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  • Vote for Your Favorite Mac Personal Finance App
    is actually just called Money Adam Engst 2016 02 17 18 35 Please leave comments about MoneyBag as replies to this comment Adam Engst 2016 02 17 18 35 Please leave comments about Moneydance as replies to this comment Alan Forkosh 2016 02 17 19 04 I have found Moneydance to have a few limitations report formats are pretty inflexible and transaction entry for investments can be a bit funky but I have found it to be quite satisfactory My main concern is that export formats are limited so should I ever find it inadequate it may hard to move my full history dating back to 1990 to a replacement This was part of a contribution to a discussion on the Tidbits email list regarding various packages Bonnie Gruber 2016 02 17 19 42 It provides the basics including investments but lacks a few features I d like ability to move e transaction from one account to another ability to transfer amounts from one category to another investment data in mobile version Rick Wilson 2016 02 17 20 11 The learning curve from Quicken to Moneydance was more arduous than expected but it does everything we require of it This after 5 years of experience at this point Rick 2016 02 18 01 59 Moving transactions perhaps a relatively recent addition as my muscle memory for this is more obscure http help infinitekind com kb entering transactions how do i move a transaction to a different account Rick 2016 02 18 01 56 I ve been using Moneydance on a variety of platforms for 15 years the last half dozen on the Mac It does what I need upgrades have either been free or reasonably priced and support rarely needed has been very good The biggest negative is that it s sometimes not easy to get the reports that I want Drilling down to get more information on specific report entries can also be difficult Still I haven t seen anything else on the Mac that s good enough to tempt me away Part of the reason for that is that Moneydance supports resizable register text Many of the alternatives not only don t but use minuscule text or gray on gray fields in areas where visibility is important Michel Hedley 2016 02 18 00 34 I gave up on Quicken and I selected MoneyDance with the help of the TidBits readers reviews I needed one that could handle investments particularly stocks Investment data entry was not all that good in Quicken and MoneyDance sorted out some data problems with some of the custom stock options MoneyDance has been ok and while its features are limited in comparison to Quicken I have found it easier to use overall MoneyDance seems bit slow in making feature enhancements and improvements and some I want have been mentioned Two dimensional reporting improvement is needed Sometimes the capability to do things looks to be there but can t be bought into action Being non US I dont use the online downloading of accounts Documentation is good but could be better Support is very good and very quick to respond and help MoneyDance hasn t crashed once and is easy to backup I have been using MoneyDance for a number of years and I haven t missed Quicken at all I recommend MoneyDance mikego 2016 02 19 15 45 Moneydance has a Java dependency You will need to install Java from Oracle to run it It has its interface quirks that takes getting used to I started using Moneydance years ago after as Tidbits reports being jerked one too many times by Intuit It is a competent and is an app I would recommend interface warts and all Reebee 2016 02 22 21 25 Money Dance all the way I switch to MD after Intuit abandoned me for the umpteenth time and never looked back My needs are simple just tabulating income and expenses for 20 years over multiple categories and sub categories MD is simple straightforward and stable It is simple to set up and use it has never crashed and it has never made a downloading error MD has its quirks the interface needs customization options reports are too limited and it needs a proper find and replace option But the learning curve to switch was easy I had no trouble importing years of Quicken data documentation is good and customer support has been surprisingly helpful Russell Martin 2016 02 23 18 55 Been using Moneydance since 2008 It s true that it runs in Java so it doesn t have a 100 native Mac interface but it does a good enough job of faking it Ignore the commenter who said you have to install Java to run it It comes packaged with its own internal JVM so you do NOT have to install Java Moneydance s killer feature for me now is the ability to directly import transactions from my credit union into my checking register It also has the ability to merge imported transactions with hand entered ones Now I can t imaging using a money program that can t do this 2nd most important feature is the Reminders I have all my recurring bills setup so that each payday I can pay everything up to next payday Whatever s left over is my discretionary income This type of forecasting has proven to be the only budgeting method I can actually do Also has companion iOS apps the sync via Dropbox Useful for entering transactions or checking balances on the go Peter Vamos 2016 02 24 10 46 There is fairly full featured Find and Replace Extension free download should try it rabsparks 2016 02 23 23 37 I ve been using MDance for over a year when I finally threw in the proverbial towel on Quicken MDance does everything that I need except that MDance doesn t like showing Capital Gains gains losses in their Income Statement I have played around with that lack of reporting CGains and have found a workaround for getting that done manual that it is I also find that having MDance download one s credit card information is at the best tedious I found that just entering the credit card information by hand and then showing the entry as cleared is more convenient for me I have no issues with any of the reports and like the fact that I can export any report to 2011 Excel without a problem Likewise I like MDance s budget report I can set up one annual budget and then track my spending all year with that one report I am a retired investor so having a stable financial program is critical to my overall happiness MDance fills that bill quite well Peter Vamos 2016 02 24 10 48 I started using MD in 2002 after a brief encounter with Quicken I did evaluate the alternatives at the time and opted for MD I do not have personal experience with the