iNotePad
iNotePad 2.4.2
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iNotePad 2 is the definitive alternative to Apple Classic NotePad. It has many more features but it keeps simplicity and ease of use of Classic Note Pad. It can store text notes with styles and pictures, print them, export them to iPod.

Note: iNotePad is no longer for sale and is now Freeware. You can register the software with the Name: free version and the Code: 0057968178.
What's New
Version 2.4.2:
  • Fix a bug that prevents iNotePad to save the main window size (Mac OS X 10.4)
  • Online registration bug fixed (PPC Mac)
  • Next version of iNotePad will require Mac OS X 10.5
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later



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iNotePad User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Aargl commented on 04 Jul 2013
Dev's site has changed:
http://vojousoftware.weebly.com/inotepad.html
[Version 2.4.2]


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Aargl reviewed on 04 Jul 2012
Still working perfectly in Snow Leopard!
Note from the dev's site:
"2012/06/17: Free reg code for iNotePad (name: free version, code: 0057968178)

2012/04/21: iNotePad is not available for sale anymore!"

So it's not a shareware anymore but a freeware! Thanks the dev for this great software!
[Version 2.4.2]


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Kimmac reviewed on 07 Feb 2012
I've been a happy user of iNotepad for many years. Today I tried to move my database so it would be available on my wife's desktop as well as my own. I followed the instructions in the help file to create a folder called "iNotePad" in Dropbox then an alias of the same name in my user/documents folder. When that didn't work for me I restored the database to it's own "iNotePad" folder in my Documents folder. However, now the database shows up in the Database drop down menu in iNotePad but it will not accept my password. When I enter the password, nothing happens but the drop down menu just returns to the default database it was showing before (which has no content).

I have tried restoring the file using Time Machine several times but nothing is working. I'm desperate as I have huge lists of passwords, app registrations and key data for several websites. Can anyone help?
[Version 2.4.2]

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Aargl replied on 13 Mar 2012
I've tried to find some trick, but I'm afraid you'll have to ask the dev...
You can try trashing iNotepad's prefs, relaunch, create a new folder with same name and same password, quit put the old folder (or file) instead of the one you created (inside the .inNotePad package), relaunch and...
Without any warranty as they say! ;-)
(that may be a hard — but good — lesson for always working on copies, but we all made the misatake, at least once... :-D)
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gatovadio replied on 09 May 2012
i had to move on from inotepad when upgrading to lion because i had a similar issue with an encrypted db. apparently, it doesn't run well on lion and your encrypted db might be rendered useless.

i reported this bug to the author and, despite having no response, there's now a note on the homepage saying "Not tested with Mac OS 10.6 and 10.7" (but i remember it working in snow leopard).

if you don't have a backup of a decrypted version of your db, i suggest you install os x 5 or 6 on a partition or external disk, run inotepad and decrypt it.

at last you'll have a folder structure with your data safe, so you can import it into another similar app until (if) inotepad is ready for lion.
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Aargl replied on 07 Aug 2012
Caro Gato,
Can you name which app you moved to, to replace iNotepad? I'm greatly interrested! ;-)
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gatovadio replied on 19 Sep 2012
sorry man, only saw your reply now.
i switched to Together, but i don't use half of its features.
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gatovadio replied on 19 Sep 2012
but Together is harder to set up and doesn't use our own folder structure. it has now a "link to files" option (as opposed to just "copy" and "move"), which is useful so when you edit your files, they change on disk, but you'll have to recreate the folder structure by hand, in Together's library folder, and then import files a folder at a time. it simply doesn't import your whole folder structure and link to files.

anyway, once you're set up, you can browse by folder structure, encrypt documents (which i needed), label and text highlighting support but no ftp uploading.
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Aargl replied on 19 Sep 2012
Thanks! :-)
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DONLEONE reviewed on 19 Dec 2011
Finally, thanks be to God I found the IDEAL note-taking app! After trying out & searching through the complete MacAppStore and here on Macupdate (and hours of googling), finally I found this little app that truly is the perfect simplicity, distraction-free, notes organizing app, and yet even through simple looking (but it looks quite modern on OS X Lion, not at all like in the "old" picture here), and yet as simple as it looks it is indeed a powerhouse with uniquely useful features such as:

– automatic Backup (in Archive format, which is just perfect for Dropbox, Cloud Uploading etc.),
– Database Password Protection,
– Nested Tree Structure with Color Coding!,
– Rich Text Editing
– Color Text Highlighting,
– Instant Search
etc.

