In Windows, if we want to quickly take a note or want to write something on the go, we either choose the default notepad application or sticky notes app. It comes very handy and helps us easily remember things. Apart from the default note taking apps on Windows, there are plenty of third party applications available on the internet. Previously, I wrote about Flava, a free notes app with tons of features and Laverna, which offers encryption and self-hosting to save the notes on your browser. Today I’ve come with yet another interesting note app called “Notation”, which is similar to popular “Notational Velocity” for Mac OS X. Lets have a look at the features and functions of the app below.
Notational Velocity for Mac, is a free notepad application with plenty of shortcuts. Notation for Windows, offers the same features to quickly work and organize all your notes. You can download Notation for Windows using the link below. It is a small application and the installation is pretty quick. Once you complete the installation, it will open a window as shown in the screenshot above. The first line of your notes will be taken as a title and will be saved automatically. Unlike the default notes app for Windows, there are plenty of keyboard shortcuts available to perform actions quickly and easily.
Just press “Winkey + N” to quickly open the application. An important option in the app is, it can be synced between different devices using “Simple Note” application. Simple Note is available for Mac, Windows, Android and iOS devices. So, you can sync notes from Notation to your Smartphones and Tablets. Another important option in the application is, it will automatically organize all your notes in the app itself. As shown in the screenshot, the window will be divided into two tabs. The first tab will carry all the saved notes and the second tab is the text editor. You can easily search and find notes on the first tab of the window.
It supports Markdown Markup language and HTML export. Compared to the default notepad application on Windows, this will give more options and shortcuts to quickly work and organize your notes. Try this notes app on your Windows machine and share your experience with us in the comments. Thanks for reading, do share this post with your friends.