Justnotes
Justnotes
1.3.3

3.6

Justnotes free download for Mac

Justnotes

1.3.3
28 September 2013

Simple note taking.

Overview

Justnotes is a simple, beautiful and powerful notes app. The nice user interface lets you focus on the important things - taking notes.

You are a Simplenote user? Just enter your account and your notes get synced instantly. Besides Simplenote, Justnotes lets you also sync your notes with any local folders (e.g. your Dropbox folder).

You are an Evernote user? Import your Evernote notes (.enex) in just a minute.

Features:

  • Minimalistic user interface lets you focus on taking notes
  • Synchronization with Simplenote and any local folder (e.g. Dropbox)
  • Tags to organize your notes
  • Powerful built-in search for keywords and tags
  • Favoriting of important notes
  • Import from Evernote (.enex) and plaintext files (.txt)
  • Export as plaintext files (.txt)
Simplenote synchronization:
  • Support for multiple Simplenote accounts
  • Syncing of tags
  • Pinned notes are favorited in Justnotes
  • Trashed notes are moved to the Archive
Folder synchronization (requires OS X 10.7.3 or later):
  • Support for multiple local folders (e.g. your Dropbox folder)
  • Support for multiple file extensions
Your notes can be distributed over many different places, Justnotes collects them for you, so you can edit them in one place.

What's new in Justnotes

Version 1.3.3:

Note: The Demo version is currently at 1.3.1; the version available for purchase is 1.3.3.
  • Improved performance for searching tags and text in notes.
  • Allow editing existing Simplenote account by double clicking on the row in preferences.
  • Fixed bug where scroll position is reseted after sync.

