Alternative to Windows Notezilla?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Leezabet, May 6, 2014.

  1. Leezabet macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2014
    Seems to be an abundance of so-called sticky notes for Mac but I haven't found one that will stick to a specific document or window and otherwise remain hidden, like Notezilla - a hugely valuable program that keeps me a prisoner of Windows (in addition to my MacBook Pro, not instead of). Seems like such an obviously desirable feature I am wondering why no one has done it for Mac - or have I missed something? Or is it the architecture of OSX that doesn't allow it?
  2. gautambjain macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2014
    Sorry Leezabet. I don't have the answer. Just wanted to drop in & say thanks to you for mentioning Notezilla.

    Thought that I would provide the website address here so that users can see what exactly you mean -

    Gautam Jain
  3. allan.nyholm macrumors 6502a


    Nov 22, 2007
    Aalborg, Denmark
    There is one called Antnotes:

    Although no comment of how in direct a duplicate it is of NoteZilla.

    It does say on the MacAppStore:

    What's New in Version 1.2.0
    - new feature: attach note to any application!
  4. Leezabet thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2014
    Thanks for this clue. I checked it out; a user reviewer also said: "You can attach apps to specific applications, so they only show when that program/app is running. Super convenient." Not the same as attaching to specific documents or windows, my principal need, but worth a try, and it's cheap ($3).

    I'm still interested in knowing why the attach-to-documents feature has not been accomplished by any of the many stickum-notes apps for the Mac. Again, I suspect there's an architectural reason?
  5. mijail macrumors 6502a

    Oct 31, 2010
    Yeah, thanks for the clue!

    As for a possible reason why no other apps seem to be doing this (?), I'd venture that app-notes are just one of the easiest (if not THE easiest) kind of apps to program - basically a step past Hello World. So, lots of devs might be doing them, but hardly any spend any time doing anything interesting with it.

    The kinda interesting thing is the quantity of barely-baked published, and even paid, apps available for note taking...
  6. mijail macrumors 6502a

    Oct 31, 2010
    Just checked AntNotes in the app store. It costs 0.99 eur, but seems rather in the amateurish side. Another app which does the stick-notes-to-apps thing is Sticky Notes, which costs 7.99 eur, and seems more polished. Probably I will get the later, because it offers Spotlight indexing, while the former only offers explanations in its forums about why it can't be done.
    There are more than 700 apps doing notes in one or another way, but after checking a bit, the "stick to apps" seems indeed rare.

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