Welcome to django-simplenote’s documentation!

Version: 0.1.2


Documentation Status

Documentation: https://django-simplenote.readthedocs.io

Source: https://github.com/gregschmit/django-simplenote

PyPI: https://pypi.org/project/django-simplenote/

simplenote is a reusable Django app for posting simple notes to a board. You can secure access with authentication, but the default is to provide public access.

The Problem: I wanted to transfer text between different devices (or to other people) without having to authenticate, relying on secrecy of the domain to prevent abuse, but accepting that this isn’t a secure solution.

The Solution: You can set this app up on the internet on your own domain to use for notes. Optionally you can secure this service with authentication, but by default it’s a public board.

How to Use

$ pip install django-simplenote

Include django_simplenote in your INSTALLED_APPS.

If you want to change the defaults, add these to your settings.py:


Then, run migrations and add django_simplenote.urls to your URLconf.


Email gschmi4@uic.edu if you want to contribute. You must only contribute code that you have authored or otherwise hold the copyright to, and you must make any contributions to this project available under the MIT license.

To collaborators: don’t push using the --force option.

Dev Quickstart

simplenote comes with a settings.py file, technically making it a Django project as well as a Django app. First clone, the repository into a location of your choosing:

$ git clone https://github.com/gregschmit/django-simplenote

Then you can go into the django-simplenote directory and do the initial migrations and run the server (you may need to type python3 rather than python):

$ cd django-simplenote
$ python manage.py makemigrations django_simplenote
$ python manage.py migrate
$ python manage.py createsuperuser
$ python manage.py runserver

Then you can see the models at

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