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Nebulous Notes

By Nuclear Elements, Inc.

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Featured three times on Lifehacker as one of the best tools for getting things done! Nebulous Notes is the text editor of choice for professionals.

(If you want to try-before-you-buy, check out "Nebulous Notes Lite.")

## ABOUT ##

Nebulous Notes is the text editor of choice for professionals. I get emails from correspondents at BBC, writers for the New Yorker, and businessmen trying to organize their thoughts. I'm also working on a 200+ page book myself, so I use my own app every day.

All notes in NN are backed up to Dropbox, because I care a lot about text files. Notes aren't stored in some vague format that is hard to export (think GDrive or Evernote), but rather in plain-old text files that you can point to.

Nebulous Notes is also the ONLY iOS text editor that selectively edits and syncs text files in any Dropbox folder seamlessly. It took 3 years to make it this smooth, but it's crucial because not everybody has all their text files in one single application folder.


* Open and edit all plain-text files (.txt, .md, .c, etc.)
* Save files to Dropbox
* Note: you cannot edit Word Documents or PDFs


* Open files from ANY Dropbox folder
* Full Dropbox file search
* Pinch-to-zoom on text
* Laser-like attention to detail on plain-text editing
* Selective file syncing
* Flush, full-screen support for "Writeroom"-style editing
* Macro system lets you add an extra row of keys to the keyboard
* The macros can include single characters, or whole strings of characters
* Macros also include programmatic shortcuts like timestamps and inserting newlines


* Preview files in HTML, MarkDown, MultiMarkdown, Rich Text-RTF
* Supports saving and opening in all file encodings (useful for international users)
* VoiceOver hints
* Print documents using AirPrint
* Save in Evernote
* Tag Files
* TextExpander support
* Customizable themes
* Protect the app with a PIN
* "Insert Tab" key (multi-line tabbing and un-tabbing supported)
* One-click access to MarkDown/HTML previews
* Turn off word-wrapping


"Wow, I do so LOVE your app." - Merlin Mann, creator of 43 Folders

"This is quite possibly the best tool for any writer, blogger, or journalist that needs to get work done on-the-go" -

"If you feel really geeky about your note-taking, give Nebulous Notes a shot." -

What's New in Version 7.1.2

This fixes a critical bug for some people. Please update your reviews, as my rating resets after every update. Thanks!


- Fixed crash reporter


- Returned TextExpander support!


- Updated for iOS 7

- Now you can turn off saving new files in /My Notes/
- TextExpander no longer supported due to SDK changes


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Customer Reviews

Best dropbox-enabled text editor.

It's the perfect mixture of options (power) and minimal UI (simplicity.) The syncing is perfect. I can set the text as big as I want, adjust the colors to whatever suits me at the moment... Great for when it's 2am and my eyes are *really* tired. Just turn up the text size, or better, zoom in!)
I've used this app daily for years now. If you need to work with text files, or want a minimalistic app to write in, this is the only one I'd recommend. It's solid. I've tried every alternative across all mobile OSes, and... I wish I could say there was competition, but there isn't. Nebulous does it best.

Love Those Arrow Keys

In the release notes for Ver 6.9 the developer said, "I finally feel good recommending this as an alternative to the built-in Notes app." This is plain crazy. Nebulous Notes was 100 x better than the built in Notes app from day 1. Why? because of the macro-extended keyboard, including ARROW KEYS!!! They are the gorilla-elephant feature missing from Notes and so many other iOS apps. There are dozens of other killer features to Nebulous Notes. Let me just mention:
1- You can lock access to your files. (Probably not true file encryption, but better than nothing.
2- Automatic Dropbox integration (although I don't use Dropbox, most people like it.)
3- One click upload to Evernote.
4- Did I mention how I love the enhanced keyboard, especially the arrow keys?
Buy this app. It is worth the money. (I have *zero* connection with the developer. I just like the app. I have never had any trouble with it.)
iPod 5G, iPad 3, both with iOS 7.1.2

Thumbs are tired without iPhone 6 update

Really needs an update for larger iPhone 6 screen. My thumbs get more tired straining to get around the huge keyboard. And enlarged buttons, toolbars, and text waste potential increased screen real estate. Please less chrome and more of my text! This is not merely aesthetic but is a functional issue.

Macros are still awesome but I prefer Byword now when I have to write a lot of text.

Nuclear Elements, I know you have other projects going on right now but please continue the legacy of Nebulous Notes as the best Dropbox editor by releasing an iPhone 6 update!

Nebulous Notes
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $4.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 7.1.2
  • Size: 15.3 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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