Mac users have plenty of notes apps from which to choose, and in OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Apple turns Notes into a mini word processor of sorts, and Notes can store notes in iCloud to be synced between devices. So does New Notes Pro. So, what’s the point?
I Can Do That, Too!
Yes, if an article’s title ends in a question mark, the answer usually is no. However, let me dissect New Notes Pro, but not in a negative sense, because the app is pretty good and has version for both OS X for Mac and iOS for iPhone and iPad.
Any app with ‘notes’ in the name makes the name somewhat self explanatory, but I’m not sure there’s anything new in New Notes Pro, but the Pro in the name makes it seem as if there’s a less featured Lite version available. There is. It’s called New Notes but I’m not sure how much lighter it could be than the Pro version.
New Notes Pro can sync between Mac, iPhone, and iPad using iCloud and you can have as many notes as you want, easily searchable. Notes are easily accessed from the Mac’s Menubar.
New Notes Pro in the Mac version can be added with a click, synchronized with a click, and sorted by date (ascending or descending), or alphabetical (ascending or descending). Click on a note for additional options, include sharing with others or sending by email.
Unlike a number of Mac notes apps, New Notes Pro has an option to print, so you can use up more of our natural resources with ease. The Mac version costs just a couple of bucks but the iPhone version is free.
So, as a notes-taking todo list notes app, New Notes Pro is decent, elegant, simple to setup and use, and convenient on the Mac. It’s priced about right and having the free iOS version which syncs between devices is a plus.
But I have to ask, ‘What’s the point?‘ Apple already provides a Notes app for Mac, iPhone, and iPad, and it syncs data well enough between devices and they’re free.