Developer: AquaMinds Software Corporation

Current Version: 3.2.1

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 24 MB - Download


Turbocharge Your Notebooks With Live Sharing and Collaboration

AquaMinds NoteShare™ for OS X, first introduced in 2006, is a powerful desktop application for creating, publishing and sharing media rich, multi-page notebooks. It includes all the creation and organization features of AquaMinds NoteTaker™. Plus, you can instantly share your notebooks with other NoteShare or NoteTaker users for presenting, viewing and editing. NoteShare can be used in the same room, same building and globally for connecting anytime, anywhere.

Sharing means that the information in a shared notebook can be viewed and modified by multiple NoteShare users at the same time or different times (notebooks can also be shared read-only). All viewers see all changes in real time. With NoteShare, you don't need to use a third party hosting service or server, just two or more users to start sharing and working on the same notebook. NoteShare is also compatible with our free app for the iPhone and iPad, NoteShare Mobile Viewer, and the free app for OS X, NoteShare Viewer.

Instant Brainstorming, Collaboration, and Social Computing

NoteShare is an ideal collaboration tool for users who work on team projects or have a need to share notebook information with one or more users in a small group or classroom. NoteShare serves a growing, dynamic community of users including students, educators, researchers, scientists, doctors, designers, authors, directors, producers, consultants and many other creative fields. Use NoteShare to leverage the imagination and creativity of your team. From the classroom to the boardroom to the playroom, NoteShare gives you an almost unlimited potential to use the power of social computing to gather your best ideas, best knowledge and your best thinking in one place.

NoteShare is perfect for distance learning scenarios. NoteShare enables home and small office users to work on their notebooks remotely while away or in a different location than from where the notebooks are being shared. Presenting, viewing and editing a shared notebook can be done on-demand as needed. Any NoteShare user can view other shared notebooks as well as share their own notebooks.

Please visit the AquaMinds web site at for more information on NoteShare.


• Real-time or non-real-time notebook sharing to users of NoteTaker, NoteShare, & NoteShare Mobile Viewer
• Share notebooks to up to 50 simultaneous users
• Automatic connection to other local users via Bonjour
• Sharing Monitor shows name, current page, and iChat status of connected viewers
• Generate RSS feeds summarizing changes, with links to notebook
• Organize shared notebooks into NoteShare Spaces.
• Configurable Web Notebook™ output
• Write protect individual pages or sections.
• Page turn control for giving presentations.
• Email Page Marks for shared notebooks
• Full encryption of transmitted content for password-protected notebooks
• Automatic network configuration options
• Secure AES-128 encryption

Create, Organize, Publish:

• Includes all the features of AquaMinds NoteTaker
• Full rich text editing with lists, tables, and substitutions
• Drag and drop image, movie, audio and other file attachments
• Voice Memo recordings time-linked to text entries, with adjustable compression and voice activation
• Integrated live web browsing and search
• Clipping and Search Service support
• Easy hyperlinking to URLs, Voice Memos, notebook content, Pop-up Annotations, and AppleScripts.
• Automatically-maintained Index section for text, tags, document types, links and more.
• To Do List management
• And much, much more

Also check out our powerful collaboration product NoteShare Server. It provides powerful server-oriented 24/7 centralized notebook sharing for small groups to medium-sized schools or other institutions, with remote administration capabilities.


Release Notes:

Fixed issues related to OS X 10.9 "Mavericks"
Fixed issue with favorite characters not appearing in Edit menu.
Fixed issue with zoom settings causing entry contents to not be visible.
Fixed crash on save when closing notebook after adding attachment.
Fixed issue with Contacts toolbar button.
Fixed issue saving new notebooks on certain systems.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.7.1
Review by dcmeek

Great Cross Section App. Check It Out! - Outlines, Lists, WEB Research, Full length journals and I keep finding more to do with this App. I think I have three separate Journals working already > Personal, Business, Research and how to. I think I'm just scratching the surface. The Share and Collaboration of Notshare (also available in NoteTaker I believe) is AWSOME!. No more waiting to sync over a cloud. I set it up on an in home Wi-Fi (Airport extreme and several Mac machines) Well I needed a little help from AquaMind, and the response to my question was almost immediate! With an exchange of a few emails they had me up and sharing between computors in no time at all. Excellent support. Thanks. Check the videos out on the web site and uTube. I compared many programs and for me it was the right choice and a very good Bang for the Buck! dcmeek

Found helpful by 4 out of 5 people
Version 2.6.0
Review by Ki7hy

Depends on your needs….. - With an iPad and iPhone app I was hoping to have the oportunity to share the notes with my devices on a computer left on day to day. I was able to do that but the app at home crashed at some point and in order to share a notebook you need to have it running on the home computer as well. No biggie right?, wrong. Note Share crashed at home and that was that. Even added as a log in item and to have it open the recent notes on start it doesn't automatically share the notes. You have to select a notebook and go into the settings and share the notebook all over again. Now they have come out with a solution, Note Share server is available in the app store but it's $300, obviously a corporate solution of sorts and I'm just a guy sharing notebooks with myself. This seems like it isn't really the "Apple way" but it is what it is I guess. I have emailed the company expressing my disappointment but doubt I will receive a reply. I will update this if I do regardless if the reply is helpful or not. If you are looking at this app like a very well rounded notebook at your computer and a quick take notes on the go with one of your devices, this is not that solution. If you need somethign for your Mac at home then it looks nice for sure. I would just think if they have mobile apps then those apps should be able to get to your data whenever they need to. If the app crashes, fine but when it opens again to the latest notebooks, why do I have to select to share them again and not just have them shared?

Found helpful by 7 out of 11 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 3.2.1
Review by CORP lab

Does not work - The software does not function. It crashes on opening. The NoteSHare Support site does not work (the version dropdown does not drop down, so there is no way to submit feedback) and the Aquaminds support e-mail address has been discontinued, so there is not a means of contacting the company. Non-functional software and no support.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 3.2.1
Review by paulbarton9

Excellent Service and Timely Upgrades - I had a problem with NoteShare and sent a support ticket to customer service. They responded within minutes and informed me that all I needed to do was upgrade to the latest version and the problem would be resolved. So I upgraded and the problem was resolved. I have sent customer service requests to the developers many times throughout the years and they respond to questions and problems faster than any other software company.

Found helpful by 0 out of 3 people