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.