Samsung Notes APK

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Samsung Notes apk

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Download Version (400605000)
Apk Size67.33 MB
App DeveloperSamsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android6.0 and up

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App Description

Samsung Notes is samsung,android,notes,productivity, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 3.91 by 80 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. website who developed it. apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 6.0 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 6898597+ times on store. You can also download APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

With Samsung Notes, 
you can create notes containing texts, images with footnotes, voice recordings, and music. Moreover, you can share your notes easily to SNS.
Previously made any memos from S Note and Memo also can be imported into Samsung Notes.
Samsung Notes provides various brush types and color mixers, so that you can draw fabulous paintings like professional painters.
You may also share your paintings at PEN.UP right away.
Samsung Notes is a hub for all your hand-written notes, sketches, drawings.

Creating notes
Tap + icon at the bottom of the main screen of Samsung Notes to create notes.

Locking notes
1.Tap the More options button on the main screen of Samsung Notes, select Settings, 
then select Lock notes to create a password.
2.Create a password, then tap the note you want to lock.
3.Tap the More options button while viewing a note, then select Lock.

Adding text
Tap keyboard icon at the top of the screen to enter text using the keyboard. 
Use the Rich text toolbar to edit the style of the text.

Adding handwriting
Tap Handwriting icon at the top of the screen to add handwriting. 
Handwritten text can be recognised. You can also use handwriting to search for keywords in notes.

Adding drawings
Tap drawing icon at the top of the screen to create drawings.

Adding image and voice recordings
Tap image icon at the top of the screen to insert images. 
Tap Voice recording icon at the top of the screen to insert voice recordings.

Using pen settings
Select from various pen types, sizes, and colours.

Erasing handwriting
Tap eraser icon at the bottom of the screen, then tap or swipe your finger over the handwriting you want to erase.

Using Selection mode
Tap selection icon at the bottom of the screen, then select an area of handwriting. 
You can then move the selected area, adjust its size, and more.

Using brush settings
Select from various brush types and colours. 
Tap the selected brush to view the brush settings again and change more settings such as the size and opacity.
Tap color icon, then select the colour you want to draw with.

Using Smart Switch.
Use Smart Switch to import S Note and Memo data from other devices.

Using Samsung account.
1.Tap the More options button while on the main screen of Samsung Notes, select Settings, then select Import data.
2.Select S Note or Memo data saved using your Samsung account, then tap the DONE button.

Syncing notes via Samsung Cloud
1.Tap the More options button while on the main screen of Samsung Notes, select Settings, 
then select Sync with Samsung Cloud.
2.Register with or sign in to Samsung Cloud using your Samsung account. 
Samsung Notes data will be synced automatically.

Creating notes while screen off
Detach the S Pen while the screen is turned off to create screen off memos.

Keyword : SDOC, Note, Memo

Notice : Regarding the App Access Privilege

The following permissions are required for the app service. 
For optional permissions, the default functionality of the service is turned on, but not allowed.

Required permissions
• Storage: Used to save or load note files

Optional permissions
• Telephone: Used to check device-unique identification information for providing app update
• Microphone: Used to record the voice to be inserted into the note
• Camera: Used to take photos to be inserted into the note
• Contacts: Used to read account information to sync with your account 

App ChangeLog

  • New Features
  • 1. Export MS word format : Add feature that are export to MS word format
  • 2. Handwriting to text : Add feature that convert handwriting to text only in S Pen support devices.
  • 3. Zoom in/out : Add zoom in/out feature in edit mode.
  • 4. Change handwriting style : Add feature that change handwriting style using a pen

App Screens

Samsung Notes App Screen 1Samsung Notes App Screen 2Samsung Notes App Screen 3Samsung Notes App Screen 4

Apk scan results

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requires following permissions on your android device.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

view Wi-Fi connections
Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.

pair with Bluetooth devices
Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.

take pictures and videos
Allows the app to take pictures and videos with the camera. This permission allows the app to use the camera at any time without your confirmation.

expand/collapse status bar
Allows the app to expand or collapse the status bar.

Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.

find accounts on the device
Allows the app to get the list of accounts known by the phone. This may include any accounts created by applications you have installed.

interact across users
Allows the app to perform actions across different users on the device. Malicious apps may use this to violate the protection between users.

full license to interact across users
Allows all possible interactions across users.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

manage activity stacks
Allows the app to add, remove, and modify the activity stacks in which other apps run. Malicious apps may disrupt the behavior of other apps.

manage users
Allows apps to manage users on the device, including query, creation and deletion.

control Near Field Communication
Allows the app to communicate with Near Field Communication (NFC) tags, cards, and readers.

read the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

read sensitive log data
Allows the app to read from the system's various log files. This allows it to discover general information about what you are doing with the phone, potentially including personal or private information.

read phone state
Allows read only access to phone state, including the phone number of the device, current cellular network information, the status of any ongoing calls, and a list of any PhoneAccounts registered on the device.

read sync settings
Allows the app to read the sync settings for an account. For example, this can determine whether the People app is synced with an account.

record audio
Allows the app to record audio with the microphone. This permission allows the app to record audio at any time without your confirmation.

