TopXNotes
TopXNotes
2.0.0

4.6

TopXNotes free download for Mac

TopXNotes2.0.0

15 June 2020

Versatile note organizer.

Overview

TopXNotes lets you create, view, organize, access and protect your notes.

Basic Features
  • Customize with many user Preferences- tune TopXNotes just the way you like it
  • Color text, style, font and font size, all user selectable, all saved, all cut / copy / paste, internal drag-and-drop note view to note view, unlimited UnDo
  • Cut / copy / paste and drag and drop to and from external applications
  • Recognize links (FTP, Web, and email, other?) and launch from them by a single click
  • Each note (page) can be identified by its number, full title, and organized by groups and categories you specify.
  • Theoretically unlimited notes
  • Theoretically unlimited note size
  • Note page turning arrows
  • Save automatically on page turn
  • Optional save on a time interval
  • Optional basic encryption
  • Export as either straight text or RTF
  • Import either straight text or RTF
  • New "note exchange" format
  • Export groups of notes
  • Drag Export and Import
  • Template pages for easily creating new kinds of notes
  • A set of 10 templates installed as part of this release including Web Accounts, Financial Accounts, and Serial Numbers and various other lists.
  • Provided a unique note pad for each system user
Advanced Features
  • QuickNotes menu - keep your "top notes" in a floater on your desktop always for easy access. MacWorld calls QuickNotes our killer feature!
  • MultilView - view more than one note view at once, as many as will fit on your display
  • NoteOrganizer - and advanced table of contents with category and group
  • Note Level Encryption
  • Read-Only notes
  • Find in notes and notepad
  • Many note back-up options

What's new in TopXNotes

Version 2.0.0:

Note: This product is not compatible with macOS Catalina. This is still a perfectly safe 32-bit app, meaning you will get a warning from Apple that this app is not "optimized" for macOS 10.13 (High Sierra.) You can ignore the warning. We are working on a 64-bit app but it will be a nearly complete rewrite. The rewrite will be available through our Check for Update, the Apple Mac App Store and our own Tropical Mac App Store when available. TopXNotes 2.0.0 Version Info © 2004-2019 Tropical Software, Inc. OVERVIEW TopXNotes 2 is the first major paid release of TopXNotes, a reliable Mac App from the days of Mac OS 9. In its 15 year history it has been a Mac User Group favorite. TopXNotes 2 has a number of major new features and many small fixes and improvements. TopXNotes 2 also contains the features of TopXNotes 1.x that you can read about by scrolling down a bit.

  • New "To-Do Note" note type
  • Enable note when note highlighted in Organizer
  • Make Passworded Note titles visible in NoteOrganizer Notes 2.0
  • Add picture support to notes Drag & Drop 2.0
  • Enable D&D in all 4 organizer tabs
  • New support of drag import of many image formats into NoteOrganizer
  • New support of drag import of many image formats into notes
  • New support of drag of image to position within note, and/or view-to-view drag/reposition in MultiView
  • New support of drag import of pic clipping Encryption 2.0 Encryption 2.0 increases safety from 128-bit to 256-bit. The new industry standard AES 256 Encryption provides even more protection for any sensitive information you might like in your notes.
  • Removed "passworded note" naming scheme QuickNotes 2.0 QuickNotes 2.0 adds the option to create new empty notes or notes from the Clipboard. Views 2.0
  • Basic View as Separate note Ver. 2019.03.07

