Install Simplenote in Ubuntu made easy via Snap

May 22, 2017

Simplenote App for Ubuntu

Simplenote, a note-taking application with markdown support, now is available in Ubuntu Linux via Snap package for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04 and higher.

Simplenote is a free cross-platform note-taking application that features:

  • Markdown with previews and extensive syntax support.
  • instant notes syncing across devices (Linux, web, Android, Mac, Windows and iOS)
  • a tagging system and collaborative editing support
  • publish notes as standalone webpages

Simplenote offers .deb package for Ubuntu Linux in its website. However, a snap version of Simplenote now is available in Ubuntu Snap store, easy to install, dependency bundling, and will automatically be kept up to date.

Simply open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command:

sudo snap install simplenote

Tip: The snap package is independent of the traditional .deb package, you can have both version of Simplenote installed on your Ubuntu.

If you’re first time installing a Snap package in Ubuntu, you may need to install snapd service to keep track of your installed snaps, via command:

sudo apt install snapd


To uninstall the snap version of Simplenote, simply run command:

sudo snap remove simplenote

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