Have you ever had a thought that came to your mind and all you wanted was to write it down quickly? Meet SideNotes! It's an app for note-taking where you put all your buzzing thoughts in a neat, quick and organized way. Enjoy its non-distractive workflow. With SideNotes you can save your ideas, pictures, task lists and many more.

SideNotes keeps you from juggling with windows when searching for notes. The app always appears on top of other windows - you can easily hide it or pull it out from the side of your monitor with one click or with a keyboard shortcut. You can even use just your keyboard to work with your notes. Everything is in its place and you still have place for everything.

With SideNotes you can:
- smoothly pull out your notes from outside your monitor and easily hide them back
- mark notes with colors and group them into folders
- drag and drop pictures directly from your web browser
- save links, code snippets or even colors
- create task lists and mark items done
- create notes directly from the pasteboard
- drop text files or folders
- use 3 text formatting modes: Markdown, Plain Text and Code.

What’s New

Version 1.0.2

Fixed app performance when working with High DPI mice

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Stever777 ,

Beautiful and extremely handy

I've wanted for years to have a quick way to jot things down. I've tried a dozen menu-bar apps and always returned to launching TextEdit and typing notes there. Textedit is very unsatisfying, hard to organize, and takes a long time.

SideNotes is the opposite: it's pretty, quick to open, and lets me organize my notes. Highly recommend it!

The only improvement I can imagine is to have it sync my notes via iCloud so I can use smoothly between my desktop and laptop (or maybe designate certain folders as shared and some not). Kudos!

Johns.touch ,

Great and Handy App for Notes

Amazing software that works as expected. A very well thought out app with great programing to back it up!

Perfect for keeping important information at your fingertips. It is also very easy to share information with others from it.

This app also has dual monitor support. I am using it in the beta of Catalina. The little handle you click to open it appears on the monitor you are working on. Another very cool feature is that you can pin the panel (right click on the tab you click to open the app). I leave it open my second monitor while using my main monitor.

It stays out of the way unless you need it. Much handier interface than a menubar app in my opinion.

It is also a handy way to keep a snippets library. I am looking forward to learning all this has to offer.


12.3 MB

macOS 10.14 or later, 64-bit processor



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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