limit number of running processes
Allows the app to control the maximum number of processes that will run. Never needed for normal apps.

draw over other apps
Allows the app to draw on top of other applications or parts of the user interface. They may interfere with your use of the interface in any application, or change what you think you are seeing in other applications.

control vibration
Allows the app to control the vibrator.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.

modify/delete internal media storage contents
Allows the app to modify the contents of the internal media storage.

modify system settings
Allows the app to modify the system's settings data. Malicious apps may corrupt your system's configuration.

toggle sync on and off
Allows an app to modify the sync settings for an account. For example, this can be used to enable sync of the People app with an account.

receive data from Internet
Allows apps to accept cloud to device messages sent by the app's service. Using this service will incur data usage. Malicious apps could cause excess data usage.


Certificate Issuer:C:KR, CN:Samsung Cert, L:Suwon City, O:Samsung Corporation, ST:South Korea, OU:DMC, email:[email protected]
Certificate Subject:C:KR, CN:Samsung Cert, L:Suwon City, O:Samsung Corporation, ST:South Korea, OU:DMC, email:[email protected]





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  1. Hannah Phillips-avatar

    Hannah Phillips


    I love this app. But as many noticed with the last update (early March 2020), all my old notes showed on the main screen but were blank when I tried to open each one. I updated all my apps hoping it was the problem. Didnt work. So I went into this app specifically and updated it alone. Now its back to normal and I can open up all my old notes!

  2. Amelia Smith-avatar

    Amelia Smith


    I like the notes app but there are some limitations. Why is there only options to make my font size larger and not smaller than the default? Unless I'm missing the option somewhere but if that is the case you have made the option very difficult to find as my options to change the font size are only "default", "large" and "very large". Bold doesn't really show a very defined difference compared to other apps either. I would also like the option to move my image around and write next to it.

  3. Lexus Isabell-avatar

    Lexus Isabell


    I loved this app and I am redownloading it in hope that it will fix the problem. Recently it wont let me make new notes, it will open it but wont let me type/write anything. When I select an old note it will pull it up but nothing will be there. Overall I have lost all my notes and I hope I wont this issue in the future.

  4. Joy Atkins-avatar

    Joy Atkins


    The March 2020 update clearly was quirky and you couldn't open the notes. I have been using this app for years and transferred notes between phones when I've upgraded and this has never happened. It really scared me to think all the data I've lost. But I followed the advice of another user below - update the app separately and I now everything is full restored and I have access to all of my notes. It would have been helpful if Samsung provided this info versus trial an error by the users.

  5. Tony Allison-avatar

    Tony Allison


    A great app , however badly managed ESPECIALLY directly after a system upgrade. Opened app for info required and no data available. Warning appeared showing ' app crash ' - ongoing until I accessed app on Google Play Store and updated ( system update just done ??? ). A critical app and more focus required from Samsung/Developer.

  6. Lisa Dahill DeBartolomao-avatar

    Lisa Dahill DeBartolomao


    I had a ton of notes on here...and was pleased with it. Then one day I tried to open my notes and all i would get was a blank page. I tried rebooting my phone and checking settings. Finally I hit edit on each note before opening, shared it to my email and emailed to myself. I am now deleting it and going with something else. With all these negative reviews you would think they would do something to fix it.

  7. Leah Zelinka-avatar

    Leah Zelinka


    After update, I could not pull up any of my notes. It showed they were there, but screen was blank when trying to open them. I've been using this app for a few years and had some important lists and other things saved...its all gone....tried to uninstall and then luck. Overall this has been one of Samsung's worst updates...

  8. Kathleen Petersheim-avatar

    Kathleen Petersheim


    I love this app but the March 2020 update hit me like it did others. Went into an individual note but couldn't see or edit it. I couldn't find a way to uninstall the update so I shared my notes like I was going to text it to someone and grabbed a screenshot of each one before deleting the app and reinstalling. Works now.

  9. Julie Sisk-avatar

    Julie Sisk


    Ummm....AMAZING and Simply Perfect! For some reason on my phones, I've always ignored/uninstalled this I was preparing to do it again, I actually ended up fully opening it and discovering it's EXACTLY what I've been looking for in a 'notepad' app!!! At least give it a try and check out all of the capabilities and features!!! I truly wish I had sooner! It's everything I need for my hectic life and note taking!

  10. Laquisha Thomas-avatar

    Laquisha Thomas


    This app came on my phone. With the latest software update to my phone, the app kept crashing and I was not able to view my saved notes at all. I'm so mad. It allow me to uninstall it (which I was never able to do b4). I'm attempting to reinstall now to see if my things r lost forever. I'm so upset.

  11. Samantha Bosse-avatar

    Samantha Bosse


    Lost all notes with update. So upset, I've been using the samsung notes for 8 years...I updated my phone and could not create a note or update. Tried force stop, clearing cache, optimizing app, and checking if additional update needed. Ended up trying to uninstall and reinstall. Now everything from the past 8 years is gone! So disappointing!!!

