# An end-to-end encrypted notes app for digitalists and professionals.
Standard Notes helps you gain control in a world that often feels out of control. Protect your life's work with end-to-end encryption, advanced security, and unmatched privacy controls.
## A steel vault for your most sensitive data.
Standard Notes protects your notes and files with 4x-audited industry-leading end-to-end encryption, meaning only you have access to the keys required to decrypt your information.
Safely store all your sensitive data in one place and access it from all your devices, resting assured that your data is always protected by the highest security standards.
## Write fearlessly.
Note-taking services like Evernote, Google Keep, Notion, and Simplenote cannot prevent employees and governments from reading your data. Standard Notes features advanced security measures and privacy controls that protect your data against hacks, data breaches, government access, and even employee access.
## Your notes and files, always.
Never worry about losing your data again. You'll always have an offline copy of your data, so you can access your notes and files even without an internet connection. Automated backups and secure cloud sync ensure that your data is safe and sound, even if your device is lost, damaged, or stolen.
## Take back your data.
Shape-shifting privacy policies and unauthorized access by #BigTech and other non-encrypted services can lead to leaks, doxing, financial fraud, identity theft, loss of control over your information, and other existential harms to you or your business. Safeguard your private data with zero-knowledge encryption and open, audited applications by Standard Notes.
For versions of Ubuntu between 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) and 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), as well as Ubuntu flavours that don’t include snap by default, snap can be installed from the Ubuntu Software Centre by searching for snapd.
Alternatively, snapd can be installed from the command line:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd
Either log out and back in again, or restart your system, to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.
Install Standard Notes
To install Standard Notes, simply use the following command: