We live in a new era. Many thousands of apps for Mac, iPhone, and iPad are free to use, and often downright useful. Who knew that free apps would be the business model of the 21st century? Here’s the latest. A note taking app you’ll like. And, yes, it’s free (mostly).
Business 101, 21st Century Style
My Mac, iPhone, and iPad are home to Evernote, the popular multi platform note taking app. It works well, runs everywhere and syncs notes seamlessly between devices.
But Evernote isn’t what I’m talking about. This Mac note taking app is NotesTab. There’s also a version for Windows PCs, iPhone, and iPad.
It’s like Evernote but Mac-like. Or, iPhone or iPad-like, depending on your device. For Mac users, simply click the Menubar to view or add notes.
This app really looks good on a Mac with Retina display, but it performs well, too. It’s visually attractive, yet functional. Click to create notes.
Each note gets a time stamp. Notes can be shared online. Notes of importance can be selected as a favorite.
Got thousands of notes? The search bar makes it easy to find notes. Click and it’s right there, just below the Menubar, ready to use.
Notes apps have become all the rage these days.
They’re good for simple to-do lists, notes during meetings or classes, jotting down ideas, taking names, numbers, or email addresses to be stuffed into Contacts later.
Mac power users will appreciate the keyboard shortcuts to create new notes, print notes, or open the settings panel in NotesTab.
Miraculously, NotesTab syncs notes almost instantly with NotesTab for iPhone, iPad, and Windows. It’s decent and easy to use.
However, I have a couple of issues to share. NotesTab isn’t so much free as it is nagware with not-so-subtle reminders to upgrade to the Pro version (and there’s no mention of Pro at all until you install).
Finally, the latest version update deleted all my notes on my MacBook Pro (fortunately, I had a backup) after I installed it. This is a fun app to use, but I’ve had great success with Evernote and it will take a national disaster to get rid of it (unless the price goes up).