VoodooPad
VoodooPad
5.3.0

4.9

VoodooPad free download for Mac

VoodooPad

5.3.0
15 January 2019

Notepad with many advanced features.

Overview

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

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Getsomesauce
24 May 2008

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"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
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Version 3.5.1
iMacWare
25 July 2018
This is a one of a kind personal wiki/notes app.
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Version 5.2.1
Zx81
16 December 2017
Voodoopad has been acquired by Primate Labs.
Hope at last?
https://www.voodoopad.com
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Version 5.1.6
Zx81
17 April 2017
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.
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Version 5.1.6
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Balanchine
Balanchine
14 May 2017
VoodooPad for iOS works fine for me at the moment - I use it daily on two iPads.

But the lack of updates since Plausible Labs took over is discouraging. I miss the old days when the original developer would be constantly adding new features and would respond almost instantly with a bug fix.

There are repeated promises of a version 6 for Mac in development (see forums.plausible.coop). I'll believe it when I see it.
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Knyght
15 January 2016
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.
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Version 5.1.6
Tipp-Flo
20 October 2015
5.1.5. is out - Voodoo is been updated (after two years)!
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Version 5.1.3
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Kihoalu
Kihoalu
10 December 2015
Any feedback?
If you are new to it - its certainly worth diving into. It does some things very cleanly that really nobody else does.

I know its a nice tool & good idea, but it ran out of places to go years ago, as far as features. That is not necessarily a bad thing - knowing when its range of usefulness has been achieved.

I’m trying to figure out if there’s anything that makes an upgrade worthwhile - if there are sufficient interface tweaks to make it worth the price after it changed hands.
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Knyght
04 August 2015
This is great!
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Version 5.1.3
Zx81
23 October 2014
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)
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Version 5.1.3
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Zx81
Zx81
23 October 2014
I forgot : will it survive to the Yosemite upgrade?
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Pusfarm
Pusfarm
10 November 2014
I've been wondering the same thing. I was thinking of purchasing it in 2013, then saw that it was sold and have been periodically watching to see what happens with it. So far, one minor update to, likely, only add the Plausible branding.

That doesn't encourage a willingness to spend money on what appears to be abandonware.
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lemon-kun
lemon-kun
27 November 2014
Yes, it works under Yosemite.

VoodooPad is a unique, great app. I use it for about one year now and I still get surprised about features I just discover. The new developer, Plausible Labs, is very responsive, support is very good and honest – I feel they are actively developing, there was a face-lift for the iPhone app, updates come out regularly. I can't comment anything more about the dev, because I just bought VoodooPad when Plausible Labs took over, so I don't know how this app was before. I had a few issues with it, syncing problems, a corrupted file. This could be just bad luck, and maybe others experience absolutely no problems – but of course, that makes you start thinking… Anyway, overall I think it's a great app, but I wouldn't use it as a note taking app, as some users here suggest – the idea of a "personal wiki" is nice and probably works for some, but honestly I feel the whole wiki-thing is better suited if you need to prepare information for someone else. So unless you want other people to read your notes, I wouldn't bother to organise them in a wiki – I'd say a regular notepad with a search function for immediate access and some folders/subjects/dividers for browsing is enough (and there are dozens of apps that do that, I use Notability at the moment, which is not perfect but quick and easy). However, if you have a project and have stuff you want people to read, VoodooPad is really the way to go, you can export everything as HTML and produce very practical websites quickly. Ideal if you want to share stuff with a group of people and don't want to bother much with layout, etc. (VoodooPad offers even some templates). And well, collaboration is possible as well, thanks to Dropbox-syncing – a huge plus over all those iCloud-note-taking apps…
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Balanchine
Balanchine
18 January 2015
Plausible updated the iOS version the day after you posted your comment, Zx81 (hmm, coincidence?). That gives me hope that they haven't entirely given up on it.

I love this app and I want it to survive. There are occasional posts from Plausible in their forum (forums.plausible.coop) but the new owners are nowhere near as responsive as Gus from Flying Meat used to be.
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Kihoalu
Kihoalu
02 February 2015
Groundhog Day.

A year & a half since last update. The product has been bought up & hasn’t seen a facelift, or an expansion off features for the mobile client since Nov 2013. Therefore it would be nice to know what direction its taking going forward.

This leaves me uncomfortable about spending $40 for the desktop client.
Its still a valuable application in its current form without any updates, but I would like to know its future.

VoodooPad is a pretty decent application (desktop) & should really continue to be a player. It works on Yosemite & on iOS 8.1.3, but until the mobile app picks up a few more features... I don’t see a lot of data traveling between the desktop & the mobile app.
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normb
normb
02 June 2015
Version 5 appears to have serious problems running under Mavericks – on the last occasion I believe VDP was responsible for completely locking up my computer, rendering it inoperable.

I have twice attempted contact with the developer for help, but no response has been received.

I plan to revert to version 4, or maybe change to some other software – at considerable cost to me in both time and money.

I recommend extreme caution.
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Balanchine
Balanchine
19 August 2015
There was a 5.1.4beta released last month, the first "update" to the Mac version in 20 months. Details here: www.plausible.coop/voodoopad/release_notes

However, the beta (which was to fix "major flaws" in VP's password protection) doesn't work for me, and the developers have fallen silent again, so who knows what the future of this app might be.
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misterjspencer
07 November 2012
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
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Version 5.1.1
Rob-gendreau
28 August 2012
It costs $40, NOT $25. Flying Meat has an error on their splash page as well.
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Version 5.1
misterjspencer
11 May 2012
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.
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Version 5.0.1
$24.99

4.9

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.12.0 or later
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