Install Simplenote Desktop App in Ubuntu

Last updated: March 31, 2016

Simplenote App for Ubuntu

Simplenote, one of the most popular note-taking apps which was first started on iOS, now is available for Linux Desktops.

Simplenote blog announced the release of Simplenote for Linux (and Windows) on Tuesday. It’s an open-source application that is built with React and runs on Electron.


  • History: drag the History slider to view previous versions.
  • Collaboration: share your note with others and allow them to edit.
  • Publishing: make your note public with its own URL.
  • Tags: organize your notes effectively with tags.
  • Pinning: pin notes right from the note list so they’re easy to find.
  • Markdown support:
    • Enable globally in Preferences -> Writing -> Enable Markdown.
    • Enable in single note by selecting the Info panel icon and toggle the Markdown setting.

Simplenote for Linux

Install Simplenote in Ubuntu:

Download the .deb package from its website, then click install via Software Center.

Download for Linux (.deb)

Simplenote for Linux now is in 1.0.0 release. Report bugs and ask requests at


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3 responses to Install Simplenote Desktop App in Ubuntu

  1. Amazingly the new Simplenote
    has no Ubuntu Linux 32 bit version (?).
    Can’t use it…

    • You’re not alone…I can understand why more devs are focusing on 64-bit technology since it’s 2016 after all…but one of the appeals of Linux for a lot of people I think is that it runs better on older machines than Windows…like this laptop from 2009 that is still going strong…so I think it would be a good idea to still develop 32-bit alternatives for people in this kind of boat with older machines running Linux :)

  2. Having trouble with running it om Mint Mate 17.3 x64

    (electron) companyName is now a required option to crashReporter.start
    Ongeldige instructie