Keep It

Write notes, keep things,
and find them again

Keep It is a notebook, scrapbook and organizer, ideal for writing notes, keeping web links, storing documents, images or any kind of file, and finding them again. Available on Mac, and as a separate app for iPhone and iPad, Keep It is the destination for all those things you want to put somewhere, confident you will find them again later.

Keep It is the successor to Together, can import Together libraries, and all Together 3 users can get a discount to upgrade to Keep It. See Information for Together Users below.


Main Window Icon View Editing Notes Tag Filter Share Extension in Safari


Main Window Icon View Editing Notes Tag Filter Share Extension in Safari

Notes, Links and Everything Else

Make Notes

Create notes with built-in styles that look good and read well on all your devices. Notes can contain checklists, bulleted and numbered lists, links, dividers, images and other attachments.

Save Web Links

Save web links to Keep It, view them in the app, open them in your browser, or save them as PDFs or web archives for offline reading.

Add Anything

Any kind of file can be added to Keep It directly, saved to one of its folders in the Finder, or created from stationery, and opened for editing in other applications. Any item can be encrypted with a password.

Preview and Edit

Keep It can edit its own notes, rich text, plain text and Markdown files, add highlights and notes to PDFs, and show previews for images, web pages and most other documents.



Keep It can store everything in iCloud and make it available across all your Macs, and your iPad and iPhone too, with Keep It for iPad and iPhone.

Share Folders and Items

Keep it can share top-level folders and individual items with other Keep It users via iCloud. Participants will see all changes automatically.



Folders let you organize items and bundles hierarchically, when needed. Select a folder to see everything it contains, double-click to focus the sidebar on that folder.


When you need to gather things into one place, make a bundle. Items can be in more than one bundle at a time, and when you remove the bundle, everything else stays where it was.


Use labels to color-code items for quick visual recognition. Labels are listed in the sidebar so you can quickly see everything with a particular label.

More Lists

Use the Recents list to see things you’ve added or viewed lately, with the latest shown at the top. Favorites provide quick access. Deleted Items are automatically removed after 30 days.

Search and Filter


Keep It can search the content of most files, and can recognize text in scanned PDFs and images. While searching, suggestions appear as you type, allowing you to narrow down results to exactly what you need. Save searches for later reuse.

Tag Filter

Keep It’s Tag Filter makes finding things by tags easy, and works with search and the selected list. Choose a tag to see all the tagged items and any other relevant tags; choose another tag to drill down further.

Works with Your Mac

Real Files

Keep It stores everything you add as files, folders and tags in the Finder that mirror what you see in the app, rather than stuff everything into a database. You can even save new files to these folders to automatically add them.

True Integration

This approach lets Keep It work with the system and all your existing apps: files can be searched with Spotlight, backed up with Time Machine, and opened in any suitable app for editing. Tasks in Keep It can be automated with Shortcuts, AppleScript, Automator actions and x-callback-urls.

Where You Need It

Compact Mode

In Compact Mode, Keep It for Mac becomes a single column, ideal for using alongside other apps or in split screen.

Works with Other Apps

Pretty much anything can be dragged to Keep It, and you can also add things from a variety of apps with Keep It’s share extension.

Download on the Mac App Store

Information for Together Users

Keep It is the successor to Together, and will import your Together libraries. While many things will be familiar, Keep It offers some great new ideas and improvements, including:

View and Edit

  • Create notes, stationery and open anything in its own window or tab
  • Summaries in the list and enhanced thumbnails, on both Mac and iOS
  • Predefined and custom styles for notes
  • Insert dividers in notes
  • Improved file attachments in notes
  • Add highlights and notes to PDF documents, and rotate and remove pages
  • Rotate images between landscape and portrait
  • Edit Markdown files with syntax coloring and a choice of editor and preview styles.
  • See a word count for notes, rich text and plain text documents
  • Convert standalone PDFs and images to attachments on notes
  • Show margins to constrain the width when editing text items to aid readability
  • Automatically rename items created from stationery
  • Compact Mode for working alongside other apps as a window or in split view
  • Dark mode on macOS Mojave and later

Organize and Manage

  • Favorites Bar for quick access to lists
  • Folders can show all items in nested folders and bundles
  • iCloud sharing for both folders and individual items
  • Double-click folders to focus the sidebar on them and the things they contain
  • Recents list shows added and edited items across all your Macs and iOS devices
  • Selecting multiple items shows options to add them to a bundle, move to a folder, change the label or add tags
  • Color-coded lists
  • Use hashtags in notes and editable text files
  • Each list can have its own sort and view settings
  • See and search a list of tags in the Info view, and when tagging items in the list
  • The sidebar can be hidden and will reappear when you drag to the side of the window
  • Deleted items automatically removed after 30 days
  • Unfiled list shows anything not in a folder or bundle


  • Share extension can now add text, links, files, photos and movies, and when using it you can add tags, choose locations, and append text to notes. With iCloud, changes will appear on other devices almost instantly
  • Bookmarklet can now either import a link or the selected text from a web page
  • Import from a scanner, or directly from your iPad or iPhone with Continuity Camera in macOS Mojave

Search and Filter

  • Search suggestions for drilling down to exactly what you need
  • Text recognition makes scanned PDFs and images searchable, including attachments
  • Use keywords when searching, and natural language for dates
  • Save searches that work consistently across Macs and iOS
  • Tag Filter can filter combinations of tags in the same straightforward way on both Mac and iOS

…but just about everything in Keep It is more refined, works better, faster, and often makes more sense. See Keep It for Together Users for more.


Together 3 users can get a half-price discount when moving to Keep It, and free licenses are available for anyone who purchased Together 3 in the 6 months before Keep It was announced.

See the Keep It Support page for information on obtaining these discounts, and how to move from Together to Keep It.