And that all for just small $14 !

Please do not be fooled by its initial simplicity, this app is a hidden gem! I used and bought Journler, Scrivener and Curio for my note taking but NONE made me work so efficient and clear-minded as this little app !!
[Version 2.4.2]


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Erwin Dink reviewed on 15 Dec 2011
This program ruined me. Because printing from it is poorly implemented and it hasn't been updated in ages, I have spent years looking for an alternative. I've tried everything, even paid for a lot of high end alternatives. Nothing has ever matched iNotePad for basic concept and implementation. Again and again I keep coming back to it.

I wish all software could be this simple and intuitive yet still very powerful. It's got some weaknesses for sure (customization, an outdated look, limited printing options) but I have found nothing better for storing and finding for information, I use Notational Velocity for snippets and iNotePad for a small business user manual.

I'll take nested folders over tags any day.
[Version 2.4.2]


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gatovadio reviewed on 15 Mar 2011
yeah, i also tried a billion notepads and inotepad wins everytime.

first, it uses a folder structure (how flexible is a flat note list or time wasting tagged libraries, featured in a number of other similar apps?) which shows up in path finder as real folders and rtfd files which are easy to view outside inotepad.

then it features file locking (to prevent accidental edits), multiple databases with encryption and password protection, automatic saving and backup, rich text and image editing, color labels, ftp uploading... so many features in a single windowed app.

ok, like appscout says, the icons could be updated =) but if it bothers me too much, i can update them myself in the package contents.

anyway, it's time to forget the lure of eye candy apps which in turn, lack in flexibility and functionality.

inotepad is simple, fast, lightweight and it's pefect for storing all song lyrics, recipes, well, everything. even your sensitive passwords (why use a dedicated password keeper app with limited fields and organization levels? just because it has pretty icons of a bank, a smile and a plane?).

two things that i could use, missing from inotepad are the ability to resize an image in the notebody and an option to auto encrypt folders when exiting the app (currently i have to set the whole db to be protected which encrypts on exit and asks for my pass on launch, but if i don't encrypt the db and just encrypt a folder on the left pane, if i unprotect it during a session so i can read the contents, i have to remember to protect it again before exiting inotepad).
[Version 2.4.2]


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Appscout commented on 09 Apr 2010
I've used this app since the OS9 days. It's a valuable tool for me. I'm an info snippet junkie.

The Dev is very responsive, and he has a good sense of humor. [And thanks for replying in English]

My only complaint - quite trivial, infact - is that I wish he'd update the toolbar icons! Too nineties ;-)
[Version 2.4.2]


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Aargl reviewed on 22 Mar 2010
Quite perfect to me! The Finder like organization with folders and labels suits my needs.
I could only complain about some detail such as this one: while it uses .rtfd format for storing the notes, if you try to open them in some other app, it works but you'll probably lose formatting such as margin, width, tabs, page breaks and so on if you share that document between both apps. (I needed to repeatedly print a long evolving note and wanted to have it with a particular layout when printed, but keeping the ease of use of iNotepad, but in the end I had to make a separate document)
I confess it's nothing compared to all it does well... ;-)
[Version 2.4.2]


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Burak commented on 03 Mar 2010
Current UI is very nice. Excellent app, no bloat, but without a contextual menu item to "Put in ..." it's not as easy to use as the excellent freeware, xPad. And there must be an option not to show delete confirmation. The price while very competitive is not awesome; we have xPad.
[Version 2.4.2]


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foto555 reviewed on 04 Nov 2006
The best...features, UI, price! Nothing else is as complete.
[Version 2.4]

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jellybelly replied on 14 Aug 2008
Huh? That's an ugly UI! :X

