After digging around in the app I found TopXNotes to be something of an anomaly among Mac notes taking apps, and not just with the disjointed name. Most notes apps have a sidebar of tools and files, and minimalistic features is the name of the game today. Not with this app.
Useful Features To Use
TopXNotes evokes a minimalist notes taking app which focuses on just a few features. That’s not the case here.
Minimalism is merely a euphemism for not many features, and TopXNotes is anything but feature thin.
It’s packed with useful features that are useful to those who take lots and lots of notes, need to keep them organized, and are not afraid of bells and whistles.
You can tell how geeky an app is by the number of features and benefits the developer includes on the list displayed in the Mac App Store.
There are none. New features. Changed features. And what’s fixed. Features and benefits? How to’s? Bah humbug.
Take a look at a different way to take, manage, organize, and use notes.
TopXNotes MultiView feature lets you open as many notes on your screen as you can visually digest.
The NotesOrganizer is a lefthand Sidebar which lets you store, navigate, and find notes with ease; especially useful for Mac users who live in their notes app.
TopXNotes is something of a mini-word processor so you get basic formatting tools; justification, indenting, fonts and sizes, and many others. Group and categorize notes until the cows give up from exhaustion. Especially liked is the Access function which leaves a notes window ‘always on top’ for easy access. You don’t know how valuable that is for taking notes.
Text is easily moved between notes with drag and drop, and TopXNotes features basic modern OS X features including autosave, and the option to import or export text or RTF files. Getting started is easy with templates and sample notes– over 100 are available.
Despite the heritage that goes back many years, TopXNotes is modern enough to have an iPhone counterpart app which syncs files with the Mac version (but there’s no iPad version).
As iPhone notes apps go, TopXNotes doesn’t carry the same feature richness found in others, and isn’t merely an iPhone version of the Mac version. Pricing is 99-cents for the iPhone version but the Mac version is 40-times more expensive, or, put another way, just a few dollars less than the highly acclaimed and feature laden Notebook by CircusPonies.
Still, TopXNotes has been around for years, and has a loyal following.