Memoblock
Memoblock 4.9.5
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Memoblock is a useful notepad utility for OS X. Store as many styled text notes as you require, transfer notes to certain iPods, save as vNotes for mobile phones and more. Alarm reminders can be set for individual notes, and notes can be categorised as you wish. Best of all, Memoblock is donationware!
What's New
Version 4.9.5:
  • Added extra items to contextual menus.
  • Added a box showing the current default text color in the preferences window.
  • Fixed a bug which caused Memoblock to exit when two copies were open simultaneously.
  • Default text style is now correctly applied to new notes.
  • Fixed a bug when handling text in Times New Roman.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or later



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Poikkeus reviewed on 15 Dec 2010
Yes, this just may be the best note pad application. It can be improved, but the color coded organization and ease of organization makes this a pleasure to use. It's also very stable and fun to use.
[Version 4.9.5]

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Poikkeus replied on 18 Dec 2010
Some possible improvements:
1. Currently, a user can navigate from one note to the next by clicking once on the subject column on the left. It might be preferable to be able to navigate the notes with the arrow up and down keys.

2. Keyboard shortcuts would be useful. Command-n for New Note, Command-d to Delete Note, Command-i for Info, Command-p to Print, etc.

3. Make it possible to import images, and hypertext, so that a simple click will bring you to external sites. (You can do this with Stickies; why not Memoblock?) Not strictly necessary, true, but it really makes competing applications like VooDoo Pad shine.

4. MemoBlock can sync ipod messages - a great feature - but cannot sync messages with the iPod Touch.
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Roro01 reviewed on 15 May 2009
THE BEST NOTE PAD APPLICATION!!!

Many, many thanks to the developer. I checked the application thoroughly and everything is working perfectly. Now it is possible to back up to the same location, the application remembers the path to the backup location, font changes are saved, if you select text you can get information about it and the developer sorted the problem of speed, as I've suggested to him below, by making the application store each note in a separate file in the user library. However, there is still room for improvements:

1. Doesn't support copy/paste style.

2. No spell check.

3. Doesn't use the system colour palettes.

4. Can't make links.

5. Can't make lists (numbered or bulleted).
[Version 4.9.4]

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Roro01 replied on 15 May 2009
The "Other ..." option under the pull down menu of the colour button should activate the system colour palettes.
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gazman replied on 27 May 2009
Best Notepad ever? You've just listed five absolute deal-breakers for me. How come it doesn't use the built in spellchecker?
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Roro01 replied on 27 May 2009
I obviously agree with you about the spellchecker, however, these shortcomings are not deal-breakers.
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Roro01 commented on 20 Feb 2009
It could have been the best note pad application if it wasn't the slowest OSX application I've ever encountered!!!
[Version 4.8.1]

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Roro01 replied on 21 Feb 2009
I'm not an expert, but it seems to me that if the application could store each note in a separate file in Application Support, or elsewhere in the library, it would have been much quicker.

Other important features which are lacking are: copy/paste style, spell check, use of the the system font panel and colour palettes, make link, lists (numbered or bulleted).

Finally, I would like to thank the developer for this product which I've been using for more than a year.
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Chriswan reviewed on 06 Jan 2008
IMHO, the best overall Note management app which doesn't cost a dime (donation requested)

I always coming back to this app, after trying other similar apps

Too bad the main/GUI icon and overall interface hasn't been optimized for Leopard...

Really looking forward for next release
[Version 4.8.1]


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Roro01 commented on 28 Sep 2007
SPELL CHECK

I would be very grateful if the developer would add "spelling" to the Edit menu.
[Version 4.8.1]


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Jan_rybar commented on 06 Jun 2007
I'm sorry, my text went little bit out of order: MemoBlock just fully destroys all characters with caron (http://diacritics.typo.cz/index.php?id=5).
[Version 4.8]


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BlockSoft (developer) commented on 06 Jun 2007
In response to the comment below regarding diacritic characters, MemoBlock does handle the majority of diacritic characters correctly, and most users will have no problems using umlauts, circumflexes, accents and so on. There does appear to be a problem with some characters, including the caron (?), which I shall look into. For languages which do not use that particular diacritic however, there is no problem, and 99% of users can use MemoBlock without issue.
[Version 4.8]


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MacMaria reviewed on 26 Mar 2007
This is a great piece of freeware. I like its interface and the easiness of use. The notice/alarm option is very helpful. I also like the way it stays above all applications when minimized (very handy when taking small notes). From my use it seems very stable (no crashes or weird behaviour).

