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VoodooPad
VoodooPad
5.3.0
4.7
0.0
VoodooPad free download for Mac

VoodooPad for Mac5.3.0

15 January 2019

Notepad with many advanced features.

What is VoodooPad for Mac

VoodooPad is a garden for your thoughts. Plant ideas, images, lists and anything else you need to keep track of. VoodooPad grows with you, without getting in the way -- no fences to box you in! Type in notes, highlight important words or phrases and create new pages. Drag and drop folders, images, applications, or URLs into VoodooPad -- they're linked up just like on the web. With powerful search, nothing will be lost or out of reach. The more you put into it, the better it gets.

What's new in VoodooPad

Version 5.3.0:
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements
Try our new feature and write a detailed review about VoodooPad. All reviews will be posted soon.

What customer like

Performance
Privacy
Customization

What needs improvements

Bug fixing

VoodooPad qualities

Value
4.0
Ease of use
5.0
Features
4.0
Reliability
5.0
Customer support
4.0
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pfuzerharry
pfuzerharry
May 17 2021
5.3.0
5.0
May 17 2021
5.0
Version: 5.3.0
It's like my diary. I wanna lost anything from my life. Thanks for this opportunity!
misterjspencer
misterjspencer
Oct 18 2020
5.3.0
5.0
Oct 18 2020
5.0
Version: 5.3.0
This is agreat app, if getting a little old fashioned, its better than notes, it can sync across macs but its a desktop wiki at its best
iMacWare
iMacWare
Jul 25 2018
5.2.1
5.0
Jul 25 2018
5.0
Version: 5.2.1
This is a one of a kind personal wiki/notes app.
Zx81
Zx81
Dec 16 2017
5.1.6
1.5
Dec 16 2017
1.5
Version: 5.1.6
Voodoopad has been acquired by Primate Labs.
Hope at last?
https://www.voodoopad.com
Zx81
Zx81
Apr 17 2017
5.1.6
1.5
Apr 17 2017
1.5
Version: 5.1.6
This is abandonware. VoodooPad for iOS does not work any more. No real upgrade since 2015. A pity, it was a really great app. Not a really plausible developper. Another app sold and killed.
Knyght
Knyght
Jan 15 2016
5.1.6
4.0
Jan 15 2016
4.0
Version: 5.1.6
This is an excellent piece of software. Great for keep notes. The only thing I wish they would do is create the ability to work on the notes in IOS and have that work update to all devices.
Tipp-Flo
Tipp-Flo
Oct 20 2015
5.1.3
0.0
Oct 20 2015
0.0
Version: 5.1.3
5.1.5. is out - Voodoo is been updated (after two years)!
Knyght
Knyght
Aug 4 2015
5.1.3
4.0
Aug 4 2015
4.0
Version: 5.1.3
This is great!
Zx81
Zx81
Oct 23 2014
5.1.3
1.5
Oct 23 2014
1.5
Version: 5.1.3
I am wondering whether it is wise to begin to use and learn this great tool after it has been sold to Plausible labs which is very "quiet" about the app's development. A pity because VP is certainly one of the most clever app in this category (maybe it is a category of its own)
misterjspencer
misterjspencer
Nov 7 2012
5.1.1
5.0
Nov 7 2012
5.0
Version: 5.1.1
I am writing a further review, after struggling with other apps and realising the power of VP5. I have been a user of yojimbo, eaglefiler and the rest. This is not just a notepad but will import virtually any file type or image and store it for you, sync it via drop box and auto link it with the wiki. This app is ahead of the game...it doesn't have the interface of a normal document manager but the wiki capabilities allow you to set up index pages for different areas of info you want to store... All the things I wish the others had this has...synchronisation via dropbox, encryption, easy indexing and wiki links...whats not to like
anonymous-spider-4768
anonymous-spider-4768
Aug 28 2012
5.1
0.0
Aug 28 2012
0.0
Version: 5.1
It costs $40, NOT $25. Flying Meat has an error on their splash page as well.
misterjspencer
misterjspencer
May 11 2012
5.0.1
5.0
May 11 2012
5.0
Version: 5.0.1
This is it, its back and its better. It has an iPad App, It syncs in real time with dropbox (none of this only one app open at a time). Great Job, I have loved this app and found it useful and had to drop it for a while (see comments further down) The new app does everything it used to and more, thank you.
