Notes applications are tens of thousands these days, and Mac users have plenty to choose from. Apple gives us two note apps in macOS High Sierra, and one of them syncs notes with other Notes apps on the iPhone and iPad. What should I not like?
If notes apps are everywhere and priced as low as dirt, why so many? The key to product marketing is differentiation. Not all notes apps, text editors, word processors, and writer or coding tools are created equal. FSNotes are different.
Notes apps have existed for as long as computers have existed. People take notes in many forms. Notational Velocity was a precursor to many such note-taking apps today, and was quite popular on Mac OS X of the day.
Notational Velocity is a computer program for Mac OS X used for listing. It allows users to create notes using just a keyboard on the computer and search them with incremental discoveries. Other features include database encryption, basic text formatting, tags and spell checking.
FSNotes continues Notational Velocity and the nvALT tradition. It respects open formats, including plain text, RTF and Markdown. Files can be viewed, edited and copied to the most popular editors.
FSNotes is not a mini word processor. There is nothing like TextEdit or Notes on Mac. Instead, this is a tool for Mac geeks or wannabe geeks who love keyboard for notes, hence the widespread use of keyboard shortcuts, but everything works in an app instead of Terminal.
- FSNotes are keyboard sentic
- Global shortcuts (clipboard save / search)
- Markdown and RTF markup (files stored on disk as plain / text and rich text)
- Markdown preview mode
- Elastic two-pane view (vertical and horizontal layout)
- Fast and lightweight (works fine with 10k + files)
- Open files in finder / works with external editors (seamlessly seamlessly synchronizes live user interface)
- Attach and remove important notes at the top
- Synchronize over iCloud Drive / Dropbox / CloudKit (for MAS version)
- Multiple Folder Storage
- Quick Copy Label Tag Clipboard
- Live Markdown Highlight with code blocks (over 170 languages)  Code Enhancement Themes
- Impact Image Preview in the Editor  Images and Release  FSNotes allows you to manage files from the left sidebar. It has themes and code highlights and may be the most user-friendly Markdown app I've seen in a while.
Directory storage settings can be easily changed, allowing you to use Dropbox or iCloud Drive that makes the files available to other Mac text editors. And yes, FSNotes is available on GitHub for free as a project, but also user-friendly on the Mac App Store for a few dollars. Think of it as cheap but nerdy power for Mac users.