Tot is an elegant, simple way to collect & edit text across your Mac, iPhone, and iPad. It’s your tiny text companion!
⁕ Less Is More
Tot’s single window design and simple formatting controls mean no more hunting for that chunk of text. Seven color-coded dots let you organize your notes while keeping them from getting out of hand.
⁕ Dark / Light Mode
Designed to look stunning both day and night, Tot takes full advantage of iOS and macOS themes.
⁕ Small Footprint
Stays out of the way on the desktop with minimal chrome and can even be controlled via the Menu bar. On mobile, each dot is just a swipe away.
⁕ iCloud Sync
Seamlessly syncs your text across iOS and macOS using iCloud so you can capture thoughts wherever you are.
⁕ Markdown Support
Full support for rich or plain text and even automatically translates text to Markdown for handy use on the web. Have an RTF file you need marked up? No problem!
⁕ Killer Keyboard
Tot puts common text operations on the keyboard and keeps track of word and character counts as you type.
Tot takes accessibility seriously with affordances for color blindness and full support for VoiceOver.
Available for iOS and macOS.
• Smart Bullets:
- Perfect for creating TODOs and checklists
- Click or tap on a Smart Bullet to toggle its state ON/OFF
- Bullets are normal text that you can copy & paste into other documents
- Easy to share Smart Bullet lists as plain text
- Optimized for both platforms:
macOS: Pick Smart Bullet using * button in status bar
iOS: Set which Smart Bullet to use via Quick Keys in Settings
- Check out What’s New in Help for a video overview and more info
• Support for Widgets:
- Multi-dot for viewing a summary of all of your dots [Yay Everyone!]
- Single dot for viewing a snippet of a configured dot [Yay and their dog!]
- Widget content can be updated via iOS Shortcuts
• Links now open directly in Tot:
- Use Settings to turn this feature off and open links in Safari instead
• Improved pointer interactions on iPadOS when using a trackpad
• Fixed current selection in character picker
• Fixed a crash when viewing plain text in Help [Yay Terry!]
• Fixed a problem with popover window not appearing over a full screen window [Yay Adrian!]
• Added “Paste and Match Style” [Yay sharprichnorth!]
Ratings and Reviews
I almost never write reviews. I read about this app several months ago, when it first came out. I thought it sounded interesting but not worth $20, although I did download and use the free version on my MacBook Pro. I now have purchased the iOS/iPadOS version, and I must say I amazed. I expected this to be simply a place to keep scraps of writing. Well, it is, but it is so much more. It’s a simple app by design, but it’s true — that simplicity masks some amazing power. The level of attention to detail of these simple functions (one example: keyboard shortcuts on Magic Keyboard), the nearly instantaneous iCloud syncing across devices, the meticulous design, and more make Tot a joy to use. I do use it for those occasional times when I have to jot down some information, such as when I’m on a phone call and need to write down sometime. I also use it as a minimal bookmark keeper. I use it to quickly, without friction, write down an idea. Just a lovely app. I was wrong — it absolutely is worth $20.
Practically flawless place to hang out with text
If you want to just hang out with some text for a while, this is the app for it.
I was a user of Drafts for years. Drafts is an extraordinary app, one of the most impressive apps on iOS. Despite adding a seemingly endless list of hidden powers in recent years, it’s probably still the quickest way to launch an app and immediately get a text field.
However all that power has come at just one cost: Drafts isn’t the chillest place to just hang out with some text for a while.
Tot is like your friend’s fun, recently renovated basement. Just chill out and hang with some text, buddy.
I’ve been using Tot for weeks and haven’t once had the suspicion that I’m using it wrong or that I’m missing something or that some important information got lost somewhere. We’re just hanging out, dude. Me and the text.
If there’s text in Tot that I want to keep permanently, I hit the share sheet and it goes off to its forever home: a text file, an email, Ulysses, OmniFocus, who knows.
The rest sits in Tot for a while then goes off to do its own thing, wherever it is that text goes after you’ve had a nice time hanging out.
Very cool and useful
Very cool note system
I like Tot very much. The cost of the iOS app doesn’t concern me because I feel like I bought a Mac and iOS system for $20, not just an iOS app. The text I write syncs nicely across all my devices so it is always available. I keep the Tot icon in my dock so that I can tap it and start writing immediately. The seven page limitation works fine for me because it focuses my thoughts better than opening Apple Notes and seeing my long list.
There is a share arrow right above the keyboard that lets me export out my text to wherever I need it, so that works well. There is also a sharing extension so that I can easily bring in text and links from a website or from Mail. There are options to let you append or prepend text exactly where you want it in your note and you can choose various ways to display links.
Iconfactory apps have always had beautiful design and Tot looks and works great for me. Cool app that I find myself using many times a day for all my ideas and thoughts.
I’m completely happy with Tot and it has already become a really helpful app that I am using a lot. Thanks.
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- Requires iPadOS 13.2 or later.
- iPod touch
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Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.