Note taking, reimagined
Free From Momenta B.V., agenda.com Needs OS X 10.12 or later
Note taking apps aren’t great at keeping tabs on when entries took place, while calendar apps focus strictly on date and time, with little regard to other details. Agenda bridges this divide, adding a project-based workflow to make things unique.
This approach comes in handy for linking notes to specific events. The refined interface is designed around your agenda, with a collapsible pane to view upcoming events and jump directly to related notes with one click; you can also search across all projects at once, filtering by date range, people, or hashtag.
Sample projects do a good job acclimating new users, and you can import existing Markdown or Apple Notes to pick up where you left off. The latter is quite basic — folders are converted to projects, but entries lose formatting, including links and images.
New notes offer basic text styles and formatting (lists, indentations), but you can’t change font or text size. The lack of an iOS companion app or collaboration features are the biggest limitations, but developers say the former is coming soon; notes can be synced with other Macs on the same iCloud account, however.
While Agenda is free, premium features like new calendar events, saving a search, and removing watermarks cost $24.99 per year. Additional features are worth paying for, since any premium features added over 12 months are unlocked forever. (You’ll miss out on future additions, however.) This is a welcome approach, and is one other developers should adopt.
the bottom line. A unique take on Mac note-taking that will appeal to calendar-minded users.
Related info makes it easy to jump into notes linked to specific events.