Note Pad On Steroids Adds Better OS X Support

Dennis De Mars has released a new version of his uber-note pad program, Pads. Version 2.0 provides all the functionality of Appleis built-in Note Pad program, but with a host of enhanced features. Pages can be locked, torn off, and support stylized text. The new version is also Carbonized for "native" OS X support. According to Mr. De Mars:

Pads v2.0 is now available for download.

Pads v2.0 has many improvements over the previous release version:

  • Pads v2.0 now carbonized and runs native on Mac OS X Public Beta (i.e.does not require the use of "Classic" in OS X.
  • You can now drag text selections, clippings and files directly to the Padswindow to create new notes.
  • The interface is more organized and can be customized by the user.
  • Pages can be locked. Text wrapping in pages may be turned off and on.

Pads is a simple replacement for the standard Note Pad and Stickiesapplications.

Pads is as simple to use as either Note Pad or Stickies, yet providessignificant new features. Pads gives users the ability to organize yournotes and use them more effectively.


  • Notes can be given titles.
  • Notes can be categorized.
  • Pages can be "torn off" so that multiple pages can be viewed at once (like Stickies). These tear-off pages can be closed later without deleting the original notes.
  • Standard Macintosh features such as styled text and drag-and-drop editing are supported.

Pads is available for US$15. You can find more information at the Pads web site.