GhostNote
GhostNote
1.9.6
3.8
0.0
GhostNote free download for Mac

GhostNote for Mac1.9.6

08 December 2016

Create contextual notes around apps or files.

What is GhostNote for Mac

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 in GhostNote

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
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Tachy0n
Tachy0n
May 30 2019
1.9.6
0.0
May 30 2019
0.0
Version: 1.9.6
I understand this is not an expensive program compared with other apps, but there is no upgrade price. You have to repurchase it. When apps move to the App Store this makes sense as Apple does not support upgrades, but it would have been a nice gesture to the original supporters.
YHC
YHC
Nov 12 2018
1.9.6
0.5
Nov 12 2018
0.5
Version: 1.9.6
DON'T BUY THIS APP!!! The Developer takes toooooooooooooooo much time to fix their app, and until now, they cannot release a version which suits High Sierra! Apple has already release "Mojave," and this app? FUNNY! --- The following information is from their official website: We do not yet support High Sierra. Working on a major overhaul of Ghostnote. --- Waste My Money! If you guys want your notes alive, KEEP AWAY THIS APP. Thanks!
mmac79
mmac79
Mar 10 2018
1.9.6
1.0
Mar 10 2018
1.0
Version: 1.9.6
In case you happen to have more than 1 computer and also need to make fresh installations from time to time, it's likely to happen that you get the following message when you enter your purchased license code: " Sorry - License Code has already been utilized." And if you try to contact the developer you seem like to get no support or reply. Useless ...
jamesnico1980
jamesnico1980
Dec 5 2017
1.9.6
5.0
Dec 5 2017
5.0
Version: 1.9.6
It's perfect!!!! Great way of keeping tabs on things, and worth every $! I've found GhostNote to be working even better (not that i had any complaints before) since it had its last update. Being able to attach notes to files is perfect for keeping track of what you need to do and where things are. 5*!
Citizenvern
Citizenvern
Aug 6 2017
1.9.6
4.0
Aug 6 2017
4.0
Version: 1.9.6
Love it, and hoping it keeps evolving. I really want to be able to create multiple notes per context, and also subcontexts. For instance, a note for an app, with other notes per document opened in the app. PS, Ghostnote works with Firefox URL's too, despite the fact that it isn't listed above as I write this.
RogerKatz
RogerKatz
Dec 8 2016
1.9.6
0.0
Dec 8 2016
0.0
Version: 1.9.6
First: What happened to the GhostNote Suite Installer - it included GhostNote 1.9.4, GhostNote Browser 1.0.2, and GhostNote Finder Extension 1.1. Is there an update? Is there somewhere to find it? Second: Why is the version called 1.9.6 here, and 19.6 on the developers December update notes?
Galgenstein
Galgenstein
Nov 15 2016
1.9.4
5.0
Nov 15 2016
5.0
Version: 1.9.4
Very useful when you write on long Excel Models.
Guest
Guest
Aug 14 2016
1.9.4
0.0
Aug 14 2016
0.0
Version: 1.9.4
This app looked very promising until I realised that if you attach a note and then move the file, folder or whatever, the link to the note gets lost ! Huge omission and complete deal-breaker for me. "We are working on a solution that allow you to move files or folders around without it breaking the link" - right, but it shouldn't have been released until you figured that one out imho
Rjmorita
Rjmorita
Aug 12 2016
1.9.4
4.5
Aug 12 2016
4.5
Version: 1.9.4
This app has become one of my "must have" apps. I just love the fact that I can attach notes to files.
4ywmu
4ywmu
Aug 3 2016
1.9.0
5.0
Aug 3 2016
5.0
Version: 1.9.0
can I give it 10 stars now??!!! with the latest update (1.9.0) this indispensable app has become even better! notes browser and popup when there is a note, so I no longer have to remember to look for the ! on the Ghostnote icon in the menu bar. many thanks and kudos to the developer for this AWESOME update!!!
putitoverhere
putitoverhere
Jun 2 2016
1.5.4
0.0
Jun 2 2016
0.0
Version: 1.5.4
Hark to the developer. How's he new iteration of Ghostnote coming along? Can't wait to get ahold of it! As a wise web pundit once said: "People love the phrase, "Under Construction." But they do need to see some dust...."
JamesHarrisPhoto
JamesHarrisPhoto
Feb 24 2016
1.5.4
3.5
Feb 24 2016
3.5
Version: 1.5.4
I want to love this app, but it falls a little short for me. For this to be the ultimate note-taking app, I would need it to have multiple, separate notes attached to a certain application, not the all-in-one-window notes that's there now. And a possible way to see all the notes by title in a master index, organized by app. Is this something that could be implemented into a future version?
4ywmu
4ywmu
Jan 21 2016
1.5.3
5.0
Jan 21 2016
5.0
Version: 1.5.3
since I couldn't change my original 4-star review, I'm doing another to give 5 stars. developer really works hard at solving any issues and I'm happy to say that mine are resolved. thanks and kudos to developer.
4ywmu
4ywmu
Jan 5 2016
1.5.1
5.0
Jan 5 2016
5.0
Version: 1.5.1
