Posts Tagged “nvalt”

  • nvALT 2.2.7. Everything'll be fine.

    There's an update for nvALT available (2.2.7) via nvALT->Check for Updates, or download directly below. It's a lightweight bugfix, no big deal. Primarily for those who noticed that it no longer automatically focuses the search field when you bring it up via hotkey or menu item.…

  • nvALT 2.2.6 (124) because 123 is never enough

    There's a quick update for nvALT available. These things do seem to happen in multiples. It corrects a little mistake in the handling of the menu bar item in 10.9.5. Most people probably didn't even notice it. I sure didn't.…

  • nvALT 2.2.5 (123)

    As always, if you want to report bugs, please use the GitHub issues for nvALT. nvALT reports via Twitter, email, and the red phone in my office will probably be ignored.…

  • nvALT 2.2 take 2.2 (one more time, with feeling)

    Ok, so the first nvALT 2.2 release was an unmitigated wreck. The second one was something just less than a major disaster. A minor major disaster? Here's one more for you, this one tested by a good number of people already, and hopefully good to go. Thanks to everyone who's donated already, it gave us additional incentive to get this release fixed up in the face of new OS issues and variables.…

  • OK, nvALT 2.2 take 2

    Update: Even take 2 was a disaster, so the download has been updated to version 2.2 (122). It's worked for all testers thus far. For more info on the issues, see here.…

  • nvALT 2.2: bugfixes, Sierra compatibility

    Update: Due to widespread issues, even with the second release attempt, the download has been updated to version 2.2 (121). It's worked for all testers thus far. For more info on the issues, see here.…

  • An nvALT (and more) status report

    I get questions every single day on Twitter and in emails asking about the status of nvALT and the commercial successor I've talked about. Ultimately, this post is being written so that I can have a bot send a link to something every time it sees a tweet to me with the word "nvALT" and a question mark in it.…

  • Marked 2.3 on the Mac App Store

    Marked, my Markdown previewer and writing tool, is now available on the Mac App Store. Both the direct version and the MAS version will be discounted to $9.99 for the first week as an "upgrade" price for anyone using the Marked 1 Mac App Store version.…

  • Mirror your MindMeister maps to nvALT

    I love iThoughtsX, MindNode Pro and Mindjet MindManager for a lot of the local brainstorming I do on my Mac, but I've found myself doing a lot of work with MindMeister in a Fluid browser (and on iOS) lately.…

  • Folderize - Sync nvALT notes to nested folders

    This script is designed for people who want to sync a flat folder of notes (a la nvALT) to a more organized system of nested folders. It serves as a system for creating a structure that's easier to navigate in iOS note apps, or for separating notes that might be compiled into different books or projects.…

  • 2013: My year in review

    This year I Launched the new brettterpstra.com on a Jekyll platform (I've written about a few of my Jekyll adventures). Since then I've had a couple of projects ship, so I thought I'd take time to do my yearly review.…

  • Save Pocket favorites to nvALT with IFTTT and Hazel

    Here's a quick script that works with an IFTTT recipe to put your Pocket favorites into nvALT as Markdown. It works well for me because I typically use Pocket to store articles that are more informational than time sensitive. If you star a lot of "newsy" articles, this is probably a bad idea, but for reference material it's helpful.…

  • Clickable wiki links in the nvALT preview

    I worked this very short script up last night to help a friend scratch an itch. It allows the HTML preview window in nvALT to show [[wiki links]] as clickable text that will jump to linked notes in the editor.…

  • nvALT 2.2b 106

    The next (and hopefully last before official release) nvALT 2.2 beta is up. The first version you'll get in your updater or direct download will be 2.2b106. Depending on your OS version, you'll then be pointed to an appropriate version for 10.6 or 10.7+. We're splitting off the 10.6 users so we can develop for Lion/Mountain Lion while still maintaining a working Snow Leopard version.…

  • nvremind Reminders.app bollocks

    First, I switched the default behavior to always modify @remind` to `@reminded` after posting a reminder. If you don't want to modify your files (because you're doing it by hand after receiving a reminder or something), use the `-z` option to prevent it. `-r is deprecated but won't break it if it's still in your scheduled script. It just won't do what you think it will do anymore.…

  • nvremind: Automatic reminders for nvALT

    Inspired by Evernote, I whipped up a little script to find "@reminder" tags with date parameters in nvALT notes (or any folder of text files). It can generate notifications or send HTML emails at the specified time. It's just for fun right now, but I thought I'd put it out there to see if anyone had any ideas for it.…

