Junecloud, the Michigan-based developer of the excellent Delivery Status touch package tracking app for the iPhone and iPad, has released Notefile for Mac. This version of Notefile complements the iPhone and iPad version that first debuted in the App Store last summer and offers synchronization of your notes between all computers and devices via iCloud or Junecloud’s own synchronization service.
Notefile is a straightforward note-taking app that I’ve been using since it was available for the iPhone and iPad. Previously, the only way to view and edit your Notefile notes on the Mac was through a Dashboard widget available from Junecloud’s site. Now, Notefile is a stand-alone Mac app available through the Mac App Store that can stay out of the way on your Mac’s menu bar or remain in the Dock if you prefer to access it like any other app. Whatever you choose, you can designate your own keyboard shortcut to invoke Notefile to get to it even quicker.
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When it comes to synchronization, you can use Apple’s iCloud service or Junecloud’s own synchronization service. I’ve been using Junecloud’s service and have found it to be rock solid and drama free, giving me no reason to switch to iCloud.
Notefile’s interface is clean with a crisp sans serif font and a slightly textured background; no font or other settings to muck around with. (I find Notefile’s interface to be much more pleasing to the eye compared to Apple’s own Notes and its lined yellow pages and the default –and obnoxious– Marker Felt font.) Each note can contain thousands of words if you’re on the wordy side and you can even do math within notes by entering an equation, selecting it, and then pressing ⌘= to execute the calculation. For those of you with Apple’s latest MacBook Pro with a retina display, Notefile has the high resolution graphics to fill up those pixels nicely.
If you’re looking for a no-nonsense notes app that synchronizes over-the-air automatically between your iPhone, iPad, and Mac, I highly recommend Junecloud’s Notefile. It’s well-designed, does exactly what it promises with no extraneous frills or nonsense, and looks good to boot.
(The free Dashboard widget version is going to stick around in case you’re not sold on the Mac App Store version and it just got an update to make it retina-display worthy.)
Notefile for Mac requires OS X 10.7 or later and costs $4.99. For the iPhone and iPad, the universal Notefile app requires iOS 4.0 or later and costs $2.99.