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Simplenote for Android

Simplenote for Android. Learn more at

How to Configure

  • Clone repository.
git clone
cd simplenote-android
  • Import into Android Studio using the Gradle build option. You may need to create a file with the absolute path to the Android SDK. Sample
  • Install debug build with Android Studio or command line with:
./gradlew Simplenote:installDebug
  • Create a new account in order to use a development build. Logging in with an existing Simplenote account won't work. 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.

Android Wear

To properly install the wear app, run ./gradlew assembleRelease to package up the app and then adb install with the generated .apk to the host device.

If you want to debug the Wear app, simply connect the device to adb and then run the Wear project from Android Studio.


To run the test suite, execute the following gradle command:

./gradlew testRelease

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. Once the Simperium account is created, you can register an app and access the APP ID and necessary API keys.

⚠️ Please note → We're not accepting any new Simperium accounts at this time.

After you've created your own Simperium application, you can edit the fields simperiumAppId and simperiumAppKey in the file Simplenote/

This will allow you to compile and run the app on a device or a simulator. Please note that this will only work the Simperium account credentials, no other Simplenote account will work.

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


Read our Contributing Guide to learn about reporting issues, contributing code, and more ways to contribute.