and would appreciate a bit of advice. I am not a programmer at all, but have taken a few basic C++ classes, and I certainly don't mind getting my fingers dirty. (wait, that didn't sound right LOL) Anyways, I've been curious to write a small program that would allow me to hold a small amount of text that I can easily copy from to paste else where similar the picture below. I can easily do this in Pages or Excel and resize it to a tiny little box, but am looking for a tiny app that can do the same thing and not take up a whole lot of memory doing it. I use a Mini for work with only 2gb of ram and am already stretching it with everything else that I have open. I was originally playing around with a few little paste apps like TextExpander: http://www.smileonmymac.com/TextExpander/faq.html Problem is, I am using a Java program that I need to paste text into which is causing problems with TextExpander. Already spoke to the author and he said it is a problem with the way certain Java programs are written. So instead, I've been using its config portion of it to do what I need to . And while using its config part of it, I figured Hey, maybe a small text app like this exists! But you guys can see perfectly what I mean by the pic of the config of that program. I have my text on the right to copy and paste else where, and a content list of my texts on the left. Yeah, I could keep using the config part of this program, but I'd prefer to just take it out of my menubar and uninstall it since I can't use it to it's fullest potential. If there is a little app like what I am trying to do myself that anyone knows about, please let me know! Otherwise, I would be curious to know what would be the best route in making a small simple text application that would support what I am trying to do. Honestly, I can't imagine writing a small program with 2 columns with a bunch of fields I can write text and copy and paste from it with a half decent gui interface would be hard to do, but that's why I figured I'd come to the programming section to see what you guys think since, currently, I really have no clue how to even write a program in OSX. And I'd probably prefer not to do it in Java since I keep reading all the crazy little hassles with it and Apple being a bit behind on the times with it, but what do I know.