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NOTATIONAL VELOCITY is an application that stores, searches, and retrieves notes

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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.


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.
UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS

    * Modeless Operation
      Searching for notes is not a separate action; rather, it is the primary interface.
    * Incremental Search
      Searching encompasses all notes' content and occurs instantly with each key pressed.
    * Transparent Database Encryption
      All content is compressed and encrypted (enabled optionally) before it is recorded to disk.

    * Mouseless Interaction
      Notational Velocity's window was designed for keyboard input above all else, and thus has no buttons.
    * Data Instead of Documents
      There is no manual "saving" in Notational Velocity; all modifications take effect immediately.
    * Complete External Access
      Synchronize natively with Simplenote, or via files with WriteRoom for iPhone and Dropbox.

NOTATIONAL VELOCITY IS OPEN SOURCE
Open Source Initative

The source code to Notational Velocity is distributed under a modified BSD license and is currently hosted on github.

Contributors and collaborators are welcome!

The same area is used both for creating notes and searching. I.e., in the process of entering the title for a new note, related notes appear below, letting users file information there if they choose. Likewise, if a search reveals nothing, one need simply press return to create a note with the appropriate title.

If a note's title starts with the search term(s), that title will be "auto-completed". This selects the note and consequently displays it. Correspondingly, selecting a note places its title in the search area (De-selecting the note restores the search terms).

To create a new note, just type its title and press return. Edit the note as needed in the bottom pane.
To view or edit an existing note, type one or more words contained in its body or title. Reveal a note's content by using the up/down arrow keys to select it.

To make good use of NV, try to maintain one detail/fact/item per note. Notational Velocity's strength, note-filtering, is diminished when only a few notes contain most of the content in the database.

Example (note the brevity and specificity of the body):
Title: How to cook with cornsalt
Body: Buy box of Arm & Hammer raw cornsalt. Sprinkle on poultry before broiling.

Notational Velocity can search thousands of notes at once and works best when information is distributed.

REQUIRES
Mac OS X
10.4 - 10.7
Universal

http://notational.net/
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