Classic NotePad
Classic NotePad
2.6

4.3

Classic NotePad free download for Mac

Classic NotePad2.6

14 November 2011

Brings the OS 9 notepad back to OS X.

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 Classic NotePad

Version 2.6:
  • Updated for OS X 10.7 Lion

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28 Reviews of Classic NotePad

5
Joskiser1
06 July 2004
Version: 2.5b4

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Great application! Its small and very fast! Thanks for the new Icon, (better for my eyes) Works great with OS X 10.3.1 The small donation 5$ is more than worth. All ratings more than 5 stars !! (7/6/2004, Version: 2.5b4)
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Derision
10 June 2020
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.
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4.5
Dominique
15 November 2011
Version: 2.6
A good App for a good Price
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4
Dalahast
17 October 2007
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 :-)
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papericons
03 October 2007
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.
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For-Nextsoft
03 October 2007
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
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Flash1296
03 October 2007
Version: 2.6b1
Crashes every time upon launch.
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5
Joskiser1
06 July 2004
Version: 2.5b4
Great application! Its small and very fast! Thanks for the new Icon, (better for my eyes) Works great with OS X 10.3.1 The small donation 5$ is more than worth. All ratings more than 5 stars !! (7/6/2004, Version: 2.5b4)
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Anonymous
05 July 2004
Version: 2.5b4
What makes this better than TextEdit that is included in OSX?
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Anonymous
04 July 2004
Version: 2.5b2
Per me deve essere ancora molto perfezionato. Se si aggiungono troppe schede non è possibile utilizzarle. A che serve dunque il poterle aggiungere?
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4.5
Anonymous
30 June 2004
Version: 2.5b2
Yes! This fix make's work! Fantastic. Happy to see this application again from OS 9. I will be tune up for this one. No question about it.
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4.5
Anonymous
30 June 2004
Version: 2.5b2
improve the application icon, that purple is killing my eyes , other than that its fine.
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Anonymous
30 June 2004
Version: 2.5b2
Well thats the problem with beta, sometimes the app does not work as expected. But the bug you expereinced should be fixed now.
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Anonymous
30 June 2004
Version: 2.5b1
This application will NOT Start! I have not sean this before! I am on OS 10.3.4
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Anonymous
30 June 2004
Version: 2.5b1
At first I thought "What's the difference between this and TextEdit?" So I downloaded the app to test it out. Tried launching 3 times and got: "The application NotePad has unexpectedly quit" etc, etc. The difference I discovered is that TextEdit works and subsequently deleted NotePad.
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5
Anonymous
29 June 2004
Version: 2.5b1
Amazing, acts exactly as the OS 9 notepad, never crashes, one can start to use it an eyeblink. Thank you a lot. (I'm running version 2.0)
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david
29 June 2004
Version: 2.5b1
crashes everytime i try to launch it.. does it happen only to me?
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5
Anonymous
18 March 2004
Version: 2.0.1
More kudos for your glorious lil sanity saver, April. Thanks!!! Had no trouble downloading 2.0.1 just now with Safari 1.2.1. (My only problem is hating to quit 2.0 long enough to install 2.0.1! *LOL*)
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Anonymous
02 March 2004
Version: 2.0
File (.tgz) downloaded instantaneously, but only 140 KB not the full 400+ KB, and I found Expander having problem expanding it into .dmg file. After force-quit it, the expanded .dmg file inside a folder could not be mounted. I'd really love to try this app if only I could somehow download the file.
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4.75
Anonymous
26 February 2004
Version: 2.0
This proves it. There is a god and she is good.
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5
Dominique
26 February 2004
Version: 2.0
The best in that category!
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5
Michael-Welsh
21 September 2003
Version: 1.5fc3
An excellent deja-vu plus product by a talented and responsive developer. I agree that donations are in order.
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5
Anonymous
21 September 2003
Version: 1.5fc3
This is a wonderful app. Although it's not the "classic" notepad in some ways I like it better. It's free, but I'd pay for it none the less. It's that damn good.
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5
Anonymous
16 September 2003
Version: 1.5fc2
As a follow-up to my anonymous review directly below, I would like to add that 1.5fc2 mends the one thing that, even though I was extremely satisfied with NotePad before, I had wished for: In the previous version, I had been unable to quit by clicking the red bubble; I had to go to the menu. Now, I have the red bubble, what more is there to wish for? Besides the creation of a browser by someone that would actually make being on the web as fun as it used to be, I don't think there's anything (in regard to software, that is).
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5
Anonymous
14 September 2003
Version: 1.0.2.44
People, did you notice that this is free--as in FREE? What do you want/expect? Apple shoves World Book NotePad down our throats and along comes someone who creates a note pad like the one we all miss. I say thanks, thanks, thanks.
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4.5
MikeWelsh
14 August 2003
Version: 1.0fc1
I put it through its paces. This is a work in progress, but it is better than most betas I have seen. Developer is responsive and pleasant. It is likely to be a hit with those of us who want the ease of use and sure-footedness of the Classic Apple pad.
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3.25
Anonymous
13 August 2003
Version: 1.0a
Sorry. This is an okay first project. Needs to have the ability to add pages, and resizing shouldn't cause buttons, and page number to loose their relative positions. I know you'll have an update in a few days. ;)
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5
Masterkew
12 August 2003
Version: 1.0a
Very good, works basically the same as the Classic note pad. Some additions (that I always though would be good, or were already in the Classic note pad) I suggest are a 'new note' menu selection, basic rich text functionality [style & color) and an 'Export note' File menu selection that takes a note, saves the contents as an rtf, then clears the note. Just so long as the interface stays simple. Though no changes would not reduce the app's usefulness.
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4.5
Ahelg
12 August 2003
Version: 1.0a
This is actually quite good.
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