Trapper Keeper: Menubar Notes

Mat Lu
M. Lu|03.20.07

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Mat Lu
March 20th, 2007
Trapper Keeper: Menubar Notes


I had previously been looking for a menubar notes program, so I was excited yesterday to discover Trapper Keeper from Limbic Logic. It installs as a menubar item and when you activate it (by clicking or hovering over the menubar icon, or with a global hotkey) it drops a search box. Start typing and if its database contains a note that matches the search text, it will drop down from the interface as above. If it does not match anything, when you press return it will create a new note with that text (which you can continue to edit). It's a little bit confusing in that ESC will cancel (TAB or ENTER saves), but I really like the idea. You can also use Trapper Keeper to launch a Spotlight or Google search by pressing the appropriate keyboard shortcut instead of return. Finally, Trapper Keeper can automatically sync notes with your iPod. All in all, I like the concept and if I were not a committed Quicksilver addict, I think Trapper Keeper might just find a place in my menubar.

Trapper Keeper is $18 and a demo is available.
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