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Bear

A beautiful, flexible writing app for notes and prose

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Bear is a beautiful, flexible writing app for crafting notes and prose. It works on iPhone, iPad, and Mac, so you can write wherever inspiration strikes.

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Notion 1.0 Web + Mac App

Docs, wikis, tasks – a minimal & unified workspace for teams

Chris Porter- My passion is design, music & photos.
You can build a simple task list or you can create a full on project management system. You can manage just a list of clients or build the ultimate CRM. You can create a private notebook or build a full company plan to share with others. It's a great productivity system that you build yourself. Great for if you used every project management or CRM app and it… See more
David Miranda- Founder and Developer, Artisfy
I can't recommend this highly enough. Killer features for me are: nested todos, nested documents, and code blocks. It's so nice having a tool that I can keep literally every piece of content for my business inside of.
David Alejandro Londoño Mejía- Geek Youtuber
You can add the template or create your own, for managin the customers, tagging them and adding contacting information
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Evernote

Note taking gets even simpler

Keir Williams- Party Officer at @TheGreenParty
Basically my filing cabinet I can take everywhere. Never know when I'm going to need something, and I can find it quickly.
Kyle Hess- Fintech Product Manager
Because I'm a sucker and this thing has half of my brain saved in it.
Kate- Community @Tierion
Evernote is one of those things that people tend to love or hate. I'm in the love camp. Like Kyle, it houses half my brain. Basically my entire college career is saved into the thing, not to mention every note I've ever jotted down, every packing list I've ever created, and so much more. They updated their iOS design and it makes it that much more delightful… See more
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Left

A minimalist multi-platform text editor

Left is a distraction-free, minimal note-taking tool for Windows, macOS, and Linux.

itch.io
One of my favorite parts of working for itch.io is seeing the community use the tools we've built in ways we never expected. When we first launched itch.io it was a site for games, and it still is... kind of.
TekCrispy
Left es un editor de texto muy sencillo, en cuanto a su uso y entorno visual. Emplea características que lo diferencian de los demás, aunque obviamente necesita tomar algunas que ya hemos visto en otros editores por su naturaleza, posee funciones propias que nos hacen fijar la vista en este programa.
Genbeta
Si una de tus actividades principales frente al ordenador tienen que ver con escribir, es probable que ya tengas un editor de texto favorito, pero eso no quiere decir que no estés abierto a uno mejor.
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Agenda

Notes, your time has come

Agenda is a date-focused note taking app for planning and documenting your projects. With its unique timeline, Agenda gives you a complete picture of past, present and future, driving your projects forward.

Beautiful Pixels
If you're a regular reader of the site, you already know that elegant note-taking apps are a dime a dozen. Some manage to stand out with unique features while others manage to squander any potential with poor business models. There are a few noteworthy apps that still manage to be worth using after a couple of weeks, like Bear.
Daring Fireball
Link to: https://www.subtraction.com/2018/03/14/why-doesnt-every-notes-app-work-like-agenda/
Subtraction.com
The perfect note-taking software hasn't been invented but Agenda, a new contender that runs on the Mac, comes reasonably close. It finally delivers on a notes management feature that I've spent what seems like an eternity waiting for: the ability to link a note to a specific event on my calendar.
TidBITS
Momenta's Agenda provides novel ways of organizing projects and tasks within a note-taking system that can link to several other Mac apps. It offers a different subscription model that doesn't expire purchased features. But it has been out only since the end of 2017, and still suffers from some bugs and limitations.
Macstories
Agenda is an intriguing approach to note taking on the Mac that's organized around dates and your calendar. The app is beautifully-designed and notably feature-rich for a 1.0 but lacks an iOS counterpart, which is still in the works, and collaboration features, which will limit its appeal to some users.
Medium
TLDR; The note taking app Agenda is launching with a new sales model for Mac apps. On January 22nd, I am launching a new app for macOS: Agenda. When I say 'I', I really mean 'We', because Agenda was developed with Alexander Griekspoor and Marcello Luppi.
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Weava for Desktop

Organize your research and notes beautifully ✨

Weava for Desktop is a powerful toolkit for students, academics, and researchers to orgnanize and cite research in their papers. Now on Desktop ✨

