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Classic NotePad for Mac

Brings the OS 9 notepad back to OS X.

$1.99
In English
Version 2.6
4.6
Based on 8 user rates

Classic NotePad overview

Classic NotePad is a faithful reproduction of the functions found in the Mac OS 9 Desk Accessory Note Pad. A utility which I loved and now dearly miss.

What’s new in version 2.6

Version 2.6:
  • Updated for OS X 10.7 Lion

Classic NotePad for Mac

$1.99
In English
Version 2.6
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4.6

(28 Reviews of Classic NotePad)

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Derision
Derision
Jun 10 2020
2.6
0.0
Jun 10 2020
0.0
Version: 2.6
Loved this app. I used the Notepad desk accessory in MacOS 9 for a long time, kept a lot of notes on it, and this allowed me to migrate those notes easily to OSX. I continued using it until Apple killed off 32-bit support with Catalina. It was a good, simple, useful application the likes of which are few and far between, and I still recommend it for anyone using an earlier version of OSX despite the fact that it is no longer supported by its developer.
Dominique
Dominique
Nov 15 2011
2.6
4.5
Nov 15 2011
4.5
Version: 2.6
A good App for a good Price
Dalahast
Dalahast
Oct 17 2007
2.6b2
4.0
Oct 17 2007
4.0
Version: 2.6b2
Nice, would like to see more of the original look and feel. The same window style, à la original, would be nice (no title bar, good ol' page flip animation). I like how you can keep track of the pages you have going, but at the same time still miss the page flip and overall interface, and I'd be willing to sacrifice the nice new features like backgrounds and a separator control to keep track of how many pages there are. Still, this took a good while to make and is high quality. In terms of bugs, I found just one: the minimum amount of pages is 8. Press the button to delete a page and choose to go ahead with this, then make a new page. The new page will be numbered 8 because the page count supposedly decreases, but the control doesn't remove the eighth section from it. Nonetheless, keep working on it! If you work hard enough, I'm sure the day will come when it's an exact reproduction, which I'd love :-)
papericons
papericons
Oct 3 2007
2.6b1
0.0
Oct 3 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6b1
Great to see an update on this app. A couple of issues. The scroll bar for an individual page only exists on page 3 (at least on my computer). A few times there were some strange effects while scrolling the notes on page three. I wish I had taken a screen shot when this happened. At first I would see lines underneath the words. Then the characters started bending back at the top of the page kind of like the marquee at the beginning of Star Wars No I don't take acid). If I switched a page then went back, the page would be normal. It happened about three times. It has not happened since I moved the app. to the applications folder. When this happened, I was running it from my download folder. I do not know if this would make any difference. I have a MacBook Pro running on 10.4.1. I have used this particular notepad for years any am very happy with it's simplicity. In fact I use it every day and want to thank the developer for updating it.
For-Nextsoft
For-Nextsoft
Oct 3 2007
2.6b1
0.0
Oct 3 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6b1
Sorry about those startup crashes. It was an error with the application trying to read the data file on a system that had never had the application run on it before. The issue has been corrected and itshould function correctly now
Dominique
Dominique
Nov 15 2011
4.5
Nov 15 2011
4.5
Version: null
Dalahast
Dalahast
Oct 17 2007
4.0
Oct 17 2007
4.0
Version: null
Joskiser1
Joskiser1
Jul 6 2004
5.0
Jul 6 2004
5.0
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Jul 4 2004
4.0
Jul 4 2004
4.0
Version: null
Michael-Welsh
Michael-Welsh
Sep 21 2003
5.0
Sep 21 2003
5.0
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Aug 14 2003
4.5
Aug 14 2003
4.5
Version: null
Masterkew
Masterkew
Aug 12 2003
5.0
Aug 12 2003
5.0
Version: null
Ahelg
Ahelg
Aug 12 2003
4.5
Aug 12 2003
4.5
Version: null