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Qu-s allows you to use your Desktop to bring your ideas together.

All great ideas, theories, articles, novels or screenplays, start as disparate nuggets of inspiration, sawn together with sweat and frustration to create that seamless and clear concept.

With Qu-s, using "Stickies" like notes that have the facility to create, numbered lists, check boxes or bullet points, you can structure your ideas, and develop and explore how these strands of inspiration come together, to achieve your end objective. But what makes Qu-s unique, is by utilizing the Desktop, or by making your notes floating, it keeps what you need at your more...

What's New

Version 1.53:
  • Fixed issues that sometimes caused crashes when deleting links.
  • Fixed issue that generated an error message when opening old notes in trial mode.
  • A new 10 day trial would be available with this version.


Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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Maclover1.1 Member IconComment+742

I wish this would be revived, made into a 64-bit app.. and also take less memory.. But most likely left to die ? Too bad really..

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Version 1.53

Actually it is 64-bit.. sorry about this..

Fishscale Member IconReview+868

This is a nice piece of software, no question about that. What is puzzling is the fact we haven't seen an update in 2 years and there is no word of anything on the horizon.

If you like this app, please contact the developer before purchasing to guarantee that your money will not be wasted when no further updates arrive. I haven't contacted the dev but there are lots of little bugs that have simply gone unattended let alone new features being added.

#Dev, please update this app. Competitors have been making tons of money on apps not half as useful or appealing simply because they routinely update their product... I am going to email you but it would be nice if you saw this and responded so potential customers and more importantly, those who have already paid can know if they should stick with Qu-s or seek alternatives... Thanks.

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Rubaiyat Member IconReview+567

Perfect, perfect, perfect!

Not only is it amazingly useful it is absolutely drop dead gorgeous!!

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Jim-Neumann Member IconReview+26

This is one of the most ingenious apps I own and has so much potential. Is it perfect? No (just a half star away from it - lol). I hope development will continue (start back up?) as it could be extended to reach other markets than the sticky note crowd, very effectively.

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Adrian Member IconComment+74

No update for ages. Hope they're still developing it.

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Version 1.53

Their website hasn't changed much either. A pity, I was interested in the forthcoming version 2.

Urban Design (Developer)

We are working on the next version, but due to other projects and the ambitious nature of the next version development has been slow. Please be patient as the next version will be a radical improvement of the concepts that we introduced in version 1


That's excellent news, looking forward to it. If you're planning on using the AppStore, please don't use it exclusively, treat it as an extra sales channel.


Love this little app. Urban design's response is now seven months old. I wonder what's up with the v 2 he mentioned. Any chance of an update?

macuser96 Member IconReview+3

This piece of software is the reason why I joined MacUpdate so I can leave a comment and a 5-star-rating. I was looking for a really long time for a software where I can place a short note, todos, ideas, reminders, things like that.

I tried all those sticky note applications out there but I find them not convenient enough or just too ugly. I already liked the concept of Corkboard by Ayluro, Inc. but for me it didn't work well, the performance wasn't smooth enough.
Then I tried all those dedicated todo- and notebook-applications. There are pretty nice ones among them but in most of all cases they do not fit my needs, are too feature-rich or expensive for what I am intended to do with them.

So what do I like about Qu-s?
First of all: It's so elegant! It's appearance is very simple but so well designed. It's one of those examples for a developer not just being a programmer but also a designer.
I like the ability of adding different kinds of bullets and checkboxes to my notes. I mean it sounds so unspectecular but it is not at all self-evident. You can add links and pictures and there even is a quick preview of these things when you hover your mouse over.
You can group notes or collect them in different projects and there is a fullscreen mode, meaning the desktop and all other applications disappear for full concentration on your notes.
And finally the notes appear at one shortkey and they fade to the desktop after a certain amount of time or they even disappear just waiting in the background to be fetched again. Quick and easy.

I'm sure there is potential for improvement but I have to admit that I don't miss anything right now. So I really really hope the developer keeps on the good work and keeps this little but so useful piece of software up to date for the future.

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Just A User Member IconReview+53
Just A User

There is no option to display images as preview within the note, they are just shown as icon. Also, switching between projects is somewhat cumbersome. Otherwise this app is great.

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JJ990 Member IconReview+52

I agree with the previous reviewer in saying "Qu's will probably end up being one of your most-used programs."

Its perfectly designed for grabbing links (web archives) as you go which you assign into notes/collections/projects you've created. Its actually a polished app with well executed features, and excellent value. I don't think there is anything really like this - and it has quickly become one of my most used programs.

Highly Recommended.

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Dkosiur Member IconReview+8

Very useful program for many things, Qu's is more than just a stickies or note-taking program. projects allow for easy organization of notes, and the notes themselves provide for a number of format options.

Once you get used to the interface, which isn't all that difficult, Qu's will probably end up being one of your most-used programs.

Printing and export options have good flexibility for those occasions when data needs to be transferred. Ability to switch to full-screen mode with user-selected background image provides you with focus on a project. And archiving projects helps keep the clutter down.

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Version 1.5
Graham Perrin Member IconReview+15
Graham Perrin

Very savvy use of WebArchive and other technologies.

It's a long, long time since I saw such potential in an application.

I have a few suggestions for improvement, one of which I'll make public:

- support for System Services.

The other suggestions, I'll make privately.

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Version 1.21
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Downloads 8,432
Version Downloads 3,597
License Shareware
Date 07 Jul 2010
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32 / PPC 64
Price $16.95
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