  12. Kevin Sauer-avatar

    Kevin Sauer


    Not happy with new update. Similar experience as others. Can see all of my notes when I launch app but when I open them they are blank. I uninstalled app and reinstalled it hoping that would help. Now all of my notes are gone! I must have had 50 notes with to-do's, grocery lists, prescription & other medical info. Tried resyncing and still could not pull up lost data. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

  13. Jim Mason-avatar

    Jim Mason


    Organization, and sorting capabilities are good. I am 83 years old, and I wish the screen print was a tad larger, and more bold. I keep shopping lists, needed clothing & household items, and prescription and vitamin lists for both shopping, and hospital/medical use.

  14. Sarah Fox-avatar

    Sarah Fox


    I really liked this app until recently. The app stopped working. I would click to open one of my saved notes, and it would load a blank screen and sit there for minutes. I tried removing the app and adding it back, deleting the cache, and eventually had to delete the data and reinstall the app for it to work again. I lost all my saved notes, which is really disappointing and frustrating. It makes me wary of using the app again, since there's a chance my notes could one day become inaccessible.

  15. Isaac Nindil-avatar

    Isaac Nindil


    It's amazing. I'm actually currently using it as my workbook for all the courses I take in college. There are some recommendations I'd like to make. 1. Can you guys create a function where you can attach the images within the the free drawing and writing space? And in a way so that the pictures can be edited. And also for the colors, can y'all also include a function where we can save our own custom colors? Love the app. It's amazing. Currently using it on my note 10+

  16. Pearl Ramsey-avatar

    Pearl Ramsey


    Since these new update, my notes screen stays blank as I type but, when I press save the info is there. I just can't see it when I pull it up or try to type on it. And it keeps crashing, I've uninstalled it to see if that helps🤞🏾 Re-installed and ALL of my Notes are gone. I mean ALL and the disgust that I feel can not be measured. I need Samsung or the developers of this app to assist me ASAP🤬

  17. Felicity Nelson-avatar

    Felicity Nelson


    I have used this app for everything when it comes to lists from groceries to to do lists. Love it! And I had the same experience as others I see on here and had some info on the lists I did not want to loose if I was going to have to uninstall. It would not open, and kept forcing itself closed. Turned phone off, reset and nothing. So I went to the play store found app and updated and it works again just as well as before,thank goodness!

  18. Katy McDowell-avatar

    Katy McDowell


    Hello everyone. I too was affected by the system update where my Samsung notes would not fully open and would get a blank page. My notes are gone. After contacting Verizon they walked me through going to the Playstore and pulling up Samsung notes clicking on update. As my Samsung notes needed to be updated. I did that and opened it back up and all my notes appeared. I hope for some of you this helps and all you need to do is update your app for the Samsung notes after the system update.

  19. Anusree Praseed-avatar

    Anusree Praseed


    After the system update, I can't access Samsung App. Whenever I try to open it, it shows a blank page and crashes. Please fix it as soon as possible because I have lot of important information stored there. This is the worst update I have experienced from Samsung.

  20. Erin Perrino-avatar

    Erin Perrino


    Newest update is, as others have said, trash. Can't open saved notes, can't create new ones. Uninstalling and reinstalling did nothing. Samsung really dropped the ball on this one. Won't bother to wait for another update, I'll find something more reliable.

  21. Sara Morgan-avatar

    Sara Morgan


    The initial use is self explanatory. About 2 weeks ago I opened the app, but I could not interact with it(I could not type anything). I reset my phone, etc. I had to uninstall & reinstall the app & lose all of my progress in the process.

  22. Gary X-avatar

    Gary X


    How the heck can one fix the bug whereby numbers become coloured and underlined and treated as something other than a normal number. Why does it try to be clever and fail miserably. How is this stopped ? Also, after highlighting text, how come there's no 'delete' option on the menu ?

  23. wolfrig2000-avatar



    STILL HORRIBLE, STILL BROKEN. 3/5/20 My phone auto updated this app again, and its not been fixed in the past year, meaning because of auto updates and lack of Samsung caring I've lost every single note I've saved once again. Maybe this is a sign I need to go back to pen and paper, because S Pen is useless on this $1500 phone when it randomly wipes anything you've saved.

  24. Kelly Thorpe-avatar

    Kelly Thorpe


    Was using this app for a long time and it used to work great but recently it suddenly started crashing. When I clicked on one of my saved notes, it just showed a blank white screen. I tried force stopping the app, but it still didn't work, so I ended up having to delete and then reinstall the app. But it is ashame because I had so many notes on the app. I figure there is a bug in the app since there are multiple people complaining that the same thing happened to them.

  25. Sharon Delawder-avatar

    Sharon Delawder


    I used to really like and use this app, until today, because it kept crashing and I really needed to get to info I had there. I read someone's suggestion to clear the cache and data. I cleared the cache but didn't realize that if I clear data all my notes would be deleted. Now I lost a bunch of info that was important to me. Any way to get it back?

