Scribblet
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Menubar item to keep and find notes and reminders.   Shareware ($19.95)
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Scribblet is an application that opens with a keyboard shortcut, allowing you to type notes and ideas as they come to you. You can then search through folders and notes to retrieve your ideas in the future.
What's New
Version 2.20:
  • Added automatic unhiding of the toolbar (if hidden) when using the keyboard shortcut to search (Command + F), as you couldn't otherwise type anything.
  • Added full-screen support for users running OS X 10.7 Lion. If you previously chose to show Scribblet on all spaces, then you'll need to re-enable this setting in the preferences. Unfortunately, due to a limitation in Mac OS X, you'll have to choose between these two options.
  • Added keyboard shortcut to return to the root folder anywhere in the application (Shift + Command + H).
  • Changed the application icon.
  • Changed the text on the save drop-down sheet when changing the storage folder setting in preferences, which is displayed if you have any unsaved changes. The drop-down sheet now confirms why you're being prompted to save, and I've removed the Cancel button.
  • Fixed alignment of the drop-down toolbar menus, which didn't appear directly underneath but were indented to the right.
  • Fixed bug that caused the application to crash when adding or deleting favourites.
  • Fixed missing shortcut for the "Rename" menu item on the Action menu.
  • Fixed potential bug when pasting a folder or note into a folder which already had a folder or note with the same name. Code that should have been skipped was being executed.
  • Fixed rare bug that caused the application to crash when upgrading to the Mac App Store version of Scribblet.
  • Improved the application's code now that Scribblet no longer supports Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.
  • Improved the application's help file.
  • Tweaked the appearance of the Scribblet, preferences and about windows, including: improved icons and images, repositioned and updated text and controls, etc.
  • Updated the 30-day trial version of Scribblet to point users to the Mac App Store if they decide to buy, as the application is no longer available for purchase through the Not Salad website. I've also removed the licensing and update code.
Version 2.20:
  • Added automatic unhiding of the toolbar (if hidden) when using the keyboard shortcut to search (Command + F), as you couldn't otherwise type anything.
  • Added full-screen support for users running OS X 10.7 Lion. If you previously chose to show Scribblet on all spaces, then you'll need to re-enable this setting in the preferences. Unfortunately, due to a limitation in Mac OS X, more...
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 or later



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Scribblet User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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+1

+93

Rampancy reviewed on 06 Feb 2010
Just as a disclaimer, I've served as a beta tester for the 2.0 incarnation of this app, and I've chipped in for a donation when this app was freeware.

Personally, I realize that a lot of people see the new price as overly expensive, especially since more powerful apps like SOHONotes only cost $10 extra. I've actually given the developer my opinion on this that he might do well to lower the price.

However, some other competing shareware apps that I can think of off the top of my head bracket Scribblet 2's price as well; ShoveBox is $25, and Snippet and CheckOff are $13. Given that Scribblet does a lot more than Snippet and CheckOff (in the context of usage as a general purpose note taking/management app), and does somewhat less than SnoveBox, I think $20 is a reasonable price, since the developer himself provides an excellent level of support for Scribblet; he's also very open to feature requests too.

Additionally, I'd also hasten to mention that the last freeware version of Scribblet, 1.5.1 (which continues to work well for 10.6 and 10.5 for me) is still available from the developer here: http://www.not-salad.net/scribblet/files/Scribblet_1.5.1.zip - also, he's given out free 2.0 licenses for all of his donors, no matter how much they've donated.
[Version 2.0]


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+1
Ghokie commented on 05 Feb 2010
Apparently, the developer will let you try scribblet for free; if you want to use it, you pay. It would be nice if MacUpdate was accurate about pricing.
[Version 2.0]

1 Reply

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Not Salad (developer) replied on 06 Feb 2010
I really apologise for this error.

MacUpdate decided to update this page without my approval, and there are now a number of errors. I will be correcting this shortly. Once again, I'm sorry.
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+4

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Legal Eagle commented on 04 Feb 2010
Thoughts can indeed come to one at any time. Actually, the thought that came to my mind swiftly when I examined this application is that it is none too smart to advertise an application on MacUpdate as FREE when it is, in fact, nothing of the sort !!
[Version 2.0]


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+4

+7
Zeekust commented on 04 Feb 2010
I like the update, but the price is shocking. I think $20 is too much.
[Version 2.0]


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+2

+10
Voxx commented on 04 Feb 2010
It's $19.95 according to their WEB Site.
[Version 2.0]


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+1

+30
Mtcobra commented on 04 Feb 2010
The update option from Scribblet itself indicated the upgrade to 2.0 is NOT a free upgrade. A new 30-day trial will be initiated. However there is no mention of $$$ here. Is it free or not?
[Version 2.0]

1 Reply

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+4
Gaoshan replied on 05 Feb 2010
It's $20. I would have paid, say, $5.
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+1

+235

maclover1.1 reviewed on 12 Aug 2009
I finally found what I was missing, a basic little place to deal with text, that has a window that can float on top !!!!!!!!! YEAH !. Can be toggled shown/hidden or shown with a key...

