xPad
xPad
1.2.6

4.7

xPad free download for Mac

xPad1.2.6

04 August 2016

Note-taking and scrapbooking with drop-and-drop support.

Overview

xPad is a notepad andscrapbook application with robust drag-and-drop support. Manage an unlimited number of documents in a single window interface. Color-coded categories and document sorting allows for easy organization of text documents. xPad is a single solution replacement for Stickies, NotePad, Scrapbook and TextEdit.

Features:

  • One window, unlimited documents
  • Both rich and plain text editing
  • Drag and drop to and from Finder
  • Export to your iPod
  • Automatically saves and opens your documents
  • Categories with color coding
  • Sorting
  • Gorgeous Cocoa interface

What's new in xPad

Version 1.2.6:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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39 Reviews of xPad

Mystery-Tramp
28 March 2010
Version: 1.2.6

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Although this app says it's "free," there appears to be a 15-document limit, which is lifted once the user pays $9.95. I wrote the author about the confusion, but there's been no reply. Really nice app, even with the limitation. mt
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5
Razz
10 February 2019
Version: 1.2.6
xPad is the most useful note pad app out there. I have organized and stored a ton of data and find new uses for it every day. It needs to be upgraded to 64-bit. Apple is on the path to support only 64-bit software and xPad will not run once Apple makes the changeover permanent. Garrett, would it be possible for you to go to upgrade to 64-bit? There are almost 30,000 downloads of this app an I am sure that thousands of users would appreciate it. If it is not in your portfolio, would you consider making it open source?
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5
tdwong
25 March 2017
Version: 1.2.6
Have this small handy tool since Snow Leopard. I am now with Sierra and xPad is still working great with all notes I have taken all these years.
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3.5
Max-G
09 August 2016
Version: 1.2.6
Handy little note app. Allows drag/drop of pictures, pdf's etc. too. However, it seems I cannot export pictures as pictures (and pdf's as pdf's). Neither by exporting, nor by drag/drop.
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Anthony1947
04 August 2016
Version: 1.2.6
This is the same version that was created in August, 2007 -- and it works great for me under Mac OS 10.9.5. I use it for all sorts of things - especially articles, etc., that I wish to copy from the web. Not sure about more recent OS versions - but it's well worth a try. Version 1.2.6
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5
mgkspllz
09 October 2015
Version: 1.2.5
I love this application. Is anyone having issues with it after updating to El Capitan? I almost want to go back to Yosemite for this! There's a giant shadow that's not transparent, around the app window. If anyone finds a fix or an app that's like this.. let me know please!!!
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5
bbw7
15 September 2011
Version: 1.2.5
Have used Xpad for about two months and I like it a lot, even if it is no longer supported. Works like it says it does and saves the files in the drawer between sessions. However, I have a question: the "drawer" all of a sudden switched sides, i.e. it used to open to the right of the main window, now it opens to the left. I can't find any option in Preferences or elsewhere to toggle it back. Anyone know what the trick is?
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rayj
08 August 2011
Version: 1.2.5
This was a superb note-taking program. But, as the developer announces on his website, it died in 2007: it is no longer being developed or supported. Oh for something as good as this that can handle innovations such as iPad/iPhone sync!
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5
cpichado
04 May 2011
Version: 1.2.6
I've used this app for years - definitely the most robust note-taking app I've found, and was told to download this by fellow Mac users, whose it was also on their 'Top 10' apps to have lists.
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4.5
Notimetoulouse
18 January 2011
Version: 1.2.6
Two days ago I started to work my way through all the note taking apps on MU, to find the right one for me. I'm a tad hamstrung by using OSX 10.4.11, so a lot of the newer apps are a no go area. I need an application that I can throw everything into categories for my writing research, and this is one of the two I'm leaning heavily towards at the moment. Small ram footprint (17mb all day), and very stable. I've contacted the dev to suggest putting a donationware button on the website. If I choose this to be my app of choice, I'd be happy to press a paypal button to say thankyou.
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4.5
Abby475
10 January 2011
Version: 1.2.6
I have been using this for years. I have never had it crash and it saves all my notes for later viewing. I love it!
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4.5
Poikkeus
15 December 2010
Version: 1.2.6
Note pad replacements come in all shapes and sizes, a few quite good. But xPad is small and easy to use. The price is nice, and it's the kind of application you'll end use using again and again. While MemoBlock may have an edge of over reliability, xPad is truly fuss-free.
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Mystery-Tramp
28 March 2010
Version: 1.2.6
Although this app says it's "free," there appears to be a 15-document limit, which is lifted once the user pays $9.95. I wrote the author about the confusion, but there's been no reply. Really nice app, even with the limitation. mt
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5
Mimiton
05 January 2010