Medium
Drag images on any website and a small box will appear on the left side of the Chrome screen saying "Drop here!". Drop the image in the box and it will save in the default folder. Click on the blue toggle button on the bottom right hand corner of the sidebar to disable / enable the Weava highlighter.
Medium
When GistNote was established in 2016, we focused on solving a problem that we faced as students - the inefficiencies of the research & writing process. We wanted to build a tool that streamlined the research writing process from the beginning (clipping research information), to the end (citations), so we built different features to fulfill this.
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Notebook for Mac

The beautifully simple note-taking app from Zoho. Now on Mac

Arun Sathiya- Happiness Engineer, Automattic
Notebook by Zoho is a neat pick! Smooth and beautiful.
Ramon- Startup Enthusiast
Beautiful and robust
Tobías Naftali- Software engineer
Great notes app! Also 100% free
Siftery
See which companies are using Zoho Notebook, compare its alternatives, and read reviews from verified users and experts
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Ulysses III

A powerful writing tool for Mac, iPad, and iPhone

Ulysses provides a pleasant, focused writing experience combined with effective document management, fast syncing and flexible export make Ulysses the first choice for writers of all kinds.

Sebastian Rumberg- I do things at Ballou PR
It's my favorite writing app. It's the most intuitive yet powerful and fast writing tool that I know of. And in combination with Dropbox and Blot.im it is the fastest publishing system I know. The idea that I can write a post in Ulysses, which is automatically synced to a Dropbox folder and then published on my blog makes all the difference for me. I tried … See more
Nate Michaud- Owner, LacedWork
I love Ulysses not only is it a pleasant to the eye, it allows you to organize all your documents and sync them across multiple devices.
S-M Robinson- Creative Director
The best digital writing tool ever created. Polished and perfect. All they really need to add is collaboration tools.
Medium
Today, we are switching Ulysses to a subscription model. The short story is this ( tl;dr): Our users expect a continuously evolving high quality product - and subscription is the only way we can truly deliver on that expectation. The following post then, is the long story.
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Notebook for Web

The beautifully simple note-taking app. Now on the Web.

Zoho Notebook is a note-taking application that lets you take text notes, create checklists, and add files and photos. With this release, Notebook is now available across all devices.

Notebook uses a unique "note card" concept that gives you formatted templates for the different type of notes you take.

Zoho
We're happy to announce another Notebook update, our biggest and brainiest to date. Notebook 4.0 marks the launch of Notebook for Web, which many of you have been wanting for some time. Then there's also the introduction of Smart Cards, which intelligently format content you add to Notebook across devices.
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Jot is the no-fuss way to take notes. Our app helps you get all your big ideas and little ‘things to remember’ into a simple, stripped down format. Easy swipe gestures keep your list of notes short and orderly. Remember anything by searching through your full archives. Use quick and easy todo lists, and basic reminders to stay on top of daily life stuff.

Jot leaves out all the fancy, distracting stuff you don’t need: formatting, drawing, tags, categories, shared lists, sync, stickers, etc. It’s just as simple and straightforward as using a piece of paper. Only what you need. No funny stuff.

• Create notes instantly

• No titles or saving

• Distraction free writing

• Quick feed of active notes

• Search through your entire archive

• Customization — turn off spelling, grammar helpers

• Get data out by swipe to copy

Medium
Even with all the note taking tools available today, nothing comes close to the immediacy and simplicity of pen and sheet of paper. Most apps are filled with way too many options, excessive categorization, and fussy interfaces that slow everything down.
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Typed

The stunning markdown and writing app for Mac

Wally Hitchcock- Freelance Designer
I'm a big fan if Typed for it's completely stripped down interface. And Zen mode is great when you really need to focus.
Justin Mitchell- Launching a VR design tool at VRooms.tv
I love Typed for it's complete lack of a UI and minimalistic approach. Accepts full Markdown too
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Reactivepad

Documents made smart with textually narrated calculations 📝📊

Reactivepad is an online collaborative document editor that lets you put calculations directly inside your textual narrative - think of MS Word and MS Excel combined. It allows to create truly smart and reactive data-driven documents that are almost like apps!

