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By Matthias Hochgatterer

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Justnotes is a simple, beautiful and powerful notes app for OS X. It lets you focus on the important things - taking notes.

You are a Simplenote user?
Just enter your account and your notes get synced instantly. Besides Simplenote, Justnotes lets you also sync your notes with any local folders (e.g. your Dropbox folder).

You are an Evernote user?
Import your Evernote notes (.enex) in just a minute.

Feature list
* Minimalistic user interface lets you focus on taking notes
* Synchronization with Simplenote and any local folder (e.g. Dropbox)
* Tags to organize your notes
* Powerful built-in search for keywords and tags
* Favoriting of important notes
* Import from Evernote (.enex) and plaintext files (.txt)
* Export as plaintext files (.txt)

Simplenote synchronization
* Support for multiple Simplenote accounts
* Syncing of tags
* Pinned notes are favorited in Justnotes
* Trashed notes are moved to the Archive

Folder synchronization (requires Mac OS X 10.7.3)
* Support for multiple local folders (e.g. your Dropbox folder)
* Support for multiple file extensions

Your notes can be distributed over many different places, Justnotes collects them for you, so you can edit them in one place.

Justnotes is a happy place for your notes - try it out and be productive again.

What's New in Version 1.3.3

Improved performance for searching tags and text in notes.

Allow editing exisiting Simplenote acccount by double clicking on the row in preferences.

Fixed bug where scroll position is reseted after sync.


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Customer Reviews

Six Stars

I would give JustNotes six stars if it could do one more thing. Simple formatting. I would be happy with bold and underlining. There is no app that comes close to JustNotes. Apple should be ashamed that they haven't already bought this company and morphed JustNotes with TextEdit. TextEdit used to be a simple program that was awesome at what it did, then it started to bloat. JustNotes not only does a better job then TextEdit, it syncs with my iPhone. Notes I write on my phone appear on my Mac and visa versa.

Does what it says, and does it really well

Does what it says on the proverbial box. Does it fast. Does it reliably. Doesn’t crash. Doesn’t bother me with ads. Clean, tasteful interface with judicious use of whitespace and dense but usable layout. The layout is so simple and so good. Doesn’t change the UI around for no good reason. Oh, if only all my daily-use apps worked this well. One of my favorites. Get it.

(Devs: Please never change the UI. It’s great just how it is.)


Solid, reliable. Works. At least when Simplenote works. Fortunately, Simplenote syncing is becoming reliable again, and their increased resources give me hope they will stay that way.

One small wish for JustNotes: I wish I could see my tags, either in a third pane or a separate one. But only when I want to see them. No point in cluttering up such a nice interface. Why? Because I can’t always remember the names of my tages, which means their search window isn’t always enough.

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  • $9.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated: Sep 28, 2013
  • Version: 1.3.3
  • Size: 2.3 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German
  • Seller: Matthias Hochgatterer

Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor

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