FSNotes
FSNotes
4.4.0

3.4

FSNotes free download for Mac

FSNotes4.4.0

02 July 2020

Note manager.

Overview

FSNotes is a plain-text note manager for macOS, and is modern reinvention of notational velocity (nvALT) on steroids. Our application respects the following open formats: plain/text, Markdown, and RTF, and stores data in the file system. You can view, edit, and copy data in your favourite external editor, and see live results in FSNotes.

Features:
  • ICloud synchronization
  • Keyboard centric
  • Global shortcuts (clipboard save / search field)
  • Markdown and RTF markup (files stored on disk as plain/text and rich text)
  • Markdown preview mode
  • Elastic two pane view (vertical and horizontal layout)
  • Blazing fast and lightweight
  • Open files in finder / works with external editors (changes seamless live sync with UI)
  • Pin/unpin important notes in top
  • Multi folder storage
  • Markdown live highlighting with over 170 languages in code blocks

What's new in FSNotes

Version 4.4.0:
  • Adds Handoff
  • Adds system font by default
  • Improves search speed
  • Fixes default line spacing
  • Fixes search bar autocompletion

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How would you rate FSNotes app?

9 Reviews of FSNotes

5
Zx81
08 April 2020
Version: 4.1.0

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I am a great fan of Notational Velocity (which still works fine! I open it regularly to visit an old friend...), I have used NvAlt (last version is 2.2.8 and no sign of updating) ; FSNotes has become my everyday note manager. Synched via Dropbox, I keep my notes updated on my iPhone (1Writer or Editorial at the moment, I am convinced there are others). I once thought my notes could not sync properly, I was not connected to my Dropbox! So, an excellent app with a very steady work and upgrades by the developer.
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5
Zx81
08 April 2020
Version: 4.1.0
I am a great fan of Notational Velocity (which still works fine! I open it regularly to visit an old friend...), I have used NvAlt (last version is 2.2.8 and no sign of updating) ; FSNotes has become my everyday note manager. Synched via Dropbox, I keep my notes updated on my iPhone (1Writer or Editorial at the moment, I am convinced there are others). I once thought my notes could not sync properly, I was not connected to my Dropbox! So, an excellent app with a very steady work and upgrades by the developer.
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Bremen
31 January 2020
Version: 4.0.19
Notes are disappearing, sync is very inconsistent. Unfortunately, I purchased this item but hopefully those few coins will assist the developer to improve what could be an excellent app.
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waryuser
11 January 2020
Version: 4.0.15
I've had several notes just magically disappear. I can't believe this is version 4 it feels more like a beta. Between the data loss and the bagginess in UI behavior, I'd say this one needs another four versions to mature.
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sdclee
19 November 2019
Version: 4.0.7
I previously had grumbles with this app but have received very helpful support and appreciate that a couple of concepts had been lost on me without explanation (e.g. duplicate notes) and I had a painful transition from 'old fashioned' tags to 'smart inline tags' (mainly because they didn't work properly is a previous version where I experience frozen new notes. I am happy to report that version 4.0.7 (338) is stable and behaves as I would expect it to with respect to tags. I am now happily beavering away with notes on my iMac but as yet have not kept it open in all my other devices (that's the next test since I have iPhones, Mac book pro, iPad pro). Once I've made sure they are all up to date I'll experiment more with it so for now I believe 4 stars to be the correct rating (for my experience). I have removed my original review since it is no longer pertinent to the current version.
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TomJ2166
22 July 2019
Version: 3.3.7
I understand that this app can do a lot, so I bought it and I bought as well the IOS app, does make no sense for me without. So far, I am 100% disappointed. I have no clue, how to get this going. I does not sync over Icloud, all my other apps do. There is no help file, no introduction, etc. Have no idea, how to import my former notes, perhaps this is not possible. I made a mistake by not reading the reviews here, it appears to me that you have to have almost programming skills to get this app going.
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5
Nontroppo
24 June 2019
Version: 3.3.4
After using this as my primary Notes app replacing NVAlt (see my previous review last year), it has really grown on me. Really fast and stable, and well thought out. It is really actively developed and the developers are friendly and thoughtful in their replies. So I go up to 5 ⭐ The sync between macOS and iOS is flawless. There is a new Alfred workflow for this too: https://github.com/glushchenko/fsnotes/wiki/Alfred-Workflow As I mentioned before, you can buy it on the app store, then just use something like "brew cask" to install the Github version. This means you support the developer and get to use the latest versions from Github...
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4.5
taja
05 May 2019
Version: 3.0.1
Version 3.0.3 now. It's an excellent app - I'd rate it as highly as The Archive as a replacement for nvALT. It's not as slick as the Archive, but it can create RTFs, which is very useful to me. And it's much much cheaper.
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4
Nontroppo
02 August 2018
Version: 2.0.5
I've used NV[alt] for years, syncing via SimpeNote to other devices and it has all worked well. But I've recently had some unreproducible crashes with NVAlt, and thought I'd try FSNotes. Overall it is a very nice replacement, importing hundreds of note from NVAlt was trivial (however, you need to to transfer the openmeta tags NVAlt stores to Apple system tags manually, a simple terminal command fixes this...) — note it is open source and you can download and use it for free, but I bought it to support development (there is an iOS companion too). iCloud sync works well between my several Mac and iOS devices. I would prefer if we had the option to run it as a menubar app, and it isn't as easy to integrate into Alfred as NVAlt yet — but both of these are in the Github issue tracker and the latter already has a pull request a few days after I posted it!
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4.5
Paganel
26 January 2018
Version: 1.2.1
user-friendly application, I think he has a future
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