Screenshot from TopXNotes showing NoteOrganizer and two notes
|Original author(s)||James Lee, Lewis Garrett, Dirk Maasen, Gregory Dow|
v1.8.0 / June 23, 2014
|Operating system||Mac OS X|
|License||App Store (iOS)|
TopXNotes is a hybrid personal note and information organizer and password protector for Macintosh computers which allows notes to be entered and organized. It syncs notes to mobile devices — iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Formatting options are placed in a toolbar above the current note, including font, size, style, text color, emphasis color (highlighting), document color, and justification. The program also offers the option of checking spelling as text is being entered.
Create, Format, and Save
Text: Notes can be created by typing, importing text or files, or by dragging from other notes, other programs, or files. The sliding text toolbar can be used to select font, size, style, text color, emphasis color, document color, or alignment. There are no limits on the number of notes or note size.
Drag and Drop Text can be moved among notes, or to or from any other text application, using cut and paste or drag and drop. Entire notes can be dragged to RTF (Rich Text Format) documents on the desktop, or a document can be dragged into TopXNotes.
Samples and Templates The program automatically recognizes links to websites or email which can be clicked to launch a web browser directly to the links. Links can be renamed as desired. Templates and over 100 samples are available to get started.
Organize, Categorize, and Group
NoteOrganizer NoteOrganizer is an interactive table of contents that can be shown as a separate view in the main window. It allows sorting by name, date, category or group.
View Multiple Ways
Ways to Access Notes
Note Views Notes can be selected by picking from the QuickNotes menu, clicking an arrow, or clicking in the NoteOrganizer to open them. From the Text menu, over a dozen templates or over 100 samples can be selected.
MultiView MultiView allows viewing as many notes as will fit on the screen at the same time.
QuickNotes QuickNotes is a mini-window which always floats on top, with a menu holding selected notes available for use. QuickNotes is also available directly from the Dock at the edge of the screen.
Sync with Mobile Devices
Notes from TopXNotes on a Macintosh can be synced to an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch A zoom control on the iPhone accesses larger text. TopXNotes Touch can create notes on a mobile device while on the go, and those notes can be synced back to the Macintosh using a home Wi-Fi.
TopXNotes Touch supports backup and restore directly to mobile devices. If a deleted note is later needed, the Restore function on the mobile device can retrieve the missing information. It allows emailing a note directly — click and send. It also supports landscape mode note-editing. With the iPhone 4s. text can be dictated directly into TopXNotes.
- A PPC or Intel based Macintosh with Mac OS 10.3.9 or higher
- Mac OS X Mountain Lion compatible
- Normally less than 40MB disk space (depending on amount of notes stored)
- 20-50 MB RAM (depends on number of note views open)
- Wi-Fi (if syncing with mobile devices)
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