  26. Priyanka Singh-avatar

    Priyanka Singh


    This app is very convenient and useful. Everyone ,who is seeing the app crashing recently, just do one quick change, go to the settings and change the default browser to chrome. (You can find the steps online) The problem is occurring when the default browser is firefox. You are welcome 🙂

  27. Honeysuckle V-avatar

    Honeysuckle V


    I have been enjoying the app for several years UNTIL I recently updated it. Like all of the other complaints I also had trouble retrieving my notes. Customer Service offered ZERO assistance. After reading the reviews I decided to uninstall then REINSTALL the App and SYNC my notes I stored on the Samsung Cloud. It worked, I hope this was helpful.

  28. Deb Robeck-avatar

    Deb Robeck


    I use this for alot of things, including my shopping list. As you delete items from your list and try to bring the next item back, it doesn't, so you have a huge gap between rows and/or items. Whatever I had on my Samsung Galaxy 6 was better!!! It allowed you to back space/delete everything while holding down on the backspace or "x" key. The app on the Galacy 8 doesn't. You can only delete one row at a time, like I stated above.

  29. Charlys Airandil-avatar

    Charlys Airandil


    Used this app w/ no problems for a few months but had a similar experience as another reviewer in that after the recent update the app has been unusable. This past week, every time I clicked into a note it would be blank and trying to back out of it would make the app crash and close. Tried restarting phone, clearing cache, nothing helped. I ended up uninstalling (so lost everything since I didn't know a way to back it all up when I couldn't view content). Seems to be working w/ reinstall.

  30. dylan ratzsch-avatar

    dylan ratzsch


    This app used to be very useful, until the most recent system update (10.1). Since then, despite numerous uninstall/reinstall cycles, it will not take input. Try to type, it starts auto populating words after each letter, turning everything into gibberish. Sad that Samsung can't make its own app work with its new system update. Would have rated five stars prior to this.

  31. achang libat-avatar

    achang libat


    What the hell happened to Samsung Notes??? It has been serving me well since the day i start using Samsung. But it isnt working now! It just opens but you cant use it! It uninstalled and now i lost 3 years of original recipes! And i cant seem to retrieve my back up after i intalled again. Very very disappointed. More disappointed since it was such a good app.

  32. Sasan Akbari-avatar

    Sasan Akbari


    I don't think development team doesn't read these Good but needs improvements. One of the most important things that needs to be fixed is that when I use it in pop up view and write an a paged that I have zoomed, sometimes it does delete my annotations, it happens mostly with somethings that looks like circle (specially something like this: ●). And I thing we really need page interpretation. I wish I could write in different pages and then later could rearrange them or add new pages in between.

  33. Thomasyn Freeman-avatar

    Thomasyn Freeman


    Love Samsung notes. Great app! Easy to put each note in personalized category, therefore making it much easier to locate notes. There is also the ability to star any note which can be pinned to the top of all notes. Good filter for organization of all notes. If using SPen, it is very helpful to be able to convert hand written notes into text. Can save videos, gifs & photos also in Samsung Notes. Unsure if it's possible to change paper color from white.

  34. Kaitlyn Wilder-avatar

    Kaitlyn Wilder


    I've used and still use this app quite frequently, and it's pretty useful as a simple note taking app - however, I'm kinda bummed by the font editing. At some point there was an update and I could no longer bold/underline/italicize text anymore, which was kinda essential to the notes I'd take, as well as no way to format copied text to normal font size and what not. Hopefully I'm wrong about this and just haven't found my way around it yet.

  35. Marcus Thomas-avatar

    Marcus Thomas


    A decent, well-designed note taking app with two unforgivable oversights. I'd really love to use this as my go-to notes app now that I own a Samsung phone. I love the design of One UI, and it shows in this app, too. This app looks great, but I'm discouraged from using it. The biggest offense is that there is no web app to sync notes between phone and PC. The other issue is that there's no support for the Galaxy Watch. It's baffling that there's no official notes app for the Galaxy Watch.

  36. Sherri Smith-avatar

    Sherri Smith


    Love it! Great improvements. Good job Samsung! It is easy to use. This next additional comment is not for Samsung Notes. It's for Google. You're asking us to give you more info via "Tell us (you, Google) more (optional)" right after the review comment section. However, the response options are - "No", "Not sure" and "Clear". Where is the "Yes" option? I wanted to say "Yes" - Samsung Notes is good for taking notes. Can you fix that, Google?

  37. flavia franchini-avatar

    flavia franchini


    Can't get it to work correctly. For a while now, everything I type is auto corrected to crazy characters and letters. It's something only happening in this app, and no others. I used to like it a lot, but now it's really annoying trying to write on it. Tried reinstalling and all but wont work. Will try different app as I have no idea how to solve the problem.

  38. Karen Nagle-avatar

    Karen Nagle


    I Loved this App. I had sssooo many notes and information stored on it, which I just lost when the whole samsung system did a very odd system boot and said "erasing". WHAT? I managed to recovery some of my info, but not nearly close to all of it. Also, my calendar information is just gone! Another issue that has given me PTSD in recent days. This happened on Jan 17th, at 2:30 PST. Did anyone else have this happen to them? Does Samsung have any info to explain this major burp in it's system? Please Please share if so!