other contenders this time I am a satisfied user and I would recommend it Some of the main advantages Runs on OS X Win Linux with the same data file so e g you can send an MD file to your children accountant etc who may run MD on Linux or Win Multi currency support Third party plug ins Data file is an XML file so is user editable in the if you know what you are doing sort of way and at least theoretically readable without the front end should that cease to work in a future OS update Under active development user forums etc iOS version The user interface has improved over the years but it still isn t up to the usual Mac standards this is likely the result of the three flavours OS X WIN Linux Adam Engst 2016 02 17 18 35 Please leave comments about moneyGuru as replies to this comment Jon 2016 02 23 02 43 MoneyGuru for me is the only software I can use It s the only app that properly imports both my US bank QXF files and my Polish csv files Those CSV files cause all the other apps to choke Plus MoneyGuru seems the best app for dealing with multiple currencies in a practical manner It is weak on reporting but since the pdfs it produces contain text I m able to munge the data into something presentable It s next big plus is the speed with which I can bulk edit transactions I can work my way through an entire month s downloads in seconds Maybe it would be nice if it automatically added categories but in my past experience with other apps I still had to edit and I find it simpler to just add the categories transfers myself in bulk MoneyGuru is simple and fast Hard to beat IMO If someone has simple needs or really weird ones like mine I recoomend it I left a comment outside this thread so am reposting it here Adam Engst 2016 02 17 18 36 Please leave comments about Moneyspire as replies to this comment Adam Engst 2016 02 17 18 36 Please leave comments about MoneyWell as replies to this comment Terence Lett 2016 02 19 14 17 Made the jump from Quicken to MoneyWell many years ago and never looked back Fits my simple household and small business very well Easy use for end of year tax statements also Canada Joseph 2016 02 23 07 36 Developer sold it and development is finally moving forward again with the new owner Syncing with iOS has always been a squirrelly process but that s supposed to be fixed this time around If they were abit further in the process I would have given it a top rating but as it stands I had to give it the middle simply because I m still not totally confident they can keep development going I love the fact that it uses the envelope system This is why I bought it in the first place I don t just want to track where I spend my money I want to discipline it Charles E Flynn 2016 02 23 16 10 I have found MoneyWell to be very stable and a pleasure to use The program can now duplicate a split transaction preserving all of the details If only the qif format could export split transactions properly with all of the memo lines preserved people would be able to move from one program to another easily Charlie Franklin 2016 02 24 03 27 I was using MoneyWell and it seemed to do a great job but I was having lots of problems importing QFX files Can t direct connect to banks in Austrlia through it Transactions were missing from the import and no way of working out what was missing I ve now moved to Banktivity iBank and it seems to do the job well Still setting it up and working out how to do envelope budgeting which was my main criteria in a money app Adam Engst 2016 02 17 18 36 Please leave comments about Moneywiz as replies to this comment Gordon Wainwright 2016 02 23 02 04 MoneyWiz 2 x v good but not without initial concerns when released They use there own sync system Also auto down load of bank account transactions Using an intermediary Auto assignment of categories very poor at first but has improved some what Other than those comments it has all the usual features The website blog talks of a major upgrade outlining the proposed new features 2 0 was a bit buggy but firtually issues now resolved This future makes me feel in easy that we will get a repeat of the 2 0 scenario Adam Engst 2016 02 17 18 36 Please leave comments about My Checkbook as replies to this comment Adam Engst 2016 02 17 18 37 Please leave comments about PocketMoney as replies to this comment Dennis B Swaney 2016 02 22 22 46 I ve used this since 2008 on my iPhone and 2010 on my Mac After the passing of the developer Hardy Macia in May 2013 it fell on hard times as his heir didn t follow Hardy s wishes However it has been purchased by a fellow user and will be updated after the Android iOS versions are updated Adam Engst 2016 02 17 18 37 Please leave comments about Quicken 2007 as replies to this comment John F Richter 2016 02 17 21 44 Quicken 7 does everything I need it to do very well I have been using it from early versions to balance my check books credit card accounts and maintain my assets and have 15 years of history accumulated What I like about it is the flexibility of reporting to facilitate tax accounting reconciliation of accounts and asset management I purchased the latest version of Quicken 15 but was reluctant to commit to this weaker version Michel Hedley 2016 02 18 00 46 Once I used Quicken but Intuit s distributor in Australia had no interest in selling Quicken for Mac platform only Windows I had to buy updates for Mac when I was in the States There was no way of transferring Mac Quicken data to my Windows Quicken even if both were on the same computer So I was stuck by having two Quickens and was struck by the differences between the Windows version to the Mac version After doing an evaluation of Quicken alternatives I moved to MoneyDance and while it is short on some features and reporting capability I haven t missed Quicken and its dismissive service to the Mac How could Apple keep Campbell on its board is something I could never understand I will not shed a tear if Intuit goes under Conrad Hirano 2016 02 19 15 27 Quicken 2007 meets my needs and has a decent interface I dumped it because I don t expect it to keep working for much longer as OS X continues to evolve Given Intuit s history with lack of support for the Mac I didn t see the point of sticking with the company s products and moving to the newer version of Quicken Plus the reviews of Intuit s offerings were mediocre at best Edward Pittman 2016 02 22 14 46 I still use this very old program I manually download a