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With NotePlan you get serious work done. It helps you to capture important details and keep track of things at work. Manage your calendar, todos and notes in one place. Find out how!
(macOS version is sold separately. The iOS version works on your iPhone and iPad)
HERE’S HOW IT WORKS
1. Capture Your Thoughts
Open up today and get things off your mind. Quickly capture anything important: to-dos, details, journal entries, quotes, etc. Your mind works much better if you write down everything and don’t have to hold it in your memory.
2. Plan Your Day
Organise your tasks for the day by structuring them into headings and lists to get clarity and an overview of what needs to be done - Today. “Ultra-productive people don’t work from a to-do list, but they do live and work from their calendar.” - Forbes
3. Organize Your Projects
Create project notes for each of your goals, then schedule the to-dos into your calendar. Manage your calendar events & reminders alongside your to-dos to plan your time effectively.
4. Setup Your Routines
Establish daily routines that minimize decision making and free up your mental resources to tackle the important things. Create repeating reminders and events you do every day, week or month.
5. Review and Re-Schedule
Chances are, at the end of the day some to-dos are still open or you collected a few ideas which need your attention. Take your time and review them at the end of the day or week and make a quick decision: cancel, re-schedule or finish them right now.
WHAT ELSE IS NOTEWORTHY?
1. Your Notes, Not Our’s
NotePlan saves and syncs all your notes in plain-text files securely on your iCloud Drive. We can’t see your notes, events, reminders or anything else. Events and Reminders are integrated with your iCloud account.
2. It’s Distraction-Free
NotePlan gets out of your way with a minimalistic design. It’s just you and your day. Tools are tucked away into a custom toolbar and you can use simple, adjustable Markdown to format your notes and to-dos.
3. It Gives You a Bird’s Eye View
The weekly and monthly calendar gives you an overview of your tasks. Days in the past will be marked if they still have open tasks. And a glimpse into the future days tell you what’s coming up.
4. It Combines Notes and Calendar
NotePlan allows you to work from notes and calendar at the same time, while giving you a glance at all the events and reminders of the day. Search notes and to-dos globally across all your notes.
5. It Has Themes for Every Taste
Dark, light and everything in between. Select one of many themes to change the colors of the whole app, from clear white to elegant and complete black.
6. Organize with Subtags
Use tags and subtags in #main/sub style to create a folder-like structure where your notes and to-dos will live.
NOTEPLAN FOR ALL YOUR DEVICES
Get NotePlan for Mac and iOS (iPhone + iPad, sold separately) to enjoy the full power of NotePlan across your devices. The apps stay securely synced via iCloud and iCloud Drive. We don’t store your data on our servers.
NotePlan works without an active internet connection. Just for syncing your files you need internet.
If you have any questions, suggestions or problems, please contact us. We provide fast and professional support: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks so much for all the feedback and for your support!
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- NEW: Nested Tags. You can tag todos and notes now in a #maintag/subtag structure and organize things better! In the sidebar you can expand the tags similar to a folder system. This way you can also reference a single note under different tags.
- NEW: Turn -> into an actual arrow icon.
- NEW: Improved onboarding.
- NEW: Cancel search with ESC.
- FIXED: Note preview in the note list was not updated quickly enough when you created a new note.
- FIXED: Line height of the text in the monthly calendar cells was not adapted when you changed the font size.
- FIXED: Text of dated to-dos was wrapped in a way that covered parts of the text.
-- v2.0.18 --
- NEW: You can check off items in the search results now
- NEW: Added option to turn off icon badge number (see in menubar "Window" -> "Show Icon Badge")
- FIXED: Crash issues fixed for the global search
- FIXED: Dropbox crash fixes and improved syncing
- FIXED: Wrong year for January 2021 displayed
Ratings and Reviews
Want to like it
I only used it for a short time, so can't really comment much about the actual note taking/to-do aspect of it. Unfortunately, while I wanted to use the app more, there are two calendar features missing that rather killed it for me. The first was the inability to see a graphical week view. I am not a fan of the list style week view that the app uses and there is no way to change it. The other issue is that there doesn't seem to be any support for calendar feeds. I use a calendar feed to find out what events are happening on campus, as well as a calendar feed from the campus's learning management website Canvas. These are important parts of my calendar use to keep track of changes in classes and events, so not being able to see them really kills the app for me.
Developer Response ,
Hi and thanks for the feedback! NotePlan uses your iCloud calendars, so you can add the feeds to the preinstalled Calendars app and it should show up in NotePlan too. Did you try this? A week view is planned! Thanks for mentioning this.
Want to like it
Having the calendar, notes and tasks in one interface is great.. seeing weekly calendar as list is not. BUT the thing that doesnt let me use this is to not being able to add files into tasks or documents (fuzzy links to documents messing up the notes and no way to change it). Not being able to add my emails in the notes or tasks (not like a clean link but a messy one) is a deal-breaker for me. I hope you'll change it soon.
Developer Response ,
Hi and thanks for the feedback! You would probably want to have a horizontal week view in a grid? The links you are adding to the documents are markdown links. Since you notes are saved as text files, so you can access them easily without your data being locked away. Attaching documents is a planned feature. If you mean the link is messy, maybe there is a problem or a bug we could troubleshoot, let us know at https://noteplan.co
2.0 a step in the wrong direction
v1 has become a inegral part of my workflow, but v2 is a very different application and gets rid of many features I like and fixes only one issue I wanted to see fixed.
It improves syntax highlighting for links, which I appreciate. Previously the link lable and url were highlighted with the same color and now the link label is a different color and the URL is less prominent.
That said, you still can't tell the app to not use tab characters for indentation, which is a rediculous default to begin with and causes problems with other markdown editors.
In additon, the new notes sidebar takes up way too much space, increases the size of your window when you open it, and doesn't auto hide when you open a note. This wouldn't be so much of a problem if they hadn't removed the recent notes feature.
Speaking of removed features, you can no longer:
- Display a note in finder
- Open a note in a new window
- See the title of the note in the title bar
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the feedback! And sorry if the new version doesn't offer yet all the same features as V1. We have postponed the implementation of some less important features, but are working on them as well.
- Display a note in finder: You can still do this using the ... menu button top right of a note.
- Open a note in a new window: Will be added soon.
- See the title of the note in the title bar: This is part of opening a new window, however, NotePlan has no title bar now. This makes it visually better looking and in line with other pro apps.
You can reduce the space requirement by working in the "Editor Only" and "Calendar Only" modes (see "View" in menubar). This will be supported much better in the next updates. Then the experience will be similar to V1.
> you still can't tell the app to not use tab characters for indentation
This is a new feature request. We didn't have a single user requesting or complaining that tab makes issues. Where did you experience this problem? Tab should be quite a standard character in the plain text world. You can also email us feature request firstname.lastname@example.org
- Eduard Metzger
- 15.9 MB
macOS 10.12 or later, 64-bit processor
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2019 Eduard Metzger
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.