Version: 1.2.6
I like you very much! :-) Thanks!
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Drdul
25 June 2009
Version: 1.2.6
xPad is a nice note-taking app. I like how it works with multiple documents, which can be categorized as well. I also like that it can handle inserted images, and export documents in RTF or RTFD formats. Despite all these nice features, for my purposes it won't replace TextEdit. The main reason is that documents are saved automatically to a folder in ~/Library/Application Support. The only way to save a document elsewhere is to export it, but then I end up with two versions - the one within xPad and the exported version. There's also no option to save documents anywhere other than the default folder. If I could specify a different default folder, I could save documents in my Dropbox, and sync 'em between my Macs.
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5
Flash1296
11 May 2009
Version: 1.2.6
Absolutely excellent. I depend on it and have done so for years.
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Txbuy-mac-com
22 November 2008
Version: 1.2.6
Great app ... have really enjoyed it for some time. Only thing missing? Seamless syncing between multiple Mac computers (through .me or other method). I like it ... though with several computers I use (and now used to syncing bookmarks, passwords, and everything else) ... it is very inconvenient to go through all of my computers to find the note. Does anyone know of a way to sync the xpad notes among all computers? Thanks.
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5
Renesis
12 February 2008
Version: 1.2.6
I take a lot of quick notes, I have bad memory, and I'm a neat freak. xPad to the rescue. xPad saves me the clutter of multiple text files, stores them all in one place, and allows me to access them quickly and easily. Apple should pay this guy and incorporate it in future os x releases.
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5
Ubuntuking
16 November 2007
Version: 1.2.6
This is a fantastic note taking application. I am glad to see that version 1.2.6 fixes the leopard incompatibilities.
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Watman
23 October 2007
Version: 1.2.5
xPad is as transparent as an app gets. I do page layout in Pages, but I do all my freelance writing in xPad - it's quick, the drawer is indispensable, the colour-coding handles my organizing, the drop-down Get Info pane provides a wordcount,and the elegant/functional look satisfies the aesthete in me. Throw in autosave, and you've got one killer (free!) app. Prior to xPad, I tried out CopyWrite and a host of dedicated writer tools. This is the only one that stuck.
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5
Bluemansteele
20 July 2007
Version: 1.2.5
When you need to just jot a quick note you can open TextEdit, however, where do you save it? If you make 20 quick notes where do you save and manage those? It gets to be a mess fast. If you are like me and need to write quick but separate and organized notes, XPad works perfectly. It can change the whole way you work, I write many small notes that I need to be able to find later. I also need to be able to find old note and toss them. This has been a pain in any other software. When a note begins to grow into a full document, you can export one or all of your notes to RTF or plain text and go from there. This has been a great app and I use it every day. There are some terrific software for huge documents such as books or screen plays, but making many small documents has been overlooked. I'd used something similar on PC and glad to have someting on my Mac now.
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Samantha-Meagan
04 June 2007
Version: 1.2.5
No matter what I do I still can not get xPad 1.2.5 disk image to mount. I create A LOT of text documents and I think I would find it very useful. Is it at all possible for someone to download it, mount the disk image and then email me the folder with the app it self and any other stuff that comes with it? If this is possible AND if someone would not mind doing this for me, just let me know. I would really appreciate it. Thank you.
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Samantha-Meagan
15 May 2007
Version: 1.2.5
I think this looks like a really great app and would love to try it since I do so much with documents. The only problem is no matter where I download version 1.2.5 the .dmg file will not mount. I keep getting an error message saying: "xPad_1.2.5.dmg" failed to mount due to error 95, (no mountable file systems). No matter what I do the file will not mount. I have emailed the developer almost a month ago, with no reply yet. Is this something the developer needs to fix or is there a way for me to troubleshoot it and get it to mount? I have Mac OS X 10.2.8 so it should be compatible. I'd really love to try out this app. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks.
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Simichavel
24 April 2007
Version: 1.2.5
Two words: Voodoopad Lite.
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5
Macmaria
21 December 2006
Version: 1.2
Really nice app. I've been using it over 4 months now and it never crashed. I like the UI and it's very easy to use. Nice price too. I wish it would allow pdf files to be zoomed. Other than that is the perfect light notepad.
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4.5
Flounder
30 August 2006
Version: 1.2
While the dev doesn't much speak about the app and leaves its users to wonder what is going on. However since it was updated to be a universal binary which shows the dev working on it. It is a good app. No need to clutter your documents folder with items that you are working on but don't want to fire up word for. A simple no obtrusive text editor is great. I think its better than text edit because it allows you to keep all of your documents in the side bar without having to search for other documents to open if you need them.