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30 Reviews of TopXNotes

5
mardufre-1
19 April 2017
Version: 1.8.3

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I have found TopXNotes to be a top of the line note organizer. I wanted a more robust replacement for Apple's Notepad (Stickies) and I found it in this application. I use it daily to manage my text based notes like my to-do lists, contact notes, and URLs. It has many extras built right into it including find, find and replace, and encryption. The encryption lets you place a password restriction to certain notes that will keep your private information from prying eyes. The autosave feature helps protect your information when you forget to periodically save the data. It can be set to save automatically on page turn or save after a time interval. Lastly, TopXNotes has options to sync my notes with my Apple iPad.
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5
mardufre-1
19 April 2017
Version: 1.8.3
I have found TopXNotes to be a top of the line note organizer. I wanted a more robust replacement for Apple's Notepad (Stickies) and I found it in this application. I use it daily to manage my text based notes like my to-do lists, contact notes, and URLs. It has many extras built right into it including find, find and replace, and encryption. The encryption lets you place a password restriction to certain notes that will keep your private information from prying eyes. The autosave feature helps protect your information when you forget to periodically save the data. It can be set to save automatically on page turn or save after a time interval. Lastly, TopXNotes has options to sync my notes with my Apple iPad.
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5
phil-keeler
15 January 2017
Version: 1.8.3
Around 10 years ago the developer came to a Computer Group meeting in my town and exposed us to TopXNotes, and what has turned out to be one of the most useful programs I've ever used on my MAC. Through many OS updates, the program has worked well, with continual little improvements but nothing to make me relearn the software. I'm using probably half of its features, but it continues to work the way I want it to, and I'd be lost without it. I've looked at other highly touted Note-type programs, but have found nothing that would make me want to change. My hat's off to the TopXNotes folks for a most useful, stable app.
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3
barhbar
08 September 2014
Version: 1.8.0
Bought about 2 -3 weeks ago after seeing the ratings and reading the features list. A little pricey but if if works I have no problem paying for it. However: 1) I hope I am out to lunch here and am blind, but I was really bummed the first time that I tried to find a note that had a URL that I needed. The features list talks about a Find, however, the find that it is talking about is "inside" a note. I spent a couple hours migrating notes from another app, so had 40-50 Top Layer and 100 + lower layer notes. THERE IS NO "GLOBAL" FIND. I guess the thinking was that one would use "Categories" i.e. (TAGS). So I started to use Categories but then found I could only have 1 Category; not enough to differentiate. Was disappointed with that. I am an old man....memory no workee 2) I can't get Dictation to work, even thought it works in Bean, Word, TextEdit at the same time and on the same screen. I was hoping that there was a conflicting shortcut key, but I changed it a couple times but no joy.....Maybe it is just me, but..... 3) No ability to import images, or at least .pdf's...I could understand for a Freebee, but $20-30 and I can't throw a .pdf in with my note. Half of my notes are stuff I have gleaned from other places, or images from screen shots With that said...this app has a lot of amazing functions that you normally would not see, you did a great job and I have really tried to work with it. I can possible get around the Global Find by using a combination of the Title(Note Name), Category, and then using the "Index" option in the organizer that sorts the notes on Note Name. Just an awful lot of work for an easy (????) implementation on your side. However, the fact that I can't include a .pdf in my note is the big show stopper for me...Maybe I expected to much...I will continued to monitor your Web-Site to see if the .pdf issue and the Global Find is ever resolved, if so then I will jump on the bandwagon again. I don't include the dictation issue. It's more likely on my side (I hope). SO.. : Global Find and .pdf paste/import within a note and I would be an extremely happy camper. If I am wrong on any of these please let me know and I will fix my rating and edit/redo my Review layne
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4.5
BarnOwlDad
22 August 2014
Version: 1.8.0
I've been using TopXNotes for several years now and it has become my central repository for all the sensitive info I don't want to store in the Cloud, such as credit card numbers, account logins/passwords, etc. (You may think that's old-fashioned, but have you been watching the news??). The app starts very quickly, which is important since I use it all the time, and the info is easy to organize and sort and search. Given the sensitive data I store in there, I really appreciate its password protection--wouldn't use it without it. My only requests to the developers are: 1) allow the FIND command at any time, not just when the focus/cursor is in the detail window, and 2) make it easier to see and change the text attributes (font, font size, color, etc.)
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5
Web-Ace
11 August 2014
Version: 1.8.0
Syncing is much faster now in version 1.8.0. It usually takes under two seconds to sync a few files. Right-clicking on the toolbar allows it to be customized to have the functions used most. The striped background in the NoteOrganizer window makes it easy to read. The ability to sort by note name, category, creation date, and modified date allows quickly isolating the notes wanted. TopXNotes allows password-protecting the whole database or individual notes. It also supports write-protected notes. Groups are like tags as a note can be in numerous groups.
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4.5
harveyrawn
30 July 2014
Version: 1.8.0
