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Notational Velocity is an application for Mac OS X that stores and retrieves notes.

In Notational Velocity, the same area is used both for creating notes and searching. I.e., in the process of entering the title for a new note, related notes appear below, letting users file information there if they choose. Likewise, if a search reveals nothing, one need simply press return to create a note with the appropriate title.

Its unique advantages are as follows:

  • Modeless Operation
    Searching for notes is not a separate action; rather, it is the primary interface.
  • Incremental Search
    Searching encompasses all notes’ content and occurs instantly with each key pressed.
  • Transparent Encryption
    All information is compressed and encrypted (enabled optionally) before it is recorded to disk.
  • Mouseless Interaction
    Notational Velocity’s window was designed for keyboard input above all else, and thus has no buttons.
  • Data Instead of Documents
    There is no manual “saving” in Notational Velocity; all modifications take effect immediately.

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Please read the frequently asked questions:
   FAQ: General Use,  FAQ: Synchronization,  FAQ: Features

Or read solutions to other common problems:

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