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SlidePad is a powerful, convenient note-taking application for Mac OS X, that slides in from the side of your screen when you want to take notes, and slides back out again when you're done. It makes it convenient without hurting your normal workflow patterns.

Key features in a nutshell:

  • Quick and unobtrusive note-taking. SlidePad integrates seamlessly with your workflow: you call it up with a single keystroke, enter your notes, and hide it again with the same keystroke. And that without every leaving your keyboard.
  • Powerful editing. Spice up your notes with SlidePad's powerful text editing features: format the more...

What's New

Version 1.2.5:

This update provides some bug fixes and also adds full 64-bit support.

The changes in detail:

  • Fixed: Reorder notes only shows the first note
  • Fixed: Appears on wrong side after hide under Snow Leopard
  • New: Crash Reporter
  • New: Compile as 64-bit binary

This update is recommended for all users.


Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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Aargl Member IconComment+352

I've tried the download link: access denied...

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Version 1.2.5
Mudflapper Member IconComment+259

Slidepad is no longer supported and version 1.2.6 has started crashing on startup. Guess all my notes for the last couple years are long gone. Wonderful.

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Version 1.2.5
Aargl Member IconReview+352

Pretty strange: Slidepad looks like being abandoned, though the download link at creativebe.com still works...
The dev site instead is redirected to incrediblebee.com where there is no trace of Slidepad!
Except for that, I must say that the slide function works better than with Sidenote (used Sidenote for years on Tiger and then Leopard, but not always sliding when nearing the mouse to the side of the screen, while Slidepad does).
On the other hand, drag and drop of pictures doesn’t work perfectly out of Slidepad while it’s ok with Sidenote...
Ande Slidepad occasionnaly crashes.
Nobody’s perfect! ;-)

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Version 1.2.5
misterjspencer Member IconReview+82

This app has had a raw deal, it works in Lion and does the job, slides away nicely takes images and notes etc and is easy to use.

Does anyone know where it keeps its files? There is a slidepad folder in application support which holds a .sav file...is this it?

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Version 1.2.5
Negritude Member IconComment+1082

FYI, the download link isn't working. The new link to download SlidePad (current version is 1.2.6):


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Version 1.2.5
Yoshinatsu Member IconComment+539

On another note, the icon is a freaking Skype rip-off.

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Version 1.2.5
Hiddencharms Member IconComment+2

Still doesn't handle changed font/window colors correctly upon relaunch...I've swapped font and background colors for white text on a blue background, but Slidepad always reverts to a white background while keeping white text, leaving me with a washout...I'll keep with Sidenote for now...

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Version 1.2.5
 Andreas Member IconReview+87

Do not bother to download this lamentable attempt at a rip-off. Have a look at the free original, the marvellous Sidenote -- http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/17654/sidenote

At least it's good to see they have been unable to earn money from it -- they have presumably been unable to fool enough people.

Pierre ( http://www.chatelp.org/?page_id=5 ) explains why there has been no update to Sidenote for a while, but Hey! it works beautifully, and it's superbly crafted.

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Version 1.2
Zeb B Member IconComment+22
Zeb B

SlidePad is not flexible. Its notes take over half the height of the screen, and this can be adjusted only minimally. I find it very obtrusive. When the developer addresses this problem, I'll consider SlidePad again.

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Version 1.2.3
bluloo Member IconReview+46

I purchased this as a sidenote replacement for Leopard. I paid $9.99 via MacZot.

I initially found it somewhat lacking but the developer quickly replied to my comments. A feature suggestion I made (changing the window height) even made it into this release.

IMO, it's priced too high for what it does and that will keep it out of the hands of most users.
Seems like a responsive, responsible developer, FWIW.

IMO, $9.99 - $12.99 is about what a basic notepad is worth, even one that slides out from the screen.


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Version 1.2
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Date 06 May 2010
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32 / PPC 64
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