Developer: ioTechnologies

Current Version: 1.1

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 2.3 MB - Download


sideNote is a minimalist note taking application that sits on your desktop. It is there when you need it, and hides away when you don't. Use it to make a note, copy and paste from another application, or as a to do list.

Change the selected-note highlight color.
Adjust the opacity of the background.
Change the font style and size.
Adjust the length and width of sideNote.
Choose which side you want to display sideNote (left or right).

Click on the sideNote icon at the top and the to hide sideNote if you don't want to use the arrow keys.

Add a new note by clicking the plus button at the bottom, or press command + return.

Edit a note by double clicking, or press return on a selected note.

Save a note by clicking the check button on the side. You can also click away too! Or, press return 3x.

Delete a note by clicking the "x" button next to a selected note.

Click the lock botton at the top to lock sideNote, so it will always display above your other windows.
Or, disable lock mode by clicking on lock button again. Now, sideNote will automatically hide when you click away.

Use keyboard commands to:
Move between notes = up/down arrows
Edit a note = return
Finish a note = return 3x
Create a new note = command + return
Hide or reveal sideNote = left/right arrow*
*(depends where sideNote is located)

sideNote will show your entire note when you are finished, so you won't have to scroll. All your information is right there… Like a sticky note, but better.
It will also show you what date and time your note was created.
You can copy and paste and sideNote will spell check for you!


Release Notes:

iCloud support
New look
White theme
Changed to menubar application
Changed tab always on-top only when locked
Display full-screen applications
Added delete shortcut (cmd + delete)
Minor bug fixes


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0
Review by dananoh

easy, simple and a tasteful way to take notes - I love to-do lists and this is a great way to jot them down and hide them if I don't want it showing on my desktop. It's super easy to use and i like that it keeps record of when and what i wrote, so i don't forget. i also love the simple design; it's not in your way, but just there when you need it.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 1.1
Review by basebrat

Bad update - The updated version doesn't work (in Mountain Lion) and flashes a sign saying "multiple validation errors"; restarting computer didn't help.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.1
Review by Bakari C

Like it..but - I generally like this app because it rest in the left side of my screen, and I can see notes without having to click on folders, or guess what a note contains by just the first line. Plus, I like how I can anchor a note so that it stays on top of other apps when I need to reference say a note with a list of things. I do wish however there was a way to collapse individual notes if need be, and also add images in notes.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 1.1
Review by DTCJJ

Nice Idea Improvments are needed. Recommend waiting until bugs are fixed. - Nice idea-unfortunate that there are a lot of bugs and very few options-Can't bold text or color text to increase visibility. Note disappears above header makes it useless if you can't see it.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 1.1
Review by Mononykus

Too simplistic - It doesn’t recognize the dock, so if you have the dock on the right side (it defaults to the right side), you will be unable to access the preferences icon to move it to the left side. It has a menu icon that doesn’t provide access to the preferences and no option to omit it—in otherwords, menu clutter with no real benefit. It doesn’t recognize multiple monitors, so it will be on the side of the main monitor rather than the far side of the spanned monitor where it should be. It has no option to turn off automatic spell checking. Finally, and most irritatingly, it still leaves a fairly large (roughly 1cm by 3 cm) tab sticking out from the edge into your workspace even when minimized. I was hoping this would be a replacement for the terrific but discontinued (and not Yosemite compatible) Sidenote 1.7.3, but no such luck.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people