Software: Notational Velocity (Note taking)

Software: Notational Velocity (Note taking)

National Velocity proposes to “to loosen the mental blockages to recording information and to scrape away the tartar of convention that handicaps its retrieval” (, 9/4/2010).

It tries to integrate the workflow of searching for notes and creating notes. When the user types in the name for a new node, automatically existing notes are searched for the words used.

Key features:

  • Integrated process for creating and searching notes
  • Everything can be done using keyboard shortcuts
  • Small footprint
  • Free and open source (and “nonconformist” (, 9/4/2010))
  • Integrates with iPhone notes applications


Useful for small and simple chunks of information, which must be accessed quickly.



Application Overview:

ApplicationNotational Velocity
CategoryNote taking
Version2.0 β3 (6)
Tested on:9/4/2010, Mac OS X 10.6.3
Technical Details:Open Source, For Mac OS X, Universal Binary