Member of The Internet Defense League
Donald L. Merand

Converting from Notational Velocity to GitHub's Atom

I used Notational Velocity (the nvALT fork), writing the notes in Markdown and synching them via Dropbox/Google Drive, for 3-4 years. I’ve recently made the switch to GitHub’s Atom for note-taking, because a) I was concerned about the lack of development on the Notational projects and b) I wanted a few customizations to the user experience without having to hack the source and re-compile that project etc. Atom seems like a much more extensible editor, so I’m trying it on the theory that I can make it very Notational-like. It’s been working very well for the way I use it for about a month now.

Here are some of the things I do to make it more NV-like / use it like I used NV:

Here are some other things that I can do now that I couldn’t in NV:

Hopefully some of that info is helpful to those of you considering making the switch.

Related Posts