I've been using TopXNotes for several years, and have just upgraded from Version 1.4.2 to 1.8, running on Mavericks. The app has served me faithfully throughout, remaining a very handy way to easily store and retrieve all sorts of info. I keep notes on motorcycling, computing, photographing, and several other subjects. I'll often use it to save some commentary I've seen on a website when I just want the info and not the full web page. Some features that I like that are new to me in 1.8 include the Index and Category tabs, and syncing with the companion iPhone app. The password protection is a nice addition for some of the more sensitive info I keep. When I first synced the desktop app with the phone app, I expected the phone to also sync the password protection. It didn't, and I would like that added to the phone app. Even with the added features, what I like best about the app is its simplicity and ease of use. It has no superfluous bells and whistles, and that's fine with me.
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5
Tom21
11 February 2014
Version: 1.7.5
TopXNotes is a stable, refined workhorse. Excellent note organizational tools.
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5
Richard123
13 September 2012
Version: 1.7.4
This software is very easy to use and to come-up-to-speed on. I installed it and then immediately started using it. During my first day using this software I had to go to 5 meetings (4 different projects) and make 10-12 phone calls. At the end of the day I had created 8 pages of notes in TopXNotes. Great software!
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5
JerP
28 August 2012
Version: 1.7.3
Clean, intuitive and easy to use...I like the flexibility and practical aspects of this program. I use it for storing passwords, and other private information.
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4
Pfitchett
22 February 2012
Version: 1.7.2
Use: 4 years Strengths: Robust Note organiser provides fast access to notes as I need them. Notes auto saaved as you change focus. Weaknesses: There is no graphics support in the notes; Links to other notes or files would be nice. Overall: Overall a good product - it has withstood my user time-test ... I am still using it (unlike several others I have tried) so it must be doing all the basics that I need. Also good interaction with the developer for ideas, etc.
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EndoLab
13 February 2012
Version: 1.7.2
And no markdown/photo support…
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10 February 2012
Version: 1.7.2
And all the 5-star reviews bellow are false. I'll never use this app even for free. Looks like crap, a $40 crap app…
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EndoLab
10 February 2012
Version: 1.7.2
"QuickNotes menu- keep your "top notes" in a floater on your desktop always for easy access. MacWorld calls QuickNotes our killer feature!" : a killer for our wallet since a few text editors make it for free and with a nicer G.U.I.
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3.5
Rondfranks
04 September 2011
Version: 1.7
I purchased this to move my notes from Evernote. I wanted to get them off the cloud and hopefully provide a more secure place to store them. I've been a bit disappointed I can't import images, and even more disappointed that special characters, like the Mac keyboard command key, don't import. Moving files to a different Group can cause the files to either not move, or seem to move to a duplicate target Group. Sometimes renamed Groups revert to the previous Group name when reopening TopXNotes. I'm guessing this is an issue with Lion, but I'm not sure. I'm hoping that some of the IU flakiness is worked out soon, and possibly images and special characters can be supported soon too.
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4.5
harveyrawn
21 February 2011
Version: 1.7
I've used TopXNotes since I saw a demo of it at our Mac user group in 2005. It's very handy for capturing and retrieving all sorts of information. Much of my use involves saving things I come across on the web, like photography and motorcycle maintenance tips. It's a neat little program that I am pleased to recommend highly.
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5
Gregory-Tinny
16 February 2011
Version: 1.7
I really like TopXNotes. I am a spontaneous and fast note writer and QuickNotes is just the thing for me. Dates are important, so I especially like Insert Date. Also I am frequently changing the order of my list and TopXNotes is forgiving for that without the list becoming jumbled up. It also has Spell Check. To finish I like the four different views of different notes and the Organizer. Job well done Tropical Software, Inc.
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4
steve-e
15 February 2011
Version: 1.7
I've been a user of TopXNotes (and it predecessor) for about 3 years. I originally purchased the product because I had come from a Microsoft environment that provided a rather extensive set of programs that made it very easy to organize and search all the notes I had. TopXNotes caught my eye because of a good review on an Apple user website and I've not looked back since! The primary reason I chose TopXNotes was its ability to group my notes much as you would create directories and subdirectories. I use lots of groups and subgroups with multiple entries. This makes the ability to search for something I know I have but I forgot where I placed it very important. Being able to sync to the iPhone is extremely important for me - I can create notes on the iPhone and have them synced to your desktop. Having the same notes synced to my iPOD gives me a backup of my data when I'm traveling. Currently, the group/subgroup displays do not work on the iPhone (or any touch device I would guess). I'm anxiously awaiting that feature!! Using TopXNotes has become second nature because it is so easy to use. TopXNotes is my primary note taking application. I wholeheartedly recommend it!!
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Fishscale
24 November 2010
Version: 1.6.1
It seems nice but could you update the interface a bit so it looks and feels like a mac app. I guess we are getting spoiled these days. Also, can you make the app keyboard user friendly, as of now I can't even activate the app with a hotkey let alone make a note or dig deeper. Five years this app has been around! I can't be the first to ask for a hotkey in 5+ years; if you use your mouse for everything, check it out but it's definitely not for us keyboard-centric users. Nice start, scratch that it's been out for a long time, nice app... umm I hope to see a more keyboard friendly version one day. It has five stars, no app I have seen recently has five stars, so congrats dev or shame on you people for shilling this app! Joke, please, nobody get offended, I can see why users like it. It just needs a facelift and some keyboard hotkeys or navigation to make me take another look, it seems powerful though for note taking.
