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Bluenote is one place for jotting down notes, keeping track of your tasks, and accessing your passwords. A beautiful interface separates your info, lets you assign labels and icons, and search with ease.

Bluenote automatically encrypts, saves, and syncs on the fly. It's a fantastic app, exclusively for Mac.

Features:

  • Notes are easy to organize, sort, and label with icons in Bluenote's notepad.
  • Your data syncs safely across your Dropbox account, so that all your Macs are up to date.
  • Keep track of your accomplishments for the day and figure out what's next.
  • more...

What's New

Version 1.31:
  • User interface improvements

Requirements

  • OS X 10.7.5 or later

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This new app was well worth purchasing. The authors know what they're doing and have focused on a pleasing experience. The features are exactly what is needed. Highly satisfied.

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Version 1.03
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JBX Member IconReview+62
JBX
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I am just trying this out as a replacement for Moxier which is no longer in development.

Bluenote 131 has a nice UI, however bit unresponsive at times. What I have noticed and think need improvements are:

1. When you create a new item, it should jump to it. The app also has a tendency to be non responsive when changing icons.

2. If you select listing in Alphabetical order in the preference, it should stick. At this time I have to go to preferences and re-select to make it happen.

3. It would be great if fields would lock down (as in moxier) as to not accidentally erase or type over.... this would also be better it it had an "edit" button & copy button for quick copy/paste in and out of the app.

Otherwise nice app, and looking forward to see more improvements.

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Version 1.31
Jazzyguy Member IconComment+3694
Jazzyguy
+1

Where is the MAS store version of BlueNote 1.29? It does not appear in the MAS store.

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Version 1.29
BluenoteMac
+2

It's coming! The MAS version unfortunately is always delayed by around 5 days due to Apple's review process.

Dbhud Member IconComment+0
Dbhud
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When will the AppStore version of Bluenote (1.25) be updated to include the improvements (?) of this standalone version of 1.28?

If the Data Format has been changed to NOT ALLOW loading of our previous Bluenote files, then how to we transfer our existing data to this updated software?

This app is fast achieving a NO STAR rating.

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Version 1.28
BluenoteMac
+1

Hi Dbhud,
The App Store version was updated today to 1.28. Generally, there is a 5-day delay for App Store updates due to Apple's review process.

When you open Bluenote 1.28, your existing data should load without a problem. Then, simply make a new backup for your data and sync it up again to Dropbox to update the data format of your backups and cloud sync.

Thanks for using Bluenote! :-)

Bowlerboy_jmb Member IconComment+211
Bowlerboy_jmb
+3

Let's see, taking my cue from Rubiayat's demented scoring process, I think that I will rate this program ONE star, because I have not used it yet, but I like its title as much as any ignorant better at a race track chooses winners based on the color of the jockey's shoelaces.

To that, I will add ONE more star, because it is an Intel application that has no chance of running on my beloved PowerPC-based mirrored doors PowerMac G4, which I still rely on to boot into OS 9 or run legacy programs that I can't afford to pay several thousands of dollars to upgrade.

To that, I will add ONE more star because this OS X application will also not run on my PowerTowerPro computer, that paragon of machine virtue developed and marketed by PowerComputing, the leading manufacturer of Apple clones before Apple recognized that its own hardware was inferior to the machines developed by others, thus triggering Apple to terminate the licensing of clones and to go the drawing board while also whacking itself on the side of the head with the realization that, as the clones proved, there was a profit to be made from the distribution of its hardware and software over the Internet, if only someone were smart enough to create an online Apple Store.

To that, I will add ONE more star because this 21st application is unwelcome to run my Mac II si computers, which maxed out at System 7 and had to be stored away in my attic, next to the PowerTowerPros, the Texas Instrument dot matrix printer, the Apple StyleWriter printer, the Diablo-based impact printer, and my Radius Pivot monitors.

To that, I will add ONE more star because this piece of Mac software is not on a floppy disk, so there is no magical way I can get it to run on the Wang PC computers archived in my attic, hungry only for text-oriented-only programs that feed on their proprietary version of DOS, called MS-DOS by the now defunct Wang laboratories.

To that, I would like to add ONE more star, just because it's Thursday and President Obama came to my hometown of Buffalo, NY to talk about the value of getting a higher education without having to be perpetually indebted while doing so. But, that would bust the bank of stars. So, instead, I think I'll just buy the application and try it out, since it is one of eight programs featured in today's bundle being offered at Paddle.com, a great resource for picking up and trying out a wide variety of utilities at bargain prices.