  39. Dominique G-avatar

    Dominique G


    For the past few days my app hasnt worked at ALL! What is going on??? I just hit update so hopefully that will fix it...but I'm not confident. I have tons of notes on here that I need to get off if the app is coming down! I'm sure many people do. I even use this for medical note taking on the fly to have accurate details for my doctor. Please FIX THIS. I'm sure I'm not the only one that desperately needs to access my notes.

  40. Sarah Mortensen-avatar

    Sarah Mortensen


    I love this app but... After the last update (12-19-19) anytime I tried to open a note to either read or write it would be a completely white screen and would crash. I saw someone else commented the same issue and had to uninstall and reinstall, which made her lose all her previous notes. I manually updated the app and that solved the issue. Posting this with a 1 star so others with the same issue can see the solution and not lose their previous notes.

  41. 夏美-avatar



    If you could add other types of paper and if maybe we could customize the thickness of the pens ourselves, this would be the best app. I bought the tab s6 for handwriting and I'm not that happy that there's not a lot of app that supports handwriting. I hope samsung invests in good writing apps. I know that's asking for much, but hey, maybe this will work? I love this app thouuugh. I just need it to be able to do more.

  42. Tim Yi-avatar

    Tim Yi


    I still hate this new layout. It's been a while but I still can't get used to how unintuitive it is. Why would you create an extra step that forces me to look all my notes when I press the back button instead of just a quick view of the categories like it was in the old version? Doesn't that seem like unnecessary work just to make things more tedious?

  43. Jason Fuller-avatar

    Jason Fuller


    This is literally the first review I have ever written for anything, but Samsung, you've pushed me to it. This app is a terrible replacement for s note. Being forced to use it is intensely frustrating. Numerous sorting options for files are no longer available (i.e. color coding and cover format) and background settings don't even exist. I have loyally stuck with the Note phone line for my business for years because of it's incredible versatility primarily with the s note app. You let us down!

  44. I just wanted to know their names-avatar

    I just wanted to know their names


    FOR EVERYONE HAVING AN ISSUE WITH IT!! For mine it stopped working and all my notes went blank, what I did was backed it up and synced it with my account, first I forced stopped it, then uninstalled it, and installed it again. Then after opening it make sure to sync it with your account you saved it it. This works even if you can't see your notes, but if you didn't back it up, I don't if it works about please listen to me.

  45. Erin Mccaslin-avatar

    Erin Mccaslin


    Wish I saw the latest comment on how to stop the crashing by updated the app manually. My app started to just have a blank screen last week whenever I opened a new tab, but then it started crashing every single time I opened it, so I uninstalled and reinstalled the app. It's now working fine but I'm afraid to trust that the app won't crash again. Multiple apps and my entire phone crashed and said the system UI failed today. Wonder if the newest update had something to do with it.

  46. Talia Carlson-avatar

    Talia Carlson


    It's very helpful for keeping notes, but on older models they had a checklist option that was very helpful, butthey dont have anymore or I cant seem to find. Notes that were uploaded from the previous model still retain that checklist, so it still seems like it would be reasonably easy to add, but they have yet to do just that.

  47. Andry Rajaobelison-avatar

    Andry Rajaobelison


    It was very handy when I was able to handwrite with my S-pen. Right after the latest update to, I stopped seeing the auto handwrite converter that pops out as I hover "Title" or "Notes". Uninstalling last update solves the problem but then the app autoupdates hinder again without my permission. Are there any changes on how tthat I am not aware of within this new version? I do not want ro keep uninstalling updates because it deletes all prevous nots and it is a job to get them back again

  48. Robin Markowitz-avatar

    Robin Markowitz


    Very, very handy! (Note 8.) I have it working with Evernote but I can click create note during a phone call lickety-split! And then I shoot it over to Evernote for format polishing. I can also get ideas down quickly in Samsung notes, expand upon it & format in MS Word, then save to pdf and place the polished and finished link in Tumblr or Blogger. & then link it to Facebook and Twitter!!! But Samsung Notes is the 1st step. And it DOES incorporate the functionality of the old Action Memo, BTW!

  49. Cheryl Tierce-avatar

    Cheryl Tierce


    I loved this app until the text went wonky. For every letter I type it adds a word or characters. So if I type the word time it looks like this: "Ti!metoo" What the heck? Is this a problem with the app and my keyboard? Something else? It has gone from a favorite app to being worthless.

  50. Vernon Erickson-avatar

    Vernon Erickson


    Arrangements of files and categories not as good as they should be. Cannot set what you see at opening, eg. groups list or all files or a special group. Cannot move a file from one group to another. A notice pop up re. syncing keeps coming up asking for permissions for your Contact list and something else. Cannot stop this pop up. Other than these, it"s quite handy to use.

  51. Aki-avatar



    It's a great app! The ui is good, very responsive, and manymores. I hope there'll be some optimization to match the color of background with paper while taking notes. But in manyways, it's a good app

  52. Devdev devdev-avatar

    Devdev devdev


    I actually really enjoyed using this app until recently when after updating my phone ALL MY NOTES WERE LOST.. I now have 0 notes.. Songs, letters, thoughts, dreams, documents, contacts, addresses... all lost! Not only that, but now when I try to make a new note it doesn't work.. this is super frustration and upsetting. Please fix this!

