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I like to keep notes simple. I have a ton of .txt files littering my desktop. I'd love to find an app like (Mac Only) for the PC. Evernote/OneNote are overkill.

Ideally I'd love to find an powerful notepad app where I can keep the notes in a sidebar and have the main window for the note content.

Does such a beast exist?

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OneNote is not overkill, it does exactly what you need, and much more. – Soonts Sep 16 '12 at 10:47

I can't think of anything that matches all your requirements off the top of my head. Have you checked out ?

One tactic I've adopted is to use a Google Doc for all my "scraps" that I would normally litter about my desk on Post-Its. :)

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I suggest "Notecase", which exists for Windows, Linux and OS-X. Data is fully interchangeable. The tree on the left (titles) is hierarchical. Too many levels complicate things.

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Please provide a link to the software you mention. – Lee Taylor Nov 27 '12 at 11:37

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