really great and useful product. not able to get RTF export working yet but developer is responsive and working on it. 4.5 stars for now, since this was instantly an app that I couldn't live without, and the developer seems to work hard at resolving any problems. I would give it 10 stars if it could sync between computers for files that are in the cloud and, therefore, synced to all computers. I'd give it 100 stars if it could also sync cloud file notes with an iOS version!!!
anonymous-dingo-1033
anonymous-dingo-1033
Jan 2 2016
1.5.1
3.0
Jan 2 2016
3.0
Version: 1.5.1
Version 1.5.1 don't allow RTF export. IMHO
HailAlistair
HailAlistair
Nov 23 2015
1.4.7
5.0
Nov 23 2015
5.0
Version: 1.4.7
Amazing!
Fenyorigo
Fenyorigo
Oct 8 2015
1.4.6
0.0
Oct 8 2015
0.0
Version: 1.4.6
Cannot rate it as after purchasing with the MacUpdate bundle the serial is not present on my purchased page (it says, will be updated within 24 hours) nor got any information from the developer :-(
jmhbpc
jmhbpc
Sep 29 2015
1.4.6
2.5
Sep 29 2015
2.5
Version: 1.4.6
Rather odd, I purchased Ghostnote 1.4.3 in the Fall MacUpdate Bundle, however what is included in the download is version 1.4.6 and not compatible with my Mac system. It also appears that perhaps a version 1.4.3 never existed ... well, at least there appears no link to previous versions at the developers website... can't really review it So I will just add 2.5 stars for not having archived versions, and the fact that all navigational links go to Twitter :-(
Max-G
Max-G
Sep 23 2015
1.4.5
0.0
Sep 23 2015
0.0
Version: 1.4.5
Hi Ghostnote, looks like a very useful add-on to a workflow. But loosing notes by changing names of files, folders websites etc. is not what I need :) Will you be able to fix that? If so, buying will be a no-brainer for me. Thank you, Max
JaePilJeong6476
JaePilJeong6476
Sep 17 2015
1.4.5
0.0
Sep 17 2015
0.0
Version: 1.4.5
I just downloaded v1.4.6 hoping it will work on my El Capitan, but disappointed... Actually, I bought Ghostnote a few months ago. However, just after buying it, because of SSL error during the activation process, I could not use Ghostnote since the trial period is over even though I have a license. Anyway, when I will be able to activate the Ghostnote on El Cap?
RJC.NJNYC
RJC.NJNYC
Sep 15 2015
1.4.5
0.0
Sep 15 2015
0.0
Version: 1.4.5
When is the App Store version (1.2.1) going top catch up to the Developer version (1.4.5)???
JamesHarrisPhoto
JamesHarrisPhoto
Sep 14 2015
1.4.5
3.5
Sep 14 2015
3.5
Version: 1.4.5
This version listed today on MacUpdate (1.4.5) is the same version that's been out for quite a while and doesn't work with the latest GM of El Capitan (10.11). Why is it being listed again on MacUpdate?
mikokim
mikokim
Aug 30 2015
1.4.3
5.0
Aug 30 2015
5.0
Version: 1.4.3
This is another one of those apps whose value you won't appreciate until you start using it. (Like most people) I frequently work on multiple documents and projects; if there is something I still need to address or if a thought pops to mind that is worth pursuing in this context, I simply "attach" a Ghostnote to it. Each time I open the document or document folder, the Ghostnote menubar icon alerts me to the fact that I still have some open items to attend to. Much faster and more convenient than opening a notepad app and starting a check list by file name, project name etc... For me, this app fills a gap between tags and a notepad/to-do apps—it won't replace your project management/GTD apps, but it will help jolt your memory when you need it, and everything important you wrote down is right there, with your files and folders. (Just be careful not to rename a folder or file AFTER adding a Ghostnote—your notes will be gone!) The only thing missing: cloud sync (reportedly the developer is working on something along those lines). Love it.
aljaruun
aljaruun
Jul 27 2015
1.4.3
0.0
Jul 27 2015
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
The app isn't code signed, and even on default "mac app store and known developers" this app won't run.
carter-ramirez
carter-ramirez
Jul 27 2015
1.4.3
0.0
Jul 27 2015
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
Superb
Filou53
Filou53
Jul 26 2015
1.4.3
0.0
Jul 26 2015
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
Ghosnote seems me very interesting but - no overview of 'all' existing notes - and therefore no possible search - the software creates a very large number of little files in com.ghostnoteapp.Ghostnote-Paddle even if I don't create note. Strange... I don't understand
Mrtomato
Mrtomato
Jul 21 2015
1.4.3
0.0
Jul 21 2015
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
I just wanted to thank MacUpdate for advertising this awesome looking app in the banner on the updated apps list page.
Rochade
Rochade
Jul 21 2015
1.4.3
2.0
Jul 21 2015
2.0
Version: 1.4.3
Contacted support and never heard back, so sorry no purchase from me, even the app looks terrific.
MacProCT
MacProCT
Jul 14 2015
1.4.3
0.0
Jul 14 2015
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
I'm really concerned about relying on a utility like this, when there is no details given about how persistent these notes are. Because all I can think of is the document notes in the Classic Mac OS and how as soon as you did a desktop rebuild (I think it was), the notes would be wiped out! How resilient / robust are these Ghostnotes?

