Jotting down notes and keeping track of where they’re saved is about all you have to worry about, right? Unless your notes include web pages, photos, graphics, audio clips, music, movies. Those requirements change the scene quickly. Here’s a good notes app that’s different but has one major flaw.
Graphical Notes For The Mac
Simply taking notes the old fashion way (typing) is one thing, but we live in a visual age and what we see and hear often needs to be captured and saved for review.
This very easy to use app is as much of a notes organizer and task management app as it is a notes taking app.
Use it to create simple notes that contain rich text, graphic images, photos, video clips, PDF files, documents, and more. Even web pages can be captured and stored in NoteSpirit.
As you type notes you can record audio of a meeting or lecture to match. The real strength, though, comes in the organization function.
It’s graphic in nature with multiple libraries to categorize and organize notes.
Surprisingly, many notes apps are devoid of even the basic organization functions– tags.
NoteSpirit has tags so you get quick access to any note you’re looking for just by typing in a few keywords.
Audio and video notes get their own pop up player window with transport controls, record button, timer and time.
The built-in organization tools are actually very good. Click a drop down menu for a library. Click tabs for sections of each library.
The to-do functions are similar to events in Calendar and Reminders in OS X, so it serves as a good notes app as well as handling to-do items which can be organized as tasks in small projects.
Navigating through notes libraries, tabs, tags, and tools is intuitive and doesn’t require much help. And it works fullscreen to avoid other visual distractions while you take notes or organize.
And, it stores almost any kind of file you Mac can handle from audio and video to graphics and photos to snippets, clips, PDFs, notes, and documents.
What’s not to like about NoteSpirit?
Amazingly, it’s Mac only. If you use your Mac for everything and take it with you everywhere, it’s a good addition and probably worth the sizable price tag (as note taking apps go).
But this is the 21st century and our digital lives are becoming even more mobile than a MacBook, what with iPad and iPhone. NoteSpirit would be nearly perfect if it had an iOS version with Dropbox and iCloud sync.
A Mac-only utility app just isn’t enough these days.