webconnect file from my bank Q2007 does a good job suggesting categories for checking and credit card items The reports are very flexible allowing different views of data from charts to reports I d like to upgrade to a well maintained finance app with a more modern Mac interface I ve tried a few option but they seem a little more cumbersome in entering data charts and reports are less flexible Jeff Hecht 2016 02 22 20 05 I looked briefly at a couple of other things one of them Moneydance but nothing else came close to being able to fill my needs I am not happy relying on the unreliable Intuit but I need access to my old business and personal records the powerful reporting to track my finances and the ability track retirement accounts Dennis B Swaney 2016 02 22 22 48 Except for a mobile app Quicken for Mac Lion Compatible does everything I want and need Plus it still runs on the current version of El Capitan Doug Hogg 2016 02 23 03 05 I am still using Quicken 2007 for Lion with OS X Yosemite for my wife and Snow Leopard for a client It s like an old shoe I know how to work it so I am not changing until I have a very good reason I did buy Quicken 2016 but I have not run it yet Andrew Malis 2016 02 23 08 06 Like many of the other commenters I still use Quicken 2007 with El Capitan as I have yet to find a replacement that has equivalent reporting capabilities and the ability to export reports to Excel Perhaps I haven t been looking hard enough Q2007 is creaky around the edges I periodically have to rebuild the database but it continues to work solidly even with a 30MB database and transactions going back to 1992 Paul Brown 2016 02 23 10 21 I had been quite happily using Quicken since the 1990s and Quicken 2007 since 2008 when I switched over to Apple machines I d been using Quicken for all of my wife s and my household personal financial tracking including cash savings checking credit cards and investments such as mutual funds IRAs 401k etc I liked 2007 s user interface its efficient ledger design its customizable reports and its user preferences customizing options I liked its ability to directly download all of my various investment fund data Then Intuit started rocking the boat by clinging to Rosetta even after Apple killed it and then Intuit began offering weak non Rosetta substitutes for Quicken 2007 Fortunately Intuit finally got around to dealing with the Rosetta issue for Quicken 2007 but I got worried about the long term viability of 2007 and the likelihood of Intuit ever offering a serious upgrade to it so I started searching for an alternative to Quicken AND Intuit I don t feel that Intuit can be trusted And if they succeed in finding a buyer for Quicken Who knows what that may bring The obvious difficulty in trying to find a replacement is that you can t do a really good evaluation of any financial management application without really using it for some significant time period and meanwhile you want to keep your data entry current in your current application doubling the time and effort spent doing your bookkeeping while also doing new app evaluation So I was reluctant to dive into an alternative app without reading

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  • Quick Solution to Apple Mail’s TidBITS Wrapping Woes
    A number of people wrote in to alert me to the fact that Apple Mail fails to render last week s HTML issue of TidBITS properly instead displaying a tremendously long line length that requires expanding the window or scrolling horizontally Feh The reason centers on the longest command line recipe in the article Do Cool Things on the Command Line with Five Quick Recipes 1 February 2016 Apparently when a message contains text that uses the CODE tag in HTML Mail sets its maximum line length based on the longest line That decision seems like a mistake to me but I ll look into alternative ways to format what we call code text or text that the user is supposed to type It s also possible that there s a bug here that needs to be reported to Apple Mail s behavior in this situation is suboptimal even if it s not actively incorrect For now though here s a quick trick for how you can read any message that suffers from ludicrously long lines With the message open just choose Message Send Again That opens a new compose window showing the contents of the issue with lines that wrap properly to the width of the window When you re done reading close the window navigate to your Drafts folder and delete the draft you created Interestingly the wrapping of the draft is wrong in Mail s preview pane too it s correct only in the draft in its own window Of course there are plenty of other workarounds that might be appropriate for certain situations such as selecting the entire contents of the TidBITS issue copying and pasting into a word processor Using Send Again is simply the fastest way to get a readable display while staying within Mail I realize you may be seeing this solution too late to help for the malformed TidBITS issue but file it away in your head in case you run across this problem again PDFpen and PDFpenPro 7 make PDF editing easy Review and mark up your PDFs fill and sign forms and even export PDFs to Word format Signing is now easier you can view the OCR text layer and more Try editing your PDFs today http smle us pdfpen 7 tb Comments about Quick Solution to Apple Mail s TidBITS Wrapping Woes Comments are closed Michel Hedley 2016 02 02 16 37 I would prefer to believe that it is a Mail software programming issue given the inability of Apple to develop a decent mailer Steve Dorner 2016 02 02 22 45 Mail s behavior in this situation is suboptimal even if it s not actively incorrect Replace this with every and you have the truth Adam Engst 2016 02 03 10 34 Hah I don t use Mail personally because it always feels like a bad clone of Eudora Thanks for keeping Eudora going all those years Steve Jim Kessler 2016 02 03 15 45 I d suggest

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  • TidBITS Membership Ad-Removal Challenge Finished