There! FIVE STARS! That ought to balance out the unfairly downgraded rating posted by someone ought to know better, but obviously doesn't. Years ago, regarding education, the logo line regarding education was: A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste. Apparently, not all of the reviewers here heard that message.

Oh, if you don't have a sense of humor about all this, don't bother engaging in a diatribe against it. You'll only embarrass yourself further.

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Version 1.25
MacUpdate-Jess
+0

No, no sense of humor about it. None, none at all.

This "review," like that of Rubaiyat's, has been converted to a comment. See the boilerplate explanation below.

Bowlerboy_jmb
+0

Humorless or not, your fix is perfectly fine with me, Jess, but if you're as intent on maintaining the integrity of the rating system as I am, then why not function as an equal opportunity converter and slide on over to ChronoSync, where, you will find that, about a month ago I had to step in do your job for you, while also taking abuse from an ignorant "reviewer" in the process.

Make the same kind of adjustment there to JAD33120 that you did here to us, and I'll give you a well-deserved star for thoroughness, without asking why you neglected to correct that non-review when it first appeared.

In essence, I'm glad to see that someone at MacUpdate has finally stepped up the the plate and do the work left to those of us who stepped in to do it on your behalf. It'd be nice now if you would be fair across the board, rather than cherry-pick the ones you want to fix.

Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3694
Jazzyguy
+3

An excellent encrypted Note Application. The GUI looks good and I have to disagree with the member that doesn't like it because it is not available to all OSs .I have Snow Leopard on 2 of my iMacs and I love Snow Leopard but the fact that it has encryption and the sync with Dropbox makes this winner application.

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Version 1.21
Jazzyguy
+2

You downed a good app just because you can't use it in Snow Leopard. You gave it a low rating because it won't work in Snow Leopard but it was not designed to work in Snow Leopard and that is why the low rating is undeserved.

Rubaiyat Member IconComment+566
Rubaiyat
+2

This will be the first time I mark down an app for being strictly Lion and up because it should be available for old OSes as well.

The fact that it isn't means I will not bother installing it, despite that it looks useful, because I spend way more time in Snow Leopard than I do in Mountain Lion and will do so for the foreseeable future.

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Version 1.19
Jazzyguy
+4

If you didn't install it,why are you rating it at all? Shouldn't your remarks be a comment rather than a review. Not installing it really negates your review.

Rubaiyat
+0

I gave my reasons.

I have an enormous amount of software installed and given that I hit the stumbling block whilst in SL, I gave it the rating I did. I hadn't noted the restriction until I attempted to install it.

Frankly the needless minimum requirement, for what is essentially just a database, is uber-annoying.

Jazzyguy
+3

Unfortunately you still rated it without installing it which has nothing to do with a review of the app itself. The app was designed for Lion or ML and it is a great app which shouldn't be denigrated for not being suited for all OSs. It was very plain in the description that it was not suited for SnowLeopard or Leopard,or Tiger. It is a great app for Lion and ML.

Rubaiyat
+1

The point was I tried and couldn't.

Mountain Lion is not as bad as Lion but is still a backwards step in IMHO. To be forced to use it unnecessarily was why I marked Bluenote down. As I have repeatedly said, it is just a database.

Not being able to use it in my preferred OS is a big downer, end of story.

Mudflapper
+1

That's kinda like giving a restaurant a bad rating because, even though their website warned their patrons it would be closed that evening for a private party, you showed up anyway but got angry because they wouldn't let you in.

You didn't eat the food. You didn't even set foot in the restaurant. Yet you rated it. That "review" should be deleted, then you can replace it with a comment. Authors depend on ratings to sell their apps and yours knocked them down for no reason. That's not fair.

Rubaiyat
+0

Or because I am Jewish, choose to be Jewish, and they are a "Restricted" club...

...are you going to continue with this?

Jazzyguy
+2

Hey Rubaiyat What does your being Jewish have to do with this! You downed a good app just because you can't use it in Snow Leopard. You gave it a low rating because it won't work in Snow Leopard but it was not designed to work in Snow Leopard and that is why the low rating is undeserved. Can't you understand that it was NOT DESIGNED for Snow Leopard??The developer depends on ratings it amounts to his bread and butter.You undeservedly cost him money.

Mudflapper
+2

Well Rubaiyat, since you brought it up, that would be like being Jewish and wanting to go worship at the Wailing Wall but refusing to take your shoes off--even though they TOLD you that you needed to remove your shoes to get in--then throwing a fit because you couldn't get in wearing your Crocs.

That's like seeing a yellow sweater at the store, buying it, then getting all bent out of shape because it isn't blue. It doesn't make any sense.

