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cdevroe
cdevroe
Craig Mod on the speed of nvALT cdevroe.com
kaa
kaa

@cdevroe now substitute nvalt with The Archive for software that is being actively developed

jack
jack

@kaa @cdevroe I'm running the beta of nvUltra, the new version of nvALT. Still fast :).

kaa
kaa

@jack Is that an open beta? or do you need to sign up and ask for it?

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crossingthethreshold
crossingthethreshold

@kaa @jack I signed up a couple of months ago and am still waiting to be let in. Apparently so many have signed up, that nvUltra might be live before everyone is allowed in!

kulturnation
kulturnation

@jack It is good to know that the Ultra is on its way. Though I have to admit that I use most of the times Drafts.

kaa
kaa

@crossingthethreshold @jack I'm sticking with The Archive. Dropped Christian a line about something this very morning, an hour or so later he'd responded. Guy I want to support. The icon is much better than nvUltra and there is a clear roadmap that is being developed and shared. In short, Christian is the kind of developer I like to support - and his product is great. The only thing I'd want to see is whether or not there is any noticable speed difference between the two apps, when opening, because everything else is rock solid so far.

jack
jack

@kaa I think it's still in private beta. The signup form on nvultra.com doesn't say anything about getting access to the beta but his earlier post suggests it.

jack
jack

@kaa The Archive is great. I moved there from nvALT when it was first available. I haven't compared speed, but that's a good thing to consider. And you're right, Christian is super helpful!

seishonagon
seishonagon

@kaa private beta, and there’s a loooooooong waiting list. I just got my invite a few weeks ago and I’d signed up early.

crossingthethreshold
crossingthethreshold

@kaa Do you access your notes on iOS? If so, what app do you use? I'm currently using 1Writer, alongside nvAlt on OS X (though thinking to go back and try The Archive again after your obvious enthusiasm for the product).

cdevroe
cdevroe

@jack @kaa I'm no longer on the Mac, so I'm still on the search for faster Windows 10 alternatives.

kaa
kaa

@crossingthethreshold I do but you’ve hit on one of my big gaps. While 1writer has stuff I like, I don’t love it. For years I used Simplenote.

The best editor on an iPhone is iAWriter. Things like the bar on top of the keyboard (with all the shortcuts) and the command symbol keyboard switcher are top class of any app. The issue of course is the lack of proper Dropbox support - however that is slowly becoming a non issue if iCloud gets better.

kaa
kaa

@cdevroe Notation is great (although no development and the developer doesn’t respond to emails). IAWriter for Windows is great.

laura
laura

@kaa Oh wow - just stumbled into this conversation, but thanks so much! I had completely given up on finding a note taking app that does what I need one for. But The Archive looks like it will fit the bill nearly perfectly! Yay!

kaa
kaa

@laura You're welcome! To my mind, The Archive is the best successor to Notational Velocity there. Themes, markdown rendered, dark mode, active development and rock solid. What more do you want :).