GianMarco.Tavazzani
GianMarco.Tavazzani
May 6 2012
5.0.1
5.0
May 6 2012
5.0
Version: 5.0.1
There is nothing to compare with! Ages ago I wished to have this kind of tool to can write an essay correctly interconnected, being the concepts themselves so tightly close together, depending by each other, not only to external concepts and therefore links. Whatever you want explain, can be a theorem, a theory, a manual, a philosophical vision, needs to be explained nowadays NOT trough a common book but trough a Wiki html document, and, as far as i know, ONLY VoodooPad can do it easily like writing a book with chapters, definitions, notes, bibliography, quotes, each one referring to other ones! If only anyone (having something to say!) woud know this 'TOOL", his chances to can persuade, explain, be easily understood, quickly and happily, would be by far bigger!!
Quorm
Quorm
Apr 23 2012
5
0.0
Apr 23 2012
0.0
Version: 5
In release 5 the Save PDF to VoodooPad action in the print dialog doesn't seem to do anything - the PDF never makes it to a VooddooPad document. Is there a limitation on the kinds of content that works with this?
Uhuburu
Uhuburu
Apr 22 2012
5
5.0
Apr 22 2012
5.0
Version: 5
Webmaster, check your facts. There is NO pro version anymore!
EndoLab
EndoLab
Apr 22 2012
5
0.0
Apr 22 2012
0.0
Version: 5
The price tag was $40 before. A received a mail from Gus who told me that I've got a free upgrade. Cool…
misterjspencer
misterjspencer
Oct 16 2011
4.3.5
5.0
Oct 16 2011
5.0
Version: 4.3.5
Recently I asked the question about syncing Voodoo Pad without mobileme and its webdav component. Then I found a webdav storage system called swiss disk ( http://www.swissdisk.com ) which gives you a 50Mb to start with, I know this is not a lot but my Voodoo pad folder is about 2Mb so it leaves plenty of space. Following this I looked at Mydrive www.mydrive.ch which gives a lot more free space. Check them out and see what you think.
Macmend-com
Macmend-com
Oct 13 2011
4.3.5
0.0
Oct 13 2011
0.0
Version: 4.3.5
So what happens with this and syncing now that icloud is here?
Shidong
Shidong
Jan 14 2011
4.3.1
5.0
Jan 14 2011
5.0
Version: 4.3.1
I love this software. Since I was in school I have been using it. It stores all my classes notes. I love the wiki style, it makes any linked notes so easy to find. This is very important feature for making notes on class since you always have to link one lesson to others. Pity that the iPhone version is way too high priced and lack of many features. I will buy it if they make it better in future.
misterjspencer
misterjspencer
Nov 23 2010
4.3.1
5.0
Nov 23 2010
5.0
Version: 4.3.1
I like this app alot, its simple and yet complex for a basic desktop wiki. ** But its stopped working for me since OS X 10.6.5. It crashes soon after launch and I have tried everything to make it work. I have tried all the others I can find, I use the likes of Yojimbo and devonthink in different ways, to be honest many of them appear to be a kind of database version of pathfinder...a sort of finder within the finder...they just can't compete with the ease of use and wiki interface of voodoo. Then there is circusponynotebook which is too complex and why does it make all those pages i dont want each time i start it up Can anyone recommend a personal wiki that might replace voodoo pad
Flash1296
Flash1296
Oct 21 2010
4.3.1
0.0
Oct 21 2010
0.0
Version: 4.3.1
Before purchasing this very worthy application - take a close look at Yojimbo3.0 - that is the application that I use too (literally) organize my entire life. Their Tech Support is swift and excellent, should you ever need same.
E-sapwater-%aze
E-sapwater-%aze
Sep 5 2010
4.2.3
0.0
Sep 5 2010
0.0
Version: 4.2.3
While VoodooPad is a nice product take a look at Scrivener. It's the same price and very difficult to beat when it comes down to functionality and features.
