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by Chris Heywood

Simple note taking

Iotas aims to provide distraction-free note taking via its mobile-first design.


  • Optional speedy sync with Nextcloud Notes
  • Offline note editing, syncing when back online
  • Category editing and filtering
  • Favorites
  • Spell checking
  • Search within the collection or individual notes
  • Focus mode and an option to hide the editor header bar
  • In preview: export to PDF, ODT and HTML
  • A convergent design, seeing Iotas as at home on desktop as mobile
  • Search from GNOME Shell
  • Note backup and restoration (from CLI, for using without sync)
  • The ability to change font size and toggle monospace style

Writing in markdown is supported but optional, providing

  • Syntax highlighting with themes
  • A formatted view
  • The ability to check off task lists from the formatted view

Slightly more technical details, for those into that type of thing

  • Nextcloud Notes sync is via the REST API, not WebDAV, which makes it snappy
  • There's basic sync conflict detection
  • Notes are constantly saved
  • Large note collections are partially loaded to quicken startup
  • Notes are stored in SQLite, providing for fast search (FTS) without reinventing the wheel. Plain files can be retrieved by making a backup (CLI).

Why "Iotas"? An iota is a little bit and this app is designed for jotting down little things on little devices. Iota stems from the same Greek word as jot and is commonly used in negative statements eg. "not one iota of …", but we think the word has more to give. Maybe somebody will take note?

Changes in version 0.8.0

15 days ago
(Built 15 days ago)
  • Community built

    This app is developed in the open by an international community, and released under the GNU General Public License v3.0 or later.
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Installed Size~153.02 MiB
Download Size33.47 MiB
Available Architecturesx86_64, aarch64

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