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By Dennis Van Roeyen

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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.

What's New in Version 1.2.0

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


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Customer Reviews

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.

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.

Why didn’t I discover this app before? 5 stars

No question about it, by far one of the most useful little apps ever. Unobtrusive but available immediately when you have notes or other text you need to enter (or paste) to store for future quick access . Can’t image how any serious Mac user could live without this.

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  • $4.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.2.0
  • Size: 2.7 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later, 64-bit processor

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