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Amazing Marvin

Customizable task manager and day planner

Amazing Marvin is a customizable task manager that is designed using behavioral psychology to help you get more done while feeling less stressed. Marvin separates where you store (Master List) and work off (daily todo list) your tasks and has tons of built-in tools to help you work better.

Christina Willner- Founder of Amazing Marvin
It's a great task manager for procrastinators (~90% of students) as it's designed to actually help you get things done.
Alexandra Martel- Web Marketing Enthusiast
It's magic. I'm addicted. :)
George Gonzalez-Rivas- A man like any other. Only more so.
replaced my other task/to-do managers. Combo of calendar, task manager, planner (because of its porjects/sub-tasks feature).
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Material Notes

Simple no hassle notes app in a beautiful material design

☞ Fully Offline: Don't like companies storing your data, no problem this note app is fully offline.

☞ Rich Note Input: Add rich notes - lists, headings, quotes and more.

☞ Markdown Support: The text elements have markdown support

☞ Choice of Grid / List layouts

☞ Simple UX: Simplistic and straight forward UI.

☞ Archived, Favourites, and more

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Gooba

A free note-taking app for iPhone & iPad 📝

Gooba is a new, simple and powerful project to take notes. From now on, just take a few seconds to get a note, thanks to the simple interface and quick actions available in the app.

It's a service that will improve more and more. Our goal is to make Gooba complete with every feature, for free. We are already working on some fantastic features!

Medium
We decided to develop an app like Gooba with the purpose of bringing an app to take notes for all those who, like us, were looking for an app able to have some of the best and most useful functions...
iDownloadBlog.com
This week's edition of our Apps of the Week roundup features a podcast curation app, a new image-based organizational app, and a beautiful note-taking app. And as always, we've selected two great new games for you to check out. Welcome to Scout FM, where you can always find something great to listen to.
Applesfera
Si suelen tomar notas en sus dispositivos móviles y están cansados de usar 'Notas' en iOS, tal ves les podría interesar conocer Gooba, una aplicación móvil que puede descargarse de forma gratuita en la App Store y que ofrece a ...
Webrazzi
Teknoloji her geçen gün ilerlerken not alma konusundaki geleneksel yöntemler de yerini mobil uygulamalara ve alternatif web sitelerine bırakmaya başladı. Mobil cihazlarınızda not almanız için yeni bir uygulama olan Gooba ile sizi tanıştıralım. Sadece iOS kullanıcıları için hizmet veren Gooba'yı mobil cihazınıza indirdikten sonra öncelikli olarak e-posta adre… See more
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Pretext

A powerful, clean Markdown & plain text editor for iOS 📝

‪Pretext is a simple but feature-filled Markdown and plain text editor that works seamlessly with iOS. This means you can open files directly from your Files app, and any changes are saved right back, available to use on other devices and in other applications. You keep full control of your files.

Macstories
I was editing a Markdown text file in Pretext yesterday, when it occurred to me how naturally I was able to create a document and upload it to GitHub without dealing with the limitations and workarounds that used to be commonplace in older versions of iOS. Here's a brief account of what happened.
Macstories
Last month I was delighted to discover a new plain text editor for iOS, Textor, that focused simply on the basics of text editing. Though I valued Textor's minimalism, one feature I did miss was support for Markdown styling. This hasn't been added to the app since then, but fortunately, I no longer have to [...]
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Jotterpad

The writing app for creatives

Kunal Bhatia- Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp
I like the concept Jotterpad created with Snapshots. While you can hack together something like this in Google Docs, this is also designed for distraction-free creative writing.
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Notepin 2.0

Extremely simple note-taking + blogging ✍️

Notepin is a platform to write beautiful notes ✍️

- No signup required 👀

- Create a blog with your own custom domain 📚

Osman Ahmed- Maker for the web
Strong focus on writing, easy to use and no signup required
Amrith Shanbhag- Community at Product Hunt & Feathrd
The simplest way I've taken notes before, so easy to get started with and it's actually distraction free and gets the job done.
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Cheetah Note

A notes app that's more than just a word processor ✍️

Always we are looking for apps to quickly take a note. And most of the apps starts simple but overtime features are added up finally become a word processor. (One of them is iOS stock note app. 😂) So, here comes another cliche, I made by myself. Introducing Cheetah Note. A note app with simplicity at its core.