  • Experiment: Send to nvALT links

    I was considering adding a feature to Jekyll that would let me provide ".txt" links that return Markdown versions of posts the way that MacDrifter's Pelican install does and I'm pretty sure Gruber used to. I got bored with the idea of writing a generator for it, so I hacked a workaround that turned into something quite different from the original objective. That happens a lot.…

  • Customizing the nvALT preview

    I got bored with my nvALT preview style. I've been using a GitHub style forever now, and it's great for just about every situation. Clean, crisp, legible... still, I needed a break. I based a new custom style on work that my friend, Erik Sagen, did for the next version of Marked. I made some tweaks for my own tastes, and added some JavaScript tricks to it.…

  • nvALT 2.2β 104

    I've just pushed nvALT 2.2 104 to the server. It should be available for all current users of the 2.2 beta under "Check for Updates." If you're not currently using the beta, you'll need to download and update directly using the link below. Note that we're no longer supporting previous versions despite the beta label, it's more stable than 2.1 is right now. This should be the final beta release before an official 2.2 version.…

  • nvALT Tag Search for Alfred 2 update

    I've had several people report that the nvALT Tag Search workflow for Alfred 2 hasn't been working for them. I just updated the download with version 1.1. It removes some of the criteria for the file filter and hopefully generalizes the search enough to work for more people.…

  • nvTagNavigator 1.1 with automatable tag indexing

    When I posted the nvTagNavigator application, I had mentioned that you could automate it to run at regular intervals. I didn't think about the fact that it pops up two dialogs every time it runs, making that impossible. The new download includes a script that can be automated.…

  • nvTagNavigator: a tag panel for nvALT

    If you've used nvALT for a while, you know that tagging in it is, well, broken. There's no unified place to see all your tags, and tags can't be searched exclusively. The nice thing that Zachary built into it is OpenMeta tagging, so if you store your notes as plain text files, you can search tags with Spotlight and any OpenMeta app. This, combined with the url handler, leads to some interesting possibilities.…

  • The next nvALT 2.2 beta is here!

    The next beta of nvALT 2.2 is ready for automatic update (for users already on the beta), or for download below. We received some great contributions from the community and there's a lot of new goodness (and bugfixes) in this release. Special thanks to:…

  • A warning: Simplenote, nvALT and deleted notes

    Update: Simplenote has announced that there was an issue on their end this morning, and that it has been corrected. While there are still issues with nvALT's implementation lagging behind Simplenote's API (which have been getting more frequent lately), the rampant deletion of notes in nvALT should be over now.…

  • Slogger tags and other developing stories

    First, Slogger now has the native tagging I mentioned previously. Here's how I chose to implement it (though this is up for discussion):…

  • External linking for nvALT notes 2: nvWikiLinker

    Continuing yesterday's foray into linking nvALT notes to any application, here's the universal script that makes any text linkable to nvALT without extra urls.…

  • External linking for nvALT notes: Part 1

    I devised a couple of strategies for attaching my notes to other places on my system where url links were ugly or inconvenient. It turned out to be a system that's pretty effective in a lot of applications even ones that provide a linking system to begin with.…

  • Quick Tip: images in nvALT

    You can add images to nvALT notes with standard Markdown syntax (``). If you use images in nvALT, here are three tips to make life easier.…

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  • nvALT and Marked on Mountain Lion: A-OK

    I'm pleased to report that---with minimal effort on my part---nvALT and Marked are running fine on Mountain Lion. I tested them a few pre-releases back, but got confirmation from a slew of users on Twitter (thanks everybody) that there appear to be no issues.…

  • More Marky love for nvALT

    I've added a couple of new API parameters to Marky to allow better nvALT clipping of web pages. First, if you're not using the nvALT 2.2 beta, the url handler is "nvalt" instead of "nv". Now you can specify an output type of "nvalt" instead of "nv" and get the right handler returned. I'd recommend, of course, just using the beta. It's stable and happy.…

  • nvALT 2.2 public beta

    So it's happening. nvALT 2.2 is being released tonight as a beta. Before you get too excited and implode, please read this.…

  • Connecting nvALT and Address Book

    Here's a quick, simple AppleScript to help you hook Notational Velocity/nvALT into Address Book. I sometimes want to attach a note or list of links to an entry in my address book, but I don't like using the notes field. I tend to keep all of my notes in nvALT, and I prefer not to scatter them too far. All I needed was a way to quickly create and link an nvALT note to each address...…

