Windows/Linux: We've long been fans of Simplenote, but Windows and Linux users have had to use third-party editors to access their notes. Now, Simplenote's native app is finally available for Windows and Linux.
The new Simplenote app for Windows and Linux looks a lot like the Mac version that launched almost three years ago. It features a simple, white design without a lot of fluff. Which doesn't mean the app isn't powerful, it is. It has a history function so you can roll back notes to previous versions, collaboration tools to share and edit notes with others, the ability to publish a note to a URL as well as tags for organisation. The Windows and Linux apps also get one big feature still lacking in the Mac app: support for Markdown. You can optionally enable Markdown editing and after it's turned on you can edit and preview notes in the format. Both apps are also open source, so you can take a look under the hood or contribute to future changes if you're inclined to do so.