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xPad is a notepad andscrapbook application with robust drag-and-drop support. Manage an unlimited number of documents in a single window interface. Color-coded categories and document sorting allows for easy organization of text documents. xPad is a single solution replacement for Stickies, NotePad, Scrapbook and TextEdit.

Features:

  • One window, unlimited documents
  • Both rich and plain text editing
  • Drag and drop to and from Finder
  • Export to your iPod
  • Automatically saves and opens your documents
  • Categories with color coding
  • Sorting
  • Gorgeous Cocoa more...

What's New

Version 1.2.6: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.3 or later

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bbw7 Member IconReview+313
bbw7
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Have used Xpad for about two months and I like it a lot, even if it is no longer supported. Works like it says it does and saves the files in the drawer between sessions.

However, I have a question: the "drawer" all of a sudden switched sides, i.e. it used to open to the right of the main window, now it opens to the left. I can't find any option in Preferences or elsewhere to toggle it back. Anyone know what the trick is?

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Version 1.2.5
bbw7
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By happenstance I figured it out myself: if the app's window is too close to one edge of the screen, the drawer will open on the opposite side.

As an updated review, I'd add that I still use it all the time, have never lost anything (even though I keep many files in the drawer buffer without exporting/saving them) and in all this time it has only crashed once -- and still didn't lose anything. I'm running OS 10.6.8.

Rayj Member IconComment+45
Rayj
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This was a superb note-taking program. But, as the developer announces on his website, it died in 2007: it is no longer being developed or supported. Oh for something as good as this that can handle innovations such as iPad/iPhone sync!

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Version 1.2.5
cpichado Member IconReview+5
cpichado
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I've used this app for years - definitely the most robust note-taking app I've found, and was told to download this by fellow Mac users, whose it was also on their 'Top 10' apps to have lists.

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Version 1.2.6
Notimetoulouse Member IconReview+32
Notimetoulouse
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Two days ago I started to work my way through all the note taking apps on MU, to find the right one for me. I'm a tad hamstrung by using OSX 10.4.11, so a lot of the newer apps are a no go area.

I need an application that I can throw everything into categories for my writing research, and this is one of the two I'm leaning heavily towards at the moment. Small ram footprint (17mb all day), and very stable.
I've contacted the dev to suggest putting a donationware button on the website. If I choose this to be my app of choice, I'd be happy to press a paypal button to say thankyou.

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Version 1.2.6
Abby475 Member IconReview-1
Abby475
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I have been using this for years. I have never had it crash and it saves all my notes for later viewing. I love it!

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Version 1.2.6
Poikkeus Member IconReview+281
Poikkeus
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Note pad replacements come in all shapes and sizes, a few quite good. But xPad is small and easy to use. The price is nice, and it's the kind of application you'll end use using again and again. While MemoBlock may have an edge of over reliability, xPad is truly fuss-free.

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Version 1.2.6
Mystery Tramp Member IconComment+122
Mystery Tramp
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Although this app says it's "free," there appears to be a 15-document limit, which is lifted once the user pays $9.95. I wrote the author about the confusion, but there's been no reply.

Really nice app, even with the limitation.

mt

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Version 1.2.6
Mimiton Member IconReview+6
Mimiton
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I like you very much! :-)
Thanks!

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Version 1.2.6
Drdul Member IconComment+448
Drdul
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xPad is a nice note-taking app. I like how it works with multiple documents, which can be categorized as well. I also like that it can handle inserted images, and export documents in RTF or RTFD formats.

Despite all these nice features, for my purposes it won't replace TextEdit. The main reason is that documents are saved automatically to a folder in ~/Library/Application Support. The only way to save a document elsewhere is to export it, but then I end up with two versions - the one within xPad and the exported version. There's also no option to save documents anywhere other than the default folder. If I could specify a different default folder, I could save documents in my Dropbox, and sync 'em between my Macs.

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Version 1.2.6
Penguirl
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You could create a symbolic link for the default location that points to your Dropbox folder, of course this would still be one database and all your notes would be stored there.

FLASH1296 Member IconReview+297
FLASH1296
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Absolutely excellent.

I depend on it and have done so for years.

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Version 1.2.6
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kmdavis1
Version 1.2.5
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Hczingon
Version 1.2.6
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Downloads 28,052
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Date 15 Nov 2007
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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