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5
Mockmac
16 November 2010
Version: 1.6.1
I did some kind of survey of what was around some years ago and chose TopXNotes. I have used TopXNotes daily for five years now and don't want to be without it.
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5
Igwr
10 November 2010
Version: 1.6.1
Prior to using this product I had been using a windows program as a note organizer. I use this type of program to write "chapters" to detail subject matter related to areas of golf and martial arts techniques. I also have used the program to record personal medical information as well as certain public presentations. For this reason the program must enable me to write unlimited length and allow editing and organization of material. Since switching to a Mac book pro I have been searching for a Mac oriented program to do this. The program is excellent and allows me to accomplish my goals. The ability to Sync with the I Phone and I Pad is very easy. One other important ( to me ) thing is the terrific support from the developer. The first weekend I used the program, I emailed the developer for information and received help immediately from the developer. This was in the afternoon on a Saturday! For these reasons I heartily suggest that anyone looking for a program such as this will be very happy!--Buy it! IGWR
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3
Brighton-Pete
27 October 2010
Version: 1.6.1
I just found this app yesterday. I downloaded it to try out. I created a note and then changed the background colour. The check marks remained for each colour I tried in the drop down menu above the note. What is the colour I just picked? All of them, according to that menu. I deleted the note, and the app crashed. I'm not sure if I'd need multiple notes on display at the same time. But one would think obvious quirks, and a crash right away on deletion would not have been in a version as mature as this one is. Looks interesting, but I'll pass on it.
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5
Web-Ace
21 June 2010
Version: 1.6.0
Great app for syncing notes to my Mac I just downloaded the new 1.6 version and love it. The 1.6 version converted all my old notes to the new version automatically in under a second. Now if only I could type that fast . . . I used to use TopXNotes to keep all my notes in one place but now I can sync notes with my iPhone via WiFi and carry the ones I want with me. I customized the toolbar to add the iPhone Sync button. When I tell it to sync it immediately finds my iPhone. After syncing my Mac tells me how many notes were copied in each direction. I can instantly search all my notes on my Mac or my iPhone. I found out it automatically backs up the last 15 changes on the iPhone. I can restore any of those straight from my iPhone. TopXNotes can email out a note from my iPhone by just tapping on the email icon. I've used TopXNotes on the Mac for years and have been waiting for it to come out for the iPhone. I love it!
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5
Web-Ace
22 December 2009
Version: 1.5.0
I just downloaded the new 1.5 version and love it. TopXNotes lets me keep all my formatted and straight text notes in one place. I used to keep TextEdit documents in my Documents folder but often had to hunt for the ones I wanted through a large folder. Since I've imported them all into TopXNotes I can instantly locate text inside any or all notes. Its numerous formatting options are always right at hand, including font, size, style, text color, emphasis color (highlighting), document color, and justification. It even checks spelling as I type. I right-clicked on the toolbar and customized it to have the functions I use most. The ability to sort by note name, category, creation date, and modified date allows me to quickly isolate the notes I want. I like the new striped background in the NoteOrganizer window. I can password protect the entire database or individual notes. Once I get a note to my liking I can write protect it.
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5
Ptejhu
01 November 2009
Version: 1.4.2
This is a great program that I use every day. You can store all sorts of things, and find it immediately. I could not live without it.
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5
Kbeal
01 November 2009
Version: 1.4.2
I used to love my NotePad ap - but it didn't make the cut in my last computer. Now I use TopXNotes it is always handy and is a repository for all my 'stuff' I need to keep track of to stay organized. It has the basic features and functions you would expect - plus live links, different ways to organize, encryption (huge feature, to me) It keeps me ontrack with a multitude of projects - easily.
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Susan-Herrera
01 November 2009
Version: 1.4.2
Easiest way to keep bits of unrelated information at your fingertips.
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ddchene
14 December 2008
Version: 1.4
WARNING: This program does not recognize Unicode. If you type or paste in Unicode characters (i.e. non-Latin-1) you get garbage.
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5
Kakil
02 August 2006
Version: 1.2
TopXNotes is the product that I have been wanting for a long time. TopXNotes allows you to easily secure your notes with the built in encryption. For years I have maintained one large file that contains lots of personal information. TopXNotes finally give me a way to encrypt that file and keep it secure. TopXNotes template feature has allowed me to easily organize my notes. This allows me to find the information I need quickly. I would recommend this software to anyone that has lots of personal info that they need to keep up with and keep up-to-date.
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5
Anonymous
02 August 2005
Version: 1.0.2
I use TopXNotes for all kinds of items; directions, recipes, addresses, serial numbers to apps, etc. I love the way it is so easy to use and the way it organizes my information. The searches are so easy and I can print out the individual notes whenever I need to. Thanks so much for such a wonderful little ap. It is so useful and easy to use. NikkiP
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5
Lamacguy
15 January 2005
Version: 1.0
Very nice small application. It has just the features anyone would need to keep track of, organize and quickly access notes of all sorts. And the ability to password protect, a feature missing from many other note products, makes it ideal to stash web account passwords, financial, and other sensitive information.
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