There are hundreds of apps on the App Store that claim they’ll help you boost your productivity, keep your thoughts organized, and help you finish all of those great side project ideas you have floating around. Some of those apps are genuinely helpful, but famed Apple-blogger John Gruber just released a new note-taking app that challenges them all.
Vesper is a sublime note-taking app for iPhone that just hit the App Store. Its price tag is a bit steeper than most apps, but even at $4.99 it’s a pretty good deal. Designed by John Gruber’s new company, Q Branch, Vesper is a hybrid of notes and list-making features that helps you keep your thoughts organized.
“What’s the difference between a thought, an idea, and something you want to do? I don’t know exactly. That’s why we made Vesper.” – John Gruber
The app is beautiful in its simplicity. You can gather all your thoughts into notes and then group related notes together by adding tags. Photos can be quickly added or removed right from the note composer screen. Once your done with a note you simply swipe left to send it into your archive.
Vesper’s look and feel is refreshingly flat and minimalist; similar to the stripped-down look of DaringFireball.net. Who knows, maybe Gruber and his team even received a sneak peak of iOS 7 to use as a source of inspiration?
Right now the app is only available on the iPhone and there’s no way to view your notes on your Mac or web browser, but the simplicity of the app and its easy to use organizing tools make it one of the best new productivity apps we’ve seen all year.