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Iotas is a simple note taking app with mobile-first design and a focus on sync with Nextcloud Notes.

Although simple by design there are a few features

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  • Sync. with Nextcloud Notes
  • Offline note editing, syncing when back online
  • Basic search
  • Favorites
  • Spell checking
  • Category editing and filtering
  • 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, featuring

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  • 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

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  • 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

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?


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Mobile Fit: 5

Perfect - this app fits your phone screen just fine out of the box and works nicely with touch input!

Project status: mature

This project has been in development for a long time and is usually well beyond its 1.0 release. It should work fine.


 Every feature of this app can be accessed via touch screen, no mouse or keyboard needed.

 This app is (according to its appstream metadata or description) intended to be compatible with mobile devices.


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Packaging status

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Get it on Flathub!

Install as flatpak: https://flathub.org/apps/org.gnome.World.Iotas.flatpakref

Build and install your own flatpak: https://gitlab.gnome.org/World/iotas/-/raw/main/build-aux/flatpak/org.gnome.World.Iotas.Devel.json

If you're lucky*, you can install this app by just hitting this button:


* You need to have an appstream:// handler, e.g., GNOME Software or KDE Discover, installed and the app needs to be available in a configured software repository, more details.

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By Service: Nextcloud Notes

By Category: note taking

By FreeDesktop-(Additional-)Category: TextEditor TextTools Utility

Licensing and technical details

License: GPL-3.0-or-later Metadata: CC0-1.0

Frameworks: GTK4 libadwaita

Programming languages: Python

Build system: meson

AppStream Metadata URL: https://gitlab.gnome.org/World/iotas/-/raw/main/data/org.gnome.World.Iotas.metainfo.xml.in.in