  53. 7AMoOoD.K AlAwadhi-avatar

    7AMoOoD.K AlAwadhi


    I Really like it and I hope there's more features.. but one thing I discovered like an issue or bug problem.. When I try to select all the texts it won't open the keyboard to cut or paste or copy or do whatever I want, so I click on the screen and then select again and it won't select while keyboard opening, it keep scrolling down on itself and then I can't scroll up or down unless I close the App and restart again.. please fix that then I'll rate you 5 stars..

  54. Saad Marfani-avatar

    Saad Marfani


    I do love this app to use on a tablet with Spen to write notes and is far above others in the features it provides. My only issue is with sharing function which seems to just split sentences and pictures horizontally and randomly according to the page size and without any consideration for the content on it. This is extremely annoying when sharing notes with others as this looks very unprofessional and makes the entire sharing and conversion functions absolutely useless. Samsung please rectify.

  55. beu eu-avatar

    beu eu


    WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL MY NOTES?!? TWO YEARS, right down the drain! App won't open. Keeps crashing. Did a data transfer, trying to recover my notes before reinstalling app, but it says, "The following category has been excluded because there is no data on the device: Samsung Notes" NOOOO!! Ever since Samsung got rid of Action Memos, I find no good reason to tell others what a great phone the "Note" series is...

  56. Valerie Erde-avatar

    Valerie Erde


    This app stopped working after the latest software update (hence 2 stars), so here's a solution that worked for me. Go to settings, select app, select storage, clear CACHE (not data), then also UPDATE (don't delete and reinstall) the app.

  57. Anton Jones-avatar

    Anton Jones


    Can we please select the default opening view to be Categories? Oh and most of the time turning off formatting features like underscore, bold & italics won't turn off. Soon as I type the next character it's back on. Sometimes the formatting indicator shows that it's off yet formatting appears. Oh, and some of my now titles are in bold text and others aren't with no way of making them all bold. C'mon Samsung!

  58. Michelle B-avatar

    Michelle B


    Since the update my notes dont work, loads a blank screen when i try to opem a note and then crashes i keep trying and trying because i have no much stuff i want to recover, i guess im screwed and should have just used google like everyone else. Sucks because i usually am able to rely on samsung apps, reminds me of apple days dealing with this right now.

  59. Kyle Alan-avatar

    Kyle Alan


    Typing is the most frustrating experience imaginable within this app. Unexplainable guesses by the app on the word I'm trying to type. I use Swype keyboard, and this app (and only this app) frequently places words that are not in anyway similar to the word i have swiped. If i type one letter at a time, it places whole words in gibberish on the notepad. It's bizarre.

  60. Hannah-avatar



    I absolutely love Samsung Notes!! I take notes on pretty much everything and the app has great usability. It has never crashed, I'm always able to pick up from where I've lefted off and vomit my thoughts out with any issues

  61. Sien Cheong-avatar

    Sien Cheong


    This is the 1 most important function for Samsung's flagship product the Notes Series. And u screwed it perfectly. How the hell do u have a note without pages? How do u expect your users to add additional notes/sketches in between a long ass line of existing information? The developer who re-design the S Notes should be fired immediately!

  62. Mariam Sandoval-avatar

    Mariam Sandoval


    I really loved this app but like some other people I LOST ALL MY NOTES for no reason. The app kept crashing and didn't let me access to the notes so I deleted tha app and the notes weren't there. I wrote a message reporting the issue when the app started crashing and nobody contacted me.

  63. Anomoly Deception-avatar

    Anomoly Deception


    Will not use apps that require access to photos, media, and data files. There is NO reason flashlight , notepad, need access to my phone contents. Would give zero stars, but it's not an option.

  64. Alissa Brady-avatar

    Alissa Brady


    After the latest update the app has stopped working; I cant open any notes new or old when I try the screen goes blank and or wont show what I'm typing then the app closes and wont open, this has been an issue for around two weeks I've tryed everything I can think of and almost nothing worked so I deleted the app after restarting my phone and when I reinstalled it all my notes were gone but it's working now I guess.....

  65. Michael Wilke-avatar

    Michael Wilke


    Doesn't work with Swype keyboard correctly. Auto adds letters and words when i type letter at a time. Doesn't delete whole words, requires one letter at a time. Only recognized one Swype word before needing to delete the next, try again, delete, add...very frustrating. Looking for a new app.

  66. Ade Price-avatar

    Ade Price


    Samsung Notes crashes regularly during cut and paste actions on my Tab S6 and is missing useful features that are available with S Note. E.G. no option to change font type and there are fewer font sizes available. It is not possible to use the Ctrl+ sequence to cut/copy and paste text. S Note also had the photo note feature, which was quite useful. Why on Earth didn't Samsung continue to develop S Notes instead of wasting resources on an inferior app?

