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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

Version 2.2b106:

  • Numbered list auto-continuation
  • nvALT is now based on NVb5 (link)
  • Doesn't require ".txt" extension when exporting
  • "Open In Marked" command available in localized versions
  • nvALT was launching and staying in the background, fixed
  • Cmd-Return now works with list more...


  • OS X 10.6 or later
  • (optional) SimpleNote account for online sync

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Current Version (2.x)


Downloads 16,871
Version Downloads 6,892
License Free
Date 25 Aug 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price Free
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