Quicknote is an Notational Velocity-inspired Alfred workflow for faster access to your notes folder.
Use Quicknote If…
- You like Notational Velocity’s search and create feature, but would much rather use iA Writer or some other nice Markdown editor to edit files.
- Your notes consist of a folder containing a bunch of markdown files.
- You have bought Alfred 2’s Power Pack.
How to Use Quicknote
To search through your existing notes, simply type
note into Alfred, followed by your search query:
If no existing notes match your search, you can press enter to create a new note.
You can create notes within folders:
or search within folders:
If you symlink folders into your notes folder you can access those, too. For instance, my blog posts are kept in
~/Desktop/blog/source/blog, so on my computer, I ran
ln -s ~/Desktop/blog/source/blog ~/Dropbox/Notes
and now I can access my blog posts with Quicknote:
You can also create templates for Quicknote to copy into new notes. Templates are specific to the folder that they’re in, so your
Notes/blog folder can have a different template from your
Notes/advice folder. To access a template, type:
The root notes folder also has a template, which you can access by typing:
That’s about it! Get Quicknote here.