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The Archive

Fast & clean-looking note-taking app for macOS that helps writers write and think more.

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What is The Archive?

Powerful macOS note-taking for the modern warrior of light:

  • Plain Text File Storage: Robust and made for eternity
  • Clean and simple user interface: Calm and structured
  • Elegant Text Editor: Note Taking is writing. Beauty is mandatory
  • Flexible in Use: Swiss Army knife of note taking
  • Fast search for maximum productivity
  • Markdown support to highlight notes
  • Powerful tags that are simple to use
  • Typewriter mode to keep your focus while typing
  • Themes! Customize the editor to your liking
  • Quick navigation based on plain text conventions
  • Supportive community of writing and note taking nerds
  • Saved searches to switch between subsets of your notes
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The Archive Features

  1.  Support for MarkDownThe Archive supports MarkDown for document formatting.
  2.  Full-Text SearchThe Archive lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.

The Archive information

  • Developed byChristian Tietze
  • LicensingProprietary and Commercial product.
  • PricingOne time purchase (perpetual license) that cost about $20.
  • Alternatives41 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

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The Archive was added to AlternativeTo by ctietze on and this page was last updated .

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As of writing, this is the best modern alternative to the original "Notational Velocity" by Zachary Schneirov. Development is on-going and the app is largely bug-free in it's current state.

I started using The Archive in March 2019 because nvALT was crashing often and the app behavior/UI was reliably buggy. I needed something better, but the same.

Since then I have had only 1 major complaint when compared to the original NV: launch startup time is kinda slow... slow enough to have a splash screen. It's not the worse thing ever, but one of the reasons I loved the original NV app so much was how instantaneous the experience was, launching included.
Bugs get squashed, thoughtful features are added, yet the experience has stayed the same for the past year. That's excellent.

There's a 60-day trial, and yes it costs money, but in this day and age it pays to have functional software when you need it most.

[Edited by atu777, July 20]

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The Archive platform details


macOS 10.11 or Later

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