ScratchPad is a free, simple text editor inspired by the old Mac default application Note Pad. You'll find much of the functionality of Text Edit here--including support for styles and a ruler, and the ability to use rich text, color, and images--but with a few clever additions.
ScratchPad automatically saves as you type, over multiple pages, letting you quickly flip forward and back through however many separate pages you want to create in the app. One big advantage of this multipage approach over Text Edit is that you won't have so many tiny .txt files littered all over your desktop or hard drive--in fact, there are no files to save at all.
One disadvantage, however, is that it can become difficult to find what you're looking for if you end up adding a lot of pages to ScratchPad. ScratchPad has some other deficiencies (for example, there is no quick way to convert a page to plain text), but other interesting features (such as its ability to float above other windows, transparently) make this free, fast-loading app worth checking out. We probably won't see many (if any) more updates to ScratchPad, since its developer is now working on a more full-featured app called ScratchBook.
ScratchPad is a simple, free application for Mac OS X designed to help keep those notes you need to jot down organized. Essentially a modern version of the program Note Pad that came with the classic Mac OS, ScratchPad is exactly that: a scratch pad.
Supports rich text so you can customize your fonts and colors anyway you like
Support for images and pictures
Lightweight - has everything you need without the bulk
Multiple pages so you can organize your notes however you would like to
NEW Supports synchronization across multiple computers with Dropbox
NEW Sandboxed for better security
Written in Cocoa to take advantage of Apple's native API
What's new in this version:
[Feature] Support for synchronizing across multiple computers via Dropbox.
[Feature] Sandboxed for better security and in preparation for a potential release in the Mac App Store.
[Updated] Updated back & forward buttons to match Lion.
[Updated] New icon.
[Updated] ScratchPad is now 64-bit.
[Updated] Update Sparkle Framework to version 1.5.
[Changed] Secure updating is now used by default.
[Changed] "Go to Page Number" is now a HUD window.
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