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Notational Velocity

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Notational Velocity
Developer(s)Zachary Schneirov
Stable release
2.0β5 / 31 March 2011; 13 years ago (2011-03-31)
Operating systemMac OS X
TypeNotetaking software

Notational Velocity is a computer program for Mac OS X used for notetaking. It allows users to create notes using solely a computer keyboard and search them using incremental find. Other features include database encryption, basic text formatting, tags and spellcheck.[1] In addition, users can synchronize notes with Simplenote and export to a variety of formats, including plain text, HTML and rich text. It has been recommended along with Simplenote as a solution for taking and syncing notes by both Wired and Lifehacker.[1][2]

Notational Velocity hasn't seen any development activity since September 2011.[3]

In 2013, Elastic Threads (David Halter) and Brett Terpstra created a fork of Notational Velocity with added functionality called nvALT. nvALT was last updated in 2017.[4]

In 2019, Brett Terpstra and Fletcher Penney started working on a replacement for nvALT called nvUltra. As of 2023, nvUltra is available as a closed Beta release.[5]

See also



  1. ^ a b Dachis, Adam (27 June 2011). "The Best Syncing Note-Taker for Mac". Lifehacker. Retrieved 11 January 2012..
  2. ^ Sorrel, Charlie (27 April 2010). "Simplenote and Notational Velocity Bring Document Syncing to iPad". Wired. Retrieved 11 January 2012.
  3. ^ "scrod/nv". GitHub. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  4. ^ "nvALT". Retrieved 11 October 2023.
  5. ^ "nvUltra". Retrieved 11 October 2023.