How to Install SimpleNote App on Ubuntu Linux

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If you’re looking for a simple note-taking application that works across different platforms and mobile devices, then you should look at Simplenote. Simplenote is a Light, clean, free note-taking app that works on iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Linux, and the web.

Your notes stay updated across all your devices. And visit organized so you can find notes quickly with instant searching and simple tags.

This brief tutorial will show students and new users how to install it on Ubuntu 16.04 | 17.10 | 18.04 desktops.

For more about Simplenote, please visit its homepage.

Whether on a Windows or Mac Linux PC, Simplenote should work and allow you to move between different PC platforms.

When you’re ready to install Simplenote on Ubuntu, follow the steps below:  There are multiple ways to install Simplenote.

Install Simplenote DEB Package

To install Simplenote using its DEB package, go to this link below and select the.DEB version… 64-bit should be good if your system supports it. Then download it to your desktop (usually to the Downloads folder of your Home directory).

Simplenote ubuntu install

Download and save the file to your desktop… usually in your Home directory’s ~/Downloads folder.

Simplenote ubuntu setup

After downloading, navigate to your Downloads folder, right-click the downloaded file, and select Open With Software Install.

Ubuntu install simplenote

When Ubuntu Software opens, click Install to begin the installation.

Ubuntu simplenote install

That should prompt you to type and confirm your password before the installation can continue… When you’re done, Simplenote should be installed and ready to use… To launch it, go to the Activities Overview, search Simplenote, and launch it.

Simplenote ubuntu install

Install Simplenote Code via Snap

Suppose the option above didn’t work for you. You can also install Simplenote via Snap package management.   This might be the quickest way to install Simplenote… Snaps are applications packaged with dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. In addition, they update automatically and roll back gracefully…

sudo apt install snapd
sudo snap install simplenote

That’s it!

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  1. Thanks! Successfully installed on Ubuntu 18.10 using the Snap

  2. Thanks! Successfully installed on PopOS 20.04 using by using the Simplenote link to download “Simplenote-linux-2.0.0-amd64.deb”. Right clicked on the download & selected “Open with Eddy”. I wasn’t sure if amd64 would be okay for me since my cpu is an intel i9 but it seems to works fine.

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