Install Simplenote v2.21.0 on Linux, Ubuntu, Linux Mint

SimpleNote is an open-source light, clean, and free note taking application developed by Automattic, the same company behind the WordPress blogging platform. Simplenote is totally free that Allows users to create and save text-based notes, categorize them with tags, and even share posts with friends. The app was originally created for iOS devices and now it has been expanded to  Android, Mac OS X, Windows, Linux and the web. Here in this post we go through steps to install Install Simplenote v1.3.4 on Linux, Ubuntu, Linux Mint

Simplenote v2.21.0 Features

We can say SimpleNote is the perfect alternative of EverNote, which offers the features below.

  • Instant notes syncing across devices (Linux, web, Android, Mac, Windows and iOS)
  • Revert your notes to previous versions
  • Allows sharing your notes with others for viewing and editing.
  • Notes will be backed up, synced and shared without any premium tag as it’s a completely free App.
  • Create a public URL for your notes
  • Organize notes with tags
  • Pin your notes so that you can easily find them.

Note: keep in mind that it doesn’t include a self-updating repository, so Whenever new updates are available for Simplenote, you’ll need to go to the official website, download the new package and re-install it as an update.

Install Simplenote v2.21.0

Go to the official SimpleNote website and download the deb package.

There’s also a generic Linux binary (.tar.gz) for other distributions.

launch a terminal and CD into the ~/Downloads folder.

cd ~/Downloads

Install Simplenote with:

sudo dpkg -i Simplenote-linux*.deb
sudo apt install -f


sudo dnf install Simplenote-linux*.rpm


sudo zypper install Simplenote-linux*.rpm

Download and install via terminal

If you prefer terminal, then use the following command to SimpleNote deb package.


Once it’s downloaded, install it with dpkg.

sudo dpkg -i simplenote-1.3.4.deb

Then start it from Unity Dash or your preferred app launcher. If the app icon doesn’t show up, try logging out and logging back in.

You will need to sign up for a new account.

simplenote login screen

SimpleNote keyboard shortcuts for Windows/Linux
Ctrl-n New Note
Ctrl-f Move focus to search field
Ctrl-+ Increase font size
Ctrl- – Decrease font size
Ctrl-0 Reset font size

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

sudo snap remove simplenote

Are you using Simplenote or Evernote? If you face any problem while installing SmartNote on Linux please let us know in the comment section.

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