Agenda – A new take on Notes

Developer: Momenta B.V.

Current Version: 1.4

Last Updated: 5 days ago

Download Size: 25.5 MB - Download


Introducing Agenda, an elegant new take on notes.

Agenda is a date-focused note taking app for planning and documenting your projects. With its unique timeline, Agenda gives you a complete picture of past, present and future, driving your projects forward.

The notes in Agenda are beautifully styled, and include powerful features like tags, lists, and links. You can even connect your notes to events in your calendar.

Locating your notes also couldn't be easier, with powerful search, a project jump bar, and related notes list. And when you find what you're looking for, simply click back in the history to where you were.


Agenda’s unique timeline approach to organizing notes gives your projects momentum. While other apps focus specifically on the past, present, or future, Agenda is the only notes app that keeps track of each in a single timeline.

Add notes for what is currently on your agenda, while you prepare other notes for an upcoming meeting. Use older notes as breadcrumbs to remind yourself why you took the actions you did.


You can attach dates to individual notes, and even link them to events in your calendar. But you can also put them “On the Agenda”.

Notes that are On the Agenda are given special status. You can search for them more easily, and they get added to a special group in the sidebar so you can find them in a flash. Agenda keeps what is most relevant right in front of you.


Agenda is a styled-text editor. Styled text combines the best of plain text and rich text. It is as easy to edit as plain text, but allows meaning to be added, leading to visually stunning documents without breaking a sweat.

Styles include headings, lists, indented blocks, and preformatted text. You focus on the meaning of your notes, and leave Agenda to handle the appearance.

The resulting documents look fantastic, are consistently styled, and can be readily converted to other styled text formats like markdown and HTML.


Group your projects into categories to make them easier to find, and order the notes for each project however you choose. You can drag them around, apply dates, or use a mixed approach. You can also collapse notes to save space.


Do you sometimes find yourself using your task manager for more than it is intended?

Agenda is a notes app that has excellent support for tasks. It supports different list styles, including checklists, and allows mixing tasks with more extensive notes.

Best of all, your completed tasks don’t get sucked into the archive abyss when you are done with them, but are there for future reference and searching.


A notes app is not very useful if you can't share what you create. With Agenda, you can print and share notes, even whole projects, in standard formats like PDF, RTF and Markdown. You can also use the Agenda archive format to exchange exact duplicates of your notes with other Agenda users.


Agenda is integrated with iCloud, so your notes are kept in sync across each of your Macs.


Agenda is free, with no time limits. You can use it forever, at no cost.

Agenda does offer extra premium features that require an In App Purchase. If you decide to purchase the upgrade, you permanently unlock all current features across all of your Macs.

Even better, any features we add in the 12 months following your purchase are included, and permanently unlocked as well. All yours to keep.


Release Notes:

- Calendar will show times with am/pm based on settings
- Stability improvements for using calendars
- Fixed item numbering in lists with nested dashed lists
- Jumping to the start of the paragraph no longer goes to the previous line in lists
- There is a new menu item to remove events from notes. Also removes the dates
- Export to PDF is now possible for individual notes
- Tags and people show up better in rich text export
- Links in PDF exports are now blue
- Option-Backspace will now delete a whole note regardless of whether text is selected
- You can hold down the option key to print selected notes
- Added Print to the contextual menu (right click)
- Printing now represents collapsed notes properly, instead of leaving a large gap
- The Agenda badges should properly disappear from exports and prints after purchasing the premium features
- Line break (CTRL-Enter) would sometimes give a new paragraph. This is fixed
- Stability improvements for languages that use input managers, like Chinese
- Window behavior should be improved in full screen mode
- The window can now be made smaller. This helps in full screen split view
- Fixed Copy options in the contextual menu (right click) for the text editor. They were always disabled
- There is no matching of markdown in tags and person tags now
- Changed markdown export extension to .md
- There are no longer any checks or substitutions in preformatted and fixed-width text
- Added a warning if there are no calendars setup
- Twitter handle is now correct
- A few cosmetic changes
- Stability improvements


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.1
Review by Bill Peach

Why are the best features so obvious in hindsight? - This is an extremely novel app. With a bit more polish, I think it has the potential to be indispensable for a huge number of people. The developer(s) clearly put tons of energy into understanding the temporal nature of note taking, and they came up with some obvious, insanely useful functionality that major competitors have thus far failed to imagine. Agenda is not simply a place to store text — rather, it’s a tool that gently enforces practices to help you get much more value from your note-taking habits. This version has some performance issues, bugs in the UI, and some shaky handling for calendar edge cases (lots of events captured in multiple calendars). Assuming the team gets past these issues, I can easily see Agenda replacing my current setup. Five stars not for what it is right now, but for what I predict it will be when they’ve worked out the kinks. Please keep up the good work.

