xPad
xPad 1.2.5
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Note-taking and scrapbooking with drop-and-drop support.   Free
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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
What's New
Version 1.2.6: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later



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bbw7 reviewed on 15 Sep 2011
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?
[Version 1.2.5]

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+229
bbw7 replied on 02 Mar 2012
By happenstance I figured it out myself: if the app's window is too close to one edge of the screen, the drawer will open on the opposite side.

As an updated review, I'd add that I still use it all the time, have never lost anything (even though I keep many files in the drawer buffer without exporting/saving them) and in all this time it has only crashed once -- and still didn't lose anything. I'm running OS 10.6.8.
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Rayj commented on 08 Aug 2011
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!
[Version 1.2.5]


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+5

cpichado reviewed on 04 May 2011
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.
[Version 1.2.6]


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Notimetoulouse reviewed on 18 Jan 2011
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.
[Version 1.2.6]


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Abby475 reviewed on 10 Jan 2011
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!
[Version 1.2.6]


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+239

Poikkeus reviewed on 15 Dec 2010
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.
[Version 1.2.6]


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Mystery Tramp commented on 27 Mar 2010
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
[Version 1.2.6]


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+6

Mimiton reviewed on 05 Jan 2010
I like you very much! :-)
Thanks!
[Version 1.2.6]


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Drdul commented on 25 Jun 2009
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.
[Version 1.2.6]

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Penguirl replied on 26 Apr 2011
You could create a symbolic link for the default location that points to your Dropbox folder, of course this would still be one database and all your notes would be stored there.
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+74

FLASH1296 reviewed on 11 May 2009
Absolutely excellent.

I depend on it and have done so for years.
[Version 1.2.6]


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txbuy_mac.com had trouble on 22 Nov 2008
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.
[Version 1.2.6]


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Samantha-Meagan had trouble on 03 Jun 2007
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.
[Version 1.2.5]


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Samantha-Meagan had trouble on 15 May 2007
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.
[Version 1.2.5]

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 15 May 2007
Well, I just downloaded the file and unzipped it and the .dmg mounted, no problem. You might try using a different browser to download the file.
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Samantha-Meagan commented on 15 May 2007
I've tried downloading the file in many different browsers and the .dmg file still will not mount, I get the same error message. Help!
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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 15 May 2007
Maybe running some system utilties to clean up your installation of OS X would help. Can't hurt and it is a good place to start. You can use AppleJack to perform all needed repair/maintenance/clean up routines. It is easy to use just be sure to read a little about it first. You'll want to use AppleJack's "applejack auto restart" command procedure.

Hczingon rated on 08 Jan 2011

[Version 1.2.6]


Downloads:27,937
Version Downloads:8,675
Type:Business : Word Processing
License:Free
Date:15 Nov 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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


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