Growly Notes is as much of a scrapbook app as it is notes app. Yes, you can take notes and organize them in handy tabs. One click brings up a note to the screen. The real magic is in the notes page itself. Notes? Sure.
And almost everything else you can imagine can be dropped right into the notes page.
Drag, Drop, Save
Way back in the day, back when the Mac was mostly black and white, there was a nifty free form database app that Jeffrey and I loved. Those days, and that app, are gone.
Databases are not fun to manage, and overly complex for the average Mac user. Growly Notes gets around the complexity by letting you dump almost anything and everything into a notes page.
Take a look at all you can drag and drop into Growly Notes.
If that’s a little too colorful or cartoonish for you, there’s an option to change the layout and look so you won’t be distracted by the Fisher-Price look.
You create organizing tabs in Growly Notes. Each tab can have a bunch of notes pages. Each page can hold all kinds of typical Mac files.
By my count, Growly Notes holds formatted text notes, photos and images, movie clips, audio clips, lists, links to web pages, links to files on your Mac, tables of data, PDF files, even drawings.
That’s at least 10 different types of file information you can save on a Growly Notes page.
Move each piece of information around the notes page. You’re not stuck with a page that does only photos, or only PDFs. They all fit together in one notes page.
What’s the free form note taking app good for?
Did I mention scrapbook? It’s perfect for that, but also good for drawings, projects, to-do lists, even a personal journal.
Not bad for free, right?
The only negative is that there’s no iPad or iPhone version, so no cloud syncing to backup notes.