Developer: Junecloud LLC

Current Version: 2.7

Last Updated: 2 years ago

Download Size: 4.3 MB - Download


Notefile lets you make quick notes and sync them easily with all your devices. It's available as a Mac app and a universal iOS app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Your notes sync automatically with iCloud, or our own Junecloud Sync. If you use Junecloud sync, you can also view and edit your notes on our web site at

• Shows in the Dock or your menu bar
• Compact window stays out of the way
• Set a keyboard shortcut to get to your notes quickly
• Navigate quickly with your keyboard
• Calculate math right in your notes
• Easily share notes via email, iMessage, and more
• Open plain text files from other apps, and export them too
• Available in English, Japanese (by Nobtaka Nukui and Justin McPeak), French (Thierry Di Lenarda), and German (Jennifer Brehm)


Release Notes:

• All new iCloud syncing is faster and more reliable than ever. Make sure you update Notefile on all your devices to continue syncing—Notefile 2.7 for iOS or Mac. Older versions won't be able to sync with these newer versions. Alternatively, you can use Junecloud Sync to sync with older versions.
• Improved reliability of Junecloud sync.
• Fixed some possible crashes, and a few other minor improvements.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0
Review by Splicer415

Worth every penny not to have to look at a fake legal pad background - User Ssnape says it has not much more functionality than Apple's built-in Notes, and there's a point there. This is a basic, straightforward notes app. If you need something robust with file attachments and tagged category folders and fancy layout stuff, there are a lot of other options like Evernote or whatever. For my needs, Notefile fills the bill. It syncs with my iPhone and iPad, and keeps my notes. It's quickly and easily accessible, which is one advantage over Apple's Notes app. It doesn't have to take up space in the dock (you can put it in your toolbar instead) which is a big benefit to me since on the 11" MacBook Air my Dock fills up pretty fast. The assignable shortcut key is a nice benefit, too. Honestly, the big selling point for me is that it is tastefully designed. That stupid legal pad background in Notes drives me batty. Notefile doesn't have options to change the background or font either, but they made it good-looking. It's pleasant to look at. The yellow background in Notefile is a subdued tone, like the page of a Moleskine (a little darker.) Notefile keeps it elegant and straightforward. Put another way: Notefile is a Mac, Apple Notes is a PC. A PC running Windows 3.1.

Found helpful by 54 out of 73 people
Version 2.0
Review by lewandog

Sync Issues - Simply Does Not Work... - Happy to update this once the syncing issues are resolved; but until then… This application does not perform as advertised and does not sync properly. The fact that there are FAQ’s about how to get past the challenges with synching should have been enough of a warning to me before I purchased both the Mac and the iPad / iPhone versions… 10$ down the drain until fixed

Found helpful by 64 out of 65 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.7
Review by rarutledge

Favorite & Most Used App - I picked up Notefile over two years ago and it quickly became my favorite and most used app. I have it on my iPhone, iPad (in the dock) and MacBook (Assign to All Desktops). After two plus years it’s still my favorite and most used app. The interface is dead simple so it's easy to add notes quickly. iCloud sync is seamless and near instantaneous. No tags or folders, but the search function makes it easy to find the notes I'm looking for. Had a minor glitch when I upgraded to Yosemite, and Junecloud tech support was outstanding - gave me a quick & easy fix & I was back in business.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
Version 2.7
Review by mikokim

Still Gold - I’ve been using this app for several years; although it hasn’t been updated in a while, this is still works great. I use it in the menubar, to jot down quick notes/thoughts related to things I’m working on — quick and easy (and much faster than dealing with Notes or similar note-taking apps with a larger footprint. I also have the iOS apps, and sync works great. If there’s something I’d like to see in an update: the ability to pin notes to the top of the list, as well as a dark mode. Otherwise, this is one of my most-used apps: for work and personal use. Here’s hoping the developer will continue to support this app! There is no replacement for this one in terms of simplicity and aesthetics (and I’ve tried almost all the usual suspects in MAS and outside of MAS).

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people