Try MyNotes or ShoveBox. Much nicer! Simple and efficient too.
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fishscale replied on 05 Feb 2009
Interface is excellent, simplicity... can shovebox encrypt your notes? Can it lock your notes? Can it instantly export to ipod or ipublish, or email? Multiple databases that save and make backups on their own? I use both apps, they are completely different. I forget what other item you mentioned but I am positive it can't do a 1/3 of what inotepad can.
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Aargl had trouble on 07 Aug 2012
I suppose the dev doesn't work anymore to update iNotepad, but just in case:
I've tried synchronising my database between a G5 and a Mac Intel and the internal labels are not copied!
In the other direction, no problem!
I've tried every possible thing to ensure it wasn't due to the system (the Finder does its job ok with the labels, including sub-folders inside the .inotepad packages).
I've noticed in PPC that the internal iNotepad labels you give to a note are copied instantly in the Finder's files while in Intel no (I haven't understood where it actually stores the labels, but I came to the conclusion that the Intel part of the app behaves diffferently to that matter than the PPC part...)
May it be useful to someone! ;-)
[Version 2.4.2]

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Aargl replied on 07 Aug 2012
I've forgotten to say that I've also tried to push the iNotepad folder to the Intel Mac via an archive: no way! :-(
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Aargl replied on 08 Aug 2012
One more trial and I must correct this: synchronising the database from Intel to PPC copies some labels but not correctly, some colors are different... :-(
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Aargl replied on 08 Aug 2012
Here's a moment I deserve being called a genius! ;-D
I had the brilliant idea of stripping down the Intel part of the app so it runs through Rosetta!
It works!!! And it confirms my theory. ;-)
So, until I'm in Snow Leopard, I don't have to find another solution! :-)
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Kimmac had trouble on 07 Feb 2012
I accidentally posted this in reviews instead of in troubleshooting, so here it is again.

I've been a happy user of iNotepad for many years. Today I tried to move my database so it would be available on my wife's desktop as well as my own. I followed the instructions in the help file to create a folder called "iNotePad" in Dropbox then an alias of the same name in my user/documents folder. When that didn't work for me I restored the database to it's own "iNotePad" folder in my Documents folder. However, now the database shows up in the Database drop down menu in iNotePad but it will not accept my password. When I enter the password, nothing happens but the drop down menu just returns to the default database it was showing before (which has no content).

I have tried restoring the file using Time Machine several times but nothing is working. I'm desperate as I have huge lists of passwords, app registrations and key data for several websites. Can anyone help?
[Version 2.4.2]


burypromote
Kimmac had trouble on 07 Feb 2012
I accidentally posted this in reviews instead of in troubleshooting, so here it is again.

I've been a happy user of iNotepad for many years. Today I tried to move my database so it would be available on my wife's desktop as well as my own. I followed the instructions in the help file to create a folder called "iNotePad" in Dropbox then an alias of the same name in my user/documents folder. When that didn't work for me I restored the database to it's own "iNotePad" folder in my Documents folder. However, now the database shows up in the Database drop down menu in iNotePad but it will not accept my password. When I enter the password, nothing happens but the drop down menu just returns to the default database it was showing before (which has no content).

I have tried restoring the file using Time Machine several times but nothing is working. I'm desperate as I have huge lists of passwords, app registrations and key data for several websites. Can anyone help?
[Version 2.4.2]


burypromote
Kimmac had trouble on 07 Feb 2012
I accidentally posted this in reviews instead of in troubleshooting, so here it is again.

I've been a happy user of iNotepad for many years. Today I tried to move my database so it would be available on my wife's desktop as well as my own. I followed the instructions in the help file to create a folder called "iNotePad" in Dropbox then an alias of the same name in my user/documents folder. When that didn't work for me I restored the database to it's own "iNotePad" folder in my Documents folder. However, now the database shows up in the Database drop down menu in iNotePad but it will not accept my password. When I enter the password, nothing happens but the drop down menu just returns to the default database it was showing before (which has no content).

I have tried restoring the file using Time Machine several times but nothing is working. I'm desperate as I have huge lists of passwords, app registrations and key data for several websites. Can anyone help?
[Version 2.4.2]


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iNotePad 2 is the definitive alternative to Apple Classic NotePad. It has many more features but it keeps simplicity and ease of use of Classic Note Pad. It can store text notes with styles and pictures, print them, export them to iPod.

Note: iNotePad is no longer for sale and is now Freeware. You can register the software with the Name: free version and the Code: 0057968178.


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