NotePlan - Markdown Calendar

NotePlan - Markdown Calendar

By Eduard Metzger

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2017-06-14
  • Current Version: 1.6.10
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 51.21 MB
  • Developer: Eduard Metzger
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4.5/5 ( 31 App Reviews)
  • Price:
NotePlan - Markdown Calendar App Ratings: 4.5
Based on 31 App Reviews

NotePlan - Markdown Calendar App Details

"It's ideal for planning out your day, Bullet Journal style. [...] the combination of scheduling, tagging, and (plain text, portable) notes in one place makes it a true productivity tool." - Brett Terpstra, MacStories "If you love plain text notes, but hate that they have no way to integrate with your calendars and reminders, then you might just find this to be the perfect app." - Charlie Sorrel, Cult of Mac Buy now or get the Mac trial from the website to make your day productive! Also, check out the videos on our website for more details. Daily planning can be a mess when you have giant todo-lists or a dozen scribbled notes in notebooks. NotePlan helps you fix this pain with a mix of a markdown calendar, journal, notes, and todo-list. Use it to build your productivity machine! NotePlan is for busy professionals. Like developers and designers with too many side-projects and a job to handle. It's for people who love writing and plan by writing everything down. If you love using Moleskin Diaries or Journals, NotePlan is perfect for you. All your notes are safely stored and backed up as lightweight text files in your iCloud Drive. Nothing from NotePlan is sent or stored on our servers. NotePlan consists of following parts: # Calendar: • Shows your tasks and events in a monthly view. • Different colors show different states of your tasks. • Syncs Apple Calendar Events and Reminders. • Days with open tasks are marked, so you don't miss them. # Daily Plan: • Every day in your calendar has a dedicated note for planning • Manage tasks by checking them off as 'done', 'scheduled' and 'canceled'. • Schedule a task (or multiple at once), if you couldn't finish it today. Push it quickly to tomorrow or any other day. • Simple text formatting with markdown, such as bold, italic, lists, titles, etc. Organize your day in different projects using titles ('# title') for example. # General Notes: • Besides​ the calendar, store general notes, checklists, todos, etc. without a specific date. • Filter general notes by tagging them to keep track of your different projects. • Schedule individual todos from a general note directly into the calendar. # Support If you have any issues, ideas or questions send us an email to! We would love to hear your feedback and give quick support :) # Gestures • Swipe left or right to change months, dates and notes. • Keyboard-Navigation: Made for efficiency, use keyboard shortcuts to switch between views and notes, format text with Markdown and mark tasks. • Press & Hold a task to move it up or down or apply some action. # Copyright Music in video: "Retro Soul" by under Creative Commons License. Icons in video: Copyright 2016 Dave Gandy with Reserved Font Name fontawesome-webfont.ttf.


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App Reviews

  • Gets it right

    By Sylentslayer
    NotePlan nailed it, this is the right level of flexibility!
  • This calendar takes some getting used to.

    By Live and Grow
    When I started using this calendar, it did not make sense to me. It is “growing on me” as I use it, however. Below I have list some of the problems that I had initially with the app, and I also show how some of the things that I initially did not like began to make more sense to me. 1. On the calendar page, a large amount of space is devoted to the monthly calendar, but only dots are given for each date box. The user cannot glance at the monthly calendar and receive much meaningful information — dots are the only things visible. To get more information, the user can focus on the smaller panel devoted to an individual day. I would rather see less space devoted to the calendar, which offers little information, and more space devoted to the information-rich day panel. 2. If the user has entered an event in the regular iOS calendar, one sees only the name and time of the event. One does not see any other information, like notes, locations, invitees, also entered with the event. So, the user has to go back to the iOS calendar to locate this additional information. It would be helpful to be able to touch the event and open it up for more information. 3. The color coding scheme is unusual and takes a bit of time getting used to. The events are not color coded according to the calendar in which they originate, so the user cannot quickly scan and see which information pertains to home, which to work, which to family, etc. Having such information at a glance is a big help. But what IS color coded are the different types of information: events, tasks, notes, things that have been cancelled, things that are completed. This is also useful information. 4. It appears that one cannot add an event in the iOS version. The user also cannot append any information to a particular task that has already been entered in other calendars. One can only make notes in tasks section provided below the list of events. So, if the user creates an event called Work Period, they cannot list the things that they want to do during that period with the event, itself. The user can list the tasks below the list of event, however. 5. I was not able to sync the task list between the iOS and Mac calendars. I moved to another day, however, and the sync worked file. For some reason, the sync did not work on this one particular day (Sat, Jan 6, 2018), and I am still not able to get it to work. I am not sure if this problem is going to crop up again. I think that the idea of a markdown calendar is great. This calendar has a lot of potential, but it may also take some getting used to. As I experiment with it even now, I become aware of the good features and am getting used to features that I initially did not like so much.
  • Great, easy to use, and fresh

