I'm editing a note, then I get a call from my ADHD and I go to look at another note. Is there no way to get back to the previous note? I'm looking for previous/next like in a browser (or any other program, these days)...
The developer of Notational Velocity in a comment to #64: Simple: Jump back to last note, Advanced: Browsing history - Issues - scrod/nv - GitHub:
I've tried writing AppleScripts that were based on the modification date of the external text files for notes. But that had a few additional issues, and the scripts were pretty unintuitive to use.
The best workaround I've come up with:
~/Library/Scripts/Applications/nvALT/jump.scpt, ⌃␣ in FastScripts
NV doesn't save changes to external files immediately. (It takes about 5 to 10 seconds from the first edit.) Most of the time that's not a problem though.
Another (and probably the best) option would be to sort Notational Velocity's note list by Date Modified. Then for example pressing ⎋↓↓↩ would go to the second most recently modified note.
I've done something fairly similar, but rely on the last added attribute of a directory rather than the Note and Settings file, since it can be slow to update. Here's a quick script you can take advantage of with any directory
Now you can open NVAlt or reveal the file with