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.   <!--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 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 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, that's a fair question -

At this point, Vesper Sync is effectively more of a backup service than a sync service. You can run Vesper on an iPad, though. An iPhone app running on an iPad is far from optimal, but it is something. But the simple truth is that Vesper Sync is an essential first step to a world where there are multiple Vesper clients.

Aside from launching Vesper 2.0 today, the developers have also announced that the next client they'll be working on is Vesper for the Mac.

We have several ideas for future Vesper clients, but we've decided which one we're going to tackle next: Mac. We did the iPhone version first because the iPhone is the one device you have with you everywhere, and we remain convinced that was the correct decision. Ubiquity is essential to a notes app. The Mac, though, is the device where we're most productive.

There isn't currently a timeline for Vesper for Mac and some of it will hinge upon what we see at WWDC 2014. For now you can grab Vesper 2.0 via the link below as well as check out their site for more information on the thought process behind Vesper 2.0 and what is coming in the future.

If you try Vesper Sync, let me know how it works for you!

Source: Vesper blog

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iPhone? Check!
iPad? Check!
Seamless background universal sync? Check!
Adjustable image fittings? Check!
Notes? OBVIOUS check!
Todos? Check!
Automatized calendar IQ? Check!
Ease of use? Check! Check! Check!
Social share? Check!
Coded shortcuts? Check!
iOS 7? Check!
Stable? Check!

Vesper? No ... Pendo... by Wenzhuo Duan.
The only three reasons why Vesper has been such a success is:

(A) the Spartan design (ease of use)

(B) big-gun backing (Gruber, Simmons, Wiskus)

(C) it was iOS 7-y before iOS 7 beta shipped.

I fell for it and do not like it so much since Pendo arrived back in January 2014.

Another great Note app: Awesome Note.

Cheers

That Vesper is made by people who are well known in some parts of the Apple community may afford it opportunity to impress. But it still has to impress, otherwise — especially at $4.99 in the race-to-the-bottom App Store economy — it wouldn't afford them any sustainable success.

Feature checklists seldom make for good apps. Often they make for terrible apps. In some ways, checklists are the opposite of vision and focus, which are what do make for great apps.

Not everyone feels that way, of course, but Vesper appeals to people who do, and on Apple platforms that's traditionally a good market segment.

Microsoft Word has every feature you could possibly imagine, and it's also one of the worst apps I've ever used. Less is more!

PDF Expert 5 by Readdle is feature-rich. So are Trello, OmniFocus, inShort, Antidote, Boximize, Evernote, FioWriter, Eternity. Does that make them bad apps? Just try Pendo.

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I'm not sure why app developers feel they need to roll their own cloud service. It's an odd fad that will hopefully pass.

Vesper is a very good minimalist notes app. The simplicity of it is what made it great, however with a feature missing like icloud backup or having the ability to sync to dropbox was a major drawback. For around a year now the developer has been saying how difficult it is to implement sync which is a little surprising as every man and his dog is creating note taking apps that have icloud sync, dropbox sync and more.
Finally Vesper has been updated with sync, but their implementation of sync is not quite what was expected. I was so looking forward to this update, but have been left a little disappointed. I think they could have done more.
No doubt that Vesper got quite a number good reviews in the Apple community having John Gruber involved including the likes of imore, but I'm afraid to say that a year down the line, it's not blowing me away anymore.

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I own Vesper. It's handy with the tags and all. I often find myself back in Notes for the sync. But then I have so many notes and no tags, and that's organisational hell for a rampant note taker. So I sent all my notes to Evernote and ponied up for the premium account. I find it good for many things, but not so fast to start a note.
Recently, I purchased Drafts for iPhone and separately for iPad. It'll push notes to Evernote, Dropbox, Byword etc. (it supports a long list), and I like the convenience of starting something quickly without clutter and distractions.

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