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Notepad is an outline processor, formerly published by Portfolio Software. You may still be able to find it at better computer stores or mail order companies. In Japan, the program is called Acta 7, and is available from Symmetry Software (in a kanji version).
The latest version of Notepad is 1.0. This is more recent than all versions of Acta. The most notable new feature is checkbox labels (see screen shot).
We also created a version of Notepad which runs under Windows.
There's also a Newton version of Dyno Notepad. Unfortunately, this doesn't share information with the desktop versions. It was published by StarCore, which is no longer in business.
Related programs are Acta Reader and Dir-Acta-ry. There's also an import filter for Claris XTND.
The file format (for both Macintosh and Windows) can be downloaded; this document is in WriteNow format.
miniWRITER was the first program to have "smart quotes" (the process which curves your quotes as you type). Contact us (see below) if you'd like to use the algorithm in your program.
miniWRITER is $12 shareware.
The latest version is 1.73. You can download it from FTP sites such as ftp.luth.se, socrates.pensee.com, or with WebSTAR. It's compatible with Mac OS 8.1.
DiskInfo is $10 shareware.
The latest version is 1.45. You can download it.
Please send shareware fees in $US, drawn on a US bank (our bank charges us a large fee otherwise). Postal money orders are OK. Cash is OK too, but it's not a good idea to send it through the mail. We cannot take bank cards.