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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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Aug 23, 2016 Vesper is being discontinued and here's why...
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Merci. Vesper, the notes app by Brent Simmons, Dave Wiskus, and John Gruber, will be shutting down in the very near future. The reason, when you cut to it, is simple: Vesper didn't make enough money to support its ongoing development. Brent Simmons, writing at inessential: We at Q Branch... Continue Reading →
Mar 06, 2015 Best note apps for iPad
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Whether typed notes or handwritten notes are your thing, these are the best note taking apps for iPad! The iPad is a great productivity tool and that includes taking notes, whether you're in the classroom or the boardroom. The only thing you really have to decide is how you want to take notes.... Continue Reading →
Feb 27, 2015 Vesper now lets you collect your thoughts in landscape — and on iPad!
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Now you can Vesper not only in landscape on your iPhone but on the big screen of your iPad Vesper — the thought-collection app by Brent Simmons, Dave Wiskus, and John Gruber — has been updated to support Apple's new adaptive interface frameworks. And yes, that means Vesper now lets you note and... Continue Reading →
Feb 06, 2015 Best note apps for iPhone
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What note taking app for iPhone do you use? The iPhone comes with a built-in Notes app. It syncs with iCloud and has been slowly adding formatting options, if not features, over the years. It's still really basic, however, so if you need more from your notes, you're going to need to turn to the... Continue Reading →
Sep 22, 2014 Best apps to show off your new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus!
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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... Continue Reading →
Sep 18, 2014 Vesper now looks aces on your new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus
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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. Continue Reading →
Aug 21, 2014 How to create a 'favorite list' in Vesper
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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... Continue Reading →
Aug 10, 2014 Vesper note-taking app update makes tracking changes easier
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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... Continue Reading →
Jun 17, 2014 New and updated apps: Viago, Vesper, Fruit Ninja and more!
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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... Continue Reading →
May 28, 2014 Best note-taking apps for iPhone and iPad
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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... Continue Reading →
May 27, 2014 Vesper 2.0 brings cloud syncing and backup for your notes, Mac app coming soon
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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. Continue Reading →
Mar 17, 2014 Vector 34: The importance of design
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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... Continue Reading →
Oct 03, 2013 Redesigning Vesper, Party Monster, and WeddingDJ for iOS 7
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As exciting as iOS 7 is all on its own, what's even more exciting is what developers are, and will be, doing with it. A few cases in point: Vesper, Party Monster, and WeddingDJ. First, Dave Wiskus has an incredibly in-depth look at the design process and thinking behind Vesper 007. From the... Continue Reading →
Sep 28, 2013 The present and future of Vesper for iOS 7
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Vesper gets a lot of attention because it's crafted by well-known personalities in the Apple community, namely Brent Simmons, Dave Wiskus, and John Gruber. Part of the reason they're well-known, however, is because they're not only capable of great craft, but of explaining the creative and... Continue Reading →
Sep 25, 2013 Vesper updates to 007, supports iOS 7, 64-bit, typography controls, more
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Vesper, the popular thought collection app for iPhone, has updated to version 007 and that means an all-new design for iOS 7, including new typography controls, and all new support for iPhone 5s, including the 64-bit Apple A7 chipset. Vesper was already prescient when it came to Apple design... Continue Reading →
Sep 08, 2013 Brent Simmons, Dave Wiskus, and John Gruber talk developing, designing, and dictating Vesper
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Brent Simmons, Dave Wiskus, and John Gruber join Guy and Rene to talk about their new app, Vesper, the value of ideas and collecting them, the art of collaboration, flat design, accessibility, testing, app pricing, and more. Also: Mad Men. Here's the audio again, and for the first time, the... Continue Reading →
Jul 16, 2013 Vesper goes 003, adds support, Text Expander support
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Talk about turn-around time, no sooner did Vesper 1.002 fix some iOS 7 compatibility issues, than Vesper 1.003 comes along and adds Text Expander support. While iOS includes its own auto-correction feature that can do some of the same things, any Mac user worth their geek cred already lives in... Continue Reading →
Jul 15, 2013 Vesper goes 002, includes workarounds for 7
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Vesper, the thought collection list/note hybrid app for iPhone by Brent Simmons, Dave Wiskus, and John Gruber, has addressed some bug fixes and employed some workarounds to better support developers using it on iOS 7 in an update called 1.002. (Clever, very clever.) Gruber, on the Vesper blog... Continue Reading →
Jun 20, 2013 Flattened, not stirred: Designing Vesper
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Dave Wiskus has posted a in-depth look at the design process behind Vesper, the list-taking, note-making, tag-shaking project he's just launched with Brent Simmons and John Gruber. Here's the lede from the Vesper blog Vesper is opinionated software. Every interaction, pixel, and line of code... Continue Reading →
Jun 06, 2013 Debug 15: Simmons, Wiskus, Gruber, and Vesper
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Brent Simmons, Dave Wiskus, and John Gruber join Guy and Rene to talk about their new app, Vesper, the value of ideas and collecting them, the art of collaboration, flat design, accessibility, testing, app pricing, and more. Also: Mad Men. Subscribe in iTunes... Continue Reading →

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Vesper is being discontinued and here's why...

Merci. Vesper, the notes app by Brent Simmons, Dave Wiskus, and John Gruber, will be shutting down in the very near future. The reason, when you cut to it, is simple: Vesper didn't make enough money to support its ongoing development. Brent Simmons, writing at inessential: We at Q Branch...
Best note apps for iPad

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Whether typed notes or handwritten notes are your thing, these are the best note taking apps for iPad! The iPad is a great productivity tool and that includes taking notes, whether you're in the classroom or the boardroom. The only thing you really have to decide is how you want to take notes....

Vesper now lets you collect your thoughts in landscape — and on iPad!

Now you can Vesper not only in landscape on your iPhone but on the big screen of your iPad Vesper — the thought-collection app by Brent Simmons, Dave Wiskus, and John Gruber — has been updated to support Apple's new adaptive interface frameworks. And yes, that means Vesper now lets you note and...
Best note taking apps for iPhone

Best note apps for iPhone

What note taking app for iPhone do you use? The iPhone comes with a built-in Notes app. It syncs with iCloud and has been slowly adding formatting options, if not features, over the years. It's still really basic, however, so if you need more from your notes, you're going to need to turn to the...
Best apps to show off your new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus!

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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...
Vesper

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

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

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