Found helpful by 63 out of 65 people
Version 1.3
Review by Appdiction82

Read this before you consider “upgrading" - I just took this app for a significant test drive. This is an un-finished, product. The "team" is two people who clearly spend more time and money on WHAT you see rather than WHAT you get. There have been MANY requests for very simple updates, and while you can see these two individuals spending a great deal of time replying to every comment under five stars both here and on their site, we have yet to see an update where they implement the basic functionality it lacks. I assume the App Store placement is due to crowd or parent funding. Here are my qualms… – Okay, so the name of the app is “Agenda”, yet to add an event to your calendar, you must upgrade to “Premium”. – Clearly the developer forgot about the Mac Share menu, where you can simply right click and send the selected content wherever you want, whether that be a calendar or note app. They have not re-written the functionality of Google Calendar or I-Cal. The name of the event is what you write in the field. – They use misleading language to reference the calendar upgrade. It is simply a google calendar widget. It has absolutely NOTHING to do with the content of the notes. So, if you want to create an event in your own calendar with a title that you create, you can upgrade and they will put a widget in there. Thats IT. At first I thought that the name of the note would sync to the title of the event and the body to the notes section of google, but NO. So that means the notes title, content and any tasks you have written have nothing to do with their calendar integration. – This focus on past, present and future? ITS A DIARY. – Basic text formatting shortcuts works throughout, but there is no formatting menu – you cannot highlight – you cannot change the colors of your text – You only have access to preformatted styles rather, NO fonts and definitely no access to system fonts. – NO attachments or images, inline or links. When they do add this feature it will be in two stages. First local links and then inline images (I guess a year from now) So you cannot drag an image in there, and eventually, when they do allow it, it will be a local link rather than seeing it. – NO integrations – no tables – no chrome or safari extension to save content – and definitely no sending screenshots or images since the app cannot handle it. – no columns. – no mac menu bar item for “quick add" or anything like that – There are no "view" options (like evernote). – THERE IS NO IOS APP – Any text you copy and paste FROM the app will be stripped of its basic formatting, if you would like to preserve your “bullets" you must upgrade to “premium" for 24.99 – If you decide to Print or save as a PDF, they WATERMARK the document. To remove a watermark, you must upgrade. – “saved search” are also an upgraded feature... Im not sure if they are referencing bolean search operaters or just making your tags VISIBLE in the sidebar. – From the way they explain your purchase, you will have access to all future features for free, which implies that any additional features for those that do not “upgrade" now will be extra. – The free version of evernote is more full featured. At first I was very excited about this app, but I find it to be very pretentious to even consider charging money for such an unfinished product. This app should be in Beta NOT on the app store, and if it is on the app store, it should be FREE until the customer is getting what they are paying for NOW. They charge for things that are NOT add-on’s, but functionality that is blocked. Meaning, they have gone out of their way to add a watermark to a pdf? So stripping that watermark is an add-on? I think not. Making copied text, plain text? That is not an add-on, that is delibrately removing a functionality (any formatted text pasted into a different app preserves its formatting), Unless its text editor. OH, but again, you can just right click, go to services, send to evernote or wherever else, and whatever you have highlighted has preserved its formatting. Just like this comment.

Found helpful by 1 out of 3 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.4
Review by Ottoman42

Its good, and they are always improving it. - I’ve come here to update my review. The last two updates that came very quickly in the past month have really fixed a lot of the little issues i previously had with this app. The developer is very responsive to the in app feedback and followed up with me informing me week later they fixed the specific issues I ran into and told them about while using the app. Its a good foundation and I’m excited to see what they build on top of it going forweard. If this past month is any indication they will be building out a bunch of fixes and features very quickly. I highly recomend this app.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 1.4
Review by Moofarb

A good start, lots of potential - I initially downloaded this app for use at work, hoping it could address some of the challenges I have with OneNote and Evernote … while the calendar integration is amazing (wow, thank you, didn’t even realize I wanted that!), Agenda is not syncing with MacOS Calendar (and I work in a Microsoft Exchange environment). This one feature dictates how likely it is that I would switch over from OneNote/Evernote. If that gets fixed, I would migrate to Agenda … although I have not seen a mass note-import feature in Agenda to make this as painless as possible (I’ll keep looking in case I missed it). The one other feature that I wish SOMEONE would incorporate into a note-taking app (come on, Agenda peeps — you can be the first!) is a feature that allows you to tag items discussed in the current meeting that need to go on the agenda for a future meeting, so that when you plan those future meetings, those agendas (perhaps a template is needed so that you could start as many future draft agendas as needed?) are pre-populated with the items previously designated for follow-up. I am in charge of the topics for a senior-level WEEKLY meeting. This one feature would shave hours off of my prep time each week, especially time lost trying to keep track of the dozens of things this team discusses and makes decisions about. For now, I will probably use this more for personal projects and meetings that live in Google Calendar. Just downloaded the latest update; excited to see what’s new. Thank you for your work so far!

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 1.4
Review by Mohitdl

No way to format text - I am new to this app and I like this app as we can consolidate all notes at one place instead of having separate text files. BUT I don’t see any option to format text like change font size, color, type etc. All it can do is bold italics, underline, heading style etc. - What if I want to highlight few lines with a different color - How can I change font size of some notes vs others - How can I change the spacing between lines when I am writing long notes? Default font size makes long notes look like long paragrahs and have to scroll though everything. If I want to have different font for different notes or lines of text there seem to be no provision for this. Am I missing something here? Pleae help.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people