I take notes. Mac, iPhone, iPad. If something is going on that catches my eye, or triggers a thought, I want it captured and stored. So, guess what? My Mac has more than a few note taking apps to use and manage. Even worse, I’m also looking for the holy grail– a Mac notes app that does it all and syncs instantly between my iDevices.
TopXNotes is a popular personal Mac note organizer which has been around a few years and dares to think different. While the power of TopXNotes, and the complexity that comes along with that power, isn’t evident right away, the app has something that no other notes app has.
Lots of windows. On a widescreen iMac or MacBook, TopXNotes gives you a view to the notes you’ve collected unlike any other.
Notes can be created by typing, importing, or even dragging text. Like a mini-word processor, you have control over fonts, size, color, alignment, and even web page URLs.
TopXNotes has a flexible organization system that adapts to you, rather than the other way around. Think Groups and Categories. The standard view displays as many notes as your screen allows, but the real value is in the MultiView with multiple window panes.
There’s even a QuickNotes function with a small notes window (and your top notes) which can be displayed and always visible. The Toolbar is straightforward and won’t give you any frustration. The NotesOrganizer makes it easier to manage notes in one location on your Mac.
There’s a lot to like here. TopXNotes has an iPhone counterpart, and your notes can be synced between your phone and Mac. It’s very good for storing snippets of information, passwords, and other private information you’d rather not be easily visible but need to retrieve quickly and frequently.
Considering the price tag for TopXNotes, it’s missing a few very important capabilities. There’s an iPhone version, but, oddly, no iPad version. Yet. Likewise, TopXNotes doesn’t handle graphics. It’s notes. Period. Nothing else. No photos, no video clips, no PDFs, no images. Just notes.
If notes is all you need to capture and organize, TopXNotes is a good choice with plenty of extras to justify the cost.