Schwarz
Schwarz
Jun 4 2010
4.2.3
0.0
Jun 4 2010
0.0
Version: 4.2.3
This app defaults to checking for updates and sending the developer your system profile without ever asking. The default behavior for the update framework (Sparkle) is to ask for permission on the second launch of the app, so this was clearly an intentional (and rude) decision by the developer. Unannounced opt-outs to giving up your info is something I expect from jerks at big companies like Facebook, not from Mac shareware devs. I deleted this app immediately due to this offense, so I don't feel right giving it a rating.
Dremwkr
Dremwkr
Jan 2 2010
4.2.3
5.0
Jan 2 2010
5.0
Version: 4.2.3
I've now been using the product for 2 years, I've learned the more you use it, the more powerful the app's use is. It is simple, and it simply works. My only suggestion is I wish it could have notebook lines, like note paper, be colors like yellow legal pad, and color tabs. Yes basically a little eye candy to appeal to a wider group of potential users. And, well... accepts color stickys, even if it is internal to the app itself. Customizable colors would be nice too.
Jeff-Cranford
Jeff-Cranford
Sep 13 2009
4.2.2
0.0
Sep 13 2009
0.0
Version: 4.2.2
I echo the positive review of this program. I have been using it for almost a year now. It's interface is simple, but you can make this program do almost anything you need to for note taking. It accepts all the file formats I've needed, the encryption of pages in the PRO version is VERY useful, and the scripting abilities are well explained and available - but there is no need to use them if customization and programming aren't your thing. I have a ton of great applications on my Mac but this is one I use EVERY day.
Bloomsday
Bloomsday
Mar 9 2009
4.1
5.0
Mar 9 2009
5.0
Version: 4.1
This is a unique application. Its purpose is user-defined. You will need to determine how its structure and workflow can best suit you. It may take a few days. It may take a few weeks. But when it hits you, VoodooPad's value will reveal itself. I use it as a journal that swallows any file I choose to dump into it. And I dump everything into it. Its wiki style brings all of the randomness together. I love this thing. This VoodooPad. The more you use it, the better it gets. That is for certain.
Valdimar-Thor-H
Valdimar-Thor-H
Dec 9 2008
4.0.3
5.0
Dec 9 2008
5.0
Version: 4.0.3
There is a problem downloading from developer. I have been trying since version 4.00 came out and made it just once after few days trying. Then counter on macupdate tells the story as does versiontrackers. It looks like developers site is down most of the time. Is this being looked into?:
Yannick-P-
Yannick-P-
Nov 24 2008
4.0.1
3.0
Nov 24 2008
3.0
Version: 4.0.1
I love it. But please, add Wordpress fonctions like post a new post! ;-)
Larry-R
Larry-R
Nov 20 2008
4.0
5.0
Nov 20 2008
5.0
Version: 4.0
A wonderful tool for organizing and gathering information. I have been using it for over a year and it is really proven its worth. For the money it is a great deal. There is nothing out there that comes close to this tool. In addition to a find piece of software, the developer is very responsive and pays attention to comments and issues.
anonymous-tapir-4715
anonymous-tapir-4715
Aug 22 2008
3.5.1
0.0
Aug 22 2008
0.0
Version: 3.5.1
Oh, blow it out. Gus Mueller is a fine Mac developer. And you are?
Getsomesauce
Getsomesauce
May 24 2008
3.5.1
0.0
May 24 2008
0.0
Version: 3.5.1
"People have been saying this for years: If nobody's complaining about the price of your application, then you've got it too low. ... Originally VooDooPad was only $9.95, and right it's 30 dollars, and I, um, just keep on raising the price and nobody's complaining. They keep on buying it. OK, I'll do that." -Gus Mueller, MacVoices [Podcast] #881, May 7th, 2008
Dremwkr
Dremwkr
Jun 23 2007
3.2
5.0
Jun 23 2007
5.0
Version: 3.2