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4
Flash1296
08 October 2004
Version: 1.1
Elegantly uncluttered application.
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5
Anonymous
24 August 2004
Version: 1.1
Thanks for the new version. xPad is my life line. xPad is one of the useful applications that I use. It is clean and simple. I have four huge schools. My iBook is always with me. xPad is the best way I have found to stay organized. Too much to keep in my head and too many scaps of paper. I love that I can sync it to my iPod. Great feature. My iPod travels with me too, especially in the summer. Great job.
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4.75
Chris Ruzin
24 August 2004
Version: 1.1
I've been using this app since it's early days, and it has become one of the most used apps on my computer. Instead of having tons of text/RTF files lying around all over the place, I have them in a single, organized app. You should see all the things I have in xPad. Linux notes, Tengwar practice and tutorials, weblog posts, etc. The only thing I wish it had was nested categories, but this feature has been promised in a future release. For a shade under $10, this little app is a great deal.
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5
Anonymous
24 August 2004
Version: 1.1
I've been using xPad for almost 9 months now. It's become a morning ritual for me to open it up and glance through my notes from previous days. Before xPad, I had notes jotted everywhere on my computer. I kept serial numbers in Excel sheets, snips of code in BBEdit, to-do lists in Palm Desktop. The general chaos has since subsided. xPad helps me to stay organized. One of the main things that attracted me to xPad was the simple design and the ease of use. It's not bulky by any means. One could literally open the app, jot a few notes and simply leave it to it's own devices. You don't have to worry about saving your notes or putting the saved document in a well-organized directory. xPad takes care of everything. I've never had a crash that wasn't my own fault. I've never lost a document. I've never had to frantically email the developers to figure out what x, y or z does or how to undo it. xPad is a well-oiled, fantastic application that is guaranteed to sit in my dock for a very long time. At $9.99, xPad is a steal!
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4.75
Anonymous
24 August 2004
Version: 1.1
This app is highly recommended. Simple, easy to use, auto-saves your files and gives you easy access to them. Well-integrated with Mac OS X (drag and drop, etc). I especially like the "xPad > New from selection" item in the Services menu! Would be nice to see better categorization though (next version please?)
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5
mathew hoy
24 August 2004
Version: 1.1
i'm all over xpad. it's incredible. the attention to detail on this app is amazing. all questions i've had with it (few and far between - earlier builds, actually) have been dealt with in a curteous and prompt manner. i would certainly recommend this app to anyone looking for a notes-organiser.
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3.25
Anonymous
14 May 2004
Version: 1.0
great app but the author has expressed his lack of interest in further development. at best, it's progress hinges on one man's whim, at worst, it's a dead end product. don't be misled by it's professional appearance... it's a DIY.
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Anonymous
10 March 2004
Version: 1.0
Fantastic program! Development is coming along nicely! Cant wait for version 2.0! Great to organise notes in the drawer, much more useful for jotting down notes! Keep up the awesome work Garret!
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4.5
Jonknee41
16 February 2004
Version: 1.0
Great app. I have 10-15 notes that get updated / changed all the time. Can't wait for version 2.
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5
Jonathan
14 January 2004
Version: 1.0
I've been using this app for a few months and can't get over how useful it is. It's like the Swiss Army Knife of apps. I use it to store all my account info for different web sites, ftp info, code snippets, wish lists, etc. And I don't have a clutter of documents anywhere because everything is saved right in the drawer.
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5
Dbrown
05 January 2004
Version: 1.0
I use Xpad to keep all the random text I copy and paste throughout the day together. Used to have to have like 30 Textedit windows, now I just have the one Xpad window open. Dock menu helps a lot too, and drag/drop. Great little app!
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5
Anonymous
05 January 2004
Version: 1.0
I've done the rounds with the notebook apps and this one finally hit the spot. Very elegant and clean interface. Simple organization. The drag-and-drop support for importing/exporting is really smooth and iPod syncing is very handy. None of those rough edges that you find with most shareware. Definitely worth the ten bucks!
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5
urbandyke
19 December 2003
Version: 1.0
I love xPad. I use it to jot down notes for school. I also use it for maintaining weekly to-do lists. I love the drag&drop feature and the categories option.
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5
Anonymous
18 December 2003
Version: 1.0
this is a gorgous application. before i thought nothing could be better than textedit, but then i download xpad and i was proved totally wrong. xpad looks really nice, is easy to use, has all the features youll ever need. all in all, this is a perfect application.
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