What more can one ask for... oh... I know... I'd lik a folder structure allowing to maintain a hierarchy in the notes. Adding file aliases and url's by DnD could be useful too, that way it could act to quickly launch whatever file is attached with a note. And also I'd love a HUD interface option, I love my black translucent windows :-) Anyway Scribblet is very practical.
[Version 1.5.1]


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+1

+1

prolix reviewed on 18 Jan 2009
I used the earlier versions of Scribblet every now and again but didn't find it quite right for my purposes. This latest update (1.5) though has seen the multiple notes feature added and that's made a world of difference to how useful I find the application. I've now imported all of my old to-do text files which were cluttering up my desktop and can view and edit them all from within Scribblet, which sits quietly in the menu bar waiting for my call. Scribblet has gone from a useable luxury to a fully functional everyday application, I've even put it in my startup list!
[Version 1.5]


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+1

+3

Twistermc reviewed on 03 Dec 2008
Very cool little app. Only major missing item is a way to quit the app when you have it set to open the Scribblet window when you click on them menu bar icon.
[Version 1.4.1]


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tekl commented on 24 Sep 2008
This is a really nice notepad. Very clean and slim interface and not bloated with lots of functions like similar apps.

Some thing's I'm still missing:

1. An option where to save the note file would be nice. Okay I could use a symlink, but an official way is a bit nicer. I would like to save my note onto my iDisk. May mobileme-sync could be an alternative.

2. An option to autosave 5 seconds after the last input, so I won't loose anything when my Mac crashes while the window is visible. Autosave should be done with a temp file, so when the computer crashes while saving I won't loose everything.

3. A way to assign Hotkeys without modifier keys. I would like to assign F13 with Scribblet. (Btw. F13 is not shown at the moment)

4. When Scribblet is visible in the background the hotkey should bring it back to the front instead of closing it (maybe optional)

5. The window should remember its position after quitting.

6. When closing the window the focus should go back to the last active app, so I can look to the note, close it and continue writing without clicking onto the last window

7. Nice would be a customizable background colour

8. If possible the green button in the titlebar should resize the window to fit the content like in Safari.

9. An option to hide the menubar icon so Scribblet is completely invisible.

10. There's no Hotkey for the perferences (normally Cmd+, on German keyboard)

Sorry for my bad english.

Btw. are interested in a German localization?
[Version 1.2.5]


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ghokie had trouble on 02 Jul 2008
Looks like a helpful little program but could not get it to launch (showed up in the menu bar, but that was all).

Tried both v1.2 and v1.2.1 today. OS 10.4.11.
[Version 1.2.1]

3 Replies

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Not Salad (developer) replied on 03 Jul 2008
Hi,

Thank you for letting me know about this. Could you e-mail me at thatinkjar@googlemail.com with any more details?

I will be installing a copy of 10.4 on my second Mac before the weekend, so that I can thoroughly test Tiger compatibility prior to future releases.

Thank you,
Jon
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+10
hazmat replied on 03 Jul 2008
When it's open, hit Expose. I found it popped up a welcome window in the background, so I couldn't use any menu items until I clicked OK.

Dev: please do something about this. Most people probably won't think to check for something like this and just think the app doesn't work.
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Not Salad (developer) replied on 05 Jul 2008
Hello hazmat,

This should be fixed in the next version, which is due for release this weekend. Thanks for your help.

Jon
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+93
rampancy had trouble on 02 Jul 2008
1.2 crashes on startup for me, while 1.1 worked before. 10.4.11, MacBook Pro C2D 2.16 Ghz/2 GB RAM. I can send a crash log if it might be helpful.

(Disclaimer: I do run APE, and 1.1 did crash until I set APE to exclude Scribblet, whereupon it worked fine afterwards.)
[Version 1.2]

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Not Salad (developer) replied on 02 Jul 2008
Hello,

Thanks for letting me know. I received an e-mail from another 10.4 user alerting me to a similar (or same) problem.

Please e-mail me the crash log. My e-mail address is: thatinkjar@googlemail.com.

I will look into this immediately.

Thank you,
Jon

Thatinkjar rated on 06 Feb 2011

[Version 2.1]


Downloads:17,231
Version Downloads:948
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Shareware
Date:15 Aug 2011
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $19.95
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