Quiver - take better notes
By HappenApps, Inc.
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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.
What's New in Version 3.1.1
* Fixed a crash in v3.1.0 that happened to a small number of users
Excellent for notes/ideas
This is an excellent app that nicely balances flexibility with organization. In terms of organization, I like that I can decide what level of granularity I need/want for a particular notebook. Notebooks can be nested, and notes within them can be tagged. Furthermore, notes can have headings and multiple cells. This makes it easy to “grow” a note into a more full fledged notebook in the future, or to keep a notebook with random notes, or simply a note with random ideas in it.
Stability is excellent in my hands. It is visually pleasing and can be themed. Notes are accessible in an open format, if desired. Dropbox syncing works very well. The iOS client does work for reading, but not editing at this time.
Can’t say enough good things about it
Extremely useful and elgantly simple and functional. The only thing wrong with it is that you can’t have it on Linux, Windows, …, Does a great job of preserving formats. Negative comments are centered around iOS issues. Come on folks, be fair: does anything else on MacOS or WIndows come even close? Quiver is in a class fo its own! Thank you!
No find AND replace function
It’s a text editor, after all.
Yet there is no find AND replace function. When I purchased the software I had no notion that such a basic omission might characterize the well reviewed package.
Wondering about those reviews just now ...
So now, to do find and replace on text, I have to return to using BBedit.
Not a happy camper at this point ...