SideWriter 4+

Dennis Van Roeyen

    • 4.6 • 34 Ratings
    • $4.99



Access your notes instantly with SideWriter. By hiding itself on the left or right side of your screen it's there when you need it without losing focus of the application you were working with.

Notes are automatically saved so you don't need to worry about saving or losing notes.

Notes are organized hierarchically.

- Instant access to your notes.
- Automatic saving.
- Hierarchically organized.
- Drag and Drop to import, export and organize notes.

What’s New

Version 1.2.0

- Compatible with OS X Maverick
- Bugfix: Docking position in rare cases not saved

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

StarkAttitudes ,

Without any reservation, 5 stars. Essential to workflow.

This app is so essential to my workflow that I’d be lost without it. It works flawlessly, is invisible (one not hotkey) to the way I work, and the ability to have multiple pages is terrific. My only quibble, which I voiced to the very responsive developer, is that the pages are not rued or boxed, especially because I’m a slob and one entry runs into the next, I would also benefit from a search function, which I understand might be in the words.

At $4.99 this app is a steal, considering some apps out there that cost $20 bucks—I’ll avoid mentioning names—that offer no functionality in the name of minimalism.

I strongly recommend anyone—power user or occasional user—get this app. It’s so useful that it ought to be integral to the OS.

Steven Goodheart ,

SideWrttier — A tool I use dozens of times a day

Since installing SideWriter, I have found it to be an incredibly handy and easy-to-use note tool. A flick of the wrist and the note area opens up for easy note taking, and copying and pasting, and when I’m done, it pops out of the way. At any time, you can click on a button and instantly see a list of all your notes in sidebar. Like it’s sister app SideFolder, Sidewriter has become an indispensable utility that supports my writing and research activities. Well worth the $5 I spent on it!

Woodelph ,

awesome, but could be better

Found this when Sidenote didn’t work for Lion, and have used it ever since. It’s wonderful, but could use a little polishing: the chrome eats a lot of space on a small screen, and you have to hit a fairly small button and open an additional drawer to switch notes. Sidenote, by comparison, has minimal chrome, and a small drop-down menu for switching notes. It’s still the best note-taking app out there for Lion or later—always right there at the edge of the screen, no need for hotbuttons or switching apps to get to it.

App Privacy

The developer, Dennis Van Roeyen, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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