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FSNotes is modern text editor (like nvALT) on steroids.

FSNotes respect open formats: plain/text, markdown, rtf, and stores data in file system. You can view, edit, copy data in favourite external editor and see live result in FSNotes.

Markdown eidtor highlight code blocks on 170 languages, inline images available too.

Swift 4, open source.

softpedia
FSNotes is a minimalist note manager based on the quite famous Notational Velocity, developed using Apple's Swift programming language and sandboxed for increased security. With the help of the FSNotes app, you can create and manage an extensive database of notes without using your mouse.
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Writemator

Based on the old WriteRoom app for iOS

Writemator is based on the old legendary WriteRoom app for iOS. Updated for iOS 11 with all bug fixes and new features.

Best Apps -The Absolute 1000 Top Apps for iPhone, Android
Writemator for iPhone is a text editor designed to help you focus on your work, rather than confusing you with lots of buttons, menus and options. It has less features when compared with traditional word processing packages. But its design is well thought out that you'll find writing on it a breeze.
Idownloadblog
This week's edition of our Apps of the Week roundup features a new minimal weather client, an app that tries to gamify productivity, and a distraction-free writing app. And as always, we've selected two great new games for you to check out. Tired of weather apps that are crammed with ads, graphs and other non-useful information?
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Dnote Browser Extension is a tool to capture your everyday learnings instantly without a distraction. It sends you a weekly digest email to help you actually remember what you learn.

It supports Chrome and Firefox.

Codementor
As students of programming we aspire to the higher level of mastery by churning out thousands of lines of code or actively seeking out new paradigms. While immersing ourselves into the sea of knowledge can certainly help us learn programming, in our monomaniacal pursuit for growth we are missing one crucial part that is integral to our growth as programmers.
Dnote Stories - How We Learn and Grow as Engineers
As engineers we live in a culture that celebrates learning. Many of us seem to be in a constant haste to learn more. But just how much are we really learning every day?
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What's one app you use a lot, that most people don't know about?

David SpinksCEO, CMX Media
f.lux - Adjusts your computer's display to adapt to the time of day
"Not sure how well-known f.lux is but it's a must-download for any Mac or Windows user. It automatically dims your computer screen in the e… See more
Grammarly - Clear, effective, mistake-free writing.
"I get more use out of this than I do most any other tool/app. I feel like everyday is a learning experience with Gramercy. My writing has i… See more
Alfred Remote - Supercharged remote control for your Mac (iOS)
"So easy, I use it many times a day for everything from a quick calculation to a search (web or computer) to a definition of a word."

What's the best notes app for Mac?

Cian Mac MahonSoftware Engineer, HubSpot
Bear - A beautiful, flexible writing app for notes and prose
"It's simple, has simple styles, and you don't need to memorise markdown to use it. if only it was totally free"
Evernote - Note taking gets even simpler
"Never had to look for a different note taking app. It's got an incredible amount of useful features as well"

What's the best to-do app for Mac and iOS?

Diogo Ferreira
Todoist - Organize your life. Then go enjoy it.
"There is not a better app that is all platform friendly. Easy to use, simple UI, loaded with features."
Wunderlist - Capture ideas, things to do and places to see
"From Microsoft.. one of the best app ever"
Things 3.0 - Complete revamp of the original, award-winning task manager
"I switched from Clear to Things this year. It's an extremely well designed app that oozes beauty, but also treads a very careful line betwe… See more

What are your favourite Mac apps?

Ivan DimitrovGrowth Hacker @ pCloud
Alfred Remote - Supercharged remote control for your Mac (iOS)
"Helps me with opening, math, and with the powerpack, workflows."
Things 3.0 - Complete revamp of the original, award-winning task manager
"It's really great, But they slam you on the price having to buy it for Desktop, Ipad, and Iphone. ( Almost $100) across the same eco-system… See more
f.lux - Adjusts your computer's display to adapt to the time of day
"Couldn't have said it better. Best tool for nocturnal folks."
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