StickyBrain for Mac

StickyBrain for Mac

Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 126 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    28,803
  • Date Added:
    December 13, 2004
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac/OS X 10.3

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  • Current Version

    4.0

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    out of 126 votes

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1 stars

"too slow to launch."

October 31, 2006  |  By cometheart

 |  Version: StickyBrain 4.0.6

Cons

It takes more than 1 minute to start up and opens no window.

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5 stars

"No problems ever with StickyBrain, including 4.1b6"

June 20, 2006  |  By hdinin

 |  Version: StickyBrain 4.1b6

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Wow, the application judging Mafia that shoots their mouths off here with nothing more substantive than their feelings to relate!...

4.1b6 installed without a problem over 4.1b5 (which went in, equally unhampered over 4.05).

Been a registered user since v.2 was bundled with an early OS X...

It seems to me the most pertinent comparison is with Yojimbo, which, entirely subjectively, has a somewhat more congenial interface. However, it's clear that StickyBrain (an equally stupid, if not adolescent name) has taken notice and with this beta added the feature set that seemed like it would give Yojimbo a competitive advantage.

It seems like it was slightly better realized in Yojimbo, but this is beta, so we'll see what improvements occur when Gold is released.

I wish, as long as this is a place to talk about wishes, that somehow devonTHINK/devonAGENT and StickyBrain could be melded somehow -- the devon products being so much more robust as research tools prior to actual writing.

StickyBrain (and Yojimbo) are a class of products that are essentially super Stickies, and serve an indispensable purpose.

StickyBrain does what it's supposed to and does it very well. I've never lost anything, and as insurance it includes archiving options that ensure that nothing will ever be lost.

My chief, if not only, complaint is with the choice of OpenBase as the dbms at the heart of this otherwise robust note-taker/organizer. It's still profoundly slow at computer boot-up time installing the dbms and then the database itself.

Also, the software generally, but especially the convenience features (menu Services, the new beta tabbed access on the desktop, contextual menu access) are sluggish, as is the product itself on a late, but not latest, PowerBook G4 (FW800 -- the 1.25GHz model). This software is not exactly in the production grade application class -- it should be pretty zippy even on a non-G5 or non-Intel dual-core machine.

So, that leaves me ambivalent. The product works, that is, functions, as a 5-star, but its performance leaves it in the 3.5 to 4-star range. Overall, nevertheless, I'd give it a 4-star rating. [Version Tracker admins, take note: there really should be a way of rating actual desk-top performance (speed, responsiveness, load time, etc.) separate from conception, functionality, and interface.]

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5 stars

"This should be part of Mac OS X"

May 20, 2006  |  By lewistonianexonian

 |  Version: StickyBrain 4.0.6

Pros

It will organize everything. A research paper writer's dream. Plus it does just about everything else. Adress book integration, it is easy to import your notes... try it, you'll wonder how you organized your computer without it.

Cons

$40

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2 stars

"Legacy installation with admin password request"

April 20, 2006  |  By hugels

 |  Version: StickyBrain 4.0.6

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Sorry, but why do some apps come with simple installation (drag and drop in main or user Applications folder) and some with those crappie old style installers (worse if it asks for root permissions!)

Go back and do your homework! read Mac OS X guidelines and inform yourself in the open-source community.
BTW even real Pro Software (as DEVONthink, DEVONagent, OPERA) or well known Apps like Firefox can be installed by drag and drop.
And if the crappie installer from Adobe/Macromedia for Flashplayer can install without asking for root permissions - then i just don't get the point why your Application can't do likewise.

And for this reason I'm not going to test your app - no chance!

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4 stars

"Just about there!"

March 02, 2006  |  By joemazza_dotmac

 |  Version: StickyBrain 4.0.6

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
StickyBrain has really come a long way and all the new features (now that they are working better) are really great. The web archive function is really handy, though I can't seem to print a web archive. I have to export it in order to print.

One thing I'm not clear on in the last 2 reviews is the lack of .mac syncing. I must be missing what you are wanting SB to do because SB DOES have .mac sync in the form of being able to backup and restore from .mac. What kind of .mac sync are you looking for?

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4 stars

"Better than Yojimbo, but ..."

March 01, 2006  |  By durdles--2008

 |  Version: StickyBrain 4.0.6

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I think StickyBrain is almost there except for two MAJOR features. One is mentioned in the previous review, the lack of .mac syncing. In the last few months I've come to learn just how important web-based apps (like G Mail) or web based syncing is for anyone who owns more than one computer. StickyBrain's lack of web based syncing is a major failing. And while looking at the SOHO suite, I realized I should try iCal on its own again, and I found that it suited my calendar needs without the SOHO front end. So like robulak, I'm not going to pay the upgrade just to get some syncing.
The other MAJOR (though simple) flaw is StickyBrain's implementation of its hot keys. While it designed an excellent method of using the OS's services to clip and paste from notes without the app being open, they forgot to program a simple hot key to open a particular note. This is one of the most basic uses of a note program - to store data and reteieve it quickly. I want my list of internet passwords to open up with one click. yes, the Flash Note feature is wonderful. But if I go to the same place all the time (like my To Do list), I want to get to that note DIRECTLY.

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4 stars

"Looks good so far!"

