SideWriter
SideWriter
1.2.0

3.9

SideWriter free download for Mac

SideWriter1.2.0

31 December 2013

Quickly jot down small snippets of text.

Overview

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 in SideWriter

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

Join over 500,000 subscribers.

Subscribe for our newsletter with best Mac offers from MacUpdate.

How would you rate SideWriter app?

11 Reviews of SideWriter

5
Trekker
01 August 2011
Version: 1.0.2

Most helpful

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!
(2)
artie505
11 March 2019
Version: 1.2.0
Window sizing and placement is reeeally WONKY, and there's some other nuisance stuff, all, I suspect, to make SideWriter differ from sidenote...much like Windows had to differentiate itself from OS X.

Under any circumstances, though, I'm a buyer!
(0)
5
artie505
10 March 2019
Version: 1.2.0
SIDEWRITER RUNS IN macOS 10.14, MOJAVE, and it's 64 bit, so it will continue to run in future OS versions; at first look, it appears to be the replacement for my soon to be defunct 32 bit sidenote for which I've been looking.

(0)
1
misterjspencer
08 August 2012
Version: 1.1.0
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
(1)
3
Maxter
12 June 2012
Version: 1.1.0
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.
(0)
Show comment (1)
5
Trekker
01 August 2011
Version: 1.0.2
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!
(2)
4
okernel
28 July 2011
Version: 1.0.1
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.
(1)
Show comment (1)
DennisVR
26 July 2011
Version: 1.0.0
SideWriter 1.0.0 released on the Mac App Store.
(0)
Show comments (3)
DennisVR
20 July 2011
Version: 0.8.0
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 ;)
(0)
4
Tom87020
05 July 2011
Version: 0.4.0
Nice. Unlike Sidenote, allows you to see the window from all spaces! Simple (maybe?) request: different colors for different note pages? Thank you.
(1)
Show comment (1)
2.5
ashooryk1
04 July 2011
Version: 0.4.0
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.
(1)
Show comments (2)
Anon-Bud
03 July 2011
Version: 0.3.0
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.
(1)
Show comments (6)