SwiftText is a quick-access scratchpad for your Mac. Configure it with the keyboard shortcut of your choice and you'll have a text editor that appears whenever you need it to make a note – and disappears with a keystroke so you can get back to the task at hand.

We hope you find SwiftText to be as useful in your everyday Mac life as we do.

What's New

Version 1.3.1

Fixed an issue that could cause text not to appear on macOS 10.10 and below.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings
6 Ratings

Super useful, almost invisible

There are times when you just want to write a note to yourself. Like on a piece of scrap paper lying around on your desk. Which you then throw away because you think it is trash. But then you really need it, and if they haven’t picked up the garbage, you can go digging for it. But if you have a Mac with SwiftText, you’ve got a vitural piece of scrap paper that is instantly available, that saves itself away, and that doesn’t do much else. Perfect. Plus, if you want to share the note via iMessage or email or what have you, you can just select the text and use the system share services.

Muay Thai Warrior

Simple Yet

I am really enjoying this app, as it allows me to take a quick note that is immeidately available as I swipe between monitor views.

However, there is one request I must make towards to the developer. Please add the ability to either Select All and/or Clear content. Due to this lacking feature, I was forced to scroll the entire field in efforts to select then delete information that was no longer needed - an inconvenience to an otherwise convenient application.

Developer Response

Thanks for your review. Note that you can quickly delete the entire contents by hitting Command-A (Select All) and then Delete. We will look at whether there is a good way to include this menu item in a future release.


Works nicely

Works very well. I really like the option that it can float above other windows, so it lets you work between the app and another application like Word. It’s nicer than having to open TextEdit over and over for working with text. A feature I would like to see is multiple sheets, similiar to Ulysses or Unclutter.


Adam Preble
1.5 MB
OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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