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Vesper

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  • Initial Release: 5 Jun 2013
  • Vendor: Q Branch
  • Version: 2.004
  • Price: $2.99

Everything about Vesper, every choice about every design and implementation detail of every feature, liberates only through constraint. Because it allows for just a very small set of very deliberate actions, Vesper frees you from the cognitive overhead of managing the management app, and forces you to simply fulfill its purpose — to capture, tag, and archive your thoughts.

Vesper's name draws allusions to the most classic of Bond women, and the drink she inspired. So does the company name behind Vesper - Q Branch. According to the Brent, Dave, and John, they're making a precision tool for you the same way MI6's Q made them for Bond. (And yes, in this case, if they're Q, that makes you Bond.)

Vesper recently released an update to make sync less of a daunting task and something you don't really have to think about. Vesper Sync lets you back up and sync all your notes with a single login. For now it's simply a backup service, until Vesper for Mac makes an appearance, hopefully followed by an iPad version. For now, here's what you get with Vesper for iPhone: You can create new notes, add text or images to them, tag them, search for them, share them via Mail or Messages, or copy them to the clipboard, archive them or delete them, visit URLs contained within them using a Spartan, built-in browser, and that's about it. No themes. No font selection.

Just Vesper, your ideas, and as little as possible to get in the way of their being captured.

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Vesper note-taking app update makes tracking changes easier

Vesper note-taking app update makes tracking changes easier

Vesper has been updated to version 2.002, which is a slight bump from the 2.0 release, but the changes will make it easier for users to track any edits or revisions to their notes. As a note-taking and information collecting app, Vesper now allows you to see when the notes are created and...
New and updated apps: Viago, Vesper, Fruit Ninja and more!

New and updated apps: Viago, Vesper, Fruit Ninja and more!

Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got a new navigation app from Garmin, game updates, a major update to Ember for Mac...
Best note-taking apps for iPhone and iPad: Evernote, Drafts, Vesper, and more!

Best note-taking apps for iPhone and iPad

Looking for the best iPhone apps to quickly, easily, and powerfully take all of your notes? iPhones and iPads are are far better than leaving stickies all over the screen, fridge, door... you get the idea. Not only are note-taking apps nowhere near as messy, they're much easier to sort and...

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Best apps to show off your new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus!

Best apps to show off your new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus!

Now that you've got your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus in your hand, you'll probably want to load up on the best apps that take advantage of the larger screen real estate. While all App Store apps work on the 6 and 6 Plus thanks to scaling, we all know that the ones that are optimized look loads...
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Vesper now looks aces on your new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus

Vesper, the iPhone app designed to help you collect your thoughts, has been updated with adaptive interface support for both the bigger iPhone 6 and the much bigger iPhone 6 Plus. They've also taken advantages of fixes Apple has made to the way text is rendered in iOS 8. From the Vesper blog...
How to create a 'favorite list' in Vesper

How to create a 'favorite list' in Vesper

Vesper is thoughtfully designed note-taking app for iPhone (also coming soon to the Mac). It lets you quickly create, tag, and organize any snippets of text, links, or images you want to keep handy. One of its most important attributes, however, is restraint. Features have to earn their place in...
Vesper note-taking app update makes tracking changes easier

Vesper note-taking app update makes tracking changes easier

Vesper has been updated to version 2.002, which is a slight bump from the 2.0 release, but the changes will make it easier for users to track any edits or revisions to their notes. As a note-taking and information collecting app, Vesper now allows you to see when the notes are created and...
What's on Joe's iPhone right now!

What's on Joe's iPhone right now!

Since all of the cool kids are doing it, I thought that I'd show you what's on my iPhone. My iPhone is the single most important piece of technology in my line-up. It goes with my everywhere, and is my primary method of communication. I keep the most important apps on my first Home screen. I don'...
New and updated apps: Viago, Vesper, Fruit Ninja and more!

New and updated apps: Viago, Vesper, Fruit Ninja and more!

Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got a new navigation app from Garmin, game updates, a major update to Ember for Mac...
Best note-taking apps for iPhone and iPad: Evernote, Drafts, Vesper, and more!

Best note-taking apps for iPhone and iPad

Looking for the best iPhone apps to quickly, easily, and powerfully take all of your notes? iPhones and iPads are are far better than leaving stickies all over the screen, fridge, door... you get the idea. Not only are note-taking apps nowhere near as messy, they're much easier to sort and...
Debug 37: Simmons, Wiskus, Gruber, and Vesper Sync

Debug 37: Simmons, Wiskus, Gruber, and Vesper Sync

Debug features the best developers in the business talking about the amazing apps they make and why and how they make them. On this episode Brent Simmons, Dave Wiskus, and John Gruber join Guy and Rene to talk about Vesper 2.0, architecting sync, the decision making process, design choices, and...
Vesper 2.0 was released today and the staple feature is Vesper Sync which allows you to finally sync all your notes to the cloud. The best part? Vesper Sync is completely free to use. No catch, no joke, it's free. Vesper is also coming soon to a Mac near you.   <!--break-->  If you already use Vesper, you can sign up for Vesper Sync on your iPhone right now. Just create an account and you're good to go. You may ask what sync is good for if Vesper is iPhone only. And according to the developers of Vesper, th

Vesper 2.0 brings cloud syncing and backup for your notes, Mac app coming soon

Vesper 2.0 was released today and the staple feature is Vesper Sync which allows you to finally sync all your notes to the cloud. The best part? Vesper Sync is completely free to use. No catch, no joke, it's free. Vesper is also coming soon to a Mac near you. If you already use Vesper, you can...
Vector 34: The importance of design

Vector 34: The importance of design

Dave Wiskus of Vesper and Unprofessional joins Rene to talk about the important of design in technology and culture, strong opinions loosely held, handling criticism, providing support, and figuring out tough problems. Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe in RSS Download directly...

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