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nvALT 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 version 2.2.8

Updated on Sep 19 2017

Version 2.2.8:
  • Optimized for High Sierra
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Information

License

Free

Size

5.8 MB

Downloads

23741

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9 or later
  • (optional) SimpleNote account for online sync
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nvALT qualities

Value
5.0
Ease of use
5.0
Features
5.0
Reliability
5.0
Customer support
5.0

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zlazkow
zlazkow
Oct 23 2022
2.2.8
5.0
Oct 23 2022
5.0
Version: 2.2.8
I used to use the original Notational Velocity, then came this one. I visited Brett Terpstra(developer) site today, and guess what ?...the update is coming, in fact a totally new application called "nvUltra". Sign up to receive news. https://brettterpstra.com/projects/nvalt/
enriqueapolinar
enriqueapolinar
Feb 17 2022
2.2.8
0.0
Feb 17 2022
0.0
Version: 2.2.8
Fantastic! It has everything I need ... thank you very much for THE GIFT ... to see if the salary of the extraordinary month arrives, because, it is of justice [for the use that I give it] to make a good contribution ...
enriqueapolinar
enriqueapolinar
Dec 16 2021
2.2.8
0.0
Dec 16 2021
0.0
Version: 2.2.8
¡Fantástico! Tiene todo lo que necesito ... muchas gracias por EL REGALO ...
Poetry
Poetry
Dec 19 2019
2.2.8
0.0
Dec 19 2019
0.0
Version: 2.2.8
I already have the original NV. Can I upgrade to nvALT without losing my notes? What is the latest Mac OS that nvALT works with? How about the original ?
Poetry
Poetry
Dec 19 2019
2.2.8
0.0
Dec 19 2019
0.0
Version: 2.2.8
If I have the origiinal NV can I upgrade to nvALT without losing my notes? Also what is the latest OS that nvALT works with?
gcoghill
gcoghill
Sep 11 2018
2.2.8
5.0
Sep 11 2018
5.0
Version: 2.2.8
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/
Zx81
Zx81
Oct 18 2017
2.2.8
5.0
Oct 18 2017
5.0
Version: 2.2.8
Does not launch since I updated to High Sierra. Notational Velocity still runs fine!
zlazkow
zlazkow
May 5 2017
2.2.7
5.0
May 5 2017
5.0
Version: 2.2.7
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 ?
Dana_Nau
Dana_Nau
Nov 4 2016
2.2.6
5.0
Nov 4 2016
5.0
Version: 2.2.6
I'm happy to see that Brett has resumed development of my favorite note-taking app!
Zx81
Zx81
Nov 2 2016
2.2.6
5.0
Nov 2 2016
5.0
Version: 2.2.6
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)
Nontroppo
Nontroppo
Oct 24 2016
2.2
5.0
Oct 24 2016
5.0
Version: 2.2
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!!!
adsetter
adsetter
Sep 27 2016
2.2b
5.0
Sep 27 2016
5.0
Version: 2.2b
There's an Update for Sierra: http://brettterpstra.com/2016/09/22/nvalt-2-dot-2-bugfixes-sierra-compatibility/ Great Software! Thanks Brett!
centzon
centzon
Jan 7 2016
2.2b
5.0
Jan 7 2016
5.0
Version: 2.2b
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.
Zx81
Zx81
Sep 16 2015
2.2b
5.0
Sep 16 2015
5.0
Version: 2.2b
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)
petert89
petert89
Sep 9 2014
2.2b
5.0
Sep 9 2014
5.0
Version: 2.2b
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
Niku1000
Niku1000
Mar 17 2014
2.2b
2.5
Mar 17 2014
2.5
Version: 2.2b
Regarding nvALT: 1. Does it place an icon in the menu bar? 2. Can I type notes in it? 3. Can I paste items that I have copied? I'm only THINKING of installing nvALT, so my star-ratings mean nothing. They're just the price of admission (mine).