I find vPad essential. It just gets better and better. The developer Gus is responsive and I couldn't ask for better support or someone to listen to ideas for improvement (a rare thing-Try that with any Adobe product). ¥Its wiki interface does what I need it to, even advanced things. ¥It is intutive. ¥It is cheap. ¥It just works.
Georgedonnelly
Georgedonnelly
May 31 2007
3.1.5
5.0
May 31 2007
5.0
Version: 3.1.5
VP is in a class of its own. It is an innovation, and the developer keeps on innovating. Its an integral part of my workflow. I purchased a license for an earlier version and would do so again for this latest version, however I have not been able to reach the website for months. Please check your firewall settings Flying Meat, and allow us visitors from South America please (200.* .*.*). Thanks.
Emikysa
Emikysa
May 14 2007
3.1.5
5.0
May 14 2007
5.0
Version: 3.1.5
I have been using VoodooPad for over a year and a half and I absolutely love it. My VP document has over 2000 pages in it - everything from warranty information about products I've purchased, to notes from calls with customer service reps, to work plans and logs, to brainstorms, to task-lists, etc, etc. I believe that VP is the 'missing link' in computing. It allows users to easily and intuitively store, manage and retrieve data and information. Before VP I tried a variety of other systems to manage information. I found that using separate files in a regular directory structure was too cumbersome and I found other "notebook" style applications too regimented/segmented. Some other systems initially seemed promising, but nothing I tried was intuitive or easy enough for me to keep using it every day. I was thrilled when I came across VP because with it allows me to work without getting in my way. I don't often post software reviews, but this is truly an exceptional application. If you play around with the free version for a bit and think about the possibilities you'll likely quickly know whether or not VP is the right application for you. Erik Mikysa
leospaul
leospaul
Nov 15 2006
3.1.1
5.0
Nov 15 2006
5.0
Version: 3.1.1
Awesome! Gorgeous!
Stridey
Stridey
Oct 4 2006
3.1.1
5.0
Oct 4 2006
5.0
Version: 3.1.1
As GTFO says, VP's main strength is its functionality. Although it hides behind the simple exterior of "wiki-based notepad," it is flexible enough to be used for almost any text-related purpose (and many non-text-related purposes). Also, the developer (Gus Mueller) is infinitely helpful and extremely pleasant to interact with. Great app by a great guy. I can't think of anybody who should regret shelling out $25 for this app.
Gtfo
Gtfo
Oct 4 2006
3.1.1
5.0
Oct 4 2006
5.0
Version: 3.1.1
I have been using VDP for almost three full years and I'd reco it to anybody. It may not be as glitzy as a few other notepads, but its functionality is excellent. Early on Gus gave me some guidance on some custom scripting that save me dozens of hours. Great product, great support, great stability.
Dremwkr
Dremwkr
Sep 23 2006
3.1
5.0
Sep 23 2006
5.0
Version: 3.1
It simply works. It is easy to use. It is cheap. It never crashes.
F-D-Yocum
F-D-Yocum
Jul 25 2006
3.0.1
0.0
Jul 25 2006
0.0
Version: 3.0.1
This is a handy swiss army knife of an application. The basic concept remains simple. Highlight some text press Cmd+L and you have a new page and a new automatically hypherlinked word or word set. The new palettes and tabbed windows just increase its effectiveness. I use it for organizing notes, application tips, contacts. Flexible and free form, you can organize pages and documents it the way you want them. The developer is very responsive and the program continues on an upward climb usability. I've bought it for work and home.
Indiekiduk
Indiekiduk
Jul 12 2006
3.0.1
0.0
Jul 12 2006
0.0
Version: 3.0.1
Still doesn't autosave so it too risky to use this app to take notes.
Arglborps
Arglborps
Jul 7 2006
3.0
0.0
Jul 7 2006
0.0
Version: 3.0
I wasn't really happy with the previous version, but with the new features I happily paid for the upgrade and I am a happy camper ever since. Buy this app, you won't regret it.
