Software releases for Standard Notes desktop, web, iOS, and Android.
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2.0.42 | Spellcheck (Desktop)

Spellcheck support for Mac and Windows. Linux support will be available at some point in the future.

Standard Notes 2.0.42 is available now through auto-update, or via

2.0.41 (Desktop)

Fixes an issue where setting an external editor as your default editor, then creating a new note with that editor, would not properly save note. (This bug was introduced in version 2.0.4)

Standard Notes 2.0.41 is available now through auto-update, or via

2.0.4 | Editor Component System (Desktop)

  • Transitions Editors to using the new Component API instead. Components are a powerful improvement over Editors, and allow us and other developers to more easily create new extensions.
  • Fixes issue where loading "All" tag would become slower after using the app for some time.
  • Fixes issue where selecting a tag would not scroll notes column back to top

Standard Notes 2.0.4 is available now through auto-update, or via

iOS and Android 2.0.3

  • Fixes an issue where closing your device for the second time when a note is open may not retrieve latest note changes when you re-open your device.

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2.0.3 | Local Backups (Desktop)

This release introduces automatic local backups of your data that occur at regular intervals.

You can manage this feature via the "Backups" menu item (in the top OS-level menu, not app footer menu. Note that there is a known issue with 'Open Backups Location' that does not focus the opened window, so be sure to find it in the background).

Backups are created when the app is running according to these rules:

  • Once every 12 hours.
  • Every time you launch the app.
  • When a major data change occurs, such as retrieving many items from the server.

Backups will always be encrypted unless you're signed out and do not have an app passcode.

You can set the location of your backups to any folder you like, including a cloud sync folder such as Dropbox or other services.

If at some point you'd like to preview the contents of a backup file, you can either:

  1. Use the decrypt script available at
  2. Sign out of your app (or launch a blank session at, and import the file. If it looks good, clear out the app session data, and sign back in to your account, then proceed with importing the file. Items from the backup file will overwrite the contents of existing items.

Standard Notes 2.0.3 is available now through auto-update, or via

Desktop & Web v2.0.2 Changelog

  • Right to left language support
  • Fixes issue that can occur if signing in or registering on the 2.0.1 release when you've already set a local passcode.
  • You can rename your editors, themes, and other extensions to names that may be more meaningful to you.

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iOS & Android v2.0.1 Changelog

  • You can now long press on a note or tag to bring up options like pin, archive, delete, and share.

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Desktop & Web v2.0.1 Changelog

  • Added new option to "Show archived notes" in notes list per tag
  • Fixed issue where archiving a note would not decrease the note count next to the tag name in tags panel
  • Fixed issue where importing an archive and entering the wrong password would import the items in a corrupted state
  • Fixed issue where tabbing in a note wouldn't allow you to perform an undo. (You can now undo a tab)
  • Allow loading fonts from external locations (for 3rd party themes)
  • Other improvements.