Jul 26


TextEdit and Stickies replacement for OS X

Retail price: $9.99
ZOT price: $2.99

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xPad is the ultimate notepad, TextEdit and Stickies replacement for Apple’s OS X. With a simple, easy-to-use interface and powerful multi-document features, xPad will quickly become your daily text editor of choice.

With xPad you can create as many documents as you like, all of which are managed in one window. Attached to that window is a drawer containing a list of all the documents you’ve created. Any document can be selected and loaded instantly—at any time—allowing you to easily create and manage hundreds of documents without cluttering your desktop.

Staying organized with xPad is easy. With the category editor you can create and color-code categories, then quickly assign documents in the drawer. Documents can be sorted by name, date or category. Now you can efficiently manage limitless documents with color coding that provides a constant reminder of your organizational scheme.

XPad Screen Shot

You can quickly rename documents, delete one or many, and export a single, multiple, or all your documents in both Rich and Plain Text formats using both drag and drop or conventional panels. You can also instantly export to your iPod, allowing you to read your documents when you are away from your computer.

xPad automatically saves your work, so you never have to worry about manually saving what you’re working on or accidentally closing something without saving—and losing all your information.

16 Responses to “xPad – Text Edit and Stickies Replacement”

  1. Danny Says:

    This is an awesome program. I have been using it for almost a year!! and for $2 bucks… you can’t beat that :)


  2. Danny Says:

    oops.. I mean $3 buck :)


  3. Dean Says:

    Bargain, impulse buy, you can’t go wrong.

  4. Eric Says:

    According to MacUpdate, this .app hasn’t been updated since 2004.

  5. Bull Says:

    Look before you leap !

    Hasn’t been updated in two years ?
    Is it going to be made Universal Binary ?

  6. Steve Says:

    Has no inter-document search I can find. Kind of kills it as a place I would want to put much information. It is also not clear to me where it places its files. Are they all in one proprietary file or in individual rtf files that spotlight can index?

  7. stainboy Says:

    macZOT ought to provide links to the developers’ sites.

  8. Alvin Says:

    This looks very similar to DEVONnote. Can anyone give a brief comparison? I’m always serching for the ultimate notepad and i just switched to DEVONnote last week.

  9. Dean Says:

    Bull – good points. This is a PowerPC binary.

    Still worth $3 though if only to encourage more ‘$5 or less’ apps on Maczot. If it’s more than $5 I have to think about it! 8-)

  10. yoram Says:

    sorry to say: MacJournal is in my humble opinion the best note taker ever. tested more or less every app I can think of (yojimbo, voodoopad, devonnotes, journler, etc.) it’s still under very active support by the developer.

    maybe macjournal should some day available via maczot — just to get more users.

  11. Frank Says:


    This from versiontracker:
    Unfortunately, XPad hasn’t been updated to work with OS X Tiger’s new “Spotlight” feature…

  12. Frank Says:

    Not being updated in two years is a deal killer for me. I will stick with DevonNote.

    I Really like working with DevonNote and the developers are activly working on new version of their products including DNote.

  13. Lee Says:

    The developer kinda just left this app – version 2.0 was supposed to include Spotlight search and multiple documents but the forums on the xpad site were taken down over a year ago – so I guess this is now abandonware.

    Don’t get me wrong this still a nice app (been using it since release) but I don’t think any new features will be added, but I don’t know for sure.

  14. Noomin Says:

    It’s very similar to StickyBrain, DEVONnote, VooDoo Pad, and Caboodle.
    So… What’s the diff?

  15. Gipetto Says:

    So, did anyone ever get a registration code for this?

  16. Ward Says:

    Those who grabbed xPad 1.1 at $2.99 will be pleased to discover the free upgrade to xPad 1.2 (now $5 on MacZOT! on August 14).