John Gruber's Q Branch Announces Vesper App for iPhone

Vesper IconQ Branch announced on Thursday the release of Vesper, a note-taking and thought-organizing app for iPhone. Vesper allows users to take notes and ideas without imposing a specific method for doing so.

You may not have heard of Q Branch before, but you've probably heard of John Gruber, one of the company's founders. Mr. Gruber is best known today for his site Daring Fireball, but he formed Q Branch with Brent Simmons and Dave Wiskus.

Vesper Screenshots

Vesper Screenshots

The app's release notes:

Vesper is a simple and elegant tool for collecting notes, ideas, things to do — anything you want to remember. Use tags to group related items into playlist-like collections. Vesper imposes no system; organize and curate your notes whatever way comes naturally to you. Eschewing complications, Vesper's focus is on how it feels to use it.

  • Attach photos to notes.
  • Use drag-and-drop to reorder items. Move important ones up, inessential ones down.
  • When you’re done with an item, swipe it to send it into the archive. Out of sight, but remembered forever.

Vesper is priced at US$4.99, and it's available on the App Store now. It works on iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, but the company said that it was optimized for iPhone 5 and is not a hybrid app.