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Version: 1.4.2 updated
Upload Date: 17 Jun 17
Developer: Alfons Schmid
Distribution Type: Shareware
Price: 24.99 $
Downloads: 14
Size: 19466 Kb

Rating: 3.5/5 (Total Votes: 2)

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On your Mac, Notebooks is the only notebook you ever need. It allows you to create as many books as you need to write, store and structure your details of life, and it will quickly become the one and only repository for all journals, ideas, notes, drafts and diaries but also for your projects, task lists, documents, files and everything else you want to keep close at hand.

Use Notebooks to create carefully formatted documents with styles and embedded photos, or to quickly write plain text notes. Convert between these formats any time, and if you want to use Markdown, Notebooks knows how to handle that as well. It is a perfect, distraction free writing environment.

Notebooks stores and displays almost any type of document: plain text and formatted text, PDF, web pages, MS Office documents, photos, videos, music and much more. Everything you want to keep organized can go directly into Notebooks.

What is new in this release:

  • “Open as Plain Text” asks for confirmation to make it less likely to accidentally change settings.
  • When “Save System Files” is off, changing a book’s sort order does not save plist file.
  • Improved “Remove Format from Selection” action for formatted documents.
  • Avoid unwanted popup windows on imported web pages.
  • Removed Zoom options from interface and other minor interface enhancements.

What is new in version 1.3.1:

  • For some users, Spotlight search did not return any results.
  • The Mac App Store version of Notebooks was unable to launch the Notebooks server.

What is new in version 1.2:

  • Notebooks no longer creates a temporary “New Note” when adding a new document.
  • “Create PDF” saves the current editable document as new PDF document (10.7-10.10 only).
  • Option to highlight currently edited line in plain text.
  • Option to keep currently edited line vertically centered on screen in plain text.
  • Option to disable typographic quotes during Markdown conversion (SmartyPants).
  • Option to treat lines starting with “//” as comments. These lines are excluded from word- and character count and are ignored during Markdown conversion (plain text only).
  • Notebooks now shows the current document’s modification date in the footer.
  • Show size in document’s info.
  • Improved search interface: add or modify the search term from the window of search results.
  • Drag & drop URLs onto list of documents to add bookmarks (10.7-10.10 only).
  • Option to open webarchives with Notebooks’ own routine (addresses incompatibility between Mac OS 10.9 and 10.10 webarchives).
  • Option to save webarchives as HTML (10.7-10.10 only).
  • When switching between formatted and plain text view in a Markdown document, Notebooks now tries to keep the current section of the document visible (10.7-10.10 only).
  • The Notebooks server displays more connection options (host name, IP address).
  • “Apply Current Style” and “Reset Document Format” work as expected.
  • “Remove Format from Selection” appears at top level of context menu in formatted documents.
  • Fixed handling of background patterns to establish compatibility with Notebooks for iOS.
  • Updated document themes.
  • Misc interface improvements.

What is new in version 1.1.2:

  • Notebooks 1.1.2 is now "officially" compatible with Yosemite,
  • fixes the drag & drop issue on Yosemite,
  • more carefully converts links in HTML documents to Notebooks' internal links,
  • better aligns TABs in plain text
  • more reliably handles DivQuotes in Markdown,
  • supports ".Rmd" as editable file type,
  • contains interface refinements for info dialog, document list and fullscreen view.

What is new in version 1.1:

  • Notebooks Server - A built in WebDAV server to share books and documents locally (start and stop in Preferences)
  • Quick Search for list of documents - acts like search for title in current book -"Create Link" in a formatted document accepts anchors within current document (#name).
  • Accept anchors in URLs and Notebooks links
  • Formatted documents: "Copy Link to Current Selection" copies the link to the selected phrase; this makes it possible to link to a specific section of a document.
  • Use system setting for smart quotes
  • Spring loaded folders in tree view open after 1 second (during drag & drop)
  • Rearranged Preferences dialog
  • Improved organization and display of recent items
  • New setting "Extract Contexts Automatically" to improve compatibility with the iOS versions of Notebooks. This is work in progress (contexts are not yet supported in Notebooks for Mac).
  • Cmd-T adds time only, but no date anymore (use cmd-D Cmd-T for date/timestamp)
  • A document's file type can now be changed by editing its title in list view
  • Treat ':' like a list item as well; this ensures that multiple lines of text for definition lists is correctly aligned
  • Improved Markdown formatting and layout for headers (in plain text view) (Mac OS 10.7 and above)
  • New setting: Show Markdown documents as plain text by default
  • Setting to select which emphasis character (_ or *) should be used for cmd-B and cmd-I
  • When "Convert to Combined Markdown" is selected, "New Markdown" creates a combined Markdown as well.
  • When changing font, background or style of formatted documents, the changes are now reliably applied.
  • When dropping images into documents, uppercase filename extensions are no longer ignored
  • Correctly handle umlauts in internal links
  • Mac: correctly handle file:// links
  • Improved auto-naming of documents in case of conflicts
  • Allow unlimited tabs in plain text (10.7 and above)
  • Win alt+O opens Format menu
  • Optimized handling of Due Tasks (should be less CPU intensive)
  • Text is now saved automatically 3 seconds after last key press
  • More reliable renaming of "bundle files" like iWork, RTFD or OmniFocus
  • When move to trash is not possible, reliably delete document after confirmation
  • Improved plain text printing (window width fits page) (10.7 and above)


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