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One thing we're not short of is note taking apps for the Mac or iOS.

Agenda approaches note taking in a new and unique way. With close integration with your calendars, you can now organise and access your notes based on events. With a beautiful user interface and a full-featured editing environment, Agenda can adapt to many different functions to boost your productivity and make you more organised.

Available for both macOS and iOS, Agenda utilises iCloud for seamless syncing between all of your devices and recently was awarded an Apple Design Award at WWDC 2018.

Agenda is free (and will remain so) but has a unique business model to ensure the app is continually developed and supported: An in-app purchase option unlocks current premium features, and any new ones that are added in the twelve-month period following the purchase. Agenda does not have a subscription model.

In this week's full tutorial, Don shows you Agenda in great detail on the Mac, including its current premium features. He also goes over the app on iPad, showing some of the main features so you can see how they translate to iOS.

The full tutorial covers

  • Introduction
  • Exploring the UI
  • Creating Notes
  • Overview Section
  • Assigning Dates
  • Linking to Calendar Events
  • Adding People & Tags
  • Searching
  • Premium Features
  • Sharing
  • Agenda on iOS
  • iOS - Linking to Events
  • iOS - Editing Notes
  • iOS - Tags & People

App Store Links:

Agenda Mac App Store

Agenda iOS App Store

Video Tutorial Comments

(4 comments posted)

Sven Kielhorn

Love this app, I just learned it and I already made the decision to replace Bear with this app to help me with my workflow for my video production business. I really find the use of tags for names and contacts very helpful. I also like the fact that it allows you to divide my tasks into projects and categories, and linking my task to dates is very innovative, I can see the date and event features becoming very useful in the weeks and months to come. And it’s just a beautiful app. Thanks for this course. Best, Sven Kielhorn, Creative at


Don McAllister

Thanks for the feedback Sven, glad you found the tutorial useful. It is a great app.

Bartholomew Hamilton

any idea if a note can have an email linked to it from apple mail?


Don McAllister

Hi Bartholomew,

If you drag the email into the body of the note, it creates a link back to the email - I've just tried it and it works great!

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