My nvALT Setup

Patrick Welker wrote a fantastic article on how his nvALT is setup on his new site RocketINK. There are some great tips and tricks in his post that you should definitely check out. And while you’re there, take a look around RocketINK. It’s a really neat site that I have enjoyed reading.

I thought it would be fun to share how I have setup my version of nvALT. My customizations aren’t nearly as extensive as Patrick’s, but I am really happy with them.

Here is a screenshot of my nvALT window:

nvALT Screenshot

I keep my color scheme simple and subtle. Here are the colors if you would like to use them:

Search Highlight: #D1D1D1
Foreground Text (Avenir Next, 15): #484748
Background: #F6F6F6

As you can see, I use the vertical layout with note previews and tags turned off. I use ctrl+opt+space to invoke nvALT from anywhere on my Mac.

My setup is simple, but it represents a very powerful tool for me. If you would like to share your nvALT setup, post it on your site and let me know so that I can link to it. Or, if you would like to have it featured here on my site, get in touch.

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