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Memoblock is a useful notepad utility for OS X. Store as many styled text notes as you require, transfer notes to certain iPods, save as vNotes for mobile phones and more. Alarm reminders can be set for individual notes, and notes can be categorised as you wish. Best of all, Memoblock is donationware!

What's New

Version 4.9.5:
  • Added extra items to contextual menus.
  • Added a box showing the current default text color in the preferences window.
  • Fixed a bug which caused Memoblock to exit when two copies were open simultaneously.
  • Default text style is now correctly applied to new notes.
  • Fixed a bug when handling text in Times New Roman.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.2 or later

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Poikkeus Member IconReview+281
Poikkeus
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Yes, this just may be the best note pad application. It can be improved, but the color coded organization and ease of organization makes this a pleasure to use. It's also very stable and fun to use.

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Version 4.9.5
Poikkeus
+1

Some possible improvements:
1. Currently, a user can navigate from one note to the next by clicking once on the subject column on the left. It might be preferable to be able to navigate the notes with the arrow up and down keys.

2. Keyboard shortcuts would be useful. Command-n for New Note, Command-d to Delete Note, Command-i for Info, Command-p to Print, etc.

3. Make it possible to import images, and hypertext, so that a simple click will bring you to external sites. (You can do this with Stickies; why not Memoblock?) Not strictly necessary, true, but it really makes competing applications like VooDoo Pad shine.

4. MemoBlock can sync ipod messages - a great feature - but cannot sync messages with the iPod Touch.

Roro01 Member IconComment+0
Roro01
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Email Note button doesn't work properly - copying only part of the note to the mail client.

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Version 4.9.5
Roro01 Member IconReview+0
Roro01
+1

THE BEST NOTE PAD APPLICATION!!!

Many, many thanks to the developer. I checked the application thoroughly and everything is working perfectly. Now it is possible to back up to the same location, the application remembers the path to the backup location, font changes are saved, if you select text you can get information about it and the developer sorted the problem of speed, as I've suggested to him below, by making the application store each note in a separate file in the user library. However, there is still room for improvements:

1. Doesn't support copy/paste style.

2. No spell check.

3. Doesn't use the system colour palettes.

4. Can't make links.

5. Can't make lists (numbered or bulleted).

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Version 4.9.4
Roro01
+3

The "Other ..." option under the pull down menu of the colour button should activate the system colour palettes.

gazman
+1

Best Notepad ever? You've just listed five absolute deal-breakers for me. How come it doesn't use the built in spellchecker?

Roro01
+2

I obviously agree with you about the spellchecker, however, these shortcomings are not deal-breakers.

Roro01 Member IconComment+0
Roro01
+0

STILL BUGGY

The developer should check the application thoroughly before releasing it.

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Version 4.9.2
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
+3

Can you provide further details please?

Roro01
+0

Import only the notes titles and not their contents. Saves the notes only in the default font so if you want to use another font it will not be saved for the next session. After discovering these bugs I didn't investigate any more but reverted to version 4.8.1 so I'm not aware of other bugs that may exist. Many thanks for your effort to improve this very useful application.

Roro01 Member IconComment+0
Roro01
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NEW VERSION, NEW PROBLEMS!

If you change the font, even to the default font you chose in Preferences, it would not be saved to the next session and this happened to me when the next session was an hour later. Worse of all - when I launched the application the day after I upgraded it, it didn't load the notes even though they were to be found in ~/Library/Preferences/Memoblock Files. I reinstalled the previous version. iMac Intel 10.5.6

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Version 4.9
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
+2

Thanks for the feedback on the font issue - this is now fixed in the forthcoming 4.9.2 release.

Rather than posting back reports on forums which I seldom read, please report them to me first in future to allow quicker resolution.

Thanks

Roro01 Member IconComment+0
Roro01
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SUMMERY OF PROBLEMS

1. If you "Create Backup of Note Data" in a particular location and you want to back up again the next time you use the application, you will not be able to back up to the same location. An alert would pop up saying: "A backup already exists in this location, please choose an alternative location". Obviously, it should ask you whether you want to replace it with the new backup. The same problem occurs when you "Export As ...".

2. Doesn't remember the path to the backup file but instead always takes you to HD/Documents.

3. Doesn't support copy/paste style.

4. No spell check.

5. Doesn't use the system font panel - if you select text you cannot get any information about it.

6. Doesn't use the system colour palettes.

7. Can't make links.

8. Can't make lists (numbered or bulleted).

9. It is the slowest OSX application I've ever encountered.

I hope very much the developer would make this application perfect since I love it!!!

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Version 4.8.1
Roro01 Member IconComment+0
Roro01
+3

It could have been the best note pad application if it wasn't the slowest OSX application I've ever encountered!!!

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Version 4.8.1
Roro01
+1

I'm not an expert, but it seems to me that if the application could store each note in a separate file in Application Support, or elsewhere in the library, it would have been much quicker.

Other important features which are lacking are: copy/paste style, spell check, use of the the system font panel and colour palettes, make link, lists (numbered or bulleted).

Finally, I would like to thank the developer for this product which I've been using for more than a year.

Chriswan Member IconReview+153
Chriswan
+0

IMHO, the best overall Note management app which doesn't cost a dime (donation requested)

I always coming back to this app, after trying other similar apps

Too bad the main/GUI icon and overall interface hasn't been optimized for Leopard...

Really looking forward for next release

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Version 4.8.1
Roro01 Member IconComment+0
Roro01
+0

SPELL CHECK

I would be very grateful if the developer would add "spelling" to the Edit menu.

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Version 4.8.1
Jan_rybar Member IconComment+70
Jan_rybar
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I'm sorry, my text went little bit out of order: MemoBlock just fully destroys all characters with caron (http://diacritics.typo.cz/index.php?id=5).

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Version 4.8
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Downloads 22,375
Version Downloads 4,011
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Date 26 May 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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