    t see the banner ads People may not have been sufficiently interested in bolstering the greater good in this way Along those lines it s possible that most regular TidBITS readers aren t that perturbed by the ads on our site The current design has only two slots a leaderboard at the top and a rectangle on the right and they may not be obtrusive enough to drive people to action Taking that line of reasoning further it s conceivable that TidBITS readers see low key advertising as a business model to support and feel that it s better to have sites like TidBITS displaying ads as a positive example of how to integrate advertising into a site Of course the logical conclusion in that case would be to click the banner ads whenever you see them since we earn money only when they re clicked Could the rise of ad blockers have played a role For those using an ad blocker hiding ads might not have seemed important in the decision of whether or not to become a TidBITS member I have no sense of how many of our readers use ad blockers Regardless we re moving ahead with a full site redesign and while it will have space to show banner ads to those who aren t TidBITS members it won t be one of those designs where ads are more important than content READERS LIKE YOU Support TidBITS by becoming a member today Check out the perks at http tidbits com member benefits html Special thanks to Dorothy Daybell Charles Edge John French and Doug Yelmen for their generous support Comments about TidBITS Membership Ad Removal Challenge Finished Comments are closed Donald V Hertzler 2016 02 01 16 44 I became a paying member of Tidbits a few years ago not to get rid of the adds but to support a Mac information source that I found helpful The truth is the adds were a source of additional information software that is available for the Mac I wouldn t want to read MacWorld w o advertisements I get ideas about what might be helpful from the advertisements I tend to skip advertisements in most journals and on TV but not in a journal devoted to the Mac My guess is that most people who pay don t do it to get rid of the advertisements Adam Engst 2016 02 01 16 53 Thanks for the support I m glad to hear the ads were helpful I too miss the days of the print magazines and their ads which were often as useful as the editorial for people trying to wrap their heads around the Mac industry With banner ads we don t have a lot of control over what appears unfortunately and it s likely to be different for different people WILLIAM COLVIN 2016 02 01 20 41 Totally agree B Jefferson Le Blanc 2016 02 01 22 45 I too joined to support TidBITS the lack

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  • Vote for Your Favorite Mac Personal Information Manager
    hundred notes For me at least this product actually becomes less useful as I put more into it Grant 2016 01 12 05 19 OCR roped me in Lewis Butler 2016 01 15 03 50 I ve used Ever one off and on for years each time going back and thinking this time for sure While it is good and has many features I like somehow it never clicked with me Herb Schlickenmaier 2016 01 16 18 02 I ve used Evernote since 2008 and have roughly 17 000 notes Seamless access across my i devices iMac MBP and the web was and continues to be the highest value to me I ve written a fair number of apps for collecting my work hours by client etc and summarizing for weekly and monthlies makes my life easy Along with the number of apps that cooperate with Evernote is a big plus for me Matt McCaffrey 2016 01 20 07 20 Love that it is available basically wherever I am platform wise and I use it for everything from snippet clipping to note taking during meetings on my various devices Syncing among iOS Mac and Windows devices is very good I am an inveterate tagger and have been a little frustrated at how long it took Evernote to refine tagging to the point of usability but now works well The recent pruning of ancillary apps has me concerned I ve organized major parts of my work life and a writing project into Evernote and now I m keeping one eye on their business health With nearly 6 000 notes in my account that s a lot of information to retrieve should they decide that 100 years is being measured by some other metric Adam Engst 2016 01 11 15 13 Please leave comments about Growly Notes as replies to this comment Adam Engst 2016 01 11 15 13 Please leave comments about Microsoft OneNote as replies to this comment makeittalk 2016 01 12 22 26 Switched to using OneNote from Evernote after the Mac version achieved additional features a year or so ago Fact of life is that I use Microsoft Office on the Mac and IOS and this works well with it Scott 2016 01 14 08 00 I ve pretty much settled on OneNote I was skeptical at first the M word but have grown to appreciate its usefulness Syncing works well between my Mac and iPad which is important to me And unlike with Apple s Notes offering individual notes actually look good regardless of platform no typeface issues Adam Engst 2016 01 11 15 13 Please leave comments about Notability as replies to this comment Tommy Weir 2016 01 12 06 29 I love Notability It s my goto app on the iPad for note taking I use it for meeting notes primarily I don t type in it though you can I use it with a stylus for free form handwriting and inclusion of photographs I take with the iPad camera of key presenter slides etc I use it also for grading student work I teach in an art college and it s handy to have a tool with me where I can freeform write notes snap off pictures of installations and details I wish to discuss with them All while moving through their studios The notes all sync seamlessly to my Mac and to my iPhone never really look there but if I had a plus size model maybe They can also back up as PDFs which is a nice option I generally only use the app on my Mac to review what notes I ve taken on my iPad The tools are not so good on the Mac no way to adjust pen size for example or use alternative paper styles It s also the only time I type anything in Notability The app is attractive the tools are good and effective you can organise your notebooks easily and customise them too the developer keeps it fresh In some ways it s similar to Circus Ponies Notebook but not anywhere near as full featured It s a simple tool but what it does it does well gastropod 2016 01 12 22 08 I used this last year for a few Coursera classes I liked it lot except that it was a little too laggy and imprecise for writing and drawing due to ipad limitations I like that it lets me sync via webdav I wish it didn t use proprietary format though I m not sure what other options are available considering the variety of things you can stick on one page Once the apple pencil becomes available on a regular size ipad and or iphone I ll start using a lot more As a Notebook replacement it s only fair since