Developer: Dennis Van Roeyen

Current Version: 1.2.0

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 2.7 MB - Download


Access your notes instantly with SideWriter. By hiding itself on the left or right side of your screen it's there when you need it without losing focus of the application you were working with.

Notes are automatically saved so you don't need to worry about saving or losing notes.

Notes are organized hierarchically.

- Instant access to your notes.
- Automatic saving.
- Hierarchically organized.
- Drag and Drop to import, export and organize notes.


Release Notes:

- Compatible with OS X Maverick
- Bugfix: Docking position in rare cases not saved


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.1.0
Review by lynnsoft1

Like It Second of All - I had previously used the very similar Sidenote with much pleasure. Then it ceased to work for me, and I could not figure out why. I will contact the developer. After much searching and comparing, I decided that SideWriter served my needs equally well. It's appearance is a bit gaudy for me, but it is hidden until needed. It is well worth the modest price. Congratulations to the developer.

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people
Version 1.0.2
Review by red.planet

Very buggy…worthless - I just lost three notes that I thought were supposed to be "autosaved" -- a key feature touted in the description above. Plus, as I write this, Sidewriter is stuck on my screen and is unresponsive. My guess is that all the previous high praise ratings were submitted by friends of the developer. Thanks for nothing, Sidewriter. I don't recommend buying this until they get the bugs out. I'm going to ask Apple for my money back. (I'm using a 17" MBP with Lion.)

Found helpful by 3 out of 5 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.2.0
Review by what8ever

Good but now w/OS 10.10.1 - SideNote was great until OS 10.7, so SideWriter is a good alternative that I’ve used for a couple of years. Now, with OS 10.10.1 the app occasionally crashes. That is, "Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue:”. Relaunching SideWriter works until it crashes again. It has been over a year since the last update, which was before the release of OS X Yosemite.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
Version 1.2.0
Review by StarkAttitudes

Without any reservation, 5 stars. Essential to workflow. - This app is so essential to my workflow that I’d be lost without it. It works flawlessly, is invisible (one not hotkey) to the way I work, and the ability to have multiple pages is terrific. My only quibble, which I voiced to the very responsive developer, is that the pages are not rued or boxed, especially because I’m a slob and one entry runs into the next, I would also benefit from a search function, which I understand might be in the words. At $4.99 this app is a steal, considering some apps out there that cost $20 bucks—I’ll avoid mentioning names—that offer no functionality in the name of minimalism. I strongly recommend anyone—power user or occasional user—get this app. It’s so useful that it ought to be integral to the OS.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 1.2.0
Review by Geekstinator

Absolutely essential - This is the one “helper” app I cannot live without. It is by far the most useful little app I have. I’ve been using it for more than two years, and the app and its creator are both just unbelievably helpful. Just try it — you’ll see.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 1.2.0
Review by Woodelph

awesome, but could be better - Found this when Sidenote didn’t work for Lion, and have used it ever since. It’s wonderful, but could use a little polishing: the chrome eats a lot of space on a small screen, and you have to hit a fairly small button and open an additional drawer to switch notes. Sidenote, by comparison, has minimal chrome, and a small drop-down menu for switching notes. It’s still the best note-taking app out there for Lion or later—always right there at the edge of the screen, no need for hotbuttons or switching apps to get to it.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 1.2.0
Review by Masterbrooder

Excellent - When I’m writing a paper, and not procrastinating by writing reviews (as I’m doing now), I use sidewriter. I plug all of my notes into it and bring it up whenever I need to access them. This is the absolute best notes App you can get. Bravo!

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people