Jnorthoff
Jnorthoff
Mar 4 2006
2.5.3
4.5
Mar 4 2006
4.5
Version: 2.5.3
After using the lite version for some time I bought the program and I'm happy with it. I like the approach to note taking that makes it feel like writing websites as there're links and styling possibilities like different fonts, lists, tables. Another plus is that the author replies quickly and helpful to emails/ forum posts - definitely better than what some of the big companies out there call support. To go with MacUpdate's ranking I would state that it's: (i) Feature rich as it supports text styling and tables (tables with border and background styling). And that sketch feature is quite neat: one can doodle with different colors and paste the drawing as image into the page. Encryption of single pages is cool as well. The only thing missing in my opinon is some aquivalent for drawing a horizontal line to separate certain stuff on a page. (four out of five points) (ii) Easy to use as the GUI is clean and has a good overview over the important options. Additionally it has useful shortcuts so one has not to use the mouse all the time. And after pressing the delete button for a page it actually asks whether one really wants to delete the page - saved me quite some notes. (five out of five points) (iii) Value is good for 25 USD imho although some may think that that's quite some money for a note taking program. I'm glad more and more companies (including this one) accept PayPal for buying as I'm a European lacking a credit card. (four out of five points) (iv) Stability: didn't crash, no lost data - all going well for me even as I paste small images into my notes. (five out of five points)
Anon-Bud
Anon-Bud
Feb 20 2006
2.5.3
5.0
Feb 20 2006
5.0
Version: 2.5.3
Absolutely an indispensable app for me! I use it all the time for my work and am able to keep hundreds of pages in a single file with no problems. GusÐthe developerÐtotally rocks. He is right there with e-mail assistance if I run into any problems and is always very quick with a fix if something goes awry. Buy this app. NOW!
Guest
Guest
Jun 14 2005
2.1
4.8
Jun 14 2005
4.8
Version: 2.1
Wicked! I knew about this app, but never really tried it, until now. I'm beginning to like it very much. I'm coming from all kinds of apps, like OmniOutliner, Hog Bay Notebook, and Circus Ponies NoteBook. Each is wonderful in its own way - I especially like Hog Bay Notebook. But VoodooPad is now my favourite thought-pad.
Guest
Guest
May 5 2005
2.1b3
0.0
May 5 2005
0.0
Version: 2.1b3
Indespensable. Developer responds quickly to issues. Updated often. Well worth the registration fee.
Guest
Guest
Apr 25 2005
2.1b1
4.8
Apr 25 2005
4.8
Version: 2.1b1
Wow, I thought the developer would *never* add an unlinking option, the missing feature that made the app unusable for me. I saw comments on the VP forums as far back as version 1 requesting unlinking, so I don't know why the developer dragged his heels on it for so long (it almost seemed like the developer didn't understand why people would want to unlink), but I'm finally excited again about using VP. The other new features look extremely useful too. Now I have several compelling reasons to upgrade my registration from version 1.
Guest
Guest
Apr 25 2005
2.1b1
4.8
Apr 25 2005
4.8
Version: 2.1b1
what is this 'separate app' you speak of for editing remote wikis, hmm?
Guest
Guest
Apr 24 2005
2.1b1
4.8
Apr 24 2005
4.8
Version: 2.1b1
Oh. My. God! It really is great.
Guest
Guest
Mar 29 2005
2.0.2
4.8
Mar 29 2005
4.8
Version: 2.0.2
A great tool for sure. I've been looking for a Wiki-like notepad application for ages until I found VoodooPad which was exactly what I needed. While I need something for outlining (tried OmniOutliner first), I also wanted something to put my knowledge base in to be able to say good bye to the unordered and unrelated Stickies. And VoodooPad is a balance between both, in my eyes at least. The export to iPod feature totally convinced me to buy it (you know, to get that fuzzy warm feeling for supporting indenpendent Mac developers ;) Great tool for putting down your thoughts, ideas and connecting them semantically. Excellent tool!
