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.

Available for iOS and macOS.

What’s New

Version 1.0.2

• AutoList™: lines with leading tabs or a symbol and a space are automatically replicated to make maintaining lists easier. [Yay Ben!]
• Sharing now uses text from dot, not a file. To save a file, long-press on the share icon.
• Added Cmd-0 and Cmd-1-7 support to iPadOS
• Clear All no longer adds stuff to the clipboard unexpectedly

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

Track 40 ,

A good start.. but

For an app that’s sole purpose is the quick ingestion and expulsion of information, it’s certainly not easy to share anything into the app. I would have thought a share sheet or something would have been an obvious inclusion. Once through with the information i’ve jotted, I’m also surprised there is no single “clear page” icon/functionality. Instead, I have to manually futz with selecting everything and deleting it when i want to re-ready a page for notes. Those are my two biggest wishes. Repeating bullets in a list is another obvious missing tooth. The Color coded UI is a nice solution to a problem most other devs would have gotten wrong. Hopefully this app will improve or I’ll feel like a real sucker for dropping $20 on it.

Allston-Tollcross ,

Beautiful app but....

The app has a beautiful design, but really needs standard backup or buffering functionality.

Yesterday, I somehow lost a page (~2400 char) of text without warning when a copy/paste/export operation somehow went awry. The ‘undo’ function was not getting the text back either.

I was frustrated and saddened to realize there was no way to revert the app content to its previous state of five minute earlier, and that it doesn’t do automatic backup. That seemed unusual for an app on an Apple platform nowadays.

bumpish ,

This is an excellent Mac-centric Scratchpad

This app is completely worth it if you are looking for an app with delightful touches that syncs flawlessly between your Mac and iOS devices.

In my experience, the syncing works flawlessly, and seven pages is a perfect amount to work with for the transient information in my daily life. The constraint of seven pages, it turns out, is a feature.

I do wish that the iOS version felt like a native citizen on iOS. The lack of action/share sheet support in an app that is supposed to be a home for your snippets of text is a head scratcher for me.

As other reviews have stated, I think it would be hard to justify the expense if you are not using the Mac version. There are other less expensive iOS only solutions.


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Requires iOS 13.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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