Add contextual notes to anything on Mac

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Ghostnote features

Ghostnote is a Mac utility that specifies context for everything you do. Whether it’s editing a document inside a desktop app, browsing through websites, or organizing files and folders, you can attach Ghostnote’s sticky notes everywhere. Keep your small reminders across different spots or view the entire list of notes and to-dos in Note Browser.

Organize your files using notes

Ghostnote takes the familiar idea of sticky notes to the whole new level, enabling you to create text memos for every specific file or for a bunch of files on Mac. Improve your file organization and attach critical details to whatever files and folders you’re working on.

Attach notes as you edit

Any work in progress can be personalized with sticky notes. Work on your documents inside apps like Word Xcode or Photoshop and annotate on the fly. When you get back to it, Ghostnote will show every note in the right context. This is especially useful with PDFs, which are generally not easy to edit.

Add notes inside applications

A Mac is an app-rich machine. Whether you use default apps only or add some third-party utilities on top, there are many shortcuts to remember — too many. Ghostnote simplifies things by enabling you to attach notes and cheat-sheets right inside your apps.

Annotate websites

Don’t forget any vital piece of information while browsing through websites. Ghostnote keeps track of URLs you’re visiting and allows attaching instant notes to them. Next time, when you open the same website, your contextual notes will appear automatically.

Note Browser that has it all

View the entire list of your contextual notes. If you’re working on a project or doing online research, this will help you annotate on the go and consolidate all the information in one place called Note Browser. You can also use it as a simple notes app to jot down text memos and to-dos.

Customize your notes

You can change the color of your text memos by clicking on Themes in the Ghostnote menu. It’s convenient if you want to color-code different types of text memos. To add some speed, record your custom shortcuts for when to enable Ghostmode, Dock or Undock, and show Note Browser.

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Latest Version: 2.2.0
System Requirements: 10.12