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NotesTab is an indispensable app and is the easiest piece of software you will ever use. Try it for a day and you'll be hooked for life! This nifty app sits on your Mac's menu bar and is available at the click of a button. It is perfect for jotting down a few lines as well as drafting that essay you've been pushing aside :)

How can such an awesome app be free?
Good question! Whilst developing NotesTab, we found ourselves using it a lot more than we even expected. Soon after, we were convinced that this would be an app that literally everyone would
What's New
Version 4.0:
  • Optimizations for OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later



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NotesTab User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 4.x:
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Mcjf reviewed on 24 Apr 2013
Why is this app trying to phone home every hour or so when the free version has no online/cloud features????

And when I don't let it phone home it keeps dumping its garbage failure messages into my logs every hour.

There are other menu bar note apps out there without these crappy side effects.
[Version 3.3]

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Kihoalu replied on 17 Dec 2013
If its ad-supported, that’s part of the price of admission.
The “Pro” version is affordable enough to get.
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bbw7 commented on 07 Feb 2013
Why do developers upgrade their applications to higher OS's as well as make them only available through the MAS, thereby making it impossible for users with older OS's to use the older versions?

Developer:

You have a nice app and you still have the versions that work on older OS's why not make these versions available via your website or some cloud filesharing site? The latter wouldn't cost you a penny. In addition, these people would then likely get your newest version of the app when they upgrade to a newer OS. Just provide a caveat of no support for the older version anymore.
[Version 3.2]


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Jazzyguy reviewed on 17 Oct 2012
Great Little App. Amazing that it is Free!
[Version 2.0]


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bbw7 reviewed on 17 Oct 2012
I like it for what it is and for its cost. It's an easy to use and easy access notepad for taking quick notes while doing other things.

I use a more comprehensive app, Growly Notes, for extended, organized note taking, but just for jotting things down on the fly, this works great. I only give it a "3" for features because it doesn't have a lot, but I don't expect a lot either for this type of note-taking app.

Don't understand the complaints about cut & paste not working; both work for me. I am commenting on ver. 1.5
[Version 2.0]


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rcd reviewed on 16 Oct 2012
I've wanted a menu bar note app for a long time!
I like your app for what it does, but it needs to do
the following couple of things before I can drop
what I'm currently using:

1. accept copy/paste
2. accept dropping an image to a note

(Also, what is the Anchor Tab for?)
[Version 2.0]


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Dejmac reviewed on 09 Mar 2012
It doesn't even open (Mac 10.6.8)!? That is the reason for overall 1/2 star. Only the "Value" = Free, gets 5 stars, but it makes no sense if it is free and one cannot use it at all! Maybe the Developer will fix it during this day so we could use it?!
[Version 1.3]

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bbw7 replied on 17 Oct 2012
It opens for me in OS 10.6.8 on a MPB. You do realize that you access it from its menubar icon? It also is open upon login/boot-up -- at least that is the default setting.

I find it is handy as a little quick 'n easy access note taker
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Trance reviewed on 11 Feb 2012
Not bad, but not that user friendly as is.
requires that you keep going back to the note list manually after closing and opening again from the menubar, otherwise stays on the same page you left it, including the settings tab.
Changing the font on one word changes the font on the entire database.
Also a bit sluggish when changing page/tabs.
Starting a new search requires highlighting and deleting of the previous word, there is no X button.
Just some minor things.
[Version 1.0]


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ramon7 rated on 30 Apr 2012

[Version 1.4]



bahama-mama rated on 09 Mar 2012

[Version 1.3]



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jordanwar rated on 08 Mar 2012

[Version 1.3]


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Version Downloads:284
Type:Business : Personal Info Managers
License:Free
Date:10 Dec 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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NotesTab is an indispensable app and is the easiest piece of software you will ever use. Try it for a day and you'll be hooked for life! This nifty app sits on your Mac's menu bar and is available at the click of a button. It is perfect for jotting down a few lines as well as drafting that essay you've been pushing aside :)

How can such an awesome app be free?
Good question! Whilst developing NotesTab, we found ourselves using it a lot more than we even expected. Soon after, we were convinced that this would be an app that literally everyone would find useful - so we thought, why charge for something that everyone should have the pleasure of using?

Unlike other note taking apps, we focused on making a streamlined, practical and beautiful app that you will find yourself using each and every day. We avoided unnecessary features that may sound cool, but in reality, never get used as they are way too overcomplicated.

How it works:
Write down your thoughts and important pieces of information into NotesTab and have them saved instantly, character-by-character, ensuring you never need to click save.

Multitasking:
Via the Settings panel, you can set NotesTab to remain visible above other apps. This means you can easily copy/paste useful tidbits of information from other apps faster than ever! This is perfect for students, professionals... actually it's perfect for everyone :)

Share notes via email:
By clicking the 'Share Note' button at the bottom bar of an open note, you can instantly transport its contents to your e-mail client, with the body of the note becoming the body of your drafted e-mail. Pretty cool, huh?

Time stamps:
Each note you write features a time stamp by its side which lets you view at a glance when that particular note was jotted down.

Search for notes:
Are you an obsessive notes taker? No problem, our high powered dynamic search allows you to find the particular note you're looking for in seconds.

Customizable hotkey:
The Settings panel in the app lets you assign your own hotkey for making NotesTab readily available with with just a click of your keyboard.

Beautiful design:
We take pride in the fact that we've made NotesTab the slickest, simplest and best looking note taking app that you will use. The user interface, menu transitions and app icon are pixel perfect and a joy to use and look at :)

Not convinced? Well, here's how you can use NotesTab for all your every day needs:
  • Take notes without opening a new app - NotesTab simply rests on your menu bar at all times
  • Particularly useful for students during lectures/classes, professionals in a meeting, etc.
  • You can easily copy and paste in text that you may later require
  • Got that million dollar idea? Make sure you take a note of it using this ever present app!
  • A great tool to help manage your passwords
  • Names, numbers, email addresses can all be jotted down in a jiffy
  • Take your MacBook to your kitchen and use NotesTab as a recipe manager!
  • Birthdays and presents - make a list of both to always keep at hand.
  • And much, much more.
We've spent a great deal of time thinking about the details and after using this app for a few days, you'll begin to notice our small yet creative touches. We plan on a very active development cycle, so please spread the word and keep sending us your feedback!


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