there s no outlining or indexing I don t have the desktop version yet I m assuming that it s roughly feature equivalent to the ipad version Adam Engst 2016 01 11 15 13 Please leave comments about Notational Velocity as replies to this comment Pal Borsting 2016 01 12 09 13 I have used Notational Velocity together with SimpleNote on iPad and iPhone for some years now It has two major strenghts that sets it apart for me First search is lightning fast and I find what I am looking for Second entering new notes is also very fast I am a former user of Circus Ponies and Evernote The sync between mac and iPhone iPad is very reliable and the same is true for mac to mac It is text only which I like Adam Engst 2016 01 11 15 14 Please leave comments about Notebooks as replies to this comment gastropod 2016 01 12 22 06 Assuming that Notebooks is the one by Alfons Schmid so many similar names out there I ve been using it on the iThings for several years I only use a few of the features since I rarely need formatted text or images Mostly I just wanted something that could sync text files via my webdav server I don t do cloud It s been fine and stable and all of the files are in standard formats so there s zero lock in On the mac end I just use bbedit Even now that I know there s a Mac version I probably won t get it Finder Spotlight is adequate organization for text notes It s certainly not a replacement for Notebook No outlining no index no tabs no graph paper not really something to use for projects such as garden design microscopy logs with photos etc Stephen Zwerling 2016 01 20 07 48 I ve moved a fair bit of my CP note pages content to Notebooks recently I had used Notebooks for years for quick recording and retrieval of random bits printer ink numbers paint codes for old vehicles sizes of workshop supplies because of its ease of use and speed and because it was sync able on iPhone where CP was non existent So far I m finding that the newest versions of Notbooks decided to upgrade this week are meeting my needs for a CP replacement I ll miss the index and some features but not the UI of CP on the iPad which I never managed to master I looked at Outline but found it crashes and is unreliable importing data Adam Engst 2016 01 11 15 14 Please leave comments about Apple s Notes as replies to this comment Peter Sloep 2016 01 11 16 01 I use Apple notes next to Evernote for small tidbits only that I need to find quickly like what kind of ink do I need for my printer Evernote is for longer notes like research notes Tommy Weir 2016 01 12 03 39 Apple s Notes is a simple tool but iCloud sync gives it a role for most people in keeping text based notes and simple data available everywhere Rick 2016 01 12 08 23 Apple Notes is pretty good but the inability to set a default typeface or size is unfortunate iCloud sync is obviously a big plus gastropod 2016 01 12 23 40 Actually that s what keeps me from even trying it it requires iCloud be on for all of the features and won t just sync via usb I don t want anyone else s cloud when I have my own servers It s far too troublesome to remember not to use a cloud app for sensitive data or decide what may become sensitive once added to the others things in the app All well and good to have decent encryption on the hardware but once it s on apple or other servers it s much more vulnerable to social engineering and other hacks Chip Larson 2016 01 13 11 05 I m going to really date myself by saying that my all time favorite remains More discontinued many years ago but if More were ever put back into production I d gladly use it again I have used Things Notebooks NoteTaker and Omnifocus extensively but they just didn t appeal to me for simplicity of use I have settled on Notes for everyday use because its highly portable and easy to sync Scott 2016 01 14 07 44 I agree on the typeface issue The continual change back to 12pt Helvetica is very frustrating Syncing between my Mac and iPad is useful but the typeface issue seems to get in the way What looks good on the tablet doesn t look good on the Mac and vice versa Lewis Butler 2016 01 15 03 55 A good iTunes password and two factor and my Notes are safe as houses I have much less hesitation about iCloud than most any other cloud service Lewis Butler 2016 01 15 03 53 I am very happy with Notes and use it constantly The revamp for iOS 9 has been brilliant and it syncs so well across devices that it really is a It just works solution The only think I wish it did better was let me share notes with others Andrew James 2016 02 11 21 54 I remember someone saying the best camera is the one you have with you Notes is like that for me I have multiple Macs an iPad an iPhone and can add to existing notes or create new ones very simply either via google or iCloud services They have no learning curve and are easy to search Just don t store anything confidential in them for that I use secure notes in 1Password Andrew James 2016 02 11 21 54 I remember someone saying the best camera is the one you have with you Notes is like that for me I have multiple Macs an iPad an iPhone and can add to existing notes or create new ones very simply either via google or iCloud services They have no learning curve and are easy to search Just don t store anything confidential in them for that I use secure notes in 1Password Andrew James 2016 02 11 21 56 I remember someone saying the best camera is the one you have with you Notes is like that for me I have multiple Macs an iPad an iPhone and can add to existing notes or create new ones very simply either via google or iCloud services They have no learning curve and are easy to search Just don t store anything confidential in them for that I use secure notes in 1Password Adam Engst 2016 01 11 15 14 Please leave comments about nvALT as replies to this comment Adam Engst 2016 01 11 15 14 Please leave comments about Outline as replies to this comment Seth Elgart 2016 01 12 13 08 I m a Circus Ponies Notebook user and am now testing out Outline I like it and it sort of resembles a notebook which is what I m looking for My only gripe is that it doesn t seem to have collapsible bullets With Notebook if you indented a bullet the one above would change into a disclosure triangle so you could open or close them all I d miss that feature but I could see getting used to Outline One cool feature is that you can put any sort of object anywhere on the page so you can kind of do layouts Seth Elgart 