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Posted by Hugh
Feb 12, 2015 at 02:20 PM


Quiver looks good, feels good and sounds good, and many thanks to Bill for suggesting it… but I do have a problem with it, although not one of Quiver’s own making. It’s probably now the tenth or eleventh note-taking app that I’ve accumulated in the last couple of years (not all, of course, thanks to this forum!). Each has its own unique selling proposition - in terms of functionality or ubiquity, elegance, simplicity and so forth - sometimes of course the uniqueness is only skin-deep - when what I actually need is just one note-taker with a range of functionality whose hot-key I can reach for instinctively, and that will remain top of my list for - well? - at least six months. But I don’t have the time to research this niche in the depth necessary to determine which one it is that would suit my requirement! The crimper’s constant cry? A problem of abundance?

I know of Brett Terpstra’s very useful iOS Text Editor Summary (http://brettterpstra.com/ios-text-editors/), but no similar discriminator for iOS or OS X note-takers. (And I also wonder what business logic it is that persuades developers that this crowded corner of the application market, with its own 500 lb. gorilla in the form of Evernote, is one worth entering - perhaps developing an OS X or iOS note-taker is becoming a useful ‘practice platform’?)


Posted by Hugh
Feb 12, 2015 at 02:21 PM


Apologies - thanks to Paul Korm, rather than Bill, this time.


Posted by Paul Korm
Feb 12, 2015 at 03:04 PM


You’re welcome—but I believe it was indeed Bill who originally wrote here about Quiver ;-)

Hugh wrote:
Apologies - thanks to Paul Korm, rather than Bill, this time.


Posted by MadaboutDana
Feb 12, 2015 at 04:17 PM


Hm, love your workaround – I hadn’t realised there was a separate Markdown view in code cells, or that it folded!

I shall certainly suggest the multi-note selection feature to Yaogang (also offered by Ulysses et al.) - I’ve also come to like the grouped note feature offered by Keep Everything, which effectively gives you a second layer in the hierarchy. Combined with his cells inside notes, that would create a super-flexible system.



Posted by MadaboutDana
Feb 19, 2015 at 08:14 PM


Another feature of Quiver I like very much is that with a bit of modest tinkering in the CSS style sheets (available through preferences), you can actually make some fairly significant changes to the look and feel of the cells. While Yaogang is working towards making cells as “invisible” as possible, for various OCD reasons of my own, I prefer some (very faint) boundaries between my cells (especially in my task lists). This is easily done using CSS. I have also chosen my very favourite font for the editor (which happens to be Optima).

Such little things.

But in a big, complicated world, they make me so happy.


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