Notesnook is a free (as in speech) & open source note taking app focused on user privacy & ease of use. To ensure zero knowledge principles, Notesnook encrypts everything on your device using XChaCha20-Poly1305 & Argon2.
Notesnook is our proof that privacy does not (always) have to come at the cost of convenience. Our goal is to provide users peace of mind & 100% confidence that their notes are safe and secure. The decision to go fully open source is one of the most crucial steps towards that.Open Source License
Notesnook would not be here today without the efforts of the open source community; starting from the lowest layer (Linux) to the highest (React). For this very reason, we have decided to go with an (A)GPLv3 license. Freedom is a part of open source & we do not want to restrict you in any way.Independent & self funded
Notesnook was born in 2019 in a small town in Khushab, Pakistan. We released the first version in April of 2021 which included our subscription based Pro plan. Ever since Notesnook has only been funded through the subscription fees paid by our wonderful subscribers. This has allowed us to make independent decisions & keep our users as the first priority.
Frankly speaking, we don't have the resources or the know how to start a funding round nor do we have any intention to do so. VC backed start ups are great & all but they lose their freedom & independence in order to stay relevant and profitable.What makes Notesnook different from other privacy-friendly note taking apps?
Notesnook is a user focused note taking tool meant to offer a fully end-to-end encrypted note taking experience for everyone. This includes the majority of our less tech savy users who just want to take notes without all the hassle.
In short, Notesnook aims to offer a complete replacement for other insecure note taking tools like Evernote & Notion. Because let's be honest, these tools offer great productivity but at the cost to your privacy.Where are Notesnook servers located?
From April, 2021 to August, 2022 we hosted all the user data (encrypted as usual) in Singapore using Upcloud. Since August, 2022 we have migrated all the data to servers in Germany using Hetzner.
For storage of attachments we have been using Wasabi (we migrated to Upcloud Object Storage but it turned out to be a bad decision) with data stored in Germany.
— May privacy reign
Notesnook is developed, supported & funded by Streetwriters (Private) Limited, a company based in Pakistan. Our purpose behind Streetwriters has always been to provide a transparent, free & open ecosystem to our users and Notesnook is our first contribution. Streetwriters was born out of frustration with the current lack of good & inspiring productivity tools & platforms for writers & artists of the world.
Address: 1st Floor, Valley Plaza, Mardowal Chowk, Tehsil Naushera Khushab, 41100 Pakistan