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1 stars

"Guilty user"

May 05, 2008  |  By Andrew D

2008-05-05 06:31:39  |  By Andrew D

 |  Version: Jotz 1.3.60u


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I have used and disliked this app for at least three years, yet never gotten it together to choose an alternative -- they're not all that good, either. Jotz is un-mac-like, meaning the UI is fine so long as you're the sort of person who is willing to get totally immersed in one particular developer's idea of how things should work, and for whom having a swiss army knife (features, features, features) is more important than having a good simple blade. I think Jotz is a kludge, messy and disorganized; the advanced features (90% of which are useless to 90% of likely users) are NOT slipped "under the hood." Doesn't a revision number like "1.3.60u" tell you something? In four years they couldn't bear getting to 1.4? I'm not a conformity zealot -- check out Skitch for a truly weird but clever image manipulation app. But an app should be no harder to use than necessary, and require as little training as possible -- we have lives.

I have settled for using Jotz in a very limited way for several years not just because I'm too lazy to learn the rest, but because I intensely dislike having to accumulate skills good for one app only, the opposite of what the Mac is about. I wish Apple would just address the need for an elegant notepad (with Internet sync, spellchecking, intuitive organization)! Regardless, I'm looking for a new alternative and came to this page looking for suggestions.

So is Jotz for you? It depends. For folks like the people who rave about it here, the ones who know every keyboard shortcut, it's genuinely great. For those like me desperate for something that it at least stable and functional, it's OK. (And heck I did pay for it, can't throw that away. :) For the majority of people who are put off by the *horrible* interface (I have rarely seen anything this awful, honest, in 20+ years of using the Mac), it is not.

I suspect Jotz's ratings are artificially high because many of those who tried it and then hit delete didn't stick around to leave a rating. Try it, use it if it works for you, but expect better.

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5 stars

"If you print stuff you find on the internet use JOTZ"

June 06, 2007  |  By primalbroth

2007-06-06 15:59:48  |  By primalbroth

 |  Version: Jotz 1.3.60u


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The best thing about Jotz for me is the Print Preview because I use images, and I care about how stuff fits on a page. You can adjust margins, position on page, and per cent size to make every thing fit the way you want - in a few seconds! This is worth at least a thousand dollars to me. I like the paper saving of this feature too.
I always click on the Jotz icon for an instant pad to compose paragraphs like this very one. Its always auto-saved.

Drag images off your desktop and pop into a note. Drag a song (that Jotz will play!).
You can transfer everything including images and links (that work from the jotz pad) on a webpage to a Jotz note. Really fast. And edit, of course. Or disable the links so they return to the appearance of regular text.
I've used Jotz for years - its the most valuable software I ever downloaded.

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5 stars

"Simply the most useful piece of software..."

August 22, 2004  |  By znoborg

2004-08-22 12:00:20  |  By znoborg

 |  Version: Jotz 1.3.01


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...that I use on a daily basis. The current version fixes many bugs. This is a well designed cocoa app that shows off many many capabilities. A must download and worth the price. I'm very happy development is continuing...

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.3.60u
This version of Jotz fixes a bug that could cause a crash during Copy/Paste under undefined circumstances. Thanks to Tom Garcia for reporting this and for helping me to get the issue resolved despite my inability to reproduce it locally.
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Release Date February 11, 2007
Date Added February 11, 2007
Version 1.3.60u
Category Business Software
Subcategory Word Processing Software
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Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.3.9/10.4 Intel/10.4 PPC
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher
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    File Size 4.06MB
    File Name jotz.dmg
    Total Downloads 92
    Downloads Last Week 0
    License Model Purchase
    Limitations Not available
    Price $17.5

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