nvALT
nvALT
2.2.8

4.8

nvALT free download for Mac

nvALT

2.2.8
19 September 2017

Fork of Notational Velocity.

Overview

nvALT is a fork of the original Notational Velocity by Brett Terpstra and ElasticThreads (David Halter) with some additional features (MultiMarkdown preview and source views, public note sharing, customizable colors…) and some interface modifications (bookmarks HUD, fullscreen view and more).

What's new in nvALT

Version 2.2.8:
  • Optimized for High Sierra

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centzon
07 January 2016

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I've been using this app for quite some time, and, simply put, it is the Dog's bollocks.... the single search bar, no need to save a file, choice of external editor, markdwn., speed of execution, small memory footprint... the list is almost too long for such a simple app. Not sure what has happened since my upgrade to El Capitan, but things are a little screwy WRT spell and grammer (heheh!) checking in US English. Can't quite put my finger on it, but it seems that the underlying changes made in El Cap. have degraded this apps otherwise excellent performance. Here's hoping that the developer offers an update to the app in the near future.
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Version 2.2b
gcoghill
11 September 2018
It took me a while to "get" the nvALT approach, but now that I've assimilated it, I'm a fan. The software is pretty bare bones — by design. The idea here is to find and capture quickly, and it does that job exceedingly well. I'd love to see some additional text manipulation features; I was able to implement what I wanted globally in macOS using a tip from the nvALT developer's website. But with just a few power-user text manipulation tools, this could be even better. Check out my plain-text journaling system, in which nvALT plays a big role: https://georgecoghill.wordpress.com/plain-text/
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Version 2.2.8
Zx81
18 October 2017
Does not launch since I updated to High Sierra. Notational Velocity still runs fine!
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Version 2.2.8
lazk
05 May 2017
I've noticed that the last version 1.2.7. takes about 5 second to close.
From the moment I click on 'x' until it closes, a delay of 5 seconds.
Have anybody noticed that ?
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Version 2.2.7
Dana_Nau
04 November 2016
I'm happy to see that Brett has resumed development of my favorite note-taking app!
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Version 2.2.6
Zx81
02 November 2016
I am so glad this app has been updated and development is active. Incredibly fast to launch, no chance to lose data, uses tags, sync over Dropbox. Used alongside IOS apps (nvNotes) it is, for me, the perfect note taking setup.
I wish notes could be organized by date created, it would then be a perfect journaling app as well.
I stopped syncing with Simplenote because all my tags would be lost (I think it is a matter of tag format, but not sure)
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Version 2.2.6
Nontroppo
24 October 2016
I've used nvAlt (and NV) for many years. This is such a simple and elegant Markdown friendly solution, really gets out of your way but offers everything I need. SimpleNote support makes this totally rock! BTW, the successor to nvAlt, BitWriter is soon to be released (I assume as a beta first). Can't wait!!!
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Version 2.2
adsetter
27 September 2016
There's an Update for Sierra: http://brettterpstra.com/2016/09/22/nvalt-2-dot-2-bugfixes-sierra-compatibility/ Great Software! Thanks Brett!
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Version 2.2b
centzon
07 January 2016
I've been using this app for quite some time, and, simply put, it is the Dog's bollocks.... the single search bar, no need to save a file, choice of external editor, markdwn., speed of execution, small memory footprint... the list is almost too long for such a simple app. Not sure what has happened since my upgrade to El Capitan, but things are a little screwy WRT spell and grammer (heheh!) checking in US English. Can't quite put my finger on it, but it seems that the underlying changes made in El Cap. have degraded this apps otherwise excellent performance. Here's hoping that the developer offers an update to the app in the near future.
Like (3)
Version 2.2b
Zx81
16 September 2015
Be careful : I synchronized my notes with simplenote and it works great, but it just deleted all my tags ; there was a warning about this on GitHub (https://github.com/scrod/nv/wiki/FAQ%3A-Synchronization)
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Version 2.2b
petert89
09 September 2014
The peak of pure quick note taking (IMO). It just works, finds any note I need almost instantly. I don't even need to remember exactly what I called the note(s), keying one word will find everything with that word, now! Storing my notes in markdown format means they render and edit fast as plain text and print formatted well enough to keep the boss happy. The Markdown preview makes this so easy. Editing nvAlt notes in TextWrangler means I know exactly what is in each down to the invisible characters, and gives me as much text processing power as I need. Keeping my notes in my DropBox means they are available within minutes on all my devices, OS X and iOS (view / edit with Nocs on iOS, my preferred app). pete
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Version 2.2b
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4.8

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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