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SuperNotecard is a writing application that uses virtual notecards to capture and organize content. This approach focuses on the basic parts of the composition while keeping the structure flexible so that it can easily change. SuperNotecard presents several ways to view and organize notecards. The program makes it simple to find and revisit them. An intuitive color-coding system enables writers to link content to plots, categories, characters or references and these relationships can be reviewed from several perspectives.

What's New

Version 3.3:
  • Create deck and card aliases and fixes a few bugs.


Mac OS X 10.3 or later

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Lord-Lightning Member IconReview+307

The new functions lift this app to a new level of usefulness in every-day writing. Full credit to the developer for responding so quickly to a need that he saw would benefit both the application and it users. Supernotecard is now boxing easily with the heavyweights and it is just about perfect for big screen (almost wall-like) card layouts. MAGIC! Or should I say, "WICKED!"

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Version 3.2
Lord-Lightning Member IconReview+307

This is not a criticism of the product - because I am not finding the app to be as user friendly as others appear to. So, while I am taking a serious look again at this product, I tried to get my teeth into the manual.

This is how the manual feels to me - “The bodhisattva bovine, heavy with fatigue from its jaw-grinding day of harvesting fresh shoots of redtop and horsetail, swinging its milk-laden udder to and fro with its languorous gait, gingerly stepped its way over the sun-baked and deeply-rutted dirt road on the quest to relieve its lactate burden in the secure confines of the farmer’s dairy barn.”
I'm sure that in the developer's mind he is sure he has said the, "The cow crossed the road." Pity he didn't.

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Version 3.2

Critical to Writers is the need to use rows of text as chapters and scenes and columns that have information relevant to each of those chapters and scenes, ie characters and locations and genre differences. Supernotecard can not provide this function - Omnioutliner can. So Omnioutliner can give a writer the equivalent of index cards as Rows all set down one column and also Columns of other essential information that tie directly to each row (chapter or scene). So have a very good look at Omnioutliner (and Scrivener) if you have a need for an index card metaphor that also gives you extra information columns all in the one view. In effect Omnioutliner gives you an index card metaphor, an outliner and a story map all at the same time. Supernotecard just gives you an index card metaphor.

Mindola Software (Developer)

"rows of text as chapters and scenes and columns that have information relevant to each of those chapters and scenes" is critical to writers IF you want to write using the Dan Wells methodology. As I explained to Lord-Lightening (who remains committed to bashing my program) such a methodology would be easiest with a spreadsheet program.


Dear Mindola, I like your application though I do not find much opportunity to fit it into my workflow at present. However, I think being overly defensive of Lord-Lightning's comments does not serve you well. Lord's comments have been reasonable, whether or not you agree with his assessment.

Jf2 Member IconReview-1

I have been using SuperNotecard since 2005, without any problems.

It offers a very cool way to plan and work up a range of writing projects. It has been developed thoughtfully and retains its original premise and clear interface, with some useful improvements along the way.

Customer support is excellent. If you like the idea of working with cards (and stacks of cards) on a pinboard, with the option of an outline, I can't see how this can be bettered at this price.

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Version 3.2
Rustysky Member IconReview+5

I'm extremely pleased with this application. SuperNotecard is wonderful for organizing ideas, correlating concepts and presenting them in a visually appealing way. The fact that I can move around the cards, zooming down and back up again for different perspectives is wonderful. It's great to have different projects that I can browse, edit and easily tweak as I come up with new ideas.

I write in Scrivener every day and I'll never give it up. I love it dearly and yet I need a more robust index card system. SuperNotecard gives me a place to work on writing concepts *before* I get into the guts of writing. To me, SuperNotecard is the ultimate whiteboard where I can brainstorm, toss ideas up, see how the "look", see them in context to other ideas. A lovely idea.

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Version 2.9.10
Just a user Member IconComment+53
Just a user

The bugs introduced with 10.5 and the current java version got fixed within 2 days after I complained to the developer.

I am in notecard-heaven now!

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Version 2.8
Eckius Member IconComment+6

The application as such is very nice, and one of the very few of this kind. But unfortunately it's very buggy: a pain to work with.

