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Mac Notepad for Mac

By Apimac Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Dec 18, 2012

Notepad for Mac is a note-taking app for Mac OS X. A trial version is available from several download sites, while the full licensed version of Notepad for Mac will cost you $20. Notepad for Mac installs easily.

The concept behind Notepad for Mac is that any text can be saved and pasted into any app. You can drag and drop text from one app to another, or you can cut and paste to the Notepad for Mac. As text is moved through Notepad for Mac, it builds up a history list, which lets you recall any content and reuse it quickly. Notepad for Mac supports passwords, so you can protect your sensitive notes from others. There's a flexible search capability that can scan through all the notes you've made and pull up matches. The search allows wildcards, so you can look for text based on expression patterns. There's a full set of text tools available, so you can format your notes on the notepad any way you want. You can print directly from Notepad for Mac, too.

We used Notepad for Mac for almost a month to see if it added to our productivity. It's a mixed bag. While the ability to drag and drop any text is handy, this is not something that's new to Mac OS anyway. Storing and managing notes is fine, but there are apps for free that do the same job. In the end, we're not convinced that spending $20 has really given us anything we couldn't get elsewhere with no cost.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Mac Notepad for Mac 8.0.0.316.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 8.0.0.316

  • Many user interface improvements.
  • New mail note feature.
  • New categories source list.
  • Multiple selection of notes.
  • Drag and drop to export notes. Dragging notes to a folder will export the selected notes into the folder.
  • Drag and drop to import notes. Dropping a folder onto the source notes list will import all files contained in the folder.
  • New import and export formats. Supported formats now are: Plain text, Styled Text (Simple Text), RTF, HTML, Open Office .odt, Word .docx, Word XML .xml, Word (97- 2004) .doc

General

Release February 2, 2010
Date Added January 20, 2010
Version 8.0.0.316

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 Server, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.4, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.5 Server, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 105,779
Downloads Last Week 26
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Developer's Description

Hold that thought! Now you can store any piece of text right at your fingertips thanks to Mac Notepad, the new Mac OS X note pad program from Apimac. Mac Notepad is the "missing notepad application" you've been waiting for. You'll never be at a loss for words again! Designed from the ground up to support the latest Apple technologies, Mac Notepad allows you to save, copy, paste and organize all your favorite snippets with ease. You can drag the text from other applications, drop a text file from Finder or, of course, write it yourself. Mac Notepad is a great tool to boost your productivity and creative output by not letting those great thoughts and ideas just slip away. You can assign a title and category to each note. Notes are easily retrieved by category or content by simply typing the text in a search field. Recents menu A handy Recents Menu keeps track of your latest edited notes. Notes can be edited at will and text can be customized with a choice of fonts, styles and colors. If you need a hard copy, go to the "Print" function in the menu. Iconized window Mac Notepad sports the brand new Iconize feature. Just click and your notepad becomes a small, handy window that floats on top of all other windows. To access the note again, just click on the icon. Password Protection Our unique privacy features allows you to protect your personal notes with a password. If this option is selected, a password dialog box will be displayed when the Mac Notepad database opens.