iNotePad
iNotePad
2.4.2

4.8

iNotePad free download for Mac

iNotePad

2.4.2
14 August 2008

Replacement for Apple NotePad.

Overview

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 in iNotePad

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

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surloff
04 November 2006

Most helpful

The best...features, UI, price! Nothing else is as complete.
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Version 2.4
Aargl
12 November 2015
Looks I'm the last user left... ;-) Just dropped in to say how happy I am that iNotepad is still perfectly working in OS 10.9.5! I'm still using it daily for all kinds of notes, it's one of those apps so essential that it would make me think twice if I had to switch to a more recent OS.
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Version 2.4.2
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aaron-berk
aaron-berk
25 September 2018
I'm still here! Looks like Mohave is the last it seems as they're going 64-bit after this. There is a new iNotepad I'm about to try....
http://vojousoftware.weebly.com/inotepad.html or
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/inotepad/id511850807
There is a free trial from their site or in-app purchases from iTunes. (I have not tried the app yet and do not work for them so not pushing this at all)
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Aargl
04 July 2013
Dev's site has changed: http://vojousoftware.weebly.com/inotepad.html
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Version 2.4.2
Aargl
07 August 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! ;-)
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Version 2.4.2
3 answer(s)
Aargl
Aargl
07 August 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
Aargl
08 August 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
Aargl
08 August 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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Aargl
04 July 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!
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Version 2.4.2
Kimmac
08 February 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?
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Version 2.4.2
Kimmac
08 February 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?
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Version 2.4.2
Kimmac
08 February 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?
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Version 2.4.2
Kimmac
08 February 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?
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Version 2.4.2
6 answer(s)
Aargl
Aargl
13 March 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
gatovadio
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
Aargl
07 August 2012
Caro Gato, Can you name which app you moved to, to replace iNotepad? I'm greatly interrested! ;-)
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gatovadio
gatovadio
19 September 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
gatovadio
19 September 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
Aargl
19 September 2012
Thanks! :-)
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DONLEONE
20 December 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 !!
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Version 2.4.2
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lacwbo
lacwbo
08 February 2016
What app are you referring to? I'm very interested.
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Erwin-Dink
15 December 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.
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Version 2.4.2
Free

4.8

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
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