1.9.6 08 Dec 2016

Create contextual notes around apps or files.


Developer website: GhostNote

GhostNote adds contextual notes to almost anything on your Mac. Add notes and to-do's to folders, applications, open documents, even websites. Think about it as post-it-notes for your OS.

Add notes to:

  • Applications
  • Documents
  • Folders
  • Websites

Furthermore add notes on document level access to:

  • Apple Products
    • iPhoto
    • Keynote
    • Numbers
    • Pages
    • Xcode
    • iTunes
    • Preview
    • Terminal
    • Safari
    • QuickTime
    • TextEdit
    • System Preferences
  • Microsoft Office
    • Word
    • Excel
    • Powerpoint
  • Adobe Suite
    • Photoshop CC
    • Illustrator CC
    • Indesign CC
    • AfterEffects CC
    • Premiere CC
    • Lightroom CC
    • Flash CC
    • Acrobat CC
  • Others
    • Sketch
    • Sublime Text
    • Textmate
    • Colloquy
    • Atom
    • Github for Mac
    • IntelliJ
    • AppCode
    • Airmail
  • URL access in the following browsers
    • Safari
    • Chrome

What's New

Version 1.9.6:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.10 or later.

  • GhostNotes Browser - You asked for it, we finally delivered. The ability to view all your notes from one central view. We call it the Ghostnote Browser and it makes managing your notes too much easier. You can browse your notes using the keyboard, search and edit, all from one single view.
  • Classic Notes - Contextual notes are great but sometimes you just want to jot down some notes for your free form thinking. So we created a more classic notes taking app as part of Ghostnotes. It works like most other notes apps do.
  • Classic Tasks - Last but not least of the major new features we created a separate Todo app. It’s very fast to use and everything can be controlled from the keyboard. We are very exited about this app and we expect to do iCloud support and create a web version at some point in the future.
  • Script browser
  • More short cuts
  • Pop-up when note present mode
  • Improved speed


  • OS X 10.10 or later


Current Version (1.x)


Version Downloads
08 Dec 2016
Intel 64 / OS X