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
Needs work, but so far I’m very impressed
Long ago I used Evernote, but like many I dumped them as they added bloat, increased pricing, and tried to become too many things in one app. I briefly used Bear, and found it very promising, however the sheer volume of sync issues (OSX to IOS) were just no longer worth the struggle.
Enter Quiver, which has several of the things I seek in a note/text app, without all the complexities.
Seperate cells for different types of content? Brilliant. I mainly use markdown, and love seeing the realtime previews.
Embedded images? Also great.
A working sync? Yup.
Seperate notebooks? Yes, that too!
So what needs fixing to make this app perfect?
#1 Sometimes text previews render strangely. For example a text note I cut and pasted somehow had some words all merged in a string, but the editing pane did not reflect this.
- Editor shows: “Here are some words”
- Preview shows: “Herearesomewords”
Editing the text did not fix this. Finally I copy/pasted from the preview into the editor, then spaced the characters and they finally rendered correctly. This seems like a bug.
#2 MAKE THE IOS APP EDITABLE!!! OMG, this really will make the app a game changer. For any note taking application this really is the the feature that makes it all purpose..not just a limited use tool. Single platform apps don’t have long shelf lives...
Can’t say enough good things about it
Remains extremely useful and elgantly simple and functional. The only thing wrong with it is that you can’t have it on Linux, Windows, …, It does an excellent job of preserving formats when copying from the web! I then tag the resources and can easily categorize and find them. Negative comments are mostly from people asking for additional functions. I like this program the way it is. Simple yet extremely functional and unbloated, and it does its job better than anything else I tried. For what is does, nothing on MacOS or Windows comes even close. Quiver is in a class fo its own! Thank you!
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!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.