If I'm still using it in two months, I'll donate. :)

PS. I only wish it would organize the notes automatically and not only by hand, but well... from all the note app that I've used so far, this one and xPad are the only ones that I've really enjoyed.
[Version 4.7]

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BlockSoft (developer) replied on 27 Mar 2007
Thanks for your comments. I am looking at adding options for sorting notes, although this will require a lot of behind the scenes work to implement. I hope to have this done for an update by the end of May however.
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Roro01 reviewed on 09 Mar 2007
EXCELLENT!
Works perfectly and is very helpful. Now all my stickies are concentrated in one "box" on the desktop instead of being scattered over it.

Many thanks to the developer.
[Version 4.7]


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Anonymous reviewed on 11 Apr 2005
why not MacNote 1.0.2? in English and... Japanese but above all freeware, lightest (284K) and hardly fastest to the launch!
[Version 4.4]


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Roro01 had trouble on 02 Jul 2009
Email Note button doesn't work properly - copying only part of the note to the mail client.
[Version 4.9.5]


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Roro01 had trouble on 23 Apr 2009
STILL BUGGY

The developer should check the application thoroughly before releasing it.
[Version 4.9.2]

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Anonymous commented on 24 Apr 2009
Can you provide further details please?
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Roro01 replied on 24 Apr 2009
Import only the notes titles and not their contents. Saves the notes only in the default font so if you want to use another font it will not be saved for the next session. After discovering these bugs I didn't investigate any more but reverted to version 4.8.1 so I'm not aware of other bugs that may exist. Many thanks for your effort to improve this very useful application.
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Roro01 had trouble on 16 Apr 2009
NEW VERSION, NEW PROBLEMS!

If you change the font, even to the default font you chose in Preferences, it would not be saved to the next session and this happened to me when the next session was an hour later. Worse of all - when I launched the application the day after I upgraded it, it didn't load the notes even though they were to be found in ~/Library/Preferences/Memoblock Files. I reinstalled the previous version. iMac Intel 10.5.6
[Version 4.9]

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Anonymous commented on 20 Apr 2009
Thanks for the feedback on the font issue - this is now fixed in the forthcoming 4.9.2 release.

Rather than posting back reports on forums which I seldom read, please report them to me first in future to allow quicker resolution.

Thanks
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Roro01 had trouble on 09 Mar 2009
SUMMERY OF PROBLEMS

1. If you "Create Backup of Note Data" in a particular location and you want to back up again the next time you use the application, you will not be able to back up to the same location. An alert would pop up saying: "A backup already exists in this location, please choose an alternative location". Obviously, it should ask you whether you want to replace it with the new backup. The same problem occurs when you "Export As ...".

2. Doesn't remember the path to the backup file but instead always takes you to HD/Documents.

3. Doesn't support copy/paste style.

4. No spell check.

5. Doesn't use the system font panel - if you select text you cannot get any information about it.

6. Doesn't use the system colour palettes.

7. Can't make links.

8. Can't make lists (numbered or bulleted).

9. It is the slowest OSX application I've ever encountered.

I hope very much the developer would make this application perfect since I love it!!!
[Version 4.8.1]


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Jan_rybar had trouble on 06 Jun 2007
I do not think that all central and southern European languages are just 0.1%. :( I do not know ANY Mac OS X software with such a bug - we live in a unicode world, don't we?
PowerPC and Intel OS X 10.4.9 (US version) do this:
áéíóú???žš? -> áéíóúu?c?r?z?s?e?
[Version 4.8]


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Jan_rybar had trouble on 06 Jun 2007
MemoBlock would be great, but it is useful only for English speaking people. If you try to write a word containing diacritics (měči), it will transform it to mˇeˇci. :((
[Version 4.8]

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BlockSoft (developer) replied on 06 Jun 2007
Thanks for your feedback. I had not noticed this issue as the majority of diacritic characters are saved correctly by MemoBlock. Have you found any other problematic characters?

Thanks

BlockSoft
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Type:Business : Word Processing
License:Free
Date:26 May 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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Memoblock is a useful notepad utility for OS X. Store as many styled text notes as you require, transfer notes to certain iPods, save as vNotes for mobile phones and more. Alarm reminders can be set for individual notes, and notes can be categorised as you wish. Best of all, Memoblock is donationware!


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