Quiver is a notebook built for programmers. It lets you easily mix text, code, Markdown and LaTeX within one note, edit code with an awesome code editor, live preview Markdown and LaTeX, and find any note instantly via the full-text search.
# Mix Text, Code, Markdown and LaTeX
A note in Quiver is comprised of cells --- snippets of text, code, Markdown, LaTeX (via MathJax) or diagrams (sequence diagram, flowchart). You can freely mix different cell types within one note. You can set different languages for different code cells, too.
# An Awesome Code Editor
The programmer's notebook should make code editing effortless. Quiver packs the awesome ACE code editor in code cells, with syntax highlighting support for more than 120 languages, over 20 themes, automatic indent and outdent, and much more.
# Markdown Support
Quiver lets you write in Markdown with inline formatting and custom CSS options. A live preview window renders Markdown as you type.
# LaTeX Support
Quiver uses MathJax to typeset mathematical equations written in LaTeX. Please note that MathJax doesn't provide a full LaTeX environment. Only math-mode macros are supported.
# Images, Files and Links
Drag an image into a text cell and it will be saved locally with the note. Drag a file into a text cell and it will become a clickable file link. URLs in text cells are automatically detected.
# Instant Full-Text Search
Notes are only useful if you can find them quickly. Quiver's full-text search is based on Search Kit, the same technology used to power Spotlight on your mac. That's how Quiver can search through thousands of notes in a blink of an eye.
# Beautiful, Fully Customizable Themes
Quiver comes with several beautifully designed UI themes, and they are fully customizable.
# Live Preview
Quiver supports live preview of Markdown and LaTeX cells.
# Presentation Mode
Quiver provides a full-screen presentation mode for your notes. This is great for classroom use, team meetings, presentations, as well as reviewing notes on your own.
Quiver has tagging support. You can assign multiple tags to a note or assign a tag to multiple notes at once. Combined with notebooks and linked notes, you have many different ways to organize your notes.
Quiver automatically saves all your changes as you work, so you never need to worry about losing changes.
# Plain JSON Data Format
Quiver saves all your data in plain JSON files. These data files reside on your local machine. You can easily export your notes in different format such as HTML and PDF.
# Cloud Syncing
Quiver lets you sync all your notes across multiple computers via Dropbox, iCloud Drive, Google Drive, or any other file-based cloud services.
# Team Collaboration
It’s easy to collaborate in Quiver. You can create a shared notebook so everyone on your team can view or edit notes in the notebook. This is a great way to build a shared knowledge base for the team.
# Version Control
Since Quiver stores all the data in plain JSON files, it’s easy to put the whole library (or a specific notebook) under version control. This is another way to collaborate with your team.
# Backup and Recovery
Quiver lets you back up your entire library with a single click. Restoring your library from a backup is just as easy.
Quiver doesn’t lock you in. It stores data in a well-documented plain JSON format. So it’s easy to write scripts to integrate Quiver notes with other tools you use. Common scripts are provided on the Quiver documentation site.
# Tutorials and Documentation
Quiver comes with in-app tutorials and a comprehensive online wiki. Anyone can contribute to the wiki and make it better.
* Added support to create a sub notebook more easily: just right click on a notebook, then select “New Notebook…” from the contextual menu.
* Added “Copy Note as…” options to the main menu
* Fixed an exception that occasionally cause the app to display no notes upon launch
* Fixed an issue with loading remote images whose mime types are not set properly
Ratings and Reviews
Tried the rest; this is the best!
I've been looking for a good notes app for years. This is the first one that I'm actually excited to use. It's very good at everything listed in the description, but the thing that pleases me the most is the export feature. The HTML version of your notebooks is clean and simple with top- and page-level navigation. With JSON, you're not locked in if you have to move to another app at some point in the future. I also love the intuitive keyboard shortcuts - be sure to go through the tutorial for all the great tips!
Great application but no “full text search"
I took my notes for a political science course using this method. When I needed to find specific topics (as a student of course I don’t annotate the 30+ topics from each lecture in Quiver) I was unable to do this with the “full-text search.” It is not a full-text search since it only searches the titles and manually-specified keywords.
Ultimately, I had to export the notebook to JSON and search it with TextEdit. Great app for the structure, but lack of a real search is very annoying and caught me off-guard in the middle of finals. Be wary if you hope to study the notes taken in this app later on.
Great for jotting down notes
I’ve used Quiver for about two years. I use it primarily for my daily notebook where I record what I did. I also use it as a low-friction way to jot down ideas related to development.
It works great for that.
My only suggestion would be to improve the search results. Having the search results “filter” the messages would make it easier for me to find things.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.