    By SwiftGaruda
    I’ve used tons of todo and calendar apps. Fantastical is up there for me, after going through Things, Todoist, Wunderlist, etc. NotePlan just works better for my mind, because I can take down notes anyway I want, and make quick reminders out of them. Everything’s integrated with Reminders and Calendar, and the sync is perfect to the desktop. Love it, and definitely worth the price for me.
  • Where’s the watch app?

    By noltit
    Would be really nice if I watch at was developed for this wonderful program
  • Nice idea, but difficult to use

    By Mark Stoneman
    The idea is nice, but basic usability issues get in the way: - Switching between months on my 9.4" iPad Pro requires a quite vigorous swipe, and even then it is hit or miss. - It is impossible to select any amount of text in the editor. Forcing the user to use a backspace to delete text feels like I've blasted back in time to the 1970s. - Switching between the notes view and the calendar view using the buttons on the left requires. Two or more taps: not as a feature but because the app does not much care about responding to user input. - Markdown doesn't display links properly in calendar view, although this bothers me less than the other issues. The thing is still new, but such basic issues make me wonder how the price is justified at the app's current level of development. Am considering asking the iTunes store for a refund because one ought to be able to expect swiping and text selection to work with ease.
  • Great app, finally what I was looking for!

    By RedAntelope
    I have been looking for years for a app with the flexibility of markdown and task paper with sync to Mac and calendar integration and now I have it! A few things would make it perfect but it is well on its way. Thanks!
  • Absolutely incredible

    By prestonlattimer
    Noteplan is unique and unlike any other app out there. While a little pricey, it finds a beautiful mesh of modern calendaring options with the sensation of bullet journaling, all in the beautiful world of Markdown. Extremely well crafted, the app feels useful from the moment you start using it. It offers an easy calendar view so that you can view your tasks on any given day in small or larger views. Noteplan is exactly the app for which my mind longs, and for that I cannot thank the developers enough. Two complaints. 1. Give me a way to support the app development in the future. A subscription, in app purchase, something for me to be able to long term give money for ongoing development. 2. Color themes. This could be one of those in app purchases, but it would be nice to have options besides orange. Not a deal breaker but it would be pleasant. Overall, one of the best todo management apps i've seen in a long time.
  • Can improve

    By erasmus
    I downloaded this based on the favorable reviews and I feel it needs improvement. Quick response from the developer to comments! Took some time but communicated with my existing calendar (google calendar). The markdown language is a throwback to HTML jargon, the opposite of an elegant visual interface we are used to in apple. (I use this on an iPad) Simple flyover menus to change the status of an item would be much easier. Not sure why the notes do not synchronize at all with the notes in my iCloud account or Google. Who needs another collection of notes isolated from the other notes we all have across devices. iCloud and google notes are seamless enough, why not synchronize with them? Good work which hopefully will improve. Galeazzo scarampi New York
  • Top-Notch App!

    By doctormogo
    Simple, elegant, and easy to use. Well done!
  • Elegant and flexible

    By jj-intipalios6432
    Wonderful tool. I have struggled with most task manager apps because they tend not to "fit the shape of my brain". NotePlan has just the right balance of flexibility and structure for me. Blending calendaring, task managing, interlinked notes, and Markdown = heaven.