Pro writing app for Mac.
Nota is a writing app that stands out with a radical focus on simplicity and productivity. It's designed to enable a wide range of uses: from notes and lists, to knowledge bases and wikis, to journals and books, to product docs and static sites. It works with local Markdown files for maximum privacy and complete data ownership. No accounts, no tracking, no vendor lock-in.
Beautiful editor with superpowers.
The text editor in Nota combines the familiar editing experience of a notes app with powerful productivity features like multiple selections and expand selection that professional code editors have had for years.
for images and math expressions
for emoji, file paths, html tags and other special phra|ses
⌃ space to see spelling suggestions for misspelled wordz
copy an image (ex: from a website) and paste it in the editor
paste rich text
⇧ ⌘ V to paste rich text and keep the formatting (as Markdown)
⇧ ⌘ c or ⌥ ⌘ c to copy selected text as rich text or html
make ten| edits at the same time, not one edit ten| times
⌘ e to expand selection to the next scope and ⌘ u to shrink it
move line up/down, duplicate line up/down, insert line above/below
quickly find and set any font installed on your device
no re-formatting on open, no format conversion on copy
instant typing, fast file opening, smooth scrolling
A faster way to do just about anything.
Nota features quick dialogs (similar to Spotlight) that help you move between files, headings and command as you wish. Simply hit a shortcut to open the right dialog, and blast off to whichever destination you desire.
Powerful all around.
Nota has all the features you'd expect from a writing app. Whether you come from a notes app or a code editor, Nota should feel familiar and productive.
browse and manage the files and folders in your workspace
easily switch between the files you're working on
⌃ ⌘ o (as in nota) to bring the app to focus from any context
swipe left or right to hide or show the file manager
the app theme matches the system preference for dark mode
print and export
put your words on paper or in beautiful PDF documents
⇧ ⌘ p to access any command without leaving the keyboard
⌘ p to go to any file (in your workspace) in a few keystrokes
⇧ ⌘ m to move the current file to any folder in seconds
go to last edit
⇧ ⌘ ⌫ to go to the file (or part of text) that you last edited
on rename file the app looks for links to it and offers to fix them
select Nota › Install Command-Line Tool... to install
No vendor lock-in.
The documents that you create in Nota are regular Markdown files that you can keep in Dropbox, manage in Finder, search with Spotlight and open with any app that works with plain-text files — desktop or mobile, now or 50 years from now. We can't lose them or limit your access to them because they are not on our computers, they are on yours, and that's how it should be.
We're also working on...
Here are some of the major feature on our roadmap. Some of these are already available as "experimental features" — press ⌥ ⌘ e to see the available experimental features and enable the ones you're interested in.
world-class version control and collaboration
that handles spelling mistakes and does a better job at sorting results
option to hide markup
in case you prefer not to see
*and other markers in the editor
for lists, tasks, math and code blocks, markup assistance
see the documents that link to the current document
Want to try it?
We are sending an early version of Nota to people who want to try it. To get on the list, fill out this short form.