Quiver - take better notes

Developer: HappenApps, Inc.

Current Version: 3.1.1

Last Updated: 2 months ago

Download Size: 6 MB - Download


Quiver is a notebook built for programmers. It lets you easily mix text, code, Markdown and LaTeX within one note, edit code with an awesome code editor, live preview Markdown and LaTeX, and find any note instantly via the full-text search.

# Mix Text, Code, Markdown and LaTeX

A note in Quiver is comprised of cells --- snippets of text, code, Markdown, LaTeX (via MathJax) or diagrams (sequence diagram, flowchart). You can freely mix different cell types within one note. You can set different languages for different code cells, too.

# An Awesome Code Editor

The programmer's notebook should make code editing effortless. Quiver packs the awesome ACE code editor in code cells, with syntax highlighting support for more than 120 languages, over 20 themes, automatic indent and outdent, and much more.

# Markdown Support

Quiver lets you write in Markdown with inline formatting and custom CSS options. A live preview window renders Markdown as you type.

# LaTeX Support

Quiver uses MathJax to typeset mathematical equations written in LaTeX. Please note that MathJax doesn't provide a full LaTeX environment. Only math-mode macros are supported.

# Images, Files and Links

Drag an image into a text cell and it will be saved locally with the note. Drag a file into a text cell and it will become a clickable file link. URLs in text cells are automatically detected.

# Instant Full-Text Search

Notes are only useful if you can find them quickly. Quiver's full-text search is based on Search Kit, the same technology used to power Spotlight on your mac. That's how Quiver can search through thousands of notes in a blink of an eye.

# Beautiful, Fully Customizable Themes

Quiver comes with several beautifully designed UI themes, and they are fully customizable.

# Live Preview

Quiver supports live preview of Markdown and LaTeX cells.

# Presentation Mode

Quiver provides a full-screen presentation mode for your notes. This is great for classroom use, team meetings, presentations, as well as reviewing notes on your own.

# Tags

Quiver has tagging support. You can assign multiple tags to a note or assign a tag to multiple notes at once. Combined with notebooks and linked notes, you have many different ways to organize your notes.

# Autosave

Quiver automatically saves all your changes as you work, so you never need to worry about losing changes.

# Plain JSON Data Format

Quiver saves all your data in plain JSON files. These data files reside on your local machine. You can easily export your notes in different format such as HTML and PDF.

# Cloud Syncing

Quiver lets you sync all your notes across multiple computers via Dropbox, iCloud Drive, Google Drive, or any other file-based cloud services.

# Team Collaboration

It’s easy to collaborate in Quiver. You can create a shared notebook so everyone on your team can view or edit notes in the notebook. This is a great way to build a shared knowledge base for the team.

# Version Control

Since Quiver stores all the data in plain JSON files, it’s easy to put the whole library (or a specific notebook) under version control. This is another way to collaborate with your team.

# Backup and Recovery

Quiver lets you back up your entire library with a single click. Restoring your library from a backup is just as easy.

# Integrations

Quiver doesn’t lock you in. It stores data in a well-documented plain JSON format. So it’s easy to write scripts to integrate Quiver notes with other tools you use. Common scripts are provided on the Quiver documentation site.

# Tutorials and Documentation

Quiver comes with in-app tutorials and a comprehensive online wiki. Anyone can contribute to the wiki and make it better.


Release Notes:

* Fixed a crash in v3.1.0 that happened to a small number of users


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 3.0.3
Review by drumcat

Can there be perfect software? - I don’t think any software is actually perfect, but this is about as close as I have ever seen. There is no waste at all. Nothing unnecessary. Everything makes perfect sense, and it does exactly what you’d expect it to. As a notes geek, I’ve tried many. I dealt with Together, and get through it because of the quick note shortcut. I moved to Evernote because it was free. Now, I have shed all the bloated and unnecessary cruft to get to Quiver. It’s clean, fast, and most importantly has a “cell” structure in the notes that handle CODE. That was enough to make me switch, and then I found out it has a really slick presentation mode, tagging, and the ability to be custom themed as well. To top it all off, I was willing to deal with just text importing, but sure enough, it imports from Evernote and has excellent export options. Grab the demo, try it out, and you too will find it a very refreshing experience. And a little birdie said iOS soon...

Found helpful by 12 out of 12 people
Version 3.0.7
Review by Smanny1

So many bugs - I don’t understand why so many people rave about this app. The idea is nice, but the dozens of bugs make this app unbearable. For instance, if you hightlight something and make it a ‘code-block’ then you are pretty much screwed if you add any text above that or below it beucase it will bug out and assume you want EVERYTHING to be a `code-block`. I would rather write markdown than use this app. There are so many other bugs that I don’t have time to mention becuase I am spending all my time trying to format a header in this thing...

Found helpful by 3 out of 8 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 3.1.1
Review by _NM_

Can’t say enough good things about it - Extremely useful and elgantly simple and functional. The only thing wrong with it is that you can’t have it on Linux, Windows, …, Does a great job of preserving formats. Negative comments are centered around iOS issues. Come on folks, be fair: does anything else on MacOS or WIndows come even close? Quiver is in a class fo its own! Thank you!

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 3.1.1
Review by xxco

No find AND replace function - It’s a text editor, after all. Yet there is no find AND replace function. When I purchased the software I had no notion that such a basic omission might characterize the well reviewed package. Wondering about those reviews just now ... So now, to do find and replace on text, I have to return to using BBedit. Not a happy camper at this point ...

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 3.1.1
Review by unprove

If (coder==true) {get this app} - It works great as a way to take notes with code cells in it. I don’t know how I ever did my job (web development) without a tool like this. For those that are confused about how to format your text, it can be done as richtext or markdown, then individual code cells can be made to input code you want to save. It makes an easy way to mix text and code.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 3.1.1
Review by nkrumm

Excellent for notes/ideas - This is an excellent app that nicely balances flexibility with organization. In terms of organization, I like that I can decide what level of granularity I need/want for a particular notebook. Notebooks can be nested, and notes within them can be tagged. Furthermore, notes can have headings and multiple cells. This makes it easy to “grow” a note into a more full fledged notebook in the future, or to keep a notebook with random notes, or simply a note with random ideas in it. Stability is excellent in my hands. It is visually pleasing and can be themed. Notes are accessible in an open format, if desired. Dropbox syncing works very well. The iOS client does work for reading, but not editing at this time.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 3.1.1
Review by Spudvision

Buggy app with poor markdown support - Don’t expect to switch between markdown and text in your notes as doing so mangles the text and formatting. Tables collapse into a a jumble of text rather than proper markdown.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people