jmrx
jmrx
Aug 26 2013
2.2b
5.0
Aug 26 2013
5.0
Version: 2.2b
Simple, fast, beautifully executed with shortcuts for everything.
cka3o4h1k
cka3o4h1k
Aug 21 2013
2.2b
5.0
Aug 21 2013
5.0
Version: 2.2b
It would be great to add the ability to open different folders like in Nottingem (and accept from command line)
DPoncy
DPoncy
Jul 28 2013
2.2b
0.0
Jul 28 2013
0.0
Version: 2.2b
When I click on "hide the icon" I lose all ability to access the application menu / preferences. There is no button to reverse this. The only way I can figure out how to get back to the preferences is to delete the preferences file in my user Library. But I can't find the preferences file either. Mountain Lion - Latest stable version of nvAlt.
IloveBurma
IloveBurma
Jul 25 2013
2.2b
4.0
Jul 25 2013
4.0
Version: 2.2b
Thanks for this app! I use it almost everyday.
shca
shca
Sep 18 2023
2.2.8
1.0
Sep 18 2023
1.0
Version: 2.2.8
zlazkow
zlazkow
Oct 23 2022
2.2.8
5.0
Oct 23 2022
5.0
Version: 2.2.8
Nomah5
Nomah5
Feb 21 2019
5.0
Feb 21 2019
5.0
Version: null
gcoghill
gcoghill
Sep 11 2018
5.0
Sep 11 2018
5.0
Version: null
Dana_Nau
Dana_Nau
Nov 4 2016
5.0
Nov 4 2016
5.0
Version: null
Zx81
Zx81
Nov 2 2016
5.0
Nov 2 2016
5.0
Version: null
Nontroppo
Nontroppo
Oct 24 2016
5.0
Oct 24 2016
5.0
Version: null
adsetter
adsetter
Sep 27 2016
5.0
Sep 27 2016
5.0
Version: null
centzon
centzon
Jan 7 2016
5.0
Jan 7 2016
5.0
Version: null
Grug
Grug
Aug 18 2015
5.0
Aug 18 2015
5.0
Version: null
jeffarylee
jeffarylee
Jan 24 2015
5.0
Jan 24 2015
5.0
Version: null
petert89
petert89
Sep 9 2014
5.0
Sep 9 2014
5.0
Version: null
Moogan
Moogan
Aug 22 2014
4.5
Aug 22 2014
4.5
Version: null
anonymous-fish-5819
anonymous-fish-5819
Jul 28 2014
5.0
Jul 28 2014
5.0
Version: null
Ervins Strauhmanis
Ervins Strauhmanis
Jul 8 2014
5.0
Jul 8 2014
5.0
Version: null
Niku1000
Niku1000
Mar 17 2014
2.5
Mar 17 2014
2.5
Version: null
anonymous-crocodile-3658
Jan 30 2014
5.0
Version: null
jmrx
jmrx
Aug 26 2013
5.0
Aug 26 2013
5.0
Version: null
Widber
Widber
Aug 25 2013
5.0
Aug 25 2013
5.0
Version: null
cka3o4h1k
cka3o4h1k
Aug 21 2013
5.0
Aug 21 2013
5.0
Version: null
IloveBurma
IloveBurma
Jul 25 2013
4.0
Jul 25 2013
4.0
Version: null
cantor
cantor
Mar 23 2013
5.0
Mar 23 2013
5.0
Version: null
Pinbacker
Pinbacker
Mar 4 2013
4.0
Mar 4 2013
4.0
Version: null
PRjohnson
PRjohnson
Jan 16 2013
5.0
Jan 16 2013
5.0
Version: null
hced
hced
Nov 21 2012
5.0
Nov 21 2012
5.0
Version: null
cpoetter
cpoetter
Nov 10 2012
4.0
Nov 10 2012
4.0
Version: null
Stormchild
Stormchild
Jul 11 2012
5.0
Jul 11 2012
5.0
Version: null
S/ash
S/ash
Jan 7 2012
5.0
Jan 7 2012
5.0
Version: null
Ezaura
Ezaura
Nov 3 2011
4.5
Nov 3 2011
4.5
Version: null
Max-Roach
Max-Roach
Oct 11 2011
5.0
Oct 11 2011
5.0
Version: null
LeMerlot
LeMerlot
Aug 8 2011
4.5
Aug 8 2011
4.5
Version: null
Nomad11
Nomad11
Jul 31 2011
5.0
Jul 31 2011
5.0
Version: null
RodolphoT
RodolphoT
Jul 9 2011
5.0
Jul 9 2011
5.0
Version: null
Nanobite
Nanobite
Apr 6 2011
5.0
Apr 6 2011
5.0
Version: null
Badli
Badli
Apr 6 2011
5.0
Apr 6 2011
5.0
Version: null
poobard
poobard
Apr 5 2011
5.0
Apr 5 2011
5.0
Version: null
Mithoo
Mithoo
Feb 19 2011
5.0
Feb 19 2011
5.0
Version: null
Tbrizitsky
Tbrizitsky
Jan 6 2011
5.0
Jan 6 2011
5.0
Version: null
Fishscale
Fishscale
Jan 1 2011
4.5
Jan 1 2011
4.5
Version: null
Aeschylus
Aeschylus
Dec 28 2010
4.5
Dec 28 2010
4.5
Version: null
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