Circus Ponies NoteBook

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Circus Ponies NoteBook
Circus Ponies NoteBook Icon
Developer(s) Circus Ponies Software, Inc.
Last release
4.0.7 / 19 September 2015; 19 months ago (2015-09-19)
Operating system Mac OS X, iOS
Available in English
Type Electronic notebook, Notetaking
License Proprietary EULA

Circus Ponies NoteBook, also known as simply NoteBook, was a note-taking and organizational application available for OS X and iOS. NoteBook supports structured and free-form note taking, information gathering, sketching, diagramming, and PDF mark-up.


Each page of a NoteBook document contains an outline that can be filled with notes and documents or left empty. The first page of every notebook shows the contents of the notebook in outline form.

In addition to an outline, notes and documents can be placed anywhere on a page. NoteBook includes tools for building diagrams from shapes and lines, and supports sketching with the mouse or a tablet and stylus. NoteBook supports OS X's InkWell, which converts handwriting written with a stylus to digital text.

Dragging a PDF document onto a notebook optionally adds the PDF's pages to the notebook. The diagramming and sketching tools can be used to mark up the PDF's pages within the notebook.

Each notebook contains a section called the Multidex. The Multidex's pages show the complete contents of the notebook in different ways, also in outline form. For example, the Text page shows all the words in the notebook. Expanding a word shows all the notes in the notebook that contain the word, hyperlinked to the notes themselves.

Circus Ponies NoteBook can be used for taking class notes as well as managing projects, documenting research, journaling, staying organized, and scrapbooking.[1]

Post Closure[edit]

Abruptly in early January 2016 Circus Ponies announced it was shutting down, with their software NoteBook no longer being available for download or purchase.[2] In late February 2016 an email was sent to users who had purchased NoteBook informing them of a "last chance" to purchase NoteBook 4.0 (only version to run on Mac OS X El Capitan) by sending $20 USD to Circus Ponies' PayPal account.


Currently, they have a help page offering questionable support if someone reaches out the support team. Their final farewell message is as shown.

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ Mediati, Nick (Jan 6, 2016). "App developer Circus Ponies calls it quits". Macworld. IDG Consumer & SMB. Retrieved 2016-02-20. Circus Ponies, the company behind the venerable NoteBook app for iOS and OS X, announced on its website Tuesday that it was shutting down and that its apps would no longer be available 

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