track of old notes. Lack of multiple notebook functionality. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's great as long as you don't need too many "notes." There is no notebook functionality, so it can be easy to lose track of notes that you don't update on a regular basis. The search functionality takes care of this to a degree, but browsing can be annoying. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Organizing notes without getting bogged down with overbearing software. It's a very *simple* solution for note keeping. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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