Note App Vesper Shuttered »

Brent Simmons, announcing the end of Vesper:

Sync will be turned off Aug. 30 at 8pm Pacific. We’ll destroy all the data, and neither we nor anyone else will be able to recover it.

The app will be removed from the App Store on Sep. 15. Until then, starting now, it’s free — since you can’t create new sync accounts, and it wouldn’t be fair to charge new users if they can’t sync.

Props to Q Branch for putting time into a dying app to make it possible to export user data. Too many apps and services don’t get that part right.

I’m sad — but not shocked — to see the lights going off at Vesper HQ. It’s a beautiful app, but it existed in a crowded market that was turned upside down with the overhaul Notes.app got last year.