Tab Notes Lite

Developer: Catalystwo Limited

Current Version: 1.8

Last Updated: 6 months ago

Download Size: 4.4 MB - Download


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Tab Notes Lite is a Menu Bar application which keeps your notes tidy and easy to access and your screen uncluttered. Click on your screen edge, then a note pops up!

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• Click on your screen's edge to take a note.
• Document file types are conventional RTF (Rich Text) and RTFD (Rich Text with images). Not proprietary format. (This application uses "Comment" property in RTF. )
• Documents folder can be any folder in your home folder.
• Supports versioning. OSX keeps documents' previous versions. (This app does not contain version browser. Please use TextEdit to browse version files.)
• The app has built-in short term backup system. Changes made to notes will be kept for 3 days in the backup folder (you can open it from the preferences). For more comprehensive backup system, we recommend other application.
• Customisable with original themes created in Tab Notes Theme Editor:

* This application is a "menu bar app". The application icon does not appear in "Dock". Instead it appears in main menu bar. You can change preferences from the icon in the main menu bar.


Q. The application does not open. It does't work.
A. This app is a menu bar app. App icon does not appear in Dock. It is designed to serve you discreetly without occupying Dock space. The application icon appears in the right part of the main menu bar at the top of the screen.

Q. Tab did not appear. Where can I add my notes?
A. Just click the screen edge. Please see the video

Q. It would not let me delete the app.
A. Finder does not let you delete an app that is currently running. Quit the app first. To quit the app, choose Quit from this application's menu in the main menu bar at the top of the screen. (Even though this app may be running, while in stand by, its CPU power usage is almost nothing.)

Q. Isn't there any "Preferences" for this app?
A. Yes there are. The menu icon of this app is located in the right part of the main menu bar at the top of the screen. You can choose this app's Preferences here.

Q. How do I change themes or background colour?
A. Press and hold Control key then click a tab. Contextual menu appears. (Depending on device configurations, right-click on mouse or two finger click on track pad may be used.)

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Release Notes:

• Added "Paste and Match Style" menu item
• Added an option for non floating window


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.5.1
Review by SarahJal

This is great! - I don’t write reviews, literally, I never write reviews. This is the first review I’ve ever written, and it is so worth it. I have an organisation problem, and I use notes on my mac and iphone, and I write in my notebook, but the issue is: I never open them to check my notes. So the fact that this is write there on my screen no matter what I’m doing is great. Even when the little creature thing is showing from the side, it’s a constant reminder that I have some work to do. The limit is 3 notes (for free), but so far I have not needed more than 3. Plus, you can resize notes to fit in a list of things. Maybe when I need more I’ll purchase the premium. I seriously love this.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
Version 1.4
Review by Sak13ura

Newest update - I had the previous version installed for a very long time, but when it said to update it. I update it and now when I click open, it won’t open. I had stored passwords and now I can’t even access it. I hope they fix this soon.

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.8
Review by Edorah

Dead Simple - Exactly What I wanted - It is super simple. There are a lot of customization options but I ignore almost all of them. The simplicity of the app is what makes it useful. I love the way it just tucks down and you never have to worry about hiding it or anything when sharing screens etc.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 1.8
Review by PrincessAlex822

Super Useful - I'm a mess, and my computer desktop reflects that. What I like about this vs. Stickies is that my notes are always on the side of my computer screen. I'm a sucker for customization, so I like that I can change the little critter that peeks out of the side. Super convenient and I use them all the time!

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 1.8
Review by @MelissaBackwoods

Best note app - i love this app. it makes organzing my notes on my computer so less cluttered and you can customize the tabs. i love how they minimze when you click off the screen.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 1.8
Review by wnaylor

Great App - I like this app because it is there anytime I need it. I use it to store important information that I need right away. I don't have to go searching for this information. I just have to go into the app's window.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 1.8
Review by IdontlikeLizards

Love it - I love it so far! I used different stickie note type of apps before. and they would get quite annoying because it would have all sticky notes open in the way. This one keeps them all on the side which is helpful. still getting used to it. looooove the cutesy animals, but then again I love all cutesy stuff.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people