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Be careful. First off, this app says $5.99 here and $9.99 at the app store. I bought this app from the developer and he is one shady fellow - he took down the app about 3 months ago so nobody could download it anymore and now has posted it at the App Store so everyone can pay for it all over again. And yeah, the app has problems, and it sounds like they've gotten worse with the new version. However, my issue with this app is the dishonesty of the developer - this was a long planned and calculated dropping of existing customers and keeping their money - he hasn't responded to several emails or tweets about the upgrade or making licenses available to existing paid users.
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Version 1.0.1
Blloyd
04 March 2013
The 1.3 update is HUGELY better. It uses the updated Simplenote APIs and sync time for me (with 1300 notes) has gone from minutes, to seconds. It is way, way, WAY better.
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Version 1.3
PRjohnson
21 November 2012
I have been keeping my fingers crossed with the new developers' trajectory for the future of JustNotes. I want oh so, so bad for the new (post-v1.0) JustNotes to, at minimum, work as well as it did before being freshly developed (pre-v1.0) and appearing in the App Store. To be honest, I miss the days when JustNotes v0.8 just worked, but unfortunately the older version is no longer stable in newer versions of OS X. And even though it is now a much prettier and visually stunning app, there have been a handful of relatively simple yet highly relevant usability issues. Most recently, and which prompted my review, is a new "mid-sync freeze" bug, which locks up JustNotes until it finishes syncing the current note you are editing. The sync interval cannot be changed, so the user is left stuck for 10-15 seconds EVERY 10-15 seconds or so. Other usability issues, while seemingly minor are indeed much more of a problem than they seem, include: a) the inability to effectively stylize text in any manner at all which would makes sense to a human who has ever edited text before (e.g., if you highlight some text and make it bold, the entire note becomes bold); b) what happened to Markdown?; c) ineffective management of deleted notes (I have literally thousands of notes stuck in my JustNotes "Archive" that have been long deleted in SimpleNote--it would be awesome for there to be a toggle option to turn "Archive Note" off and replace it with "Delete Note" instead; d) searching notes has been rendered useless for anyone with several dozen notes or more and/or with longer notes so that when searching for a word it may appear multiple times throughout your notes--the easy solution is to simply use the shortcut CMD-G "Find next," which for for one reason or another does not work in JustNotes yet is such a universal OS X interface shortcut enabled in any app capable of searching; e) I give up--while switching between writing this review and JustNotes it crashed out of nowhere, thus marking a good place to wrap-up this review. If apps could crash themselves out of shame, well, looks like we have a winner. But, having said all of the above, I have faith in JustNotes and its developers for paying more attention to the user and overall usability. Simply listening to user feedback and suggestions is not enough--it would be a good idea to go several rounds user studies if this has not been done yet. Many of the issues found in JustNotes would become apparent early on and thus fixed more quickly.
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Version 1.2.1
S120107
21 October 2012
I used to like this application but recently the syncing with SimpleNote has stopped working. I have not had any replies to my support requests
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Version 1.2
1 answer(s)
Filp
Filp
27 April 2013
@Stoneman Really like the program, had come to rely on it, then, while archiving a couple notes, it just crashed. Re-start also crashed, as did a new install from MAS. I took your tip, deleted the /Containers/ file, and everything works again. Thanks for the help.
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Dolphinboy2u
25 September 2012
I locked in on Justnotes when it was v0.x and loved it. After trying to use Notational Velocity, NV Alt, and others, Justnotes became my only desktop app for connecting to SimpleNotes, which I depend on every day. When it went to v1.x it was initially pretty buggy, and I was bummed. However, the developer has now fixed those problems (including two I had reported to him; I just wish he'd been quicker about it). Now Justnotes works like a charm. The new v1.x features, like syncing multiple folders, have been great. I'm very happy with it, well worth the price.
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Version 1.2
Dolphinboy2u
25 September 2012
Re: Robthecomputerguy's complaint about having to pay full price for a Mac App Store copy after having paid for a copy from the developer: this is widespread, and it's because the App Store does not provide developers a way to give upgrade discounts. Everyone has this same problem, no matter what the software title. I think it's unfair of you to slur the developer as dishonest for this. After all, he did provide a three-month pause before launching it on the App Store. I have no connection to the dev. or the software, I just think it's not right to blame the guy for an Apple policy that's beyond his control.
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Version 1.2
Be careful. First off, this app says $5.99 here and $9.99 at the app store. I bought this app from the developer and he is one shady fellow - he took down the app about 3 months ago so nobody could download it anymore and now has posted it at the App Store so everyone can pay for it all over again. And yeah, the app has problems, and it sounds like they've gotten worse with the new version. However, my issue with this app is the dishonesty of the developer - this was a long planned and calculated dropping of existing customers and keeping their money - he hasn't responded to several emails or tweets about the upgrade or making licenses available to existing paid users.
Like (3)
Version 1.0.1
1 answer(s)
Raddle
Raddle
22 June 2012
Price here is (now) the same. The update between this and the previous pre-app store version is very significant, and could well have cost an upgrade fee... and ten bucks isn't so much. It's not perfect but it's a very good way of accessing simplenote on the Mac.
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SickTeddyBear
25 February 2012
Seen on the developer's twitter feed: "Justnotes for OS X Lion - drop me a mail to become a tester now justnotes @ selfcoded . com"
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Version 0.8
Dejmac
23 February 2012
Simply - matchless!
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Version 0.8
Bigboysdad
06 November 2011
This app is deliberately more simple than similar products out there, such as Nottingham for example. I've used this for quite a while now not just because it syncs with Simplenote/iphone/android immediately (as it should), but because I think its the only app of its kind that lets me access my notes from just the Menubar, not taking up Dock space. I'm always going to stick with it whilst that's the case, it just makes it more convenient than the rest IMO.
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Version 0.8
Whateverrrr
12 January 2011
Great App that looks like an updated version of "Sidenote" & all credit to the author for creating this, but unfortunately I feel it needs a couple of tweaks to make it truly great... 1) As "Aeschylus" said earlier "changing the sort order would be nicer if it were available in the main app". I agree ! 2) For some reason when trying to record a Global Hotkey Shortcut, it refuses to recognise 3 key combinations. In "Sidenote" I use CMD+CTRL+Z to activate it, I'd like to be able to do the same thing here... 3) It also lacks the ability to use inbuilt fonts & styles that are on your Mac, therefore you can't bold, italic, underline, etc... on the notes your create. For text formating JustNotes uses the MarkDown syntax system, whatever that maybe, but frankly it's not practical for a normal persons day-to-day use. 4) It would be good if the author also relied on MacUpdate or his own website for user comments about improving this app, as not everyone has or wishes to use Twitter (which seems to be the main place where he accepts any input). For me if the author could make the above changes, it would be the perfect replacement to "Sidenote", but for the moment I'll just have to wait & see.
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Version 0.7
2 answer(s)
Whateverrrr
Whateverrrr
12 January 2011
Another thing I have to add to my previous comments are, that when you create a new note the focus always switches to the very first note in the list, instead of the blank new note you just created. Any chance this could be fixed ? Thanks
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ghostlyrics
ghostlyrics
12 April 2011
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markdown helps. Quite easy, though I don't know if it's handy for you.
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