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    Notepad for mac?
    Does Mac OS have a quick notepad program?

    I see something called text edit but does not sound like a note pad program to me?

    I have Mac office 2011 but would like a quick notepad for various numbers and passwords i need to store.

    Thanks for your help guys!

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    Text Edit is fairly similar to notepad. It works fine for writing down the quick thing.

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    There are quite a few little quick note apps out there - but for what you're doing - you should give 1Password a try. Perfect for all the numbers and passwords you want to keep handy but not have accessible to everyone. It's a great application.

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    Try Notational Velocity if you just want to jot things down - nothing sensitive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianLachoreVPI View Post
    There are quite a few little quick note apps out there - but for what you're doing - you should give 1Password a try. Perfect for all the numbers and passwords you want to keep handy but not have accessible to everyone. It's a great application.
    +100 for this App. It has to be my Fav atm and does so much more than just Passwords and can be synced to ALL IOS devices. But for a little sum of money
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    There is Notepad but it is accessible through the Mail app. It mirrors the notepad you see on iOS devices and can even be synced with them as well.

    Mail>File>New Note. Or control+command+N. Or the New Note icon at the top of the Mail window if you have that icon visible.
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    Thanks everyone for your suggestions!

    Text edit has been doing the trick but will look into these other apps as well.
    I have all my passwords hand written on a notebook that I have been using for over 10 years -lol!

    That might be so 70ish but that is just me stubborn to trust technology.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MYmacROX View Post
    Mail>File>New Note. Or control+command+N. Or the New Note icon at the top of the Mail window if you have that icon visible.
    And it synchs to all of my devices via iCloud? How have I never used this before?

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    Stormin you always learn something new here.

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    Storing all your passwords in an unencrypted/password protected document is dangerous. I would highly recommend looking into some application that stores information securely. At a minimum, it wouldn't hurt to store this document in an encrypted disk image.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    Storing all your passwords in an unencrypted/password protected document is dangerous. I would highly recommend looking into some application that stores information securely. At a minimum, it wouldn't hurt to store this document in an encrypted disk image.
    True, but it's really awfully common. Believe it or not, IME the higher the security environment, the more common it is (generally because of stupid things like multiple uname/passwd's that all have disparate requirements, rather than a common access system).

    That said, you could always use some sort of application like PGP to encrypt the individual file as an alternative to an encrypted disk image. This would only be an issue should you need to read this cross-platform *I think PGP will do this*
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    I use an app called Quick Note. it even looks like a note pad :p

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dysfunction View Post
    True, but it's really awfully common. Believe it or not, IME the higher the security environment, the more common it is (generally because of stupid things like multiple uname/passwd's that all have disparate requirements, rather than a common access system).
    I have no problem believing you as much as I'd love not to.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dysfunction View Post
    That said, you could always use some sort of application like PGP to encrypt the individual file as an alternative to an encrypted disk image. This would only be an issue should you need to read this cross-platform *I think PGP will do this*
    That could work and the *nix nerd in me likes that solution but I'm going to guess that this solution is too complex for something as simple as this.
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    Notational Velocity on iMac is very slick. I keep it open on every Lion desktop. It syncs rapidly and efficiently over wireless with Simplenote on iPad and iPhone. Extremely handy. Not secure, but great for multitude of useful low risk notes.

    1Password works for encrypted secure notes.

    There are also hypersecure solutions.
    Longtime Windows, then onto slippery slope with iPod/iTunes in 2006, then Apple TV, iPad, iMac, iPhone, rejuvenated a discarded MacBook and, finally, Apple Watch. Happy camper.

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    Not to throw yet another option in, but I use XPad every day for scratch writing (I'm a writer by profession, at least currently). It's free and very un-cluttery.

    The 1Password suggestion for secure notes is a good idea, but TopXNotes is a cheaper option (for notes) and a very highly-rated program. Has a companion iOS app available too.

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