Notebooks for Mac – Your Desktop Companion

On your Mac, Notebooks is the only notebook you ever need. It allows you to create as many books as you need to write, store and structure your details of life, and it will quickly become the one and only repository for all journals, ideas, notes, drafts and diaries but also for your projects, task lists, documents, files and everything else you want to keep close at hand.

Notebooks for Mac

Use Notebooks to create carefully formatted documents with styles and embedded photos, or to quickly write plain text notes. Convert between these formats any time, and if you want to use Markdown, Notebooks knows how to handle that as well. It is a perfect, distraction free writing environment.

Notebooks stores and displays almost any type of document: plain text and formatted text, PDF, web pages, MS Office documents, photos, videos, music and much more. Everything you want to keep organized can go directly into Notebooks.

Notebooks also keeps your task lists and allows you to tick off your to-dos as you complete them. Divide your projects into nested sub projects, which makes them easier to handle, and cross-reference into your reference library, which, of course, is in Notebooks, too.

Notebooks for Mac can share its files with the mobile versions of Notebooks on the iPad and iPhone, which allows you to conveniently work on your documents from your desktop, but also on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch when you are on your way. The synchronization between the devices currently supports Dropbox and many WebDAV servers (with Dropbox currently being the most convenient option).

Notebooks stores all your documents as regular files on your computer’s hard drive, so you can always access them through Finder to open and edit with other applications, too.
So whether you need to write something down or look something up, you need to have Notebooks on your Mac.

Get Notebooks for Mac (Version 1.1.2)

Download for
Mac OS X 10.7 – 10.10*


Download for
Mac OS X 10.6.8*

If you do not have a valid license file, the versions downloaded from this site will expire after 30 days. To continue using Notebooks after that period, please purchase a license file or buy Notebooks from the Mac App Store.

Should I buy from the Mac App Store or download directly from this site? – Purchasing from the Mac App Store (MAS) is very convenient; you usually don’t need to enter your payment info, and you don’t need to care about updates. On the downside, however, Apple imposes restrictions on apps sold through the MAS by forcing them into a sandbox, which has a few negative effects: Notebooks is unable to resolve hard links, and it is unable to use Acrobat Reader as plugin to display PDF documents. So if you rely on hard links or Acrobat Reader, or if you just don’t like the idea of an app being restricted by Mac OS, you should download and purchase Notebooks from this site.


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Getting Started

Tips and hints are available in our Getting Started Section, which is work in progress.

New in Version 1.1.2

Notebooks for Mac OS X 10.7-10.10

  • Notebooks 1.1.2 is now “officially” compatible with Yosemite,
  • fixes the drag & drop issue on Yosemite,
  • more carefully converts links in HTML documents to Notebooks’ internal links,
  • better aligns TABs in plain text
  • more reliably handles DivQuotes in Markdown,
  • supports “.Rmd” as editable file type,
  • contains interface refinements for info dialog, document list and fullscreen view.

Notebooks for Mac OS X 10.6.8

Notebooks 1.1.2 contains corrections and refinements for the info dialog, document list and fullscreen view. It also adds .Rmd as an editable file type and improves the “update info” mechanism.

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