When I downloaded xPad, I felt instantly comfortable with it, meaning it felt natural to use. The fact that I could categorize my notes was a huge win for it right from the start. Setting up the categories is as simple as:
- Right click the side drawer and choose New Category
- You can give that category a name and color tag
When you create a new document or text, you can categorize them and they save instantly. Simply brilliant!
The part of the program that is especially useful to me is that I can save all my notes or pieces of text I might find online. I have categories set up for “scratch pad" and “tidbits", that way I can choose if I want to use it later or not, but at least I am never losing important text and I don’t have to have several text files saved on my desktop.
I also have a category “websites" this is where I might paste in a web address that I might need at a later time, but I don’t want to actually save it to my bookmarks (we all know how fast those can fill up).
I recommend xPad as a much more useful tool than TextEdit, it is handy, it categorizes, it saves instantly, and it does not use a lot of system resources. I think this one is a winner!
Pick up your free copy of xPad here: http://getxpad.com