I’m a big fan of plain text notes and use Markdown for formatting.
I’ve been using nvAlt to take notes for years — in meetings, reference info, etc. I now have nearly 2000 plain-text notes (stored in dropbox). The app never breaks and search is lightning fast. I occasionally want to embed a screenshot, but have settled for adding a link to the screenshot in Dropbox instead. (never ever refer to them … which tells me that images are not a priority in my system …)
Sometimes I start taking my notes in Drafts when on the iPad, and use an action to get them into 1Writer — so they show up in nvAlt on laptop. It occurred to me I could eliminate all that by simply switching to Drafts. So, I’m playing with the idea of switching to Drafts for note-taking and using a combination of tags and workspaces to keep them organized.
Interested in any pro/con experiences you have regarding using nvAlt or Drafts for notes.