2016 01 12 13 17 And actually to clarify as a Notebook user I m not looking for a personal information manager I already use Yojimbo iData Pro OmniOutliner OmniFocus Notefile etc Those are great at what they do but they re not notebooks Notebook is unique in that it has tabs pages outlines etc everything you d expect a notebook to have If I wanted to use labels and search for things I d quite happily put something in Yojimbo Notebook for me at least is a very different use case A personal information manager is something you tag store and search whereas a notebook is something you use physically You open it up go to a tab find your page in the tab s table of contents and there you are And while yes you can search it s more of a spatial memory sort of thing Kind of like a notebook I guess gastropod 2016 01 12 22 05 I agree completely I know that it s fashionable to sneer at skeuomorphism but done well it can save a lot of effort physical and mental The tabs and automatic TOC outlines as you add pages are great and the indexing is irreplaceable The paper backgrounds are quite useful especially for those of us who grew up with lab notebooks and engineering paper and are shocked at how expensive it is now I m really sad that they haven t left the forum up it was a wonderful resource I m also sad that I never upgraded to the latest version but it didn t add anything that I needed at the time Arno Wouters 2016 01 14 10 19 I am not looking for a personal information manager either I use DEVONThink as my information shoebox nvAlt for short notes such as keyboard shortcuts opening hours clothing sizes weight of outdour equipment etc NeO as an outliner and need in addition a notebook to take notes of conversations things I read ideas that occur to me and so on and to connect these things Paolo 2016 01 16 16 25 But you can use CP NoteBook as a PIM and at the same time as a task manager and a very effective one The SuperFind page can show tasks events in context and can sync with Calendar events Only it does it together with other activities and in the most elegant way Seth Elgart 2016 01 18 11 41 Been using Outline for the better part of a week now and I have to say that I like it It has its quirks but that s fine but it s proving to be a decent Circus Ponies Notebook replacement It s different from Notebook but it s not that one s great and one s terrible They re just different it s not cheap US 40 but I ll end up buying it before the demo runs out There s also an iPad version as well no phone version though alas It lets you have different notebooks and each one can have as many tabs as you need There s a list of notes and you can indent them to make sublists as well as dragging them to change the order Powerful Doesn t have Notebook y things like the clickable slip of paper stickers that stick out for example but I can live with that Doesn t have the automatic indexes or tables of contents that Notebook has but the find function has worked well enough for me that I can manage just fine All in all a good Circus Ponies Notebook replacement odysseus 2016 01 18 22 54 There s no iOS version though is there Adam Engst 2016 01 19 09 47 Yes there s an iPad version http outline ws ipad Stephen Zwerling 2016 01 20 08 00 I have been testing Outline too but I ve had several crashes when trying to add web page content or moving data around to set up the filing and hierarchy I d like to have Support have been quick within a day to respond too I am not sure that I like the free form placement of material on the page It has not worked well for me with added PDFs overprinting the text data and no ability to undo these imports I have not been able to set up a simple functional workflow with Outline I ll try some more but I ll likely abandon it Im likely moving to Notebooks Notebooks has an iPhone version which Outline does not not a deal breaker but a nice bonus Adam Engst 2016 01 11 15 14 Please leave comments about SOHO Notes as replies to this comment Nick c 2016 01 11 19 31 I have used SOHO Notes very extensively for many years I am not aware of any other product which has the same range of functionality Of particular note is its support for forms which I use for storing passwords but there is very much more to it than that John M 2016 01 11 23 10 SOHO notes is very flexible and probably has one of the simplest and diverse interfaces allowing notes with many kinds of data and in many categories BUT through its fairly long life my family has used it we have suffered multiple and separate instances data corruption to the point of losing saved data DevonThink and Yojimbo may not be as easy to understand but they are robust and I have never suffered data loss We migrated away from SOHO Notes over a year ago and don t feel a loss Rob Gendreau 2016 01 12 13 46 I used SOHO Notes since it was Sticky Brain and relied on it extensively I rather doubt it is still being developed however No updates in about two years now And Chronos had some of the WORST software support I ve ever seen I defended them in forums helped sort people s problems etc but then just gave up And I own several of their other products like Organizer iTriumph Labelist etc so it wasn t a decision I made easily Avoid like the plague Nick c 2016 01 12 17 43 As I mentioned in my previous note I have used SOHO Notes for many years and although it is not without its foibles not least the abysmal non support from Chronos I just don t recognise the descriptions of data loss I find it pretty much rock solid right now it has been up for 34 days without any problems and I access it all the time to view a wide range of data types If you can show me another application which can keep Plain Text notes fully styled WP Text notes Sticky Notes Audio files Image files URLs Movies PDFs Web archives and MOST IMPORTANTLY Forms which I use to keep all my credit card data passwords and serial numbers then I will definitely consider changing But while it keeps working without any significant problems I will keep on using it In all my searching for a perfect notes app the capabilities of SOHO Notes remain unparalleled The biggest mystery is why it is not better known and why Chronos seem to have given up on a truly capable produc Adam Engst 2016 01 11 15 15 Please leave comments about Tinderbox as replies to this comment Adam Engst 2016 01 11 15 15 Please leave comments about Together as replies to this comment Tommy Weir 2016 01 12 04 52 My