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Growly Notes for Mac

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Growly Notes for Mac has many features that are useful for note-taking, but it ultimately fails to set itself apart from similar programs.

Upon startup, Growly Notes for Mac immediately brings up a note containing a tutorial, which was very helpful since there were a number of options and features. A top menu contains buttons for the main options, from creating a new notebook to changing colors. The interface could have benefited from larger text or more appropriate graphics for the buttons, to assist new users. During testing, creating a new note was easy. The program allows users to add almost anything to a new note, including pictures, PDF images, and text. While notebooks can be saved and exported, there is no direct link to things like smartphones, which is a feature present on most competing applications. It's also not really clear if active technical support is available, but the program does support updates.

Growly Notes for Mac functions well as a note-taking application, but lacks some of the cross-platform features of competing programs.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "One of the best free apps I have ever used!!"

    February 24, 2014  |   By soundguy1958

    Version: Growly Notes 1.2.14

    Pros

    Attention touring technicians.

    It's free...no banners, no ads....just real software that does what it says it can do. I am a touring audio engineer, and this is the best thing I have found to advance my next show. I can be on the phone with the venues Tech Director and take notes at the same time. Then later I can visit the venue's website and copy and past their tech information and any pictures, so that I am prepared before I get there and setup.

    Cons

    Need a better way to share my notes with someone who does not have Growly Notes

    Summary

    If you need an app to organize your notes......look no further.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I feel I've been gifted with a new and useful toy!"

    November 13, 2011  |   By kikolei

    Version: Growly Notes 1.2.2

    Pros

    GrowlyNotes is so intriguing! I haven't been able to use it yet pending a bit more orientation. Everything I've read and can discern seems to put me in a huge room where creativity is fully encouraged and supported.

    Cons

    For a right-brain program, the instructions seem left-brain. Yet all is forgiven. The features of this program go 'way beyond anything I've used before, especially for free. I'm willing to do my homework!

    Summary

    I'm excited!

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  • 4.0 stars

    "good piece of software!"

    June 30, 2011  |   By dantheman_1987

    Version: Growly Notes 1.1.2

    Pros

    user friendly, lots of features, not too complicated, the designer is open to suggestions and very responsive.

    Cons

    not very pretty

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