Note tak­ing, reimag­ined

Mac|Life - - CONTENTS - J.R. Book­wal­ter

Free From Mo­menta B.V., 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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.