February 09, 2006  |  By tbellas3rd

 |  Version: StickyBrain 4.0.6

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I have been using StickyBrain for the past few weeks now and have found it is quite useful in my day to day operations. I am glad they have updated the Web Archive features. 4.0.5 was a little twitchy. But first impressions seem like this is a good update all around.

I would still like to see a side by side comparison of Sticky Brain, Yojimbo, and Devonthink to really compare all three products.

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5 stars

"A good product"

January 28, 2006  |  By llongley

 |  Version: StickyBrain 4.0.5

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I have read the feedback and have not experienced most of the issue listed here. I have used this product daily for over a year and they have fixed the issues of contextual menus, although I wish they worked in more programs, and I cannot live without it. I love backing up to .mac and am willing to pay for a good product since there are so many cheap bad products on the market. Buy a couple of bad or one shot wonder (cheap) products and you have more than paid the upgrade cost for a good one.

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4 stars

"Fabulous"

January 25, 2006  |  By mwalker2

 |  Version: StickyBrain 4.0.3

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I use this application all the time. I dump any text I want to save, anywhere, into it. When the 4.x version came out, I updated without any trouble; I just followed the instructions. I find I use it even more often, now that I can easily back it up to .Mac at work and restore it from my home machine (and vice versa).

I've tried demos of some of the competition. Nothing worked as well for me as StickyBrain.

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1 stars

"I want my money back"

January 16, 2006  |  By CasinoOwl

 |  Version: StickyBrain 3.6.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I bought version 3.x through the Apple deal. I was okay with the $20 pricetag and though it's kinda buggy, I liked being able to search for info quickly through my menu dropdown search. Today, I got an alert when I launched StickyBrain that there is a newer version available. I clicked through and installed the new version only to find that it is version 4.x and it will only work if I pay them another $25. I spent an hour uninstalling the new version and reinstalling the old one and kept getting "You must upgrade" messages. The program is locking me out of 3.x because of some obscure file somewhere. I even tried deleting everything with Chronos, StickyBrain, and OpenBase in the name. I am completely over it. Chronos can bite me. I will never use another one of their products. I have lost all my notes, since I refuse to pay the $25 upgrade. Blehhh.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.1.0
  • New Features:
  • Palm synchronization
  • Contextual menu support for all common commands within StickyBrain
  • Attributes on multiple selected notes can now be changed all at once
  • The title bar of a note can now be hidden and the implicit title becomes the first line of text
  • Added support for creating notes in specific folders without an open viewer window
  • The created/modified dates will now auto-hide if the title of a note needs the space
  • Added a preference to show/hide the created/modified dates in the title bar of a note
  • Any place that displays a date or time will now use the system date and time formats
  • URL's dragged from a web browser to a note will automatically be hyperlinked
  • Any text that is copied and pasted into a note that contains a URL will be hyperlinked
  • Scan For Hyperlinks command scans selected text for URLs and makes them hyperlinks
  • Remove Hyperlinks command disables selected hyperlink(s)
  • Text clippings can now be dragged/dropped into a note
  • Added support for Floating Window and Opacity to the Folder Settings window
  • Added support to restore backups from different user accounts
  • Improvements:
  • Searching now works with international and other non-alpha characters
  • Fixed problem with View > Show/Hide Toolbar command not always working
  • Fixed problem with the Alarm viewer window showing notes without alarms
  • The snooze field now becomes re-selected automatically when snoozing multiple alarms in a row
  • Fixed problem that caused typing that followed a link to also be linked
  • Fixed problem that caused typing after a check box to always use the helvetica font
  • The Address Book button will now always brings the Address Book window to the foreground
  • The state of the viewer window is now always remembered between launches even if it is closed prior to quitting
  • Changed "Make Private" command in Note menu to "Private"
  • Exported files are now saved in RTF instead of RTFD when possible
  • Fixed problem that would cause a note to not be saved if you dragged a file into it
  • The "This note has been changed by another user/process" window no longer appears when snoozing an alarm
  • The position of the dividers the Address Book viewer are now remembered
  • Text in a note to now wraps properly if the note is collapsed and then un-collapsed
  • Column positions no longer switch around between launches
  • Folders with a comma in their name now show up
  • Changed default key combination for "Save in Receipts" to Command-Control-Option-Shift-C
  • Commands in the Note menu are now enabled if the viewer window is closed
  • The Note > Move To command now works correctly when the All Notes folder is selected
  • The Note > Move To command now works correctly after a search
  • Folder names now always display correctly in the services and contextual menus
  • Fixed problem that would cause the Folder Settings window not to appear
  • Fixed problem that would cause a crash if a note had a large graphic inside it
  • Grabbing text without style now respects the font in the Folder Settings
  • The Password Lookup feature no longer shows private password notes
  • Grab and paste sound effects now based on alert volume level
  • Improved undo/redo support
  • Fixed problem exporting notes with embedded graphics
  • Folders now remember multiple note selections properly
  • Dragging a file to a note now marks the note as dirty
  • Can now delete notes from the alarm viewer
General
Publisher Chronos
Publisher web site http://www.chronosnet.com/
Release Date December 13, 2004
Date Added December 13, 2004
Version 3.1.0
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Word Processing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.3, Macintosh
Additional Requirements Mac OS X 10.3 or later
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Total Downloads 28,803
Downloads Last Week 3
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Price $39.99

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