Personal Mac Note Organizer and Password Protector for Mac Notes.

What’s New

Version 1.8.5

Bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

purduejim ,

Note from Developer- Updates

One of the limits of the Apple store is there is not an easy way for developers to respond directly to customer issues. As has been repoirted im the media, Apple does not tell us who out customers are, so when an Apple store customer raises an issue it is very hard to test whether we have addressed it adequately. We have made changes and updates related to all of the issues reported here, but we would encourage anyone who wants to report a problem or ask a question here, to also contact us directly so we can follow up and be sure they are satisfied.

TheChuck ,

Great Organizational Tool!

TopXNotes is a great tool for people who just want to get down to the business of organizing their data. It doesn't have the latest whizbang UI, but what it does it does extremely well. Notes can be organized into folders (called "groups" - similar to DevonTHINK), and Categories (similar to tags in other programs). This allows you to organize your information in a variety of ways - whatever suits you best.

Notes can also be color coded, which makes them easier to find. Unlike most other note products, TopXNotes also allows you to color the background of selected text (not just the text itself), which is really a timesaver when you are trying to mark a passage of text for reviewing later. Another useful feature is MultiNote, which allows you to see multiple notes side by side in the same window. That doesn't sound like much until you actually use it, then you figure out how useful it is.

If you have notes you access frequently, there is a QuickNotes feature that allows you to pull up those notes immediately from a floating window. Finally, the security features of this program seem to surpass that of most other note programs: you can password protect an entire database, and have a separate password for any individual note.

I would have given this program 5 stars were it not for the user interface, which seems to be a little less modern than I would prefer for a program that includes all these features.

sherrera ,

Keeps things where I can find them!

I have been using this program for several years now and it makes things so much easier for me. I frequently need bits of information that I was never able to find, i.e.; office phone extensions, canned email messages, car VIN number, etc. I suppose I could just create a file and save the file, but that means you need to remember the name of the file! Now I can find them! Just makes my life easier!


Tropical Software, Inc.
10.9 MB

OS X 10.6.6 or later



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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