Scrap Paper 4+

Erik Wegener

    • 4.9 • 307 Ratings
    • Free


Scrap Paper is a simple notes app that is great for making quick notes without interrupting your workflow.

• Open Scrap Paper from the menu bar
• Open Scrap Paper via a custom hotkey
• Keep the notes window in front of all other apps
• Show the notes window on all spaces
• Show the notes window on top of full-screen apps
• Set a custom font and color scheme
• Launch the app automatically when you log in
• Synchronize your note using iCloud (yes, there is an iOS version!)
• Export text to other apps like Mail, Messages and Notes
• Standard text operations like Cut/Copy/Paste and Find/Replace
• Automatically copy selected text after changing selection
• Lightning fast app launch

Use cases:
• Note down a random thought without context-switching
• Copy bits of text from Scrap Paper when filling out online forms
• Edit your clipboard and clear any formatting
• Keep a 'micro to-do list' while you are working on a project
• Share text snippets between devices

Scrap Paper is plain-text only by design.

We hope you will enjoy using Scrap Paper!

What’s New

Version 1.4.1

• Scrap Paper now remembers the size and position of the notes window
• Auto copy: Scrap Paper can now copy text automatically on selection (optional setting)

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
307 Ratings

307 Ratings

Ryan Battles ,

The Perfect Balance of Simplicity and Usefulness

I needed a simple solution like this to jot down my end of workday thoughts so I could pick up where I left off the next day...just a single document that I could use as "scrap" that I wouldn't accidentally lose, or wouldn't get lost on my desktop.

I thought something like this might exist for the menubar, but nearly everything I tried from the app store that comes close to this either tries to do too much, or is too ugly to use :)

This app is exactly what I need, and it's beautiful to boot. I switched the font to Courier to keep things monospaced so I can use Markdown formatting, and I couldn't have dreamed up a better solution for what I was looking for. Thanks for making this free!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your positive review and for sharing how you use Scrap Paper, Ryan!

If there is anything at all that we can improve, please let us know at

Vexar ,

Perfect App for Everyday Use

How many times do you just need to write down a simple note for later on? How many pieces of paper do you have with notes all over the place? This program is perfect as it provides a simple place to write a quick note that you can then pull up from any other icloud sync'd device (iPAd, Mac, iPhone). You don't get any kind of multi-note capacity or organizational tools, but you don't need them. This is for people that just need a simple place to store some text for quick reference.

PitETX ,

Works great but needs ONE upgrade!

I needed a quick access notepad to store recent information or text that I use on a regular basis. It gets old finding the files on your drive just to copy/paste it. Now the text is always readily available in the task bar. Any time I delete or add new text it remembers it each time I reboot. The ONLY issue I have is the size of the pad resets each time and the initial size is tiny. I have to make it larger each time. Hopefully they'll add a feature to remember the last size when you reboot.

REQUEST: Remember the size of the notepad upon reboot please!!!!

Developer Response ,

We heard you! The notes window now remembers its size and position. Please download the latest update. Thank you for leaving a review!

App Privacy

The developer, Erik Wegener, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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