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Simplenote for Windows and Linux image/svg+xml

Today we welcome two new apps into the Simplenote family. Simplenote first started on iOS and has expanded to include Android, Mac OS X, and now Windows and Linux. Visit our downloads page and try them out. Just like all Simplenote apps, they are completely free.

I’ve been using Simplenote on Android and OS X for a while and it works well. It’s not quite as fully featured as Apple’s Notes app, but the fact that it works with my Android phone means that it’s far more useful to me. And, now there are Windows and Linux clients, it’s become even more useful — I can see why Automattic purchased it.

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Automattic, the company behind, is among 36 “unicorns” that could go public in 2016, CB Insights said in a report released yesterday.

The 2016 Tech IPO Pipeline states there are more than 80 private tech companies in the U.S. currently valued at $1 billion or more, and notes that Automattic is among the 36 companies with the greatest momentum.

Automattic joined the billion-dollar club in 2014 when it raised $160 million in Series C Funding, which raised its valuation to $1.16 billion. Along with Automattic, “the unicorn club” includes other well-known, fast-growth companies, such as Airbnb, Snapchat, GitHub, Slack, and Uber.

Interesting, mostly because it could be argued that Automattic has built its business around the GNU General Public License.