Thursday, August 15, 2013

This Is The Better Way To Take And Manage Notes On A Mac

NotesTabAllow me the privilege of generalizing for effect. Everybody does notes. Whether it’s Post-It notes, or Stickies, or the Notes app in OS X and iOs, we all jot down little snippets of information to save for later.

Somehow I suspect that jotting down a note is a little part of humanity, built in to our genetic makeup, dating back to Moses and the stones with 10 Commandments.

Apple’s Notes app for Mac, iPhone, and iPad isn’t bad, but the old saying ‘out of sight, out of mind’ applies. Just as the best camera is the one you have with you when you need to take a photo, the best notes app is one that is easier to use. Enter NotesTab, a Mac, iPhone, and iPad note taking app that’s actually better and easier to use than Apple’s built-in Notes.

What makes NotesTab worth the few dollars price tag is an equal blend of convenience, notes management, and basic features.


Click the icon in the Menubar and NotesTab pops down a menu, ready to take a note, ready to find a note.

The pop down window can be resized. Create Favorites. Anchor a notes window to the top of the screen. Notes can be exported in RTF or TXT format, or shared via email.

Mac power users, those who know the value of keyboard shortcuts will appreciate the handy hotkeys which do about everything. Notes can be formatted in RTF as if NotesTab were a mini word processor. And, get this– NotesTab notes can be synchronized between Mac, iPhone, iPad, and PCs running Windows 8.

The Pro version costs a few bucks, but an ad supported, limited feature version is free and acts as a try-before-you-buy option.