ScratchPad
ScratchPad
1.4.1

3.8

ScratchPad free download for Mac

ScratchPad

1.4.1
05 June 2016

Take notes, keep them organized.

Overview

ScratchPad is a simple, free application for Mac OS X designed to help keep those notes you need to jot down organized. Essentially a modern version of the program Note Pad that came with the classic Mac OS, ScratchPad is exactly that: a scratch pad.

Features
  • Supports rich text so you can customize your fonts and colors anyway you like
  • Support for images and pictures
  • Lightweight - has everything you need without the bulk
  • Multiple pages so you can organize your notes however you would like to
  • Automatic saving
  • Written in Cocoa to take advantage of Apple's native API
  • [New] Supports synchronization across multiple computers with Dropbox
  • [New] Sandboxed for better security
  • Free!

What's new in ScratchPad

Version 1.4.1:
  • Updated back and forward buttons to use OS X's native buttons
  • Added Retina-compatible icons

8 ScratchPad Reviews

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surloff
15 February 2008

Most helpful

Simple...FAST! And "Saving" is automatic.
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Version 1.0
Aubergine
30 June 2015
This is one of my all time favorite apps; I use it every day.
Very simple and elegant way to drag drop, store and display images and text from the web and add notes or whatever (that's what I use it for, anyway, art).
It's stable and there are no bloated toolbars, grids, complicated interface or other useless structural impositions - it's the best approximation of a truly straightforward notebook or scrapbook I've found, and I've tried a bunch. Just click on whatever you've dragged in and it opens source. Add whatever text you want. Back up with DropBox if you want.
I use it mostly for several collections- primarily art-related images/ideas and text from the web for inspiration, at this point hundreds of pages worth. It's paginated, so an index is easy to compile. It might be nice to be able to create a category menu (like simple notepads) instead, but I wouldn't change anything else. You can do other clever things with this app (see 'about') - I don't need to.
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Version 1.4
Jazzyguy
21 June 2012
Excellent Freeware. I use it all the time and I love it.
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Version 1.4
Outer-Spiral
25 April 2012
Well I don't need a new icon or Lion looking buttons on Snow Leopard. I don't need dropbox, sandbox, sparkle updates or anything else in the release notes for that matter. I do however, really NEED a SEARCH function!!! Is that EVER going to happen for this app?
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Version 1.4
1 answer(s)
SickTeddyBear
SickTeddyBear
26 April 2012
From the developer's web site: "I am in the midst of creating a new program called ScratchBook. The idea behind ScratchBook is to incorporate some of the most requested features for ScratchPad such as searching, naming pages, etc. I am creating a separate program because the idea behind ScratchPad is to keep it as simple as possible, so I do not want to make ScratchPad too complicated."
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Jeannine
22 April 2012
Got an updated version of this app today. Lost all my notes & cannot get into this app anymore since it has been updated.
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Version 1.4
Tekl
25 September 2008
There's missing a Hotkey for Showing/Hinding the window and a dockless option.
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Version 1.3
Mystery-Tramp
26 August 2008
Really nice program. Definitely can handle lots of word processing tasks. Can't beat the price.
Like (1)
Version 1.3
Aanhorn
09 June 2008
This is a great little app, could use a better icon however.
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Version 1.2.2
surloff
15 February 2008
Simple...FAST! And "Saving" is automatic.
Like (1)
Version 1.0
Free

3.8

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later
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