Guest
Guest
Dec 21 2004
2.0.1
4.8
Dec 21 2004
4.8
Version: 2.0.1
I've tried just about every notepad type application available and this is the only one different enough from the standard 'list of notes + text view' that anyone with development experience can write in an hour to be worth paying for. vpstash looks like a killer feature! I'll probably wait until after the holiday madness to pay - I hope I can stay under 15 pages till then!
Macplanet
Macplanet
Oct 18 2004
2.0b1
5.0
Oct 18 2004
5.0
Version: 2.0b1
This software is absolutely marvellous. I use it to organize quite a large amount of information for my Ph.D. thesis, and it has turned out to be much more flexible and easy-to-use than a "old-fashioned" and yet very relyable. The autor also offers great support, bugs are fixed in no-time and I managed to get some feature requests into this beta... Definitely one of the most important applications I am working with.
Shawn-Medero
Shawn-Medero
Oct 18 2004
2.0b1
4.8
Oct 18 2004
4.8
Version: 2.0b1
Actually I don't see how this product fails to be a "Tinderbox Lite". Specially now that 2.0 has plug-in support.. it won't take much longer till someone has a mini-mapping image builder widget thingie. :) You know, a thingie. Still, like Tinderbox... I see this application as so open-ended and flexible, it becomes what you make it. Anyway, the new sketch pad gives VoodooPad the edge over many notetaking apps for Mac OS X. Sketching brainstorm notes is much QUICKER then trying to lay out some neatly organized diagram chart.
Guest
Guest
Apr 22 2004
1.1.4
4.8
Apr 22 2004
4.8
Version: 1.1.4
Great app!... but the Atkins diet worries me.
Guest
Guest
Feb 4 2004
1.1.2
4.8
Feb 4 2004
4.8
Version: 1.1.2
Great multipurpose app! I would never use it as a true HTML editor (there are plenty of good WYSIWYG and code-based editors already), but as a hypertext journal tool, it's amazing.
Guest
Guest
Nov 25 2003
1.1.1b2
4.8
Nov 25 2003
4.8
Version: 1.1.1b2
Yeah Chris, a humbug with 1st price in O'Reilly's Mac OS X Innovators Contest. In all, I think it's a bit unfair to place a poor review based on your wrong expectations about software ? Why didn't you try first before purchasing ? I've been using VoodooPad from first public version can only give 5 stars. It has become my number one app. It's stable, lightweight, well designed and seems to be developing in good way. It's not, overbulged with features but fulfills it's purpose perfectly: as a notebook, general hypertext editor, data organiser, even website editor, and whatever you can think for. I agree, the documentation is sparse, but disagree strongly about support. There is mailing list and website for support and the author is really responsive and open for feature requests. It's a really cool app, can't live without anymore, and no, I'm not a 'wiki type' either ;-) Absolutely worth of 20 bucks, I would pay even more.
Guest
Guest
Oct 12 2003
1.1
4.8
Oct 12 2003
4.8
Version: 1.1
This is a great program, perfect for noting, reminding, organizing, and linking. Could be a bit more feature rich (supporting styles and a better search function), but it has quickly become indispensable.
Guest
Guest
Jul 9 2003
1.1a7
4.8
Jul 9 2003
4.8
Version: 1.1a7
Madding cool ! I just wish two things could be made. I will contact you also. But if you could place images in in withdrag and drop, but still have the option for links. And make this into a full fedged WYSIWYG web editor. ^v^
Guest
Guest
May 28 2003
1.1a5
4.8
May 28 2003
4.8
Version: 1.1a5
Will not buy it yet. But awsome!
Guest
Guest
May 5 2003
1.1a1
4.8
May 5 2003
4.8
Version: 1.1a1
Kinda interesting but too many windows for my use.
$24.99
4.7
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.12.0 or later

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