Quick Notes on Screen Side

SideNotes keeps your notes on the side of the screen. Appears when
you click a little bar or move your cursor to the screen side.

Note down — get it out of your mind — move on.

SideNotes requires macOS 10.15 or newer. iCloud synchronization requires macOS 11 or newer. Shortcuts actions require macOS 12

iOS / iPadOS version is sold separately. Read more

When it comes to
really quick notes... need to take them right away.

Any task, inspiration, or fragment of code. Show your notes in a flash.
In the meantime, keep them hidden on your screen side.

Also watch Getting Started video which covers most SideNotes functionality.

SideNotes is great for...

For Designers

If you are a graphic designer, everything can be a source of inspiration. Save colors, ideas, pictures, and links in SideNotes. Oh, and daily task lists are also welcome.

SideNotes for Designers

For Software Developers

If you are a developer, you deal with various tasks each day. Keep them at hand and track them easily.

And sometimes you need to enter a code snippet. SideNotes offers a Code mode for your note.

SideNotes for Software Developers

For Student

If you are a student you take lots of notes. In class and studying at home. Never lose bits of information, links, and screenshots of things you're browsing - grab them instantly and save them in SideNotes.

SideNotes for Students

For Writers

If you are a writer, you need a simple and agile note-taking app to save your fleeting thoughts and inspirational insights just when they arise. Note down your concepts for later use.

SideNotes for Writers

For You

If you need to save things quickly and stay on task; work between apps and want to save and reuse something in a few minutes; need to have some info always ad hand, have this thought: "Where to put this?" — SideNotes is the place. Jot down before you forget it and access your notes instantly.

SideNotes for You

Plenty of Features

Lots of settings, automatic backups and iCloud synchronization.
And it's a 100% native macOS app. Ready for M1. Now, also available for iOS / iPadOS.

We truly love making this app, so this is not the end. Stay in touch!

See All Features

Automation & Integration

Integrate SideNotes with other apps, automate your tasks using Shortcuts Actions and Apple Script API.


Shortcuts Actions

Automate your daily tasks. Create notes and folders and integrate SideNotes with other apps. Read more

Apple Script

Apple Script

Create and modify notes and folders, search for them and get their content. You can use Apple Script to integrate SideNotes with other apps. Read more

Alfred Workflow

Alfred Workflow

Download our Alfred workflow and take notes even faster, quickly search for them, use snippets and more. Read more

What People Say?

SideNotes is used by thousands of people every day. We've received hundreds of emails where SideNotes users tell how useful the app is. Application has great reviews on AppStore®. Here are some reviews from our users:

This is my new favorite way to quickly write down my daily tasks as they come to mind. Also, I haven’t seen a quicker way to grab notes or text from another place like SideNotes, and believe me, it is quicker than anything else - like an inbox for the thoughts.
I love that I always have my notes accessible and in front of me no matter what I'm doing, always, while at the same time they never take up any extra space on my screen or clutter things up. (...) Check out the video
I basically use it as a collection of sticky notes on steroids but it actually has a ton of features. I use it as a quick to-do list to note-down notes when I'm doing video calls or streams or podcasts but the most useful feature for me is to quickly drop snippets of text I find on the web when I'm doing research and you can even drop in images for later use. (see the video)

Getting Started

We've prepared a video guide that covers most of SideNotes features. It's addressed to people who just start using the app and to people who would like to discover new features.


Take your notes
with you

Get SideNotes for iPhone and iPad and edit your notes wherever you are.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • One time payment or subscription?
    One time payment
  • Minimum system requirements?
    macOS 10.15 or newer. For iCloud synchronizaton macOS 11 or newer. For Shortcuts actions you need macOS 12.
    iPhone / iPad version requires iOS / iPadOS 15 or newer.
  • Does SideNotes support M1 chips?
    Yes, it supports M1 as well as Intel.
  • Do you offer student discount?
    Sure! It's available through this website.
  • My trial expired. Can I get longer trial?
    Sure. Please contact us and we'll give you access to a longer trial.
  • Does SideNotes support iCloud synchronization?
  • What about iOS app?
    We've just released it. Find more here
  • What about dark and 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.

One Time Payment

You pay once and SideNotes is yours.

SideNotes requires macOS 10.15 or newer. iCloud synchronization requires macOS 11 or newer. Shortcuts actions require macOS 12

iOS / iPadOS version is sold separately. Read more