The developer is probably using APIs that aren't available in any OS earlier than Mountain Lion, which is why it's labeled that it ONLY works in Mountain Lion. But you didn't listen, so of course it didn't work, then you got upset and left a bad review for an app you never actually used. That is completely ridiculous and totally unfair to the developer.

Rubaiyat
+0

Crikes you lot are THICK.

It is JUST a database. Of course the developer has used APIs that ONLY work in 64bit. Which is why I can't use it where I want it. Which is why I have marked it down. It is less useful because of decisions made by the developer.

It is only usable in a subset of an Operating System that is already a small percentage of computer users.

UNNECESSARILY SO! Get that through your thick skulls.

All the users Apple has cut off from upgrading to the necessary OS can not use it. All those who think Lion sucks can't use it. All of those, like me who could upgrade, if only Apple hadn't screwed up so many 'features' in the last 2 OSes, and won't to put up with the lost features, just to get this.

So if you want to cut your market down to the small group of fat nerds with D&D T-shirts in the far corner of the room, then this is a brilliant marketing move.

My mark stands. In fact if I could go back, having to listen to this, I'd cut it back to 1 star on principle.

Rubaiyat
+0

@Mudflapper You seem to be struggling with your analogies.

This is like having to CONVERT TO JUDAISM to visit the Wailing Wall.

…and I bought nothing because they aren't selling me anything I can use. It only comes in fat nerd sizes and I'm not getting into junk food just for the sake of a sweater no matter how nice the color.

If I could just take my shoes off to use this app, I would.

Mudflapper
+6

This is the last thing I'm going to say because it's painfully obvious you don't know how reviews work:

You rated an app you never used. That is retarded.

The end.

Rubaiyat
+0

Retarded would be the 'thinking' that seems to ignore whether or not you CAN use an app. as part of its rating.

Fails at the first hurdle.

Jjpong
+2

>This will be the first time I mark down an app for being strictly Lion and up because it should be available for old OSes as well.

Get a grip. Depending on its version, Xcode doesn't necessarily let the developer support Mac OS X 10.6.

Virtualruffy
+5

I'll just say what everyone else has been too polite to say. Rubaiyat, you are fricking idiot.

Rubaiyat
+0

@ Virtualruffy Always fascinates me how it is the true morons that seem to be quick to "identify" supposed idiocy in others.

MacUpdate-Jess
+5


This review has been converted to a comment.

Please refrain from assigning scores to "reviews" that are not actually reviews of the app itself, but rather your opinion of pricing or how it compares to the competition.

Reviews and ratings should be left by individuals who have actually used the title and have some insight to share about the app itself. Otherwise, please leave comments (to which this has been changed), or take advantage of the "Suggest Similar Software" feature. Thanks.

Gazman Member IconComment+189
Gazman
+1

The version listed here is 1.18, however the version I downloaded from the website is 1.19 (26). This version doesn't allow me to use the app in full-screen mode - the screencast on the website shows this should be possible. I'm running 10.8.3 on a MacBook Pro.

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Version 1.18
DennisKeefe2561 Member IconComment+18
DennisKeefe2561
+4

Great layout. Seems to have good concept and function. BUT...what if I don't want to have a password? Shoudn't that be MY choice?

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Version 1.14
Bluenote (Developer)
+2

A password is required for encryption to function. We believe in guarding your privacy as you sync through the cloud or as you write notes and passwords on your laptop. It's for your own good :-)

DennisKeefe2561
+1

That's what my momma said about eating spinach. ;-) Of course, ultimately, you're right. Sigh.

Bluenote (Developer)
+0

You can keep Bluenote open in the background and press ⇧⌘L to lock Bluenote when you're not using it.

DennisKeefe2561
+1

Thanks for the follow-up. I'm buying.
BTW, I contacted these folks on another matter, and they sent me an answer in minutes. That kind of response rates high with me. Good product, good support, good price.

Bluenote (Developer)
+0

Thanks a lot Dennis. :-)

BrianHunt Member IconReview+3
BrianHunt
+3

This new app was well worth purchasing. The authors know what they're doing and have focused on a pleasing experience. The features are exactly what is needed. Highly satisfied.

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Version 1.03
Gazman
+4

I may be wrong, but your 5 star 'review' sounds a lot like advertising by/for the developers. What makes the app well worth purchasing? The features are exactly what is needed - for what?

The fact that you only joined MacUpdate to make this 5 star review only makes it seem more suspicious.

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Version 1.28
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Version 1.25
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Version 1.24
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ElCamara8627
Version 1.10
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Date 25 May 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
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