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FSNotes is modern notes manager for macOS and iOS.

macOS app

macOS FSNotes

Key features

  • Markdown-first. Also supports any plaintext files.
  • Fast and lightweight. Works smoothly with 10k+ files.
  • Access anywhere. Sync with iCloud Drive or Dropbox.
  • Multi-folder storage.
  • Keyboard-centric. nvalt-inspired controls and shortcuts.
  • Syntax highlighting within code blocks. Supports over 170 programming languages.
  • In-line image support.
  • Organize with tags.
  • Cross-note links using [[double brackets]].
  • Elastic two-pane view. Choose a vertical or horizontal layout.
  • External editor support (changes seamless live sync with UI).
  • Pin important notes.
  • Quickly copy notes to the clipboard.
  • Dark mode.
  • AES-256 encryption.
  • Mermaid and MathJax support.
  • Optional Git versioning and backups.

iOS app

FSNotes for iOS FSNotes for iOS

Key features

  • Sync via iCloud Drive.
  • 3D Touch and configurable keyboard.
  • TextBundle and EncryptedTextBundle containers.
  • Pinned notes kept in sync with the desktop app.
  • Dynamic fonts.
  • Dark mode.
  • Sharing extension.
  • Encrypted note support.
  • Encrypted folders support.
  • Git integration.
  • Web Pages Creation.


FSNotes is written in Swift 5 and is open source (MIT license).

Special Thanks

@zcohan ( for soulver core framework for simple inline calculation