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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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I did the paper password thing for years. No more.

1Password is to me the essential APP. My life, like probably most of our lives, is loaded down with WAY too many passwords. What I would find is I would have a password and username combination on paper but forget what site it went to. Which meant I had to record everything, which also means NO security.

1Password is cheap, secure and works very well. Can't reccommend it enough.

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