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

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.


Gather up Your Inspiration

Let your projects, designs, articles move forward and quickly save inspirational quotes, pictures and links.


Inbox for Your Thoughts

Just catch your buzzing thoughts as they pop-up and keep working. Deal with them later.

Handy To-Dos

Handy To-Dos

Quick access makes you want to note down right away. Note down your tasks immediately and keep the focus on “here and now”.
Stay productive and organised.

This digital notepad makes note-taking distraction-free.
Almost unnoticeable.

Why is SideNotes One of a Kind?

It combines the simplicity of sticky notes and the convenience of complex note-taking apps.

It Sticks to Your Screen Edge

Note down on the side with your project still in sight. Your notes are displayed over other apps. Even while in full screen.

It Grabs Notes Instantly

SideNotes allows you to take quick notes, without changing your context. You can define a global keyboard shortcut to quickly add your notes.

Beautiful and Solid

Simple Yet Full‐Featured

Quick access and plenty of features makes it convenient and fun to use.

Sometimes Words Are Not Enough

Notes are more than just plain text. Save screenshots, task lists, fragments of code, shortcuts to files and folders. All of these and more are supported by SideNotes.

Exporting notes to images

Exporting Notes to Images

You can export any note to an image and send it to your friend or publish it as a social media post.

Screenshots and Pictures

Where do you keep your screenshots? Desktop is not the place.

You can save them in SideNotes. Just drop a newly-taken screenshot into the app. Everything's clean and within reach.

Sketches and Photos from iPhone and iPad

Long press + button and take a photo using your iPhone or iPad. Draw a sketch or scan a document and import it into SideNotes. Read more


File and Folder Shortcuts

Drag and drop a file or a folder. SideNotes saves a shortcut with a preview. Double-click to open it. Read more



If you're a graphic designer or a developer, sometimes you need to save a color in the #rrggbb format. SideNotes renders it nicely. Copy it with a single click. Read more


Code Snippets

Ever needed to create a text file to save a temporary fragment of code? Just put it into SideNotes and set the text formatting to Code. Read more

Minimalistic and Great-Looking

Once you start using SideNotes, you'll probably take lots of notes.
Distinguish them with colors and use Markdown to format the text.
And as SideNotes is your daily app, style it by choosing your favourite theme, set note colors & format the text with Markdown.



Elegant, vibrant, minimalistic. Choose your favourite or create your own one. Fit the theme to your mood or time of day. For more information visit Themes page.

Note Colors

Note Colors

You can select a color for your note to visually distinguish it. Choose a bar or background color. Read more



Quickly format text by using a subset of Markdown syntax.

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

There are More Features

Lots of settings, automatic backups and iCloud synchronization.

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



Use as it is or make a few tweaks. Choose where and how to display the app. Set your favourite appearance, decide how to display the text and set up the global keyboard shortcuts.


Automatic Backups

SideNotes makes backups of your notes automatically. So if you accidentally delete a note or a folder, you keep you chances of bringing it back.

iCloud Sync

iCloud Synchronization

Now you can sync your notes between your computers.

iCloud synchronisation requires macOS 11 or newer.

One Time Payment

You pay once and SideNotes is yours.
Focus on your work. Not on annoying problems with lost subscriptions.

Getting Started

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.

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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)

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.
  • 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're actively working on it. Currently, it's about 85% done. Soon we're releasing a private beta
  • 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.
SideNotes requires macOS 10.15 or newer. iCloud synchronization requires macOS 11 or newer. Shortcuts actions require macOS 12