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Circus Ponies NoteBook for Mac

By Circus Ponies SoftwareTrial versionUser Rating

Key Details of Circus Ponies NoteBook

  • The electronic notebook that helps you take great notes, manage any project, and stay organized.
  • Last updated on 11/6/2015
  • There have been 9 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Circus Ponies Notebook for Mac is a versatile system to help you organize and keep track of your notes for work and personal projects. You can keep different notebooks for separate projects, and you can choose to start your notebook completely from scratch or with an appropriate category list in place.


Templates: When you start a new notebook, you can choose from several different templates that will make organizing your ideas and information that much easier. Options are organized into categories like General, Professional, Education, and Project, and specific templates exist for anything from writing a book or novel to preparing for a trial.

Tabs and contents: Navigation through your notebooks is streamlined with the inclusion of an active table of contents and labeled tabs down the side. You can click on any tab or item in the table of contents to go straight to that location, making it easy to find a specific piece of information in a large and complex document.


Free trial setup: Just to start a free trial for the app, you have to leave the app and go to the program's Web site to enter your name and email address. The trial lasts 30 days, after which time the program costs $49.99 to purchase in full.

Bottom Line

Circus Ponies Notebook for Mac offers a lot of convenient features to help you stay organized and on top of your day-to-day responsibilities. It runs smoothly, and the ample free trial makes it worth trying out to see if it's a good option for you.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Circus Ponies NoteBook for Mac 4.0.2 (742).

What's new in version 4.0.7v759

  • Worked around an El Capitan window redraw bug that occurred while dragging outline items.
  • Fixed a long-standing bug where searches using the Find strip would sometimes hang.
  • Fixed a crasher that occurred when opening a Notebook that referenced a missing font.

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Full Specifications

November 6, 2015
Latest update
November 6, 2015
Operating System
Mac OS X, OS X 10.8, OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.0, Mac OS X 10.6
Additional Requirements
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Developer's Description

The electronic notebook that helps you take great notes, manage any project, and stay organized.
Circus Ponies NoteBook stores and organizes your notes and other information in electronic notebooks that look and work just like the paper ones you've used all your life. With outlining, diagramming, sketching, voice annotation, even PDF mark-up, NoteBook helps you take great notes whatever your note-taking style. And NoteBook makes it easy to find anything with just a few clicks in the Multidex(TM), an auto-generated dictionary of the content in your Notebooks. Circus Ponies NoteBook is the perfect app for managing projects of any size, assignments and classwork, client information, research, and much more. ORGANIZE ALL OF YOUR IMPORTANT INFORMATION IN ELECTRONIC NOTEBOOKS THAT LOOK AND WORK JUST LIKE PAPER * Stay organized with pages, tabs, sections, just like the paper notebooks you've used all your life * Store information of any kind and from any source, including notes, web clippings, documents, URLs, tabular data, action items, and more TAKE THOROUGH, ACCURATE NOTES IN THE ULTIMATE NOTE-TAKING ENVIRONMENT * Take "free-form" notes anywhere on a page, or structured notes using the built-in, full-featured outliner * Create diagrams and flowcharts from shapes and lines, or sketch using your mouse * Mark up PDFs with notes and diagrams, and even create new PDFs that include your annotations * Record the person speaking as you type your notes using voice annotation, then replay the recording to flesh out your notes with whatever information you missed FIND ANYTHING IN SECONDS WITH NOTEBOOK'S AUTO-GENERATED DICTIONARY OF YOUR CONTENT CALLED THE MULTIDEX * Locate anything using what little you remember about it - a word, a person's name, the date you entered it, 15 different ways in all * Click to find what you're looking for - there are no arcane search strings to type, or reams of search results to pick through