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This is the best app hands down for notes. For starters it does not save the files in the app it is a directory navigator and saves the files as a file so using the app is really just navigating folders. My only wish is that it worked on Linux but then again it saves files not a file so I can just navigate it through the directories. It has Markdown, formatted(rtf) and text files that you can edit in the app but you can save most common files straight tp the directories and they are added automatically. This app is not really comparable to Evernote or any of those apps because it is so much better. Yes it does the same thing but it is like comparing a Chevy to a Lamborghini.

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Notebooks is an app that manages writing on Mac OS, Windows and iOS. It uses a tree listing for managing documents and groups of documents which it calls books. Voice memos, sketches, photos and videos can also be created and managed in the app. Books can be displayed as groups of documents or task lists and even be assigned alerts. Documents can also be tagged and color coded.

One of the nice points about Notebooks is that it allows local and networked options for syncing files apart from the big data options almost everything else solely connects with. In addition, Notebooks documents are sync'ed in a plain file and directory structure so that they can be accessed to an extent without the app.

A number of features included in the program are characteristic of some of the focused writing apps along with some very nice tricks combining documents and displaying documents side by side.

Notebooks allows basic text formatting and markdown use, however it is by no means for page layout. Good for managing multi-section texts, assembling ebooks, and anything focusing more on content. See the LearningWilds website for more https://learningwilds.net/learnd/node/137

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Notebooks is simple, easy to use, and reliable. I've personally used it for years without much of an issue. The one or two times that there was a small glitch (no data was lost), the developer responded very quickly to my e-mails and helped me to troubleshoot the issue. The software can be used for plain text, which makes it largely distraction-free. You can set the theme and font yourself. There is a 3-pane interface, one for notebooks, one for pages in those notebooks, and one for a page being viewed or edited. I truly wish they had a piece of software like this for Linux and Windows. I've never been as productive as when I'm using this simple, reliable, distraction-free piece of software.

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With Apple's Notes lack of native versions for Windows and Android, this is the only option that has similar functionality and is cross-platform ( sync via Dropbox)

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