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Notational Velocity: modeless, mouseless Mac OS X note-taking application

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  • nvALT 2
    Https:// Still works on MacOS 12.6. - Source: Hacker News / 4 months ago
  • Innovative Rich Text Editing: Typing Affinity
    Bike is beautiful! I'm tempted. But all my notes are in Notational Velocity ( at the moment, because the largest source of friction for me is *finding note files*. In Notational Velocity I never have to open a file dialog; file dialogs on Mac OS are still shockingly slow, and even if they were fast it would take too long to find the file I want. My hands never leave the keyboard; I just... - Source: Hacker News / 5 months ago
  • What do you dislike in the note-taking apps you use and why?
    Has the very simple modeless operation of Notational Velocity: When you open the app, you just start typing, and it incrementally searches the full text of existing notes, and creates a new note if the search text is not found. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Best Note taking app on your Mac
    NOTATIONAL VELOCITY is an application that stores and retrieves notes. It is an attempt to loosen the mental blockages to recording information and to scrape away the tartar of convention that handicaps its retrieval. The solution is by nature nonconformist. Website link: - Source: / 5 months ago
  • Do y’all have hundreds of massive note files?
    Half of mine are in Notational Velocity (mac), half are in markdown files organized in folders which I edit in neovim. I do reference mine later, helped by the fast search functions in those two tools. Ripgrep in vim. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Something like Notational Velocity for windows
    Is there anything like Notational Velocity but for Windows? Especially keyboard-driven. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Interactive notetaker with code support?
    Preferably has some kind of lightweight organizational setup (like Notational Velocity or Obsidian). - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Remembrance Agent (1996)
    Reminds of Notational Velocity [1] and Deft [2] [1] - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • I wish there was a clean, easy to use, offline, local storage, open source, or at least one time payment, second brain/ productivity app, like Notion.
    Clean UI and easy to use if you follow the recommended way to use it from the original developer. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Different behaviors for widget-button-press and widget-button-click
    I am trying to make an extension to the wonderful Deft package that can preview/view files in a side window of the Deft buffer (similar to the functionality of the original Notational Velocity). Deft normally takes a set of text files and for each file, displays a widget in the Deft buffer that, when pressed/clicked, opens the corresponding file. For my extension, I would like the file to be opened in the side... - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago

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Ask HN: Favorite note-taking software?
Good to see the best features of Notational Velocity being carried forward. I like the sound of iCloud syncing, too.

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