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Scribblet is an application that opens with a keyboard shortcut, allowing you to type notes and ideas as they come to you. You can then search through folders and notes to retrieve your ideas in the future.

What's New

Version 2.20:
  • Added automatic unhiding of the toolbar (if hidden) when using the keyboard shortcut to search (Command + F), as you couldn't otherwise type anything.
  • Added full-screen support for users running OS X 10.7 Lion. If you previously chose to show Scribblet on all spaces, then you'll need to re-enable this setting in the preferences. Unfortunately, due to a limitation in Mac OS X, more...


Mac OS X 10.6 or later

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Rampancy Member IconReview+127

Just as a disclaimer, I've served as a beta tester for the 2.0 incarnation of this app, and I've chipped in for a donation when this app was freeware.

Personally, I realize that a lot of people see the new price as overly expensive, especially since more powerful apps like SOHONotes only cost $10 extra. I've actually given the developer my opinion on this that he might do well to lower the price.

However, some other competing shareware apps that I can think of off the top of my head bracket Scribblet 2's price as well; ShoveBox is $25, and Snippet and CheckOff are $13. Given that Scribblet does a lot more than Snippet and CheckOff (in the context of usage as a general purpose note taking/management app), and does somewhat less than SnoveBox, I think $20 is a reasonable price, since the developer himself provides an excellent level of support for Scribblet; he's also very open to feature requests too.

Additionally, I'd also hasten to mention that the last freeware version of Scribblet, 1.5.1 (which continues to work well for 10.6 and 10.5 for me) is still available from the developer here: http://www.not-salad.net/scribblet/files/Scribblet_1.5.1.zip - also, he's given out free 2.0 licenses for all of his donors, no matter how much they've donated.

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Version 2.0
Ghokie Member IconComment+6

Apparently, the developer will let you try scribblet for free; if you want to use it, you pay. It would be nice if MacUpdate was accurate about pricing.

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Version 2.0
Not Salad (Developer)

I really apologise for this error.

MacUpdate decided to update this page without my approval, and there are now a number of errors. I will be correcting this shortly. Once again, I'm sorry.

Legal Eagle Member IconComment+85
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Thoughts can indeed come to one at any time. Actually, the thought that came to my mind swiftly when I examined this application is that it is none too smart to advertise an application on MacUpdate as FREE when it is, in fact, nothing of the sort !!

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Version 2.0
Zeekust Member IconComment+8

I like the update, but the price is shocking. I think $20 is too much.

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Version 2.0
Voxx Member IconComment+10

It's $19.95 according to their WEB Site.

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Version 2.0
Mtcobra Member IconComment+79

The update option from Scribblet itself indicated the upgrade to 2.0 is NOT a free upgrade. A new 30-day trial will be initiated. However there is no mention of $$$ here. Is it free or not?

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Version 2.0

It's $20. I would have paid, say, $5.

maclover1.1 Member IconReview+740

I finally found what I was missing, a basic little place to deal with text, that has a window that can float on top !!!!!!!!! YEAH !. Can be toggled shown/hidden or shown with a key...

What more can one ask for... oh... I know... I'd lik a folder structure allowing to maintain a hierarchy in the notes. Adding file aliases and url's by DnD could be useful too, that way it could act to quickly launch whatever file is attached with a note. And also I'd love a HUD interface option, I love my black translucent windows :-) Anyway Scribblet is very practical.

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Version 1.5.1
prolix Member IconReview+2

I used the earlier versions of Scribblet every now and again but didn't find it quite right for my purposes. This latest update (1.5) though has seen the multiple notes feature added and that's made a world of difference to how useful I find the application. I've now imported all of my old to-do text files which were cluttering up my desktop and can view and edit them all from within Scribblet, which sits quietly in the menu bar waiting for my call. Scribblet has gone from a useable luxury to a fully functional everyday application, I've even put it in my startup list!

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Version 1.5
Twistermc Member IconReview+7

Very cool little app. Only major missing item is a way to quit the app when you have it set to open the Scribblet window when you click on them menu bar icon.

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Version 1.4.1
tekl Member IconComment+110

This is a really nice notepad. Very clean and slim interface and not bloated with lots of functions like similar apps.

Some thing's I'm still missing:

1. An option where to save the note file would be nice. Okay I could use a symlink, but an official way is a bit nicer. I would like to save my note onto my iDisk. May mobileme-sync could be an alternative.

2. An option to autosave 5 seconds after the last input, so I won't loose anything when my Mac crashes while the window is visible. Autosave should be done with a temp file, so when the computer crashes while saving I won't loose everything.

3. A way to assign Hotkeys without modifier keys. I would like to assign F13 with Scribblet. (Btw. F13 is not shown at the moment)

4. When Scribblet is visible in the background the hotkey should bring it back to the front instead of closing it (maybe optional)

5. The window should remember its position after quitting.

6. When closing the window the focus should go back to the last active app, so I can look to the note, close it and continue writing without clicking onto the last window

7. Nice would be a customizable background colour

8. If possible the green button in the titlebar should resize the window to fit the content like in Safari.

9. An option to hide the menubar icon so Scribblet is completely invisible.

10. There's no Hotkey for the perferences (normally Cmd+, on German keyboard)

Sorry for my bad english.

Btw. are interested in a German localization?

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Version 1.2.5
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Version 2.1
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Downloads 17,259
Version Downloads 976
License Shareware
Date 15 Aug 2011
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $19.95
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