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SnipNotes combines a clipboard manager with a note-taking app. Clipboard managers focus on enhancing the clipboard’s functionality and act as a cache for copying and pasting multiple items. Note-taking apps let you save various types of information and store them for later use, but often require you to switch between different apps.
The goal of SnipNotes is to take the best out of both worlds: Quickly save information from various sources and provide intelligent ways to reuse them later from wherever you are. SnipNotes recognizes the content of your notes and provides you with quick actions, e.g. call a phone number or view an address in Maps. These actions can be accessed from anywhere without switching between apps.
SnipNotes takes advantage of many recent iOS and macOS technologies, like Siri Shortcuts, 3D Touch and Splitscreen Multitasking on the iPad. The Touch Bar on MacBook Pro is also supported. An overview of all available features is available here.
SnipNotes for iOS is available for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple Watch. The app requires iOS 11.4 / watchOS 4.0 or later.
SnipNotes for macOS runs on macOS High Sierra (10.13) or later.
Yes, SnipNotes stores your notes locally on all platforms and also works without an internet connection. Your changes get transferred automatically the next time your device is connected.
On Apple Watch you can always access your synchronized notes, even when your iPhone is out of range. If your Apple Watch supports LTE connectivity, you can even create new notes on the go.
Yes, SnipNotes offers three color themes: light, dark and black. The display automatically adapts to your system. You can also set a setting manually.
In addition, SnipNotes offers ten different tint colors. For example, if you don’t like the blue, you can color the app green or red.
2. Purchase & Activation
You can download and use the iOS version of SnipNotes free of charge for 7 days. After this period, a one-time purchase is required to unlock the full version. Otherwise the app will become read-only.
The macOS version of SnipNotes doesn’t offer a free trial at the moment.
There are two versions of SnipNotes:
- SnipNotes for iOS (iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch) is a free download. A one-time activation is required after 7 days of use
- SnipNotes for macOS (MacBook, iMac etc.) doesn’t offer a free trial period at the moment
You can use both versions on as many devices as you like. Apple doesn’t provide a way to bundle iOS and Mac apps into a single purchase yet, unfortunately.
No, you can permanently activate all functions with a single purchase.
If you like SnipNotes and you want to support further development, you can find a tip jar in the app. As a thank you, you have the opportunity to choose a different color for your app icon.
3. Storage & Privacy
Yes, you protect the whole app or individual categories with a numeric passcode and Touch ID / Face ID. More information about this topic is available here.
Your notes are saved locally on your device and in iCloud.
SnipNotes saves your notes locally inside a database. On macOS, you can view this file with the free tool Realm Browser and create a backup. For more information please refer to Backup and Restore Your Data.
You can protect your notes with a PIN code or Touch ID. This feature is currently only available on iOS but will come to macOS soon.
Encryption is handled by the system itself. On iOS, all your data is automatically encrypted when you use a password or Touch ID. On macOS, you can enable encryption in system settings. Your data in iCloud and communication to and from iCloud are also encrypted automatically.
Third-party iOS apps are not allowed to access Apple Notes directly, so there is no automatic import yet, unfortunately. You can use the share sheet in Apple Notes to send individual notes to SnipNotes. On iPad, you can also quickly copy multiple notes into SnipNotes with Drag and Drop.
iCloud is the only supported platform at the moment. Synchronization with storage providers like Dropbox is on my to-do list for future updates, but not a top priority right now. That’s because SnipNotes does currently only support Apple platforms, where iCloud synchronization is sufficient and most convenient for the majority of users. Also, Dropbox would require a different synchronization technology because it uses a filesystem instead of a database.
On the next launch you will be asked to send a crash report. With this information, I can narrow down the problem and fix it faster.
If you would like to further speed up the process, please contact me and briefly describe the steps that led to the crash.
I usually publish a new update every week and can thus fix errors and crashes promptly.
Please restart your iPhone and Apple Watch. This can already solve the problem in many cases.
If the problem persists after the restart, please contact me.
6. Future Updates
I constantly collect feedback and evaluate new features based on demand, effort, and other factors. Although I cannot fulfill every wish, I always try to implement small feature requests in a timely manner. If you are missing a specific feature, please get in touch with me.
There are several features that are requested very frequently. These include:
- Apple Pencil support
- Subcategories and tags
I plan to include these features in upcoming updates.
There are currently no plans to support other platforms like Windows or Android, because they would require a complete redevelopment.
I consider developing a web version that would allow you to access your notes from any device.