  67. Jim-avatar



    Won't let me type normally. Updated app. Still doesn't work. Only have problems with this app. All other apps allow me to type normal. This one just guesses what word I'm trying to type and just fills it in automatically for me, after just one or two letters. That's hella annoying! Uninstalling!

  68. Jesse Kraybill-avatar

    Jesse Kraybill


    The app has broken in the past few weeks, rendering all of my notes unusable. Forums are littered with complaints about the broken application, yet there are no fixes. Love that I've got months of notes and lists that might just be gone for good now. Really inspires confidence.

  69. Heather Toomey-avatar

    Heather Toomey


    Don't like that when it says I need to delete some files to use the app, I can delete over 200 notes (and not short ones!) and then make 3 or 4 notes, and it tells me again. I can't use it The app has been very user friendly besides that AND the fact that even when I update the app, it can't sync with the cloud. My Mom reported having the same problem. So I sent my most important files to Google Drive and deleted them from Samsung Notes. I am now quitting Samsung Notes and going to Google Drive.

  70. Cheryel GunnGodHasMyBack-avatar

    Cheryel GunnGodHasMyBack


    I absolutely love this application it comes in handy especially when I am on the internet and I can post my information directly on this application. Everyone should use this application at one point for everyday use.

  71. Amanda Willemse-avatar

    Amanda Willemse


    I had the same problem after latest update. Could not open any of my saved notes. So I tried sharing as pdf. That worked and I could e-mail all my notes to my e-mail in pdf format. Uninstalled the app and will see how it works after reinstalling.

  72. Boku BunBun-avatar

    Boku BunBun


    Had a A good time until...An update. The app became Unstable BUT IF THIS HAPPENS TO YOU YOU DO NOT HAVE LOSE EVERYTHING. Please use the option to select and send it all over to ur email as a pdf like I did. So at least you still hve them. :^) but yes please fix it's pretty bad, I never imagined this of all apps would become a corrupted file. I repeat just send ur files over to urself or another email. Then uninstall.

  73. andrew pickering-avatar

    andrew pickering


    Why does this app create spaces between lines that you can adjust? It's so annoying. My S9 was perfect then one day I can't backspace and pull lines of text back together. I got the Note 10+ 5G and was glad to see the back of that bug, then it's started doing it again!!! Woeful app!!!!!

  74. Pooh Waller-avatar

    Pooh Waller


    This app continues to disappoint... it was bad enough that I was forced to leave smemo behind without the option to continue use on my newer model Samsung phone, but as a writer and one who had many original and important pieces saved to that app, I was disgusted to find my work hangs in the uncertain freefall of an app discarded by its own inventors... furthermore, I am upset to have found a sliver of hope that I could import my files from smemo to this app just to find out there's no import..

  75. Christopher Bernier-avatar

    Christopher Bernier


    How do you screw up an app this simple??? Thanks for updating this simple app and destroying it in the process. It kept freezing every time I opened it so I uninstalled, then reinstalled, but now all of my notes are gone. Even after syncing. Thanks Samsung. Looks like it's time to go to Apple. Maybe their heads are screwed on straight.

  76. Robert Wilhelm-avatar

    Robert Wilhelm


    I love this app. Use it on a daily basis. I would have given it 5 stars but it recently started doing auto fill. It's annoying as F***. Almost to where I'm ready to uninstall it. Cannot fig out how to fix it.

  77. Austin Beasley-avatar

    Austin Beasley


    Worked great until the last update on my phone! Now it just crashes immediately after opening, also I cant view any of my important information I have saved on here! This is an app I could always depend on and now I have to look for something else. Very disappointed!

  78. Katie Stewart-avatar

    Katie Stewart


    I used this app to keep very important data. The recent update forced me to reinstall the app and now EVERYTHING is gone. This is devastating to me. Is there any way to restore this data? I am outraged that this has happened and I expect something to be done.

  79. Carol Lew-avatar

    Carol Lew


    Ever since this recent update (btw, Samsung automatically updated it), I've lost ALL of my notes. I reset it, updated the app, everything I can possibly do and every one of my notes are BLANK. Samsung better fix the bug soon.

  80. Jennifer P-avatar

    Jennifer P


    Loved this app until update. Now constantly crashes and can't see notes. Email them (as PDF) to yourself so you can access your notes, then delete. Going to see if reinstalling helps otherwise time to move to a functioning note app as I utilize it too much not to have.

  81. Beverly Chong-avatar

    Beverly Chong


    Hope to have grid line on it =D Because sometimes i tend to write chinese word /making timetable. The grid line will definitely make me satisfied when writing the note. Not only that, the grid line able to help our handwriting to become neatly. And the grid line will definitely bring the convinience to the student or who likes the grid line note too) I think the rest of all is perfect, please add the grid line :D

  82. G Currenti-avatar

    G Currenti


    I updated my app cause of the spam update reminders I kept receiving from samsung. After updating I cant access any of my previously saved Samsung Notes. They all came up blank. Highly unproductive, & unprofessional. Should be stuck with tried, tested and proven Microsoft products.

  83. ferry GriFFon-avatar

    ferry GriFFon


    The interface of this app is not that good. It is a very useful app and you should give it an update and add some more tools and themes in order to make it more useful and attractive for the users who really need this app. I hope you will consider this and will be looking forward to solve it.

