Why do men climb mountains (insert lewd joke about Twin Peaks Restaurants here)? From my perspective, there are two basic reasons.
First of all, the mountains are there. Secondly, because men (and women; though not so many) dare to climb mountains. Because they are there. Why do Mac app developers publish apps that are much like other apps already on the market? Because they can.
Brush aside all that ‘where there’s a will, there’s a way‘ nonsense and skip right over the ‘necessity is the mother of invention‘ pablum and explain to me why Antnotes exists.
Antnotes is like Stickies, the little yellow Post-It Notes-like notes system baked in to OS X on your Mac. Do we really need yet another Stickies app? Well, if you use Stickies, and I’m as guilty as many other Mac users, Antnotes brings a few things to the digital table that are unique.
The app lives in the Mac’s Menubar so it’s easy to access. Notes can be hidden out of the way, then brought back to the screen with a click. New notes are easy to create. Drag a snippet of text to the Antnote icon in the Menubar.
Wait. There’s more.
Antnotes can be attached to the edge of the Mac’s screen and snapped into place. Notes can also be pinned to the Desktop to be visible over other app windows. It uses OS X’s Services menu so notes can be created from within any Mac application.
Photos and sounds can be dropped into a note, and, of course they come with all the standard customization options for background color, font and size and style, and keyboard shortcuts for Mac power users.
Antnotes is simply a more powerful, more useful, yet easy to implement-into-your-workflow Stickies app that costs just a few dollars.
Wherre’s the ‘ant’ in Antnotes?
I have no idea. Maybe it’s called Antnotes because the notes can crawl around the Mac’s screen (not literally, of course), or maybe they’re task oriented; just like ants. No matter. Antnotes is worthy and there’s a limited free version to try out first.