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Matilde is a lightweight but powerful journal for Mac.

Feature List:

  • Create and view notes.
  • Upload notes to Tumblr.
  • MultiMarkDown support.
  • Add photos, images to notes.
  • Sorted entries list.
  • Calendar-style entries list.
  • Fullscreen mode.
  • GeoTagging.

What's New

Version 1.0.5:
  • Matilde is now free.


  • OS X 10.7 or later
  • 64-bit processor

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Zo219 Member IconComment+506

Softpedia now includes Mac malware with its downloads, Genio in this case. If you really want Matilde, just trash any other dmg that come down with it. Do not install weird unknown things!

The malware is named installjdownloader,dmg, lately - and I am sorry to see this cool little app abandoned. Maybe MacUpdate should de-list it, along with anything else that links to Softpedia. The site is listed as Unsafe.

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Version 1.0.5
Geezah Member IconReview+6

Haven't used it yet but it is here:

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Version 1.0.5

Here's a pointer to the listing page, as that direct link may not always work:


bbw7 Member IconComment+313

Perhaps Matilde 1.0.5 is free, but it is not available. Both links here go to a single, front-page site that asks you to provide your email address for notification of the launch of this app and for discounts to it. And that's it. I, for one, would like to know if there were previous versions that support 10.6.8, but no way to tell from an uninformative webpage like this.

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Version 1.0.5

I think you are right! It's free because it just aint there! When you clik Download Now or, after a promising but ultimatly disappointing Mathilde splash screen, when you click on Visit Developer's Site, the screen displays the message "Page Not Available".

Michaelthegeek Member IconComment+36

I have not heard from the developer in well over a week. I kept my end of the bargain and provided this developer feedback for a license and I would blog that app once it was stable. I told the developer that how could I tell if the app was registered. He didn't answer. This is a bad way to do business! I told told him that the license did not work, he did not respond! I have moved on to reputable apps such as Diary from Moapps and Dayone, well know developers that I trust. Both these app are much cheaper than this one. I only wanted to help and I see I got the runaround. I will make no more effort to contact this developer and i'm glad I didn't pay for this.

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Version 1.0.4
Matilde (Developer)

How did you get your license if you "didn't pay for this"? Matilde has more features than Diary and Day One.

Matilde (Developer)

And Why do you think that your license doesn't work? We've provided to you all info how to register Matilde.

Michaelthegeek Member IconComment+36

The developer was nice and sent me a free license, but this good looking app no longer works for me. The main window will not appear.

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Version 1.0.3
Hkim Member IconReview+170

I just tried this app and it is nice. It has a simple GUI and is uncluttered yet, using markup, the formating is good. The calendar is also very useful.
I hope the developer keeps working on this and doesn't confine it to the App Store, in any future releases.

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Version 1.0.2
Matilde (Developer)

Thank you for your feedback. We don't plan upload Matilde to App Store - every application must have demo version.


"every application must have demo version"

Whoa! You, sir or madam, are a prize!

Michaelthegeek Member IconComment+36

Having trouble getting the new window to show and one crash after running the registration file.

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Version 1.0.2
Matilde (Developer)

Fix this problem in version 1.0.4

Jazzyguy Member IconComment+3699

Just one question,I can't for some strange reason get the preferences to show.Has anyone been able to display the preferences in this app?

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Matilde (Developer)

It's alfa version and now Matilde hasn't Preferences window. We work on new version with markdown support, tagging and preferences window, of course.


Thank You for the reply,I wish you good luck with this journal. It looks like it will be great app.

Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3699

I was wrong. I didn't read the requirements.I installed Matilde on my Lion Macbook Air and I love it. Sorry for the mistake. It is a fine Journal and I will get much use from it.

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Pfoomer Member IconReview+79

confirm crash, here is the first part of the crash dump.

Process: Matilde [381]
Path: /Users/netmon/Desktop/Matilde.app/Contents/MacOS/Matilde
Identifier: com.matilda.Matilde
Version: (
Code Type: X86 (Native)
Parent Process: launchd [145]

Date/Time: 2012-06-21 08:30:32.879 +0200
OS Version: Mac OS X 10.6.8 (10K549)
Report Version: 6

Interval Since Last Report: 1271517 sec
Crashes Since Last Report: -35
Per-App Interval Since Last Report: 8 sec
Per-App Crashes Since Last Report: 1
Anonymous UUID: F0F93531-2668-46CE-A5D8-533237FE8824

Exception Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE at 0x0000000000000000
Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread

Thread 0 Crashed: Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
0 com.matilda.Matilde 0x000071b6 -[INAppStoreWindow _doInitialWindowSetup] + 497
1 com.matilda.Matilde 0x00006767 -[INAppStoreWindow initWithContentRect:styleMask:backing:defer:] + 118
2 com.apple.AppKit 0x93019626 -[NSWindowTemplate nibInstantiate] + 588
3 com.apple.AppKit 0x92f8a9f9 -[NSIBObjectData instantiateObject:] + 253
4 com.apple.AppKit 0x92f89cfe -[NSIBObjectData nibInstantiateWithOwner:topLevelObjects:] + 336
5 com.apple.AppKit 0x92f881a4 loadNib + 257
6 com.apple.AppKit 0x92f8759c +[NSBundle(NSNibLoading) _loadNibFile:nameTable:withZone:ownerBundle:] + 228
7 com.apple.AppKit 0x92f874ad +[NSBundle(NSNibLoading) loadNibFile:externalNameTable:withZone:] + 158
8 com.apple.AppKit 0x93016fcb -[NSWindowController loadWindow] + 223
9 com.apple.AppKit 0x92fadf22 -[NSWindowController window] + 89
10 com.matilda.Matilde 0x00002d75 -[MAMainWindowController init] + 99
11 com.matilda.Matilde 0x00002c29 -[MADocument makeWindowControllers] + 55
12 com.apple.AppKit 0x93152076 -[NSDocumentController openUntitledDocumentAndDisplay:error:] + 414
13 com.apple.AppKit 0x9316e8cc -[NSDocumentController(NSInternal) _openUntitled] + 143
14 com.apple.AppKit 0x93151af7 -[NSApplication _doOpenUntitled] + 446
15 com.apple.AppKit 0x9315130b -[NSApplication(NSAppleEventHandling) _handleAEOpen:] + 228
16 com.apple.AppKit 0x93150f59 -[NSApplication(NSAppleEventHandling) _handleCoreEvent:withReplyEvent:] + 101
17 com.apple.Foundation 0x954661f8 -[NSAppleEventManager dispatchRawAppleEvent:withRawReply:handlerRefCon:] + 511
18 com.apple.Foundation 0x95465fbc _NSAppleEventManagerGenericHandler + 228
19 com.apple.AE 0x93cbbf5c aeDispatchAppleEvent(AEDesc const*, AEDesc*, unsigned long, unsigned char*) + 166
20 com.apple.AE 0x93cbbe5b dispatchEventAndSendReply(AEDesc const*, AEDesc*) + 43
21 com.apple.AE 0x93cbbd65 aeProcessAppleEvent + 197
22 com.apple.HIToolbox 0x978db197 AEProcessAppleEvent + 50
23 com.apple.AppKit 0x92fca7d2 _DPSNextEvent + 1420
24 com.apple.AppKit 0x92fc9dd6 -[NSApplication nextEventMatchingMask:untilDate:inMode:dequeue:] + 156
25 com.apple.AppKit 0x92f8c1f3 -[NSApplication run] + 821
26 com.apple.AppKit 0x92f84289 NSApplicationMain + 574
27 com.matilda.Matilde 0x00002b75 start + 53

Thread 1: Dispatch queue: com.apple.libdispatch-manager
0 libSystem.B.dylib 0x93e50382 kevent + 10
1 libSystem.B.dylib 0x93e50a9c _dispatch_mgr_invoke + 215
2 libSystem.B.dylib 0x93e4ff59 _dispatch_queue_invoke + 163
3 libSystem.B.dylib 0x93e4fcfe _dispatch_worker_thread2 + 240
4 libSystem.B.dylib 0x93e4f781 _pthread_wqthread + 390
5 libSystem.B.dylib 0x93e4f5c6 start_wqthread + 30

Thread 2:
0 libSystem.B.dylib 0x93e4f412 __workq_kernreturn + 10
1 libSystem.B.dylib 0x93e4f9a8 _pthread_wqthread + 941
2 libSystem.B.dylib 0x93e4f5c6 start_wqthread + 30

Thread 3:
0 libSystem.B.dylib 0x93e4f412 __workq_kernreturn + 10
1 libSystem.B.dylib 0x93e4f9a8 _pthread_wqthread + 941
2 libSystem.B.dylib 0x93e4f5c6 start_wqthread + 30

Thread 4:
0 libSystem.B.dylib 0x93e29afa mach_msg_trap + 10
1 libSystem.B.dylib 0x93e2a267 mach_msg + 68
2 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x95be92df __CFRunLoopRun + 2079
3 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x95be83c4 CFRunLoopRunSpecific + 452
4 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x95be81f1 CFRunLoopRunInMode + 97
5 com.apple.Foundation 0x9546a224 +[NSURLConnection(NSURLConnectionReallyInternal) _resourceLoadLoop:] + 329
6 com.apple.Foundation 0x954314c4 -[NSThread main] + 45
7 com.apple.Foundation 0x95431474 __NSThread__main__ + 1499
8 libSystem.B.dylib 0x93e57259 _pthread_start + 345
9 libSystem.B.dylib 0x93e570de thread_start + 34

Thread 0 crashed with X86 Thread State (32-bit):
eax: 0x93798334 ebx: 0x00403f30 ecx: 0x0001b084 edx: 0x00000000
edi: 0x00006fd3 esi: 0x00434b10 ebp: 0xbfffec28 esp: 0xbfffebe0
ss: 0x0000001f efl: 0x00010246 eip: 0x000071b6 cs: 0x00000017
ds: 0x0000001f es: 0x0000001f fs: 0x00000000 gs: 0x00000037
cr2: 0x00000000

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Matilde (Developer)

Now Matilde works only on 10.7+ system. We'll fix this issue.


@ Pfoomer: macUpdate is not the proper place to post a crash report. You ought to be contacting the dev directly with such information

Also, marking your post as a "review" and giving the app only 1/2 star because it crashed and you didn't give the dev a chance to review your crash and respond directly to you.

It's a "beta" for gosh sakes. That means "use at your own risk" and report problems to the dev so he can fix them.

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Version 1.0.0
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Downloads 3,104
Version Downloads 1,582
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Date 16 Sep 2012
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
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