Apple sets the pace for the Mac app experience with Safari, Mail, iTunes, iPhoto, Reminders, Messages, Calendar, and more, but clever Mac app developers get in on the act with a notes app that doubles as a reminder which can share online.
DayNote: The Little App That Could
There’s no shortage of Mac apps that let you take and manage notes, but there are few like DayNote which has a multiple personality disorder.
No, make that a multiple personality, but no disorder. These are quirks that you want.
Daynote does notes. It’s very much like a mini-word processor, complete with the standard toolbar for fonts, font sizes, alignment and so on.
Where it’s different is that DayNote can be used as a reminder. Jot down a note, set the reminder time.
The DayNote cloud stores notes online so you can access them while online; even from an iPad.
Clever looking, right?
DayNote comes with multiple paper themes so you can change the look to match your mood or tastes.
Notes can be shared online with Messages, Facebook, or Twitter. The reminder system works well but isn’t connected to Calendar.
Creating an entry is a click from the Menubar. All your notes and tasks can be viewed in one window with a click.
There’s even a handy Put Off button which lets you move a task to later, even though it’s due now. The handy sidebar shelf lets you search notes, view notes, and check on the number of tasks for today.
DayNote is nicely done and inexpensive but there’s a gotcha. Cloud storage means you can sync notes between Macs, but that comes with a price. It doesn’t use iCloud.