nvALT
nvALT 2.2b
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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:

New
  • Numbered list auto-continuation
  • nvALT is now based on NVb5 (link)
  • Doesn't require ".txt" extension when exporting
Fixed
  • "Open In Marked" command available in localized versions
  • nvALT was launching and staying in the background, fixed
  • Cmd-Return now works with list completion
  • Multiple note tagging works better
  • Interim note-changes is now in ~/Library/Caches/ where it belongs. This fix improve some Dropbox sync issues
  • Lots of scrollbar fixes both for nvALT scrollers and the default (OS X) ones
  • Long formatted dates no longer truncated in horizontal layout
  • Fixed a lot of bugs with how the UI is drawn. The interface should be a little snappier, and less buggy
  • Fixes to the limit text to a maximum width feature
  • Fixed highlighted notes being unreadable depending on various color combinations
  • Fixed tooltips from links hanging around when nvALT is in the background
  • Lots of fixes for snow leopard all around. Sorry 10.6 support had fallen into disarray. Seems pretty good now, but neither developer uses 10.6 on a regular basis so keep the bug reports coming
  • Some fullscreen fixes
  • Find and Replace working better
  • Insert Link command is smarter
  • The holding-down-option-or-ctrl for word count or markdown preview tricks work better
  • The URL scheme should work better. For the record: nvALT's URL scheme is "nvalt://" not to be confused with "nv://" everything else is more or less the same, but its important to have different schemes for different apps
  • Improved TaskPaper handling
  • Smarter auto-pairing of quotes, parens and brackets
Version 2.2b106:

New
  • Numbered list auto-continuation
  • nvALT is now based on NVb5 (link)
  • Doesn't require ".txt" extension when exporting
Fixed
  • "Open In Marked" command available in localized versions
  • nvALT was launching and staying in the background, fixed
  • Cmd-Return now works with list more...
Requirements
  • Intel
  • OS X 10.6 or later
  • (optional) SimpleNote account for online sync



MacUpdate - nvALT



nvALT User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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Niku1000 reviewed on 17 Mar 2014
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).
[Version 2.2b]


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+1

+5

jmrx reviewed on 26 Aug 2013
Simple, fast, beautifully executed with shortcuts for everything.
[Version 2.2b]


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-5

cka3o4h1k reviewed on 21 Aug 2013
It would be great to add the ability to open different folders like in Nottingem (and accept from command line)
[Version 2.2b]


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+1

+16

IloveBurma reviewed on 25 Jul 2013
Thanks for this app! I use it almost everyday.
[Version 2.2b]


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+1

+153

hced reviewed on 21 Nov 2012
Super useful. I'm using it for just about any kind of notes, including code snippets. To keep normal notes separate from code snippets, I prepend snippet filenames withing brackets, e.g. "[unix] Find out what shell I'm using".

Its searching feature is pretty competent as well, searching both the names of your text files -and- their text content.
[Version 2.1]


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+1

+176

Stormchild reviewed on 11 Jul 2012
Notational Velocity is a brilliantly simple note-taking app, and this version takes it to the next level with a bunch of great enhancements. With a single hotkey you can hide and show the app, and it's so lightweight you'll never have to wait for it (this is critical when trying to jot down ideas before you forget them).

What really makes this a killer app is the ability to sync with various iOS note-taking apps via Dropbox. I'm currently using it with Elements for iPhone/iPad; it's a great fit, because this app and Elements both support Markdown preview, which means you can actually format text on iOS instead of being stuck with plain text.

It's awesome and it's free.
[Version 2.1]


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+50

Alex reviewed on 29 Feb 2012
It is Notational Velocity on Steroids!

It supports Markdown and simplenote tags!
[Version 2.1]


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+19

S/ash reviewed on 07 Jan 2012
I am using this awesome app for about a month. And this is simply amazing! I use it solely to create plain text notes (no Markdown/HTML). I store almost everything in it, and yet it is so blazing fast! I love the low contrast theme of nvALT and it's beautiful interface.

There is one thing I can't figure out. As I don't use any HTML/Markdown tags in my notes, I have to basic text formatting, i.e., Bold and Italics. My notes look sort of like UNIX man pages. I use a monospaced font for all my notes. But I am not able to print to PDF properly because, the alignment is not proper at line breaks. I have set max width as 80 chars, but the app doesn't put hard line returns after the line overflows. Is there any fix around this? Also, I would like to have Underline font style, although it won't make any sense for HTML.

Thanks to the developers of nvALT and Notational Velocity.
[Version 2.1]


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+1

+3

Max Roach reviewed on 11 Oct 2011
This NV fork adds missing features to the original one. Mardown support is welcome and if you choose to stock as plaintext in a folder it's possible to synchronize with some text editors on iOS like PlainText or WriteRoom. Love it but I miss an opportunity to sort strictly by tag name.
[Version 2.1]

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Norz replied on 22 Nov 2011
The tags you set in nvALT are based on openmeta, so you can also search them in Spotlight or Leap.
And Leap allows to sort documents by tags.

http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/26019/leap
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+3
Max Roach replied on 22 Nov 2011
@ Norz

Thank you for the info. I had no success searching by tags in Spotlight. It doesn't work despite I use this kind of query “tag:some-tag” but I found a little utility that works: TagLists.

http://hasseg.org/tagLists/

Anyway I'd like to perform this kind of query in nvALT search field and if possible on multiple tags.
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+2

+374

Nontroppo reviewed on 01 Aug 2011
I normally use the main NV build, but the addition of the Simplenote tag sync here is too much to resist. Thanks to all those who work on NV and its derivatives, an amazing tool!
[Version 2.1]


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+8
DPoncy had trouble on 28 Jul 2013
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.
[Version 2.2b]


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+28
Hkim had trouble on 05 Apr 2011
The update from within the application seems to be bombing, thus I need to directly download this again.
[Version 2.0]



-TiTAN- rated on 30 Jan 2014

[Version 2.2b]



+8

Widber rated on 25 Aug 2013

[Version 2.2b]



cantor rated on 23 Mar 2013

[Version 2.2b]



-26

Pinbacker rated on 04 Mar 2013

[Version 2.1]



+28

PRjohnson rated on 16 Jan 2013

[Version 2.1]



+3

Cpoetter rated on 10 Nov 2012

[Version 2.1]



-1

Ezaura rated on 03 Nov 2011

[Version 2.1]



+86

Lemerlot rated on 08 Aug 2011

[Version 2.1]



+11

Nomad11 rated on 31 Jul 2011

[Version 2.1]



RodolphoT rated on 09 Jul 2011

[Version 2.0]


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Version Downloads:3,347
Type:Business : Personal Info Managers
License:Free
Date:25 Aug 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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).


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