Quiver - take better notes

Developer: HappenApps, Inc.

Current Version: 3.1.2

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 an issue with LaTeX rendering of combining characters
* Fixed a regression that broke manual sorting of notes in a notebook


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 4 out of 10 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 3.1.2
Review by Logister

Fantastic! - This is the note taking app I’ve been looking for for 5 years. It does EXACTLY what I want in a developer focused app. It has all the features you need and yet is minimalist. If you are using Evernote or some other nonsense, quit it and get this. Your life will be infinitely improved. Would happily have paid triple the price.

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people
Version 3.1.2
Review by MattM99

Excellent - Works well, is light on system resources, and imports Evernote notes very well with formatting intact and attachments (can take some time for large libraries and may appear frozen as it did on my older machine, but be patient). Continued enhancements and support over time.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 3.1.2
Review by tummyS

No Spellcheck... - First off, the lack of SpellCheck for an app that’s designed to handle notes is a huge miss and has been known about for quite some time. I do really like the app, but the spellcheck thing is a killer.

Found helpful by 1 out of 4 people
Version 3.1.2
Review by drumcat

Not meeting its potential - After more than a year with this app, it is unfortunate that I can’t just say “done; this is all I need”. Quiver is, in isolation on your Mac, an awesome application. Unfortunately, I work in a multi-platform world. Waiting all of this time for a writable iOS app, none seems forthcoming. I’ve decided to move on to writing *everything* in GFM Markdown using Typora and 1Writer, and syncing with Dropbox. GFM codefences work perfectly well for isolating code. It’s just such a shame… this app could be a true blockbuster in that it uses mixed styles. In the end, it’s let down by: - A search function that does not work - A lack of iOS writing - An inability to work with .rtf or .md files, always preferring JSON It’s just so tantalisingly close to being a killer app, but after seeing the indy developer put this as a backup priority for his day job, and not seeing any movement in productive ways over the last 18 months, it’s really time for the app to be sold, open sourced, or at least just admit it’s as good as it will get. I’m stepping off this train, and hopefully one day someone takes this very cool app over the goal line.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 3.1.2
Review by Bentleyk9

Great - Quiver is fantastic. I just wish there was a full-fledged iOS app that allowed for editting.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people