Type Review

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What is Type?

Type is an indie macOS app that lets you quickly jot things down from anywhere without interrupting your flow.

What does Type do?

Type is a macOS note-taking app that allows you to take notes from anywhere via a hotkey. 

The app stores notes in text files. It lets you quickly add an entry to your notes with the timestamp automatically attached.

It is an indie app that has been launched at the end of 2023.

Type pros

Here’s the best bits of the application to consider:

  • Accessible from anywhere
accessibility

Users can launch Type from anywhere via the hotkey; the app appears on top of all other apps. 

The setup allows you to quickly write a note without losing your focus.

  • No sync issues
syncing

Notes are stored in text files. Create a new note from scratch or add an existing file, and the notes will be appended to the content of the file.

  • Timestamp your notes
timestamp

One of the core features of the app is automatically attaching the date to each note so you can remember when you took your notes.

  • Quickly switch between notes
switching

Navigate through your notes via the arrow keys to quickly get a glance at your last entries.

Keyboard shortcuts make it easy to navigate the app.

  • Customizable
customization

Customize your preferred date format. Choose between date + time, date only, time only, or custom format, where you can select your own format (e.g., ISO format).

The app also supports Markdown files, which makes it handy to work with Obsidian.

Type cons

Though the app is reliable and fast, it still lacks some core features, such as search, edit, and delete. 

This is mainly due to the fact that the application is still fairly new. But the developers are putting a lot of effort in, and those features should be available in the coming months.

How much does Type cost?

The application is priced at $3.99.

Best Type Alternatives

National Velocity and nvALT are good alternatives.