Growly Notes
Growly Notes
3.1.3

4.6

Growly Notes free download for Mac

Growly Notes

3.1.3
30 October 2018

Free-form note-taking application.

Overview

Growly Notes lets you capture everything you're interested in, all in one place. Organize research projects, trips, to-do lists, or journals. Scrapbook your images, Web links, and video clips. Your imagination is the only limitation.

Pages can contain almost anything: formatted text, images, movies, audio clips, PDF files, tables, lists, Web and file links, and drawings you create in Notes. There are no rules for where things have to go: put an image beside text, or under it. Draw shapes on top of other notes. Put two snippets of text right next to each other. Click anywhere and start typing. It's really that simple.

Note: Growly Notes 3 is not free, and is available only from the Mac App Store--and version 1 is no longer supported. Take a look at the pros and cons of upgrading.

What's new in Growly Notes

Version 3.1.3:
  • Compatibility with mac OS 10.14 Mojave

Requirements for Growly Notes

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.8.0 or later

29 Growly Notes Reviews

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Panthera
09 January 2012

Most helpful

This application is incredible and the price (free) is nothing less than stunning. It most closely resembles Curio. It is far simpler to operate though. Try the export function. You can easily get very high quality notes back out of this app and into other programs. I haven't seen free software of this caliber in years.
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Version 1.2.5
Moxiesozo
13 June 2019
I attempted to pull up the Mac App Store link and get this: ITEM NOT AVAILABLE "The item you've requested is not currently available in the U.S. store." Anyone know what's going on?
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Version 3.1.3
1 answer(s)
Raro
Raro
29 June 2019
It's no longer available on the App Store. Compare: https://www.growlybird.com/upgrade/
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Sjha
01 December 2015
Excellent!
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Version 2.1.5
M-Rick
25 June 2014
The software itself is good, but if you are writing texts in another language than English, the spelling features are not working since Growly Notes only know English … It's a pity because it seems to use the system's spelling so it should be able to support all the ones supported by the system.
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Version 2.0.4
rayj
25 June 2014
I've used a variety of note apps over the years - Growly Notes comes top of my list by a long way. Simple to use and extremely versatile. As a sedate old codger I'm not that keen on the GUI shown in the image on this page, but the developer has even taken my biases into account and provided a more mundane alternative!
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Version 2.0.4
Electriclewis
18 March 2014
I've used this for years, upgrading to the paid-for version when it was released. This is the best, most solid and easy to use free-form notes application I've used. I used to use OneNote when it was the best thing Microsoft had ever written but I think Growly Notes surpasses it (even more so now OneNote for the Mac is so limited). Great product
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Version 2.0.3
matrixbud
14 January 2014
Growly Notes ver 1 was the best note-taking app I had found, and I tried many of them. Growly Notes ver 2 is no longer free but is actually much better. The developer clearly put a lot of thought into every aspect of this. For me there was a learning curve to understand all the capabilities that can be accessed via the tabbed sidebar. The ways of handling formats (e.g., bullet lists, fonts, highlights, special symbols, indentation, ruler, styles) has changed from ver 1. Mostly this meant reading several sections of the extremely well-written docs as opposed to either scanning or ignoring them which is what I usually am able to do. If there were a freeware app that came close to doing all this app does, I would not have upgraded. But, I have looked hard in the past and I really like this app. I consider it well worth the price. Incidentally, though this is my primary notes app, I DO use other note-taking apps as well for special purposes. I use Evernote because it can automatically sync with File-This-Fetch for managing financial records. I use Sidenote for hot short-term items (it is opened by mousing over to the side of the screen), and TextWrangler for coding. But I find Growly Notes the most capable for general purpose notes because it is easy to apply formats and one can drag and drop both text and objects with ease.
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Version 2.0
Appledogx
12 January 2014
Unfortunately, no longer free, but really worth the price asked. I find it still to be the best Notes app for Mac. The new interface is nice, though I would have much preferred a floating palette to the fixed area like in Pages 5 to make better use of limited screen real estate. It gives the user much control over everything, though I can't find a way to change the grid size for positioning. If the author does come out with the iPad app as hinted at, it will be totally fabulous. I just hope there will be way to sync locally instead of using iCloud. I clicked on 4, but cannot change my rating to 4.5, which I think this app deserves.
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Version 2.0
Zx81
12 January 2014
A greta pity it is now MAS only.
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Version 2.0
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Zx81
Zx81
12 January 2014
And the link to V1 is not working.
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Appledogx
Appledogx
13 January 2014
I agree. I'm not a fan of the MAS. However, the developer on his website states "Version 1 will no longer be distributed or supported by GrowlyBird." That's a shame for those who don't really want version 2 or to use the MAS.
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Subroutines
03 August 2013
compared to Circus Ponies and Curio, this is definitely a worth competitor and a decent OneNote replacement. My main issue with this app, like a previous reviewer has said, is the textbox. Growly Notes textbox is weak compared Ponies' and Curios'. For a notetaking app, the textbox should be bread and butter feature, where it expands regardless of the length of the first line.
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Version 1.2.14
Appledogx
01 December 2012
Great place to keep information you need to get at quickly and keep well organized. The way it moves text boxes is a bit quirky, but all in all, I use this app weekly! I love it.
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Version 1.2.11
$4.99

4.6

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