Ditch the pad of paper to take better notes [Deals]

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The Notebag app lets you type out your thoughts without getting distracted.
The Notebag app lets you type out your thoughts without getting distracted.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

For some things, computers can feel more like an obstacle than a productivity tool. Taking notes is one such task. Competing tabs, interruptive apps, embarrassing typos and pokey internet connections can make a good old pen and paper feel like the absolute best tools for taking notes.

Not so with this powerful app, which harnesses your Mac’s power to make paperless note-taking a breeze.

You can navigate the Notebag app straight from your keyboard, with a ton of useful features for gathering, organizing and sharpening your ideas. That means no more opening another app or your browser just to jot down a fleeting thought.

Notebag’s global shortcut lets you automatically type without disrupting your train of thought. Plus, a bunch of formatting tools let you write your notes in the ideal way, with various text styles and list formats. You also can link your notes, use nestable categories, and get markdown previews as you type.

And that’s just the start of Notebag’s powerful tools, which help you take advantage of the fact that you are, after all, using a computer to take notes.

Buy now: Get the Notebag: Keyboard-Compatible Note Taking App for $12.99. That’s 23% off the usual price.