File system notes is modern notes manager on steroids for macOS and iOS.

Application respects open formats: plain/text, markdown, rtf, and stores data in file system. You can view, edit, copy data in favourite external editor and see live results in FSNotes.


FSNotes is an open source project, and is provided for free, but you can support development by buying application in Mac App Store for symbolic price.

No subscriptions ever.

Install using Homebrew:

brew cask install fsnotes

Use it on iPhone and MacBook

Use like a Pro

Store images and text in one place with
TextBundle containers 🧳
Store notes secure with
Encrypted TextBundle containers (AES-256) 🔐

Type with TouchBar

FSNotes Touch Bar on macOS

Type faster with virtual buttons on your TouchBar

Encrypt with Fingerprint protected password

Fingerprint on macOS and iOS

Encrypt and decrypt important data with one touch

Dark Mode

Dark Mode on macOS and iOS

Balanced and well polished dark theme

Git versioning and scheduled backups

Git versioning and scheduled backups

And many more:

Awesome iOS app

Community ⚒



Repository for macOS/iOS app

Bugs and requests

Thanks to all FSNotes contributors who helped me. Specially to @jeff-h, @gingerbeardman, @baranpirincal, @peavine, @buddax2, Michael Barzmann for Deutsch translation, aonez for Spanish.

Feedback ✉

Please feel free to write proposals and any questions on email [email protected]