wife a writer has used Together for years As a simple drop and store dump it here tool it works very well and has a few nice features for the people who are inclined to dive deeper the ability to clear up and delete elements from stored web files etc You can organise internally within the app if you wish or not as the case may be It keeps things together in the Finder so no worries about being locked in The developer is a good guy who is very accessible Adam Engst 2016 01 11 15 15 Please leave comments about TopXNotes as replies to this comment James Lee 2016 02 01 21 28 As far as I know there is no other application Mac or PC that allows the display and editing in separate views like TopXNotes Adam Engst 2016 01 11 15 15 Please leave comments about VoodooPad as replies to this comment John M 2016 01 11 23 24 Voodoo Pad is a light weight personal wiki meaning that it s fast and flexible The metaphor which can become an actuality is a series of linked web pages for each document It is mostly no frills and primarily text oriented but has some depth as a text based note taker for geekier folks Given its extensibility and the possibilities for export it can be sophisticated yet accessible to a casual user Tommy Weir 2016 01 12 05 03 If information managers had a leather jacket and rode a Harley VoodooPad would that information manager I loved this app for years Free form in so many ways a personal wiki that s quick to learn and nimble As a freeform structure as you wish tool it s suited as John mentioned primarily to text but can store images You can store files in there but they are linked elements on a page Comes with great clipping tools as well You can add delete pages pages can be very long or very short It s something to consider if you have lots of loose information about different projects and you would like to organise it on the fly as it comes in You can keep text and files and related information all on the one page building little mini websites for each project all off the cuff It s fun Why did I stop I made the mistake of storing my VP docs on Dropbox and things got corrupted as can be the case with databases and Dropbox I moved towards using a text editor Writeroom and a set of nested folders on Dropbox and using other tools for files Boring but dependable Rick 2016 01 12 08 31 I m inclined to say this is by far the best of the notetaking apps I ve tried except for one thing it doesn t have built in syncing and I have also had problems using Dropbox The other consideration is that it s very text centric so you can t easily use it like Yojimbo sending in lots of images and PDFs etc Kemer Thomson 2016 01 12 10 25 I have used VoodooPad for many years but have stopped for a variety of reasons Most importantly any hope for continued evolution seems to have disappeared with the new owners Plausible Labs The data or pages are hidden within an arcane structure and migrating to another tool would be complex The interface itself is awfully geeky with lot of power and minimal documentation how to use it Syncing with iOS is slow and cumbersome at best and the iOS version has unreasonable limitations to formatting This is a really cool tool that has seen better days and seems to have little future a bad combination if you hope to maintain your notes for the longterm Michael H 2016 01 21 11 10 I have 10 years of daily work notes in Voodoo Pad I don t try to sync it with anything and I m not sharing it with anyone but I find the ability to look up what I was doing on a particular day or how I solved a problem very useful Adam Engst 2016 01 11 15 15 Please leave comments about Yojimbo as replies to this comment Anonymous 2016 01 11 21 54 I ve used Yojimbo on my Macs for years as a way to store a lot of miscellaneous information I still use version 3 as I only have one Mac so I never tested their subscription sync service I have the iPad version too I wish there were one for the iPhone The lack forces me to use Apple s Notes for factoids I want available when I m away from home and not carrying my iPad John M 2016 01 11 23 35 Yojimbo is among several information managers that I purchased when considering a replacement for SOHO Notes It most resembles SOHO Notes or Evernote in its interface I found SOHO Notes increasingly unstable with lackluster customer support Yojimbo is very stable and is backed by the folks who created BBEdit Sue D Nimh 2016 03 11 07 35 I have used Yojimbo since 2006 after StickyBrain now SOHONotes and Chronos botched both the ability of the software to transfer information and their customer support I use Yojimbo as a collection point for passwords licenses and collected information the key for me is Save PDF to Yojimbo from the Print pane As a substitute for my use of CP Notebook it does the collections part but not the compilation part Yojimbo is like a stack of papers that you can easily search through including through Spotlight which is very handy when I know I saved something just not where I had hoped to use CP Notebook to compile things into reference notebooks including PDFs and was happy when they made an iPad version I had high hopes for the future Fortunately I hadn t got far in that direction before they folded up and at least they had the courtesy to say they were closing up before I lost anything on an OS update Adam Engst 2016 01 11 15 24 Please leave comments about OmniFocus as replies to this comment Tommy Weir 2016 01 12 03 29 Omnifocus doesn t really belong here unless you want to include other task manager apps such as The Hit List or Things so many of them too it might merit a different survey I wouldn t store information in any of them while they do share ground with information managers it is in relation to overall project management Rick 2016 01 12 08 32 I agree that this doesn t belong here If there is a strong desire to keep it here then please be fair to the competition by also including other task managers Adam Engst 2016 01 12 10 11 You re right that it doesn t belong here and while I don t want to risk confusing the results under the hood by removing it I won t cover it in the evaluation It was the very first app suggested so I didn t think about it carefully before posting Once several other task managers appeared I realized what was happening and updated the article to ask people not to suggest them Task management is a topic for another day Lewis Butler 2016 01 15 04 01 OmniFocus certainly does a lot