From then on it’s an open field of notes apps with various and sundry features that range from a few dollars to tens of dollars and they all do one thing in common. They capture and store notes. Here’s one that looks like one you already have on your Mac. Is it worth the price tag?
What. Price. Notes.
Stickies and Notes, the two notes apps that come with the Mac, are both free. What’s missing in Apple’s free versions? Features.
Tab Notes is a Mac app that looks instantly familiar (at least, if you’ve ever used Stickies), but has a few features most of us prefer for notes.
Tab Notes lives in the Mac’s Menubar which means it’s accessible within any other app that’s open and running on your Mac.
Instead of a proprietary file format, Tab Notes uses RTF or RTFD so notes can be opened and edited by any one of dozens of other apps.
What I like about Tab Notes are the little extras you won’t find in many simple notes app, and certainly not in Apple’s Stickies or Notes.
For example, you can pin the Stickies-like notes to the edge of your Mac’s Screen.
Tab Notes synchronizes between Macs or iOS devices using Dropbox, not iCloud, so you’ll need a Dropbox account. Don’t worry. Like iCloud, Dropbox is free to start and works very well.
Interestingly there isn’t a Tab Notes app for iPhone or iPad, but because notes are stored in Dropbox they can be viewed by a number of iOS apps.
Tab Notes works and I’d call it elegant if it had less gaudy pinning icons. Otherwise, the two issues that concern me the most are the lack of an iOS version and the price tag, which simply staggers my imagination.