Notational Velocity is a hidden gem of an app for the Mac, by Zachary Schneirov. It’s a lean, mean, and truly minimal note app, with an interface that emphasizes minimizing friction. Easy to search, easy to create new notes. It sounds odd when you hear just how minimal the UI is, but in actual use, it works well. (I mentioned Notation Velocity in my “Untitled Document Syndrome” piece earlier this year.)
Version 2 has been a long time in the works and adds quite a few new features. And, the app is now open source (with a liberal BSD-style license), with a project page on GitHub.
★ Sunday, 13 September 2009