By Q Branch
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Vesper is a simple and elegant tool for collecting notes, ideas, things to do — anything you want to remember. Organize your notes whatever way comes naturally to you, without complications. Vesper's focus is on how it feels to use.
• Use tags to group related notes.
• Attach photos.
• Drag and drop notes to reorder them — move important ones up, other ones down.
• Swipe a note to send it to the archive. Out of sight, but remembered forever.
• Keep notes backed up with Vesper Sync.
What's New in Version 2.005
• iPad support. Vesper now supports all iOS device sizes.
• Landscape support for iPhone and iPad.
• Improved conflict resolution when syncing newer versions of notes.
• Fixed a rare crashing bug.
Also A Dessert Topping
Vesper has worked well for me as a note-taking app, but I recently discovered that the tagging feature makes it very effective as a task manager. I use special characters to force certain tags to the top of the list, and tagging allows me to cross-reference various tasks (something which was missing in all the other task managers I tried). The lack of alerts is actually a good thing in my case; it forces me to routinely check my important tasks (I'm constantly dismissing them with other apps, and having demanding alerts pop up always makes me want to rebel against them). Overall, Vesper has turned out to be a very handy app for my purposes. One improvement I would like to see is the ability to create sub-categories or some other kind of hierarchy in the tag list. I think it would be immensely helpful in keeping the throng of tags organized, even at the risk of adding an extra layer of complexity.
Thoughtful, Well Executed App
Vesper is the picture of what thoughtful, well executed app development looks like. I love the polish, intentionality, and drop-dead straightforward nature of this app.
Over many years of using iOS, I have frequented the built in notes app, Evernote, and a wealth of other apps, but Vesper is the one that keeps me coming back to use my iPhone and iPad for note taking. Give it a try - I think you'll agree.
Q Branch, Panic, and the cadre of other really top notch iOS developers are what give iOS the luster that makes it stand out from other mobile operating systems.
Good iPhone app; mediocre iPad app
This notes app has a good tagging system, great aesthetics, and great syncing. It has a barebones feature set, but that's not a bad thing, necessarily.
While the phone UI is good, the iPad user experience would be greatly improved with an iPad-specific interface, at least in landscape mode: displaying only the list of notes, and hiding the tags list, is weird looking and a pointless waste of space. At least leave the tags list visible in landscape while looking at the notes list.
The price hike would play a lot better, I think, if the iPad UI wasn't phoned in.
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Feb 27, 2015
- Version: 2.005
- Size: 5.0 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Q Branch, LLC
- © 2014 Q Branch LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.