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.

A screenshot of Nota on macOS.
Nota interface should look familiar with files and folders on the left and a text editor on the right.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.