Some people carry around a note pad, others email themselves tasks that need to get done. But if you want a simple program that will synchronize notes from your iPhone to your computer (and vice-versa), give Simplenote a try.

My email is my foundation for organization. If something needs to get done, I prefer to email myself and put the note in one of my folders. That said, there are times when I have jotted notes on my iPhone using the note program, and discover them approximately three months later.

With Simplenote, I could access those notes on computer, and might actually see them before they are irrelevant. Given my dedicated belief in the “empty inbox,” Simplenote might be more useful because I would jot down more notes (no concerns about filling my inbox with random thoughts that quickly get deleted).

If you are looking for an easier way to keep track of random thoughts, give Simplenote a shot.


  1. Doug Farrow says:

    I can’t speak to the Windows side of the fence but on the Mac side, your iPhone notes in Notes sync to the main window of the Mail app on your Mac. This started, I think with v3 of the iphone OS

  2. Randall Ryder says:

    @ Doug – good call. I just checked it out, and you are correct.

  3. KingKoala says:

    Another post you may interest in:
    Edit notes on computer and transfer to iPhone or iPod Touch

  4. Timo says:

    I have an iPhone provided by the company I am working for. It is against company policy for me to sync my iPhone data and notes via any other means than doing so offline to my computer. I have used this tiny PC app for a long time now to transfer my iPhone notes to my computer:

    So far, no problems.

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