Circus Ponies Closes Its Doors
Circus Ponies, maker of the outline-based information management app NoteBook, has closed its doors. Despite the joke on the company’s Web site about going to “that great Alphabet company in the sky,” Circus Ponies has not been purchased by Google parent company Alphabet. You can try sending email to Circus Ponies support if you need technical support or a copy of NoteBook 4.0, but the company doesn’t guarantee a reply. As with most orphaned software, Notebook will likely continue to work fine at least until the next version of OS X, but Notebook users should start looking for a replacement.
Any recommendations for a replacement?
We're soliciting feedback on that right now at http://tidbits.com/article/16186
How very sad, I really find this software useful and have made extensive use of it.
I started using NoteBook back in the early OSX days but recently have only been using it as a sort of scrapbook/filing system for scanned PDFs and text snippets rather than using its outlining features or graphical tools. Stayed on version 3.x because one of the Macs I use still runs Tiger.
Recently I've been unsure whether to keep using it, since I'm more cross-platform nowadays. I guess this decides things.
AquaMinds' NoteTaker shares a common ancestor with Notebook and is still available for sale. AquaMinds hasn't updated any of their apps on the Mac App Store since 2013, so I can't say if it's still a going concern or not.