Clean and handy notes on the side of your monitor.
SideNotes is a smart app for note-taking. It shows and hides on the side of your monitor to manage your notes without distracting you. You can finally keep your notes organized, personalized and always at your fingertips. Simple software to boost your productivity.
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SideNotes requires macOS 10.14

Show. Note Down. Hide.

SideNotes makes your note-taking process distracting-free. Your notes are always at your fingertips. Show and hide them instantly - click the Open Bar, press keyboard shortcut, make a swipe gesture or move your cursor to the side of your monitor (option). Your notes will always stay on top of other windows - visible only when you need them.

New note? Done!

Just click + button. You can also drag and drop pictures directly from your web browser. Drop text files or folders, fragments of text or links or even colors. Create notes directly from Pasteboard or from iPhone® / iPad® camera.


Keep it organized.

Mark notes with colors and group them into folders. Say goodbye to chaos and stay focused on your work.


Customize and enjoy.

You can format your notes using Markdown. Add pictures. Save fragments of code using Code mode with monospaced font. Create quick to-do lists and mark items done. Anything you wish.

What People Say?

I was an instant fan of SideNotes within minutes of installing. Love having lightning-fast access to my notes, categorized, and formatted exactly like I want. I live on my MacBook Pro, so this is the perfect solution for me.

I've been using SideNotes since Marcin first showed me back in May. It is a handy program for keeping my notes nearby. My notes are organized and always around when I need it. Just one click on the side bar and I have an easy place to put and get to my notes. Thanks for a wonderful product!

I got tired of being on the phone, and the person asking if I had a pen or paper for a confirmation number or something like that. Before I would go to my menu bar and try (and fail) to open a quick note app I had previously installed. Most of the time though, I just looked for a pen on my desk instead and wrote it down by hand since other quick note apps are not nearly as easy to bring up when you have 30+ menu bar items installed like I do.

I like SideNotes because its simple but full featured. It keeps my random notes in order and its always there for me. (In my case with a couple of hot keys that make it even easier to call up.)

The fact that it has folders and looks great is just more bonus on an already very useful app.

— LR

Frequently Asked Questions

  • One time payment or subscription?
    One time payment
  • Minimum system requirements?
    macOS 10.14
  • Does SideNotes support iCloud synchronization?
    Not in 1.0 version. We will be working on iCloud synchronization in a future release.
  • What about iOS app?
    We have some future plans 😁
  • What about light interface?
    Out of the box. It's up to your system preferences.
  • What about FiveNotes?
    FiveNotes will be getting new features like tasks and colors in a future release.