Drafts and Marked sitting in a tree…

Thor Happy

Just found out, via Brett Terpstra, that Drafts, my favourite writing app1, works with Marked, allowing real time rendering of Markdown and HTML. And there’s an action that can be installed to open Marked from Drafts directly.

This makes me very happy! 🤘

  1. Drafts, by Greg Pierce is the Swiss Army knife of writing apps. I use it for capturing ideas, notes, lists and drafting blog posts. Best of all, the built in actions allow me to act on my drafts right in the app.[]

In the wild and extended!

Brett and David (Elastic Threads) have just released nvALT 2.1, the latest version of their Notational Velocity fork. A number of updates have been included. A particularly  useful addition is the auto-pairing of matched characters. David has also developed extensions for Chrome and Safari, enabling you to create notes from a snippet of text or a whole page.

If you’ve already been using nvALT 2.0 you can up date from within the app, if not get it here. You can read more about the updates here: nvALT 2.1 in the wild, and here: nvIt – Chrome and Safari extensions for nvALT.

If you want to know why you should be using nvALT, read this: Perfect ‘Simple’ Note Making, and this: Notational Velocity – Freedom To Write!

Erm… did I mention that I love Notational Velocity?

nvALT 2.0David Halter (Elastic Threads), creator of my favoured NV fork has teamed up with Brett Terpstra, creator of the much coveted nvALT. It is a marriage made in heaven combining all of the great features of both forks.

I didn’t think I could love this app any more than I already do, but nvALT 2.0 adds such a fine array of features while maintaining the minimalist ethic of the original build that it is hard to not be impressed.

To find out exactly why I love Notational Velocity so much, check out the following posts:

You can find out more and download nvALT 2.0 here; please consider supporting the project by donating.