By Chintan Ghate
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A simple, markdown based note-taking app.
# Key Features:
- Write notes, journals & research in markdown (easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format)
- Supports adding images to your notes.
- Read notes in clean and beautiful previews.
- Organize notes in multiple notebooks.
- Search notes by title, content or tags within notebooks.
- Editor-only & Preview-only modes allow to write & read notes in a distraction-free UI.
- Experience the app in two beautiful themes, Light & Dark.
- Sync notes across your Mac, iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch using iCloud Drive.
Note-Preview supports code-highlighting for multiple programming languages with & without line-numbers.
To use code-highlighting enclose the code in your notes in
// Write Code here
To add line-numbers with code-highlighting use
// Write Code here
# To-do lists:
You can cerate to-do lists or task-lists using "[ ]" and "[x]" at start of list items,
- [x] Completed Task
- [ ] Incomplete Task
What's New in Version 1.5.1
- Bug fixes in OS 10.11.
I think the developer has succeeded in producing a simple but useful app... and it's an alternative to a product that just went subscription.
There are two features I'd like to see in Falcon. First, I'd like to see search terms highlighted, especially when I'm searching in content. It can be difficult to find one or two unhighlighted words in a document. Second, I'd like to be able to specify where the library of documents is stored. It could be handy to store the library in Dropbox to have access to files anywhere.
Keep up the good work!
I have gone through a few different note apps and services recently. Most are fine but end up feeling bloated with too many features put together in an ugly or annoying interface. Trello is wonderful for teamwork when you’re a small business built around the internet like we are and provides a clean, tactile interface but when it comes to personal notes and the need to quickly record my ideas in a simplistic, universal space Falcon is the best.
#1 compliment I can give the developer - I didn’t have to learn anything. It was all so obvious and, I imagine, it would be just as obvious to people who don’t use note apps.
Falcon does not have a widget for iOS but that doesn’t bother me since I won’t really do much with notes that doesn't require me to open the app anyway.
The tags work perfectly and can be added/deleted quickly without much effort. Typing notes is smooth and isn’t encumbered by too much markdown language or too little. The user interface feels natural and allows you to get to work without clicking through any settings or extra menus. The design resembles the Apple Notes app but has some more advanced features so you can benefit from things like columns and markdown language, as well as the standard text formatting options.
Falcon is definitely affordable ($5 for Mac and $5 for iOS - phone and tablet), simple for anyone to use, and clean to look at. What else can I ask for? I guess a way to add my notes to my calendar? Sure why not. How about a way to add my notes as an event on my calendar. There you go.