SideWriter
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Quickly jot down small snippets of text.   Demo ($4.99)
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SideWriter is easily accessible by hiding on the edge of your screen. It slides out as soon as you touch the edge of your screen where it hides.

SideWriter allows you to quickly write down small snippets of text. Or use SideWriter to make notes while working on a project.

SideWriter automatically saves all your notes to your Documents folder as you type, using the filename as you entered in the header.

Give it a try and send us your feedback.
What's New
Version 1.2.0:

Note: The version level of the downloadable demo is 1.1.0. The version available for purchase from the Mac App Store is currently 1.2.0.
  • Compatible with OS X 10.9 Mavericks
  • Bugfix: Docking position in rare cases not saved
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.6 or later



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SideWriter User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
(5)
Your rating: Now say why...
Overall:
(7)

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+46

Psychosynthesis reviewed on 08 Aug 2012
Does this work in Mountain Lion, on my installation 96%cpu after trying to create one note. For me it just doesn't work...pity
[Version 1.1.0]


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Maxter reviewed on 11 Jun 2012
I'm looking for a replacement for sidenote. SideWriter has less "tools" than sidenote has and doesn't doesn't support pictures.

I hope the dev is looking to implement a support for pictures too.
[Version 1.1.0]

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MikeArun replied on 08 Jul 2012
Go for NoteBar .. Nice app for just 0.99. I dun think they have a page in MU but I am using it for quite some time ... a decent app. Google it ....
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+3

Trekker reviewed on 31 Jul 2011
This is the best note software that I've ever used, for my particular needs, out of myriads that I've tried. This is simple, clean, functional, elegant, and stays out of the way while still being instantly available anytime I need it. It has exactly just the right amount of features for my use. The developer is really responsive too. I suggested a feature, and within one day he had released a new version that implemented that feature. He also responded within an hour of a small bug report I sent, and he worked with me for two days while we tracked it down and squashed it. Very professional and very responsive! 5 Stars all around!
[Version 1.0.2]


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+1

+1

okernel reviewed on 28 Jul 2011
With excellent response from the author I have sorted out my initial problems. From our discussions I am convinced that he is fully committed to making this a 5 star app, and with a few tweaks to the user interface I reckon it will be there. It suits my requirements perfectly.
[Version 1.0.1]

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burypromote

+14
Dennis Van Roeyen (developer) replied on 28 Jul 2011
Thanks ;)

Users that report issues and make suggestions are invaluable.

Thanks again for contacting me.
burypromote

+14
Dennis Van Roeyen (developer) commented on 26 Jul 2011
SideWriter 1.0.0 released on the Mac App Store.
[Version 1.0.0]

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burypromote

+1
okernel replied on 27 Jul 2011
Can't get it working under Lion. None of my notes stick, nothing appears in the hierarchical menu, my notes don't appear in the bottom right menu. What am I doing wrong???
burypromote

+1
okernel replied on 27 Jul 2011
OK. The program isn't setting up a folder in "Documents". I created one myself, inserted some notes, re-started SideWriter. They now appear in the application. But I still can't create notes in the application.
burypromote

+14
Dennis Van Roeyen (developer) replied on 28 Jul 2011
@okernel, can you contact me at dennis (at) code529 (dot) com ?
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+14
Dennis Van Roeyen (developer) commented on 20 Jul 2011
Version 0.8.0 is the release candidate to become version 1.0.0

If you have any questions, remarks, suggestions, complaints now is the time :)

Of course it will not stop at 1.0.0 ;)
[Version 0.8.0]


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+1

+1

Tom87020 reviewed on 04 Jul 2011
Nice. Unlike Sidenote, allows you to see the window from all spaces!
Simple (maybe?) request: different colors for different note pages?
Thank you.
[Version 0.4.0]

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+14
Dennis Van Roeyen (developer) replied on 05 Jul 2011
Hi, i've thought about that as well. Need to check what's possible.

Thanks
burypromote
+1

+1

ashooryk1 reviewed on 04 Jul 2011
A suggestion after 3 minute!:
1. Please let user to choose any folder for collecting side notes.
2. Please (I know it's too hard but!) prepare a simple environment for managing notes. I mean a form that you can see all notes' title, and then you can delete some notes and so.
[Version 0.4.0]

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+14
Dennis Van Roeyen (developer) replied on 05 Jul 2011
Thanks for the suggestions
1. working on it
2. that's my intention for 1.0
burypromote
+1

+14
Dennis Van Roeyen (developer) replied on 10 Jul 2011
Hi, added a separate view to manage notes. Feedback is appreciated ;)
burypromote
+1

+443
Anon-Bud commented on 02 Jul 2011
Not reviewing since this is in beta, but I do have some observations:

I like the simplicity and the unobtrusiveness of the app. I also like that I can set how quickly the app shows and hides and that I can place the window pretty much anywhere along the side of my desktop.

What I would like to see: 1) ability to set type style as right now the font size is way too small, IMO; 2) quicker way to switch between notes, perhaps by clicking on the corner of the note? 3) dedicated folder where all the note files can be stored, rather than in my documents folder as individual files scattered throughout; 4) search capability.

Good work, I'm looking forward to future updates.
[Version 0.3.0]

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+1

+14
DennisVR replied on 03 Jul 2011
Hi, thanks for your suggestions.

1) You can select another font by right-clicking in the edit area. Standard font shortcuts work as well cmd+ cmd- cmd-b cmd-i. But i'm investigating other ways to select fonts styles.

2) I'm also investigating other ways to switch notes.

3) Should be included in the next version

4) after the first 3 points ;)
burypromote

+443
Anon-Bud replied on 03 Jul 2011
1) Ah. I see that now...

2) Great!

3) Yeah!

4) :^)
burypromote

+14
Dennis Van Roeyen (developer) replied on 10 Jul 2011
Hi, regarding the "quicker way to switch notes". I added a separate view to manage notes. Feedback is appreciated ;)
burypromote

+443
Anon-Bud replied on 10 Jul 2011
Actually, this "quicker way" is not very helpful. Unless I'm missing something, I've got to open this other view in order to start a new note and the only way to rename the note is to do so through this second side panel. Getting too complicated. It was much better before.
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+14
Dennis Van Roeyen (developer) replied on 14 Jul 2011
Hi, thanks for bringing that to my attention. I'm implementing best of both worlds now.
burypromote
+1

+14
Dennis Van Roeyen (developer) replied on 18 Jul 2011
Hi, I've put the + and - buttons back in the main view. Are you happy now with switching between notes ? You can type the note name in the header field OR use the popup menu from the gear-button OR use the tree view.
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Sheraff rated on 18 Jan 2012

[Version 1.0.2]


Downloads:2,379
Version Downloads:117
Type:Business : Word Processing
License:Demo
Date:31 Dec 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $4.99
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SideWriter is easily accessible by hiding on the edge of your screen. It slides out as soon as you touch the edge of your screen where it hides.

SideWriter allows you to quickly write down small snippets of text. Or use SideWriter to make notes while working on a project.

SideWriter automatically saves all your notes to your Documents folder as you type, using the filename as you entered in the header.

Give it a try and send us your feedback.


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