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Version 2.8
Just a user Member IconReview+53
Just a user

It is the only one permitting rows and columns with note cards (PLEASE, no, do not mention scrivener here, as scrivener (1.5) has a totally lacking implementation of note cards and is totally overrated as a writing app) so one just has to live with the many bugs SuperNotecard has.

The develper is responsive, so this app can only improve...

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Version 2.8

"scrivener (1.5) has a totally lacking implementation of note cards and is totally overrated as a writing app"

"Totally lacking"? "Totally overrated"? This is a totally dumb like sort of totally pointless remark of totally like no like help to totally anyone and I totally wonder why you totally wasted your time making it.

Time to totally like dispute the notion that totally anyone is like totally entitled to his or her opinion. Obviously, totally like not. Dude.

RedGrass Member IconComment+3

I have played with supernotecard, scrivener, onenote, mindmanager, freemind, .. many programmes to organise ideas for writing. I aggree that if you are on a Mac, scrivener is way the best. But, I have to use speech recognition and switched to Mac because vista on the PC is so terrible and is no backwardly compatible with National Institute of health and other university or scientific software. There is no way that the research teams that made the biophysical and imaging software are going to get togehter to apply for another 10 year research grant just to update the scienftic software because ms does not make compatible update. Unfortuantely the Apple has not really supported speech dictation recognition so us users have to use Dragon Naturally speaking. Dictate for mac, although it is based on the dragon engine does not allow for the learning of new words via correction and is a d*g; it think the company often upsets its clients. So back to PC XP. OK. But in this enviroment, Mindola's Supernotecard is very good indeed for writing, not yet scivener, and how I loved scrivener and its community: ...xxx but Voice - dictation - xxx Many of us finger dyslexics need to talk and apple has never seemed intested.
Also Supenotecard has something the is pure Gold. Especially, in these times when people are trying to survive microsofts attempt at self immolation via Vista and have to move accross operating systems. Supernotecard runs on Linux, windows and Mac AND if this were not totally suptendously useful and considerate of the poor schlemiel stuck between operating system. Mindola have done something that should get the software version of the Victoria Cross (do'nt know in Americans have the same award).....
The software can import and export OPML. If you have 2 neurons to rub together you will realise what this means for transferability and interoperability between software.
So: not as super cool as Scrivener, but able to cross Universes and live in the Multiverse.

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Version 2.6
Lord-Lightning Member IconComment+307

Yes, but no but --- why would you shell out $30 or thereabouts when Scrivener does all of this and is a real writing application as well.

The Scrivener forum is worth the price of the software and the software is worth two or three times what it's author is selling it at.

With Scrivener you get resizable cards, text, database, split screen, full page, film script, comic and theatre templates, fantastic courteous help, and the best writing software available anywhere at any price.

Compare this to Scrivener before you shell out.


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Version 2.5

I was just about to buy Scrivener (and I still might) but please, Scrivener boy, calm down and stop spamming!

JOHN Holter Member IconReview+2
JOHN Holter

Hi Everyone,

I would like to add a few comments to the reviews on this site. First, I noticed that most of them were written in 2005. But SuperNotecard has been upgraded to a spiffy 0-60 road machine that can take the curves now. So if you are just looking I would suggest that you take this app for a spin.

I get the impression from the many reviews I have read about SuperNotecard - SN - that some users misunderstand the purpose of SN. This is probably the best pack of 3X5 cards you will ever purchase. And that is what SN is all about: To capture ideas - inspirations - and the utterances of our world and be able to shuffle the data around until you, the interrogator, can decide on an outcome. It is like have the very best file clerk in your company working just for you.

SN is not a word processor, or a grammar checker, in fact, I turn off all the bells and whistles that the folks at Mindola Software provide so that I can get on with my snooping. Why would a researcher want to waste time checking spelling on the fly and looking up a synonym when they are mind deep in interrogation.

Bottom line: SN is filled with tools to help a writer or researcher organize their data - that's all folks! And for the price, I can't imagine a thinker without this little gem. Give SN another try!

Best regards,


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Version 2.2.18
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Version 3.3
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Version 3.2
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Date 29 Nov 2011
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