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Sidenote tries to catch the "Stickies" spirit but in the form of a multi-document drawer that will hide in the corner of your screen (left or right). You can use it to take all your daily notes, include images and easily modify text color and font. Sidenote will automatically expand so that you will be able to drag into it any picture, text clipping or pdf file from the finder or your favorite application. Sporting notes auto-saving, you'll never have to save your notes. Sidenote will handle that for you. You can also print them or export them to rtf.

What's New

Version 1.7.3
  • Resolves the GUI glitch on Leopard and adds Spaces compatibility.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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ChanceCat Member IconComment+0
ChanceCat
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Just updated to Mountain Lion and was disappointed to find out Sidenote isn't compatible. I noticed someone said where to find the files to retrieve info from the notes. I don't have a library folder under my user name. I do search for Sidenote and find the folder, the app and a read me. But can't find the files for the notes? :-(

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Version 1.7.3
ChanceCat
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Oh and as a sidenote (no pun intended), I sent email to the developer and said I know they no longer support the application but asked if it was possible to let me know how to locate my lost files. There has been no response.

Darklon Member IconReview+3
Darklon
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It was useful, stable and had a clean interface. I loved it and used it daily until it stopped working. Please release the code to open source developers! I miss it. :-(

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Version 1.7.3
artie505
+1

Hear! Hear!!!

Jazzyguy Member IconComment+3664
Jazzyguy
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Sidenote quits on launch in 10.8.3.Sad because it is a great free app.

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Version 1.7.3
artie505
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There used to be a competing knockoff app; does anybody remember its name?

At the time it was totally ignored, but maybe its time has now come?

artie505 Member IconComment+88
artie505
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I e-mailed the developer and asked whether he'd consider open-sourceing Sidenote and was ignored.

Sad! :(

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Version 1.7.3
Jazzyguy
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That'sNot the original developer but the new one that bought the append his app is substandard. It is a real shame that we can't get this app on ML.

Notimetoulouse Member IconComment+32
Notimetoulouse
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The Macupdate download link goes to a 404 error page, but if you go to the developers page, and move down to the bottom of the page, you can find a download link to the last version that he developed. Nice of him to leave it there for us all.

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Version 1.7.3
MacUpdate---Ryan
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Thanks for the heads up, I've fixed the MU url :)

misterjspencer Member IconComment+82
misterjspencer
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interesting that on MAS there is now an app with this name

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Version 1.7.3
Elegraphy
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MAS version is not from the same developer. This one's name spelled "Sidenodte", and the MAS version spelled "sideNote". I've seen the author of the MAS version left a comment on one of the MacUpdate page about making his own version of "Sidenote" because someone left a comment that he misses this original app.

I brought the MAS version and the app was too simplified. it cannot save multiple notes, and I didn't care for the look of it. I also bought SideWriter, which it could save multiple notes like original Sidenote, you could set it to hide on left or right side of your desktop, but other than that, there's no function to change font size, font style, line space. However, I did manage to port the notes from my original Sidenote to SideWriter.

I miss the original Sidenote too, it was the best desktop note taking app I ever used. I hope the developer would come back and update this awesome app for Lion and Mountain Lion.

Elegraphy
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By the way, if you still haven't update to Mavericks for any reason, check out CloudJot (just search on MacUpdate), that's the closest replica of Sidenote. However, if you like me, already updated to Mavericks, then don't buy CloudJot, it's not Mavericks comparable yet :( I hope the dev of that app is not ignore my request. Sad to see another good app to go to waste!

Elegraphy
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Hmm, I just try to launch my "Sidenote-substitute" app CloudJot again, and this time it launches and act as normal without any problem! I am not sure what fix it, but I have problem launch that app since I upgrade to Mavericks last week. I sure hope that app stays on my Mac for awhile :)

Mudflapper Member IconComment+259
Mudflapper
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God I miss this great li'l app. The only reasonable sub I've found is JustNotes. I'd recommend fellow Sidenote fans give it a try.

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Version 1.7.3
Michael Simmons Member IconComment+0
Michael Simmons
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Hi Guys,

I'm in the club having installed Lion and lost my notes. According to posts my notes are not lost but are stored in the following location: Users/Your User Folder/Library/Application Support/Sidenote

I'm not the most tech-savvy guy out there but I'm stumped trying to find this even on my Time Machine back ups. Nor does a search for text files show me any of these lost notes.

Does anyone have any other ideas please?

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Version 1.7.3
raciere Member IconReview+0
raciere
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This is by far one of my favorite apps. Incredibly useful, easy to use, and love that I could tuck it away on the side of my screen. All the more reason why I've been SO BLOODY DISAPPOINTED that it doesn't work with OSX Lion, and the software author seems to have disappeared. I've upgrade to Lion, and have lost the use of Sidenote and all of the notes I've built up over the years.

Does anyone know how I can access the actual note content without being able to run the app on Lion?

And can someone please develop a similar app that does work with OSX Lion... and maybe the added feature of syncing w/ a service like Simplenote? I'd pay for it.

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Version 1.7.3
paulrudy
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There's an app called SideWriter that apparently works with Lion. I'm a convert to the awesomeness of Notational Velocity, which does sync thru Dropbox or Simplenote. It doesn't pop out from the side, but I just link a four-finger tap on my trackpad to show/hide it instantly.

Kevin Engler
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Sidenote notes are saved in Users/Your User Folder/Library/Application Support/Sidenote. They're rtfd files, so they open in TextEdit.

Mudflapper Member IconComment+259
Mudflapper
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Looks like Sidenote doesn't at all under 10.7 Lion. I am so bummed. If anyone has any ideas, PLEASE let me know?

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Version 1.7.3
Aargl
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Try SlidePad! :-)

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Date 30 Dec 2007
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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