OS X Users Longing For The NotePad?

Dennis C. De Mars has released a new version of his Apple NotePad replacement, Pads. Version 1.1b1 is the first Carbonized version of Pads, bringing native OS X compatibility, and giving OS X Beta users a note pad utility. According to Mr. De Mars:

Pads v1.1b1 is now available for download.

This is a beta of the Carbon version of Pads. It now runs native on Mac OS X Public Beta (i.e. does not require the use of "Classic" in OS X.

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

Pads is as simple to use as either Note Pad or Stickies, yet provides significant new features. Pads gives users the ability to organize your notes 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$5. You can find more information at Pads web site.