  84. Jaqueline Perez-avatar

    Jaqueline Perez


    This app had worked flawlessly up until today. After my phone had gone through a system update, it constantly crashes and I can't even open a note to read it. It will just appear blank. When I create a new note, I can't see what I'm typing but it will save it.

  85. Dawn Lori-avatar

    Dawn Lori


    Since the new update some tools in the brush area has been made more inconvenient and it isn't nearly as good before, clicking the brush and having all the tools without having to always open and close constantly, I draw a lot on this so phone update made things slower for me when it comes to drawing.

  86. hadi aghayari-avatar

    hadi aghayari


    This app the worst app I've ever seen. I think Samsung did a very bad job with this app. When typing with this app, words are sometimes cleared automatically.There is nothing called paging in this app. I had not5 and now I have note9. But now I'm so sorry I bought this phone. The Snot app was wonderful on not5 and the very bad news is this that you cant install Snot on you Note9 !!! I beg the developers of Snot app, please design Snot for Not9 and forget this app.

  87. nursied 4an-avatar

    nursied 4an


    i love :) what about changing the background colour / putting a picture as the background ? & making your own colour palletes? and maybe make the pictures able to go between text (text wrap around the picture like google docs) or be able to be moved more free around the note?

  88. Andrew Prairie-avatar

    Andrew Prairie


    Lost years worth of stored information, back up and cloud sync did not work. Do not trust this app, better ones out there that don't delete all of your data.

  89. Jason Magruder-avatar

    Jason Magruder


    This app sucks because it doesn't have Action Memo, the single most useful app for the S-pen. Samsung sucks for removing features instead of improving things. I'd go back to my Note 5 if the hardware wasn't so outdated, the user experience was far superior to the Note 9 I have now.

  90. Stephanie Silverthorn-avatar

    Stephanie Silverthorn


    This is my most favorite out of all of the apps on phone. I use this for so many different things. There is nothing I would change about this app. But... I would love to see more modification options on the overall app appearance such as background and note colors and fonts.

  91. raul guiga-avatar

    raul guiga


    Quite basic useless for complex tasking It is able to attach a image but u cannot crop the image for that main camera needs to be used which is time consuming to switch between both apps For writing the app comes with unlimited colours but only 12 colours are available for creating folders There is also a bug if u keep editing the same note for hours u will not be able to move up or down through the note using your hands you will need to close the app down an open it again

  92. Kimbre Nee-avatar

    Kimbre Nee


    This app used to work fine but now it constantly fills in predictive text after each letter I type. Its so obnoxious and renders the app unusable unless I want to constantly type a letter, delete the extra, and repeat....for EVERY letter. Had to download a new note app.....

  93. Charmaine Ogren-avatar

    Charmaine Ogren


    Terrible. Samsung "updated" my phone today and all of my notes a nd data were gone! I uninstalled it. Then reinstalled just so I could leave a review. The samsung tech even said it was s known issue and "unfortunately" have to uninstall and data unretievable. Apparantly samsung has known about this since janauary from the other reviews. Crappy app!

  94. Joe C.-avatar

    Joe C.


    Stopped working with a white screen and crash on S10 and S10e, as many have reported. Uninstalling deletes any past notes. Lost my files. Unique file format and only works with Samsung notes and Samsung backup. Play Store version not kept updated to promote use of Samsung store. All in all this seems intentional.

  95. Michele DiBenedetto-avatar

    Michele DiBenedetto


    My old notes would not open. I had to delete the app and re install which means I lost whatever I had written. Now with the new app it still won't work properly. Never had a problem all the years I've had a galaxy.

  96. Agnes Roche-avatar

    Agnes Roche


    Never had a problem until recently. Now u can see a glimpse of your note but when u open it you get a blank page. I have gotten around it by fake printing the note. THIS IS SO fustrating. I have important notes going back years!

  97. savants08-avatar



    I just updated my phone and this app would not work at all. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling and it won't even install in my phone. Freezes out at 99 percent everytime. I have tried restarting my phone. What a bummer. Lost all my notes. Get it together Samsung!

  98. Nasir Abdullahi-avatar

    Nasir Abdullahi


    If I could rate lower that 1 star, I would. I just upgraded from a note 5 to a note 10+. The old s note app allowed you to create multiple pages in a single note. I had a sketchbook note file in my old phone. NOW this stupid app won't let me add pages. Theres NO option to add or delete pages. This app is a downgrade.

  99. yaivna gopee-avatar

    yaivna gopee


    I love it. I love writing so whenever i get those bouts of inspiration i just love writing them down and since its on my phone, i can always have it around instead of a paper that i can lose easily. Also the check list for groceries or tasks or to do list is perfect.

  100. D. L. Masters-avatar

    D. L. Masters


    Crashed in December 2019 and again in February 2020. I cleared cache as recommended but it didn't help. I went to Google Play & selected update (accessing through apps on phone did not help). It worked without clearing my data (notes). 😅 Would rate 3.5 stars.