Anyone who is serious about taking notes doesn’t use Apple’s Reminders app. Or at least, they don’t use it to store endless snippets of information (Reminder is fantastic for shopping lists, though). Note nerds use nvALT (OS X), the tricked-out version of Notational Velocity customized by Brett “I just built this. Again” Terpstra, in combination with Dropbox or Simplenote (iOS).
And Brett’s latest version, 2.2, is near enough release that you may as well grab it and use it. Hell, Brett himself says that it’s “more stable than 2.1 is right now.”
NvALT is a super-speedy note-taking and searching app for the Mac. The search field doubles as a way to create new notes (it’s easier to use thatn that sounds) and this fork of Notational Velocity also comes heavily soaked in Markdown goodness.
The other thing it does is sync. However, Simplenote sync was getting flaky in recent months thanks to some changes on the other end of the syncing chain. Now, v2.2ß 105 works with the new Symperium sync engine. In short, sync now works great again unless you have more than 400,000 notes (in which case you should be seeking a different kind of help).
The other addition in this version is better integration with Brett’s other app, Marked, which is an amazing Markdown preview app that works with any text editor in like the whole wide world ever.
If you use nvALT already, go grab this right now. If not, then go check it out.