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by John F. Braun

Need A Better Notepad? Then Try Out iNotePad
February 19th, 2001

iNotePad 1.2 ($14 Shareware)
Vincent Software

If you want to take simple notes and have them accessible at all times, then Apple's venerable Notepad application can do the trick. But the program does have some limitations. You can only have 8 "pages" in the Notepad, and are restricted to using a single font for your notes. Plus, it hasn't been updated since 1994. Fortunately, iNotePad gets past these limits, and offers a wealth of additional features...

iNotePad Offers a Clean, Functional Interface
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One of the first things you'll notice is the interface of iNotePad offers all of the features you'd need in a single window. You can see a list of your notes, the text of each note, and create a new note or folder. Unlike Notepad, you can use several different fonts in your note, and even color your text. If you choose to export your note to either a text file or a clipping, the font and color information will be retained.

For the paranoid, you can encrypt your note, and even save the password to your Keychain. And for those that have made it to the Internet age, you can iPublish your note to an available FTP server. This is a great solution for those who need to share simple text information with others, especially in a mixed platform environment, where an AppleShare server may not be available.

So make sure to upgrade your Notepad to Y2K and beyond with iNotepad.

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John is a software engineer who works in the corporate R&D group of a Fortune 500 company, focusing on all aspects of communications technology. He has several degrees that claim he knows what he's doing when it comes to computers. After watching co-workers reinstall Windows, search for device drivers, and experience other horrors during the day, he's glad that he comes home to a Mac (compatible) computer. Have any comments, suggestions, or favorite Gadgets? Drop John a line at

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