Simplenote, the note-taking and syncing app beloved of productivity addicts everywhere, has finally launched on Android. The official app doesn't require an account to use; you can take and store notes locally on your device before signing up to the free service for cloud syncing. Although third-party apps were previously available, the official option is a welcome one that gives Android users an experience in line with the iOS app.

Simplenote's expansion to Android comes just over half a year since Wordpress owner Automattic bought the service, pledging to improve its mobile apps. The company says it will also launch a new Mac app, a redesigned web service, and an iPhone app optimized for iOS 7 in the coming weeks.