GhostNote
GhostNote
1.9.6

4.1

GhostNote free download for Mac

GhostNote

1.9.6
08 December 2016

Create contextual notes around apps or files.

Overview

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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MacUpdate-Ishaq
09 July 2015

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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.
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Version 1.4.1
Tachy0n
30 May 2019
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.
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Version 1.9.6
YHC
12 November 2018
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!
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Version 1.9.6
1 answer(s)
Ghostnote
Ghostnote
22 November 2018
Hi YHC,

I think you might have had the old version of the website. We launched Ghostnote 2 officially this week there is a free trial.

Try it out and let us know if you still don't like it.
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mmac79
10 March 2018
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 ...
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Version 1.9.6
1 answer(s)
Ghostnote
Ghostnote
21 June 2018
Dear mmac79

I am sorry if you had a bad experience. Please write us again at support and I will figure out what went wrong.

Best
Thomas
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jamesnico1980
05 December 2017
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*!
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Version 1.9.6
Citizenvern
06 August 2017
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.
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Version 1.9.6
RogerKatz
08 December 2016
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?
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Version 1.9.6
1 answer(s)
Ghostnote
Ghostnote
08 December 2016
Hi Roger

We put it all together into one app.

1.9.6 is the correct format of course. 19.6 was a mistake.

Let us know at support@ghostnoteapp.com if you have issues.
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Galgenstein
15 November 2016
Very useful when you write on long Excel Models.
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Version 1.9.4
Bdikkat
14 August 2016
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
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Version 1.9.4
1 answer(s)
Ghostnote
Ghostnote
19 August 2016
Hi Bdikkat

Thank you for your comment.

The problem with tracking where the files is being moved has to do with the fact that not all assets can be tracked via their path.

I hope to see you as a customer once we come up with a useful solution and I think you would enjoy it even before we do.
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Rjmorita
12 August 2016
This app has become one of my "must have" apps. I just love the fact that I can attach notes to files.
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Version 1.9.4
1 answer(s)
Ghostnote
Ghostnote
19 August 2016
Thank you so much.

We realize updates have been taking their time but it's only because we are kind of pushing the MAC os to it's limits when it comes to how we handle the contextual parts.

Let us know if you have any questions or suggestions to improving it.

One of the things we want to solve next is team notes.
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4ywmu
03 August 2016
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!!!
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Version 1.9.0
1 answer(s)
Ghostnote
Ghostnote
19 August 2016
Thanks you so much. And stay tuned for more interesting updates.

Also you should now be able to see an icon in finder sitting on top of your folders and files showing you that it has a note.
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4.1

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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