SideWriter
SideWriter
1.2.0

3.9

SideWriter free download for Mac

SideWriter

1.2.0
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

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11 SideWriter Reviews

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Trekker
01 August 2011

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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!
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Version 1.0.2
artie505
11 March 2019
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!
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Version 1.2.0
artie505
10 March 2019
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.

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Version 1.2.0
misterjspencer
08 August 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
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Version 1.1.0
Maxter
12 June 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.
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Version 1.1.0
1 answer(s)
MikeArun
MikeArun
08 July 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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Trekker
01 August 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!
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Version 1.0.2
okernel
28 July 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.
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Version 1.0.1
1 answer(s)
DennisVR
DennisVR
28 July 2011
Thanks ;) Users that report issues and make suggestions are invaluable. Thanks again for contacting me.
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DennisVR
26 July 2011
SideWriter 1.0.0 released on the Mac App Store.
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Version 1.0.0
3 answer(s)
okernel
okernel
27 July 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???
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okernel
okernel
27 July 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.
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DennisVR
DennisVR
28 July 2011
@okernel, can you contact me at dennis (at) code529 (dot) com ?
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DennisVR
20 July 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 ;)
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Version 0.8.0
Tom87020
05 July 2011
Nice. Unlike Sidenote, allows you to see the window from all spaces! Simple (maybe?) request: different colors for different note pages? Thank you.
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Version 0.4.0
1 answer(s)
DennisVR
DennisVR
05 July 2011
Hi, i've thought about that as well. Need to check what's possible. Thanks
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ashooryk1
04 July 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.
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Version 0.4.0
2 answer(s)
DennisVR
DennisVR
05 July 2011
Thanks for the suggestions 1. working on it 2. that's my intention for 1.0
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DennisVR
DennisVR
10 July 2011
Hi, added a separate view to manage notes. Feedback is appreciated ;)
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