more than just keep notes and snippets but I know that there is a large Venn overlap between it and Evernote so I m not sure it doesn t belong here because a lot of people do use it pretty Cub like they use Evernote Sort of like how I use Vesper not as it is intended to manage tasks but rather as a place to keep certain types of notes I want segregated from my other stuff code snippets in my case Adam Engst 2016 01 11 15 24 Please leave comments about OmniOutliner as replies to this comment Tommy Weir 2016 01 12 03 35 OmniOutliner is an interesting option to consider in that it offers the information manager a particular structure within which they can organise data the outline Depending on the needs of the use case it can prove enormously beneficial I use it to map out each semesters notes handouts student issues for example The structure of an outline suits perfectly permitting easy organisation all within a form which echoes the Finder on one level and categorisation of academic areas on another Rick 2016 01 12 08 34 I do like OmniOutliner but it only really works if you re tremendously structured in the way you work and you work almost exclusively in text Adam Engst 2016 01 12 10 12 Yes I was a little hesitant to include it since it s really mostly an outliner but since NoteBook s claim to fame was that it was outline based I figured that OmniOutliner might appear to someone who was switching It s fascinating how these categories overlap personal information managers outliners task managers calendars and more We ll try to stay focused in the evaluation Kemer Thomson 2016 01 12 10 49 If you tend to think in a structured manner as I do OmniOutliner is a very viable option and the one I have gravitated to at least until I find something better Like all of the Omni Group s software products it is polished and attractive powerful and configurable provides excellent compatibility on both MacOS and iOS and has excellent product support Some might object to the price especially since you probably will need to buy it twice once for each platform MacOS and iOS However I use OO for much more than note taking as it is a superb outlining tool so its has been well worth the investment for me Perhaps the biggest negative is its proprietary data format which could make migrating to another tool difficult at least if you use its ability to embed attachments Note migration is a key issue for me I would like to feel confident that the data will be readily accessible to me in ten years The Omni Group seems like one software company that could stand the test of time Another potential issue is OO s preference to use the OmniPresence file system for synchronization A lot of thought has been put into OmniPresence and it generally seems to work better than either iCloud or Dropbox for synchronization but I m not completely comfortable using the OmniGroup s free service nor in a position to set up my own WebDAV server to host it myself So if you are already using other OmniGroup products and especially if you have a use for OO in other contexts and if you are willing to structure your notes within the boundaries of the tool this is a very powerful approach gastropod 2016 01 12 22 13 I ve used it for years side by side with Notebook Version 3 I haven t upgraded yet The outlining itself is better than in Notebook since it s a dedicated outliner though I still get tempted to go back to the far simpler Acta Opal But OO is missing almost all of Notebook s other features Arno Wouters 2016 01 15 08 13 I have used OmniOutliner 3 for some time It was the most expensive outliner available and apart from its beauty mediocre Compared to Notebook OmniOutliner 3 adds columns but no filtering options which makes the columns pretty useless and inline notes but lacks internal hyperlinks a deal breaker paste as outline combine items and tags Some of OmniOutliner 3 s features are at the verge of incoherence there is a keyboard shortcut for add sibling above but no menu option for that function there is a function to split items but not to combine them and the indent and outdent functions are not the reverse of each other Advanced outlining features such as expand to the Nth level fold promote and demote are only available via AppleScript I have no idea whether OmniOutliner 4 is better in this regard Michael Bywater 2016 02 17 17 06 I d say OO 4 is if anything marginally worse There s no progress on any of the points you raise not even something as basic as Show me all the stuff with the checkbox unchecked which makes me wonder why the hell they have checkboxes at all and some retrograde steps with the UI E g navigation through the outline is now clumsier It s glossy It s not suitable for serious work To my eye it s more for marketing guys trying to impress other marketing guys but perhaps my milk of human kindness has been soured by overexposure to marketing guys NeO is a much more powerful but initially unfriendly like the invaluable Tinderbox both of them have a learning curve like an episode of acute psychosis but for some reason isn t written about much Shame Adam Engst 2016 01 11 15 25 Please leave comments about Quiver as replies to this comment Adam Engst 2016 01 11 15 25 Please leave comments about Simplenote as replies to this comment John M 2016 01 11 23 28 I only use SimpleNote on iOS but it acts as a seamless way to sync Notational Velocity notes NV does not have an iOS app Works very well but is strictly text based though the database can be encrypted Peter Meyer 2016 01 12 00 08 It just works Simple effective it just works Rick 2016 01 12 08 36 I haven t used this for a couple of years because I found that it often failed to sync notes and even occasionally deleted a few If that problem has been solved then I would say it s probably one of the best text note organizers of all Arno Wouters 2016 01 12 23 20 I twice lost data with Simplenote and I am not the only one who had these problems Perhaps these problems are solved but I would never again trust my notes to a program of a company whose testing phase fails to identify problems that may cause serious data loss Adam Engst 2016 01 11 15 36 Please leave comments about Cudgel as replies to this comment Adam Engst 2016 01 11 15 37 It took me a while even to find details on Cudgel after it was suggested it s written in the Helix database and is aimed at lawyers http www keganlaw com 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