Windows: If you want a simple note-taking app for Windows, you have plenty of options. But if you've used Notational Velocity on the Mac and miss its shortcuts and minimal design, Notation is here to help. It's fast, free, feature-packed and syncs via SimpleNote.
Notation tries to emulate a lot of what's great about Notational Velocity. Its keyboard shortcuts are plentiful, and the app features powerful cross-note instant search, self-organising notes, sync support via Simplenote, and Markdown support, for those of you familiar with it. Notation also gives you a system-wide keyboard shortcut, Win + N, which brings the app up from anywhere in Windows, giving you instant access to your notepad whenever an idea strikes. Hit the link below to give it a try.