  • A solution for scatterbrains

    As I've mentioned here before (see QuickQuestion), I'm a total mess when it comes to remembering what I was tinkering with late at night or early in the morning. By the time my lunch break rolls around and I want to hack a little more, I have to search through git logs and Spotlight's Recent Files just to figure out what I was working with and where I was at with it. Two days later, not a chance. Sometimes it even happens when I'm intent on completing a todo item and let something distract me…

  • How to be popular at parties

    If you want to be popular, you need to spend most of the party loudly pontificating on really, really nerdy stuff. It will seem like it's not working at first, but keep going. I promise everyone will love you in the end. Here are a couple of inspiring topics for your next soire (this intro paragraph is me trying to justify a rambling post that will likely not make me many friends).…

  • Break up your text documents

    I've heard complaints over the last year that apps such as nvALT and Marked slow down when handling large documents. I'm constantly working to optimize the code and the preview processes, but here's a tip that I hope will be taken to heart: split your longer text documents into manageable portions.…

  • nvALT Browser Extensions

    Elastic Threads has also put together some amazing browser extensions (Safari and Chrome) to go with the nvALT 2.1 release. Clip links, selected text and entire pages (optionally using Instapaper Mobilizer) straight to nvALT.…

  • nvALT 2.1 in the wild

    nvALT users have waited a while for this version, and Elastic Threads and I are excited to finally be posting it for you. It's also available through automatic updates, so current users should be seeing an internal notice soon as well.…

  • nvALT 2.1 progress report

    Development on the next version of nvALT is going more slowly than I'd like, but some very cool changes are happening. In addition to implementing the latest changes and fixes from the main branch of Notational Velocity, I've also worked in a few new features and a small bucket of fixes.…

  • nvALT 2.0: it's here

    The long-promised 2.0 (yeah, I skipped 1.0.8) is finally here. Please download it here, as the application filename has changed to "nvALT" and Check for Updates won't work properly. It also uses its own preference files and database now, so you'll have to rebuild your preferences when you first launch it.…

  • Project status report, March 2011

    Instapaper Beyond: I just sent an update to Apple this morning, and hope to have it approved shortly. It's a basic maintenance release to catch up with the recent changes to Instapaper. I want to incorporate the new sharing features into the "t" menu, but that's not quite ready yet. Current users of the plugin should receive an automatic update as soon as Apple gives me the ok.…

  • nvALT 1.0.8 progress and status

    I know a lot of people are growing nervous about whether the promised version 1.0.8 of nvALT is actually going to reach fruition. It will. I'm not sure how much further I'll take this incarnation of the project after that--the roadmap may be shifted to a new project--but I'll follow through with the updates I've planned for the upcoming release.…

  • Quick tip: running nvALT after a Notational Velocity update

    If you've run the newest version of Notational Velocity, you may have noticed that you can no longer run nvALT (as mentioned here). The database changes, and even though it offers to run anyway, either button quits the app.…

  • Notational Velocity update breaks nvALT

    The latest update to the original Notational Velocity is awesome, and includes a lot of changes which I'll be merging in the next release of nvALT. However, it uses a newer database structure which, once you run the new Notational Velocity, will not work with nvALT. Be warned, if you download and try out the latest NV, you will not be able to run nvALT again until I get the changes merged.…

  • nvALT 1.0.8 progress

    I made a few breakthroughs on nvALT before bed last night, and I'm excited, so I thought I'd share. It's not ready for testing yet, but the following two features are working as initial implementations:…

  • nvALT 1.0.7

    It records its scroll position in the preview window before it updates the content of it. If the note has already been previewed (you didn't just switch notes), it injects a script into the updated content to restore the scroll position when the window finishes loading. The result should be a completely transparent way to hold the scroll position despite the frequent updates.…

  • nvALT 1.0.5 (quick fixes)

    * Two-click process to share with peg.gd. (Prevent accidental sharing) * Fix for white-on-white text when renaming. * Fix for crasher when auto-selecting note from search field while preview window is open…

  • nvALT 1.0.4: custom colors, social sharing

    This may eventually become a theme selector with multiple color prefs and a preset selector, but for now it calculates all of the alternating row and related colors based on a single color well in General Preferences. There is also an option to turn off alternating row highlighting.…

  • Speaking of Notational Velocity, did you know...

    This is probably clearly documented somewhere, but it took me by surprise. If you have a full "attributed string" url in your clipboard (meaning you used ctrl-click "Copy Link") and you pop up Notational Velocity and hit the Command-Shift-V shortcut, it will actually download all of the text of the page the link leads to, title it and insert the original url at the beginning?…