Pro writing app designed for local Markdown files.
Nota is a beautiful and easy to use writing app that's also powerful and efficient. Its simple design enables a wide range of uses: from notes and wikis, to static blogs and websites, to articles and books. It works with local Markdown files to keep your data completely in your control.
The editor in Nota combines the familiar editing experience of a notes app with powerful productivity features like multiple selections and expandable selections that professional code editors have had for years.
Make ten| edits at the same time, not one edit ten| times.
⌘ e to expand the selection and ⌘ u to shrink it.
Move line up/down, duplicate line up/down, insert line above/below.
No reformatting on open. No conversion on copy (or paste).
The quick dialogs in Nota make it much faster to do common things like opening files, searching, or calling commands. They use state of the art fuzzy algorithms to show relevant as you type.
Along with standard Markdown links, Nota support the shortersyntax which is useful when you want to connect one note to another, create a wiki (or a knowledge base), or implement a method like Zettelkasten.
Shows auto-complete suggestions for link paths.
Auto-update link paths on move or rename file(s).
Shortcut for Follow
Press ⌃ ↵ to follow a link, also works for multiple links.
See links to the files that link to the current file.
We care a lot about performance, and we work hard to make sure Nota doesn't waste resources or make you wait, regardless of your workflow or the size of your files or workspaces.
Type as fast as you want, as much as you want — it won't lag.
Results update as you type, as soon as you type.
Instant File Opening
Your files are on your disk. No spinners or waiting.
Scroll at 60fps. No rendering lags regardless of file size.
Complete Data Ownership
The docs you create in Nota are regular Markdown files that you can keep in Dropbox, manage in Finder, and use 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 we don't control them. You do.
If you use git to version control your content, Nota will show git status markers in the file manager and diff markers in the editor.
We believe that people should be able to extend Nota as they wish. It shouldn't be hard to do things like custom auto-completes, highlighters, commands that modify selected text, commands that modify pasted text, context commands in file manager, etc.