* What things that one might do with their Mac might delete the notes, or break the links between the notes and the files?

* Will they remain after an operating system reinstall?

* Are they retained if the hard drive is cloned to an external drive, the internal drive replaced/upgraded, and the data is cloned back again?

* Do the Ghostnotes transfer to other Macs running Ghostnote?

* What if I copy the files/folders to another drive, such as external drive. Would the notes stay with the files?

* If the file(s) are emailed to someone else with Ghostnote, will they see the note?

* If one renames a volume / disk, will the Ghostnote linking be retained?

I wouldn't even consider adopting this app until I knew the answers to these questions.
Maclover1-1
Maclover1-1
Jul 14 2015
1.4.3
5.0
Jul 14 2015
5.0
Version: 1.4.3
Similar to: http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/26845/paperclip that unfortunaltly died ages ago.. Well done GhostNote, I hopped someday someone would offer this contextual note approach again :0)
Rjmorita
Rjmorita
Jul 14 2015
1.4.3
4.5
Jul 14 2015
4.5
Version: 1.4.3
I've always wanted to be able to attach a note to documents and applications. This is the exact app I've waited for years. I'm a happy camper. :-)
RJC.NJNYC
RJC.NJNYC
Jul 12 2015
1.4.3
0.0
Jul 12 2015
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
Today v1.4.3, but the Mac App Store v1.2.1. Let's go Developer!!!!
Peter-Andreas
Peter-Andreas
Jul 11 2015
1.4.3
5.0
Jul 11 2015
5.0
Version: 1.4.3
Killer app... highly recommended !
MacUpdate-Ishaq
MacUpdate-Ishaq
Jul 9 2015
1.4.1
0.0
Jul 9 2015
0.0
Version: 1.4.1
What do you do when you need to make a quick note? You might reflexively jot notes down in simple TextEdit files. You might have a neatly organized plethora of Evernote notebooks, or meticulously tagged scraps in SimpleNote. Maybe you have a monstrous list dating back years in your native OS Notes app. No matter what, your notes live somewhere – or, more specifically, somewhere *else*. No need to launch that app anymore. With Ghostnote, small notes haunt individual files, applications, links, documents – anything you look at on your Mac can have an accompanying note. Ghostnote follows you around, ready to keep information tucked away but immediately at-hand. It takes a moment to break the habit of launching your go-to note taking app, but when you do, Ghostnote feels like magic. It’s like you’ve unlocked a hidden feature in every app on your Mac. My favorite use has been keeping notes while using my web browser. My typical workflows have been shattered. Jotting down a quick thought while I’m viewing a Google doc no longer means launching TextEdit or sharing half-baked ideas in the document’s public comments with coworkers. For users who frequently visit the same websites – especially as part of your work routine – Ghostnote is a true revelation. There isn’t an overarching interface. You can’t search through all your notes. It won’t entirely replace your preferred note taking application, but it isn’t trying to. Ghostnote bridges a gap you didn’t know existed. There’s plenty to like about Ghostnote, but perhaps most impressive is Ghostnote’s developer: persistently active, responding to user feedback, incorporating requested and inventive features, and always looking forward to making improvements (“team notes” could be a gamechanger for many). Something tells me Ghostnote will be lurking in our midsts for a long time to come.
yaserahmady
yaserahmady
Jun 30 2015
1.4
5.0
Jun 30 2015
5.0
Version: 1.4
It really is a neat concept and I'm loving it so far. I tried version 1.2 and I wasn't convinced but with Evernote integration I finally made up my mind.
anonymous-tapir-4715
anonymous-tapir-4715
Apr 9 2015
1.1
0.0
Apr 9 2015
0.0
Version: 1.1
My comment is that I don't buy *anything* that doesn't offer a trial download - so many devs now offer on their website, the Mac App Store being what it is.
ThomasP4167
ThomasP4167
Mar 23 2015
1.1
5.0
Mar 23 2015
5.0
Version: 1.1
Let me know if you have any comments
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