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Nebulous Notes is a Dropbox-supporting text inputter that places emphasis on minimalism and provides themes for both writers and coders.

What's New

Please update your reviews! This update brings more stability and polish to Nebulous Notes. I still believe that this is a great alternative for the built-in Notes app. New notes are automatically synced with DB and titles are generated based on the first line of your document.


- Fix for rare crash
- New note titles only use first line with content
- Update for TextExpander 2.1


- New notes are linked to Dropbox automatically

- TextExpander now has Form Field Support
- New App Icon (thanks Dan Calberg!)

App Description

Featured three times on Lifehacker as one of the best tools for getting things done! I get emails all the time from users who have placed this app on the docks of their iPhones and iPads.

(If you want to try-before-you-buy, check out "Nebulous Notes Lite.")

## ABOUT ##

Nebulous Notes is the text editor of choice for professionals. I get emails from correspondents at BBC, writers for the New Yorker, and businessmen trying to organize their thoughts. I'm also working on a 300+ page book myself, so I use my own app every day.

All notes in NN are backed up to Dropbox, because I care a lot about text files. Notes aren't stored in some vague format that is hard to export (think Google Drive or Evernote), but rather in plain-old text files that you can point to.

Nebulous Notes is also the ONLY iOS text editor that selectively edits and syncs text files in any Dropbox folder seamlessly. It took 3 years to make it this smooth, but it's crucial because not everybody has all their text files in one single application folder.


* Open and edit all plain-text files (.txt, .md, .c, etc.)
* Preview files in HTML, MarkDown, MultiMarkdown, Rich Text-RTF
* Supports saving and opening in all file encodings (useful for international users)
* VoiceOver hints
* Print documents using AirPrint
* Supports TextExpander


* Save in Evernote
* Open files from ANY Dropbox folder
* Tag Files
* Customizable themes
* Macro system lets you add frequently used keys to a toolbar (like { } [ ] = %, etc.).
* Macro system also has basic text-substitutions for convenient HTML tags
* Protect the app with a PIN
* Search full Dropbox or Search for text with a document
* Full-screen support for "Writeroom"-style editing
* "Insert Tab" key (multi-line tabbing and un-tabbing supported)
* One-click access to MarkDown/HTML previews
* Turn off word-wrapping


"Wow, I do so LOVE your app." - Merlin Mann, creator of 43 Folders

"This is quite possibly the best tool for any writer, blogger, or journalist that needs to get work done on-the-go" - AppAdvice.com

"If you feel really geeky about your note-taking, give Nebulous Notes a shot." - geek.com

## NOTE ##

Nebulous Notes is only for plain text editing, and cannot edit Word Documents or PDFs.

App Screen Shots

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App Changes

March 09, 2014 Price Decrease: $7.99 -> $4.99
March 02, 2014 Price Decrease: $7.99 -> $4.99
February 23, 2014 Price Decrease: $7.99 -> $4.99
August 09, 2010 Initial Release

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