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I've been using Sidenote for several years and love that app.

Great note taking app. It sits on the side of the screen, auto hides when not in use, no separate app window to open, close, move around, etc. And auto saves you data. Very simple very easy.

No workie with Lion. Won't even launch and doubt that it will be updated since he hasn't even made a post on his blog since '09.

As there are about 3 tons of note apps out there, thought perhaps someone could save me a bunch of looking. I'll pay for an app, but I don't need a $40 app like Yojimbo for what notes I take. So, what note taking apps are you all using?

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I've been using Evernote for a few years now. Great app and free.

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+1 for Evernote. Free from the App store.
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Evernote might be a good one for you because of its great syncing capabilities (and I know you have multiple devices).

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I love Evernote as well - but Safari 5.1 seems to have broken that for the moment....
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I love Evernote as well - but Safari 5.1 seems to have broken that for the moment....
Evernote is working on updates, they just posted on their blog. I don't really seem to be having any issues though with the desktop app.

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Evernote is working on updates, they just posted on their blog. I don't really seem to be having any issues though with the desktop app.
Yes - they sent out an e-mail as well. The desktop app works just fine - I'm just mad at Safari 5.1 for a number of things - including breaking Evernote linkage temporarily.
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Are you talking about the clipper thing? They have a workaround for that right now, although I'm sure the actual extension will be better.

FWIW, it's not like these guys didn't know it was coming. Apple has been saying since 5.0 that everyone needs to make extensions, Evernote just chose to sit on their butts until they had to do it.

And mind you, I love them, I have even paid for premium service the last two years, but this is one case where they failed.

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Downloaded and opened it. Haven't played with it yet. Looks awful fancy for the minimal amount of notes I make. But, I guess since I'l have 2 Macs now, it'd be nice to have something that will sync between the 2 of them.

First thing I need to do is boot back to my SL backup and get all my old notes out of Sidenote.

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Yeah it's also got iOS apps too.

It's great if you're out with and take a pic of a sign, menu, whatever. Evernote creates text recognition and makes the image searchable. It's pretty awesome.

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Are you talking about the clipper thing? They have a workaround for that right now, although I'm sure the actual extension will be better.

FWIW, it's not like these guys didn't know it was coming. Apple has been saying since 5.0 that everyone needs to make extensions, Evernote just chose to sit on their butts until they had to do it.

And mind you, I love them, I have even paid for premium service the last two years, but this is one case where they failed.
Yes - the clipper - which I use very regularly. I like capturing either a paragraph or an entire web page with a single clip/click. I'll have to go look for the workaround - right now my work around is using another browser for certain things - at least temporarily.
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Yes - the clipper - which I use very regularly. I like capturing either a paragraph or an entire web page with a single clip/click. I'll have to go look for the workaround - right now my work around is using another browser for certain things - at least temporarily.
Here's the bookmarklet workaround:
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Thanks much. Just gave it a shot - it does work - but I hope they bring the old function of the menulet back soon. Much more refined. I'm really starting to think Safari 5.1 gave some of these developers a bigger hiccup than did Lion.
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Thanks much. Just gave it a shot - it does work - but I hope they bring the old function of the menulet back soon. Much more refined. I'm really starting to think Safari 5.1 gave some of these developers a bigger hiccup than did Lion.
Yes, but if the devs would have sucked it up and built things correctly starting with 5.0, it all would still work. All the actual extensions I had with 5.0 still work just as before with 5.1.

Apple was very upfront with Safari devs saying that only Extensions would be supported and all these hack plugin things would cease to work in the future. Some listened, some didn't. It's not like they didn't have 2+ years of warning.

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