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Price: $5.99

Category: Productivity

Updated: May 25, 2012

Version: 5.0.1

Size: 7.8 MB

Seller: Alfons Schmid

Rated 4+

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Customer Ratings

Current Version

(1064 Ratings)

Notebooks – Write Notes, Manage Tasks and Store Files by Alfons Schmid

Notebooks - Write Notes, Manage Tasks and Store Files Screenshots

Description Rating:
"Pick of the Week" at MacBreak Weekly 162

Notebooks is a wonderful App, which is so much better than the dozen other note apps I tried on my iPhone. It is sophisticated, in an unassuming way, so that you find yourself greatly rewarded and being productive without sacrificing time/effort to the App. I cannot tell you how much productivity I have gained by staying with your Notebooks. I am having a huge amount of fun, I use it constantly, more than the phone on my iPhone in fact." - Craig, Australia

You are GTD in every way that makes it efficient and makes me efficient.

Notebooks is the one and only notebook that you'll ever need. It allows you to create as many virtual books as you need to write, store and structure your details of life, and so it can quickly become the one and only repository for all your journals, ideas, notes, drafts, diaries, projects, task lists and everything else you want to keep close at hand.

Notebooks stores and displays almost any document you want to carry with you: text and HTML, PDF documents, MS Office or iWork documents, web pages, photos, videos, music and even your Palm memos. Everything you would usually print out and file can now go directly into Notebooks, without adding bulk.

There is one more thing: keep your task lists in Notebooks and tick off your to-dos as you complete them. Divide your projects into nested sub projects, which makes them easier to handle, and cross-reference to your reference library, which you keep in Notebooks, too. When a task reaches its due date, Notebooks' badge on the home screen reminds you of pending business, and an optional acoustic alert tries to draw your attention.

Notebooks combines the power of multiple apps:

Note Taker
Text Processor
Markdown Composer
Task Manager
File Storage
Clipboard Manager
PDF Converter

What can you do with Notebooks?

Create beautifully formatted documents
Type plain text notes
Use WYSIWYG style editing
Use Markdown to create formatted HTML
Select your favorite fonts, colors and patterns

Import HTML, RTF, PDF, MS Office, iWork etc.
Import photos, videos and web archives.
Import iPhone Notes and Palm Memos
Create documents from the Clipboard
Import web pages from Safari.
Import and extract ZIP archives
Create ZIP archives in Notebooks
Convert documents to PDF

Record Voice Memos

Manage Task Lists and get things done
Assign due dates and alarm times
Leverage your reference library in Notebooks
Assign context tags to documents and books

Create as many nested books as you need
Move and rename your documents and books
Sort documents by various attributes
Search books and documents by title
Search full text of text, HTML, iWork, Office,
RTF and web archives
Protect confidential documents with a code

Synchronize with Dropbox
Synchronize with WebDAV servers
Use iTunes File Sharing
Use Notebooks WiFi Sharing

Send tasks to OmniFocus and other apps
Take advantage of TextExpander touch
Use Notebooks links (URLs) to cross-reference
books and documents within Notebooks or
from other applications.
and much more.

So, whether you want to draft or outline a business presentation, type a chapter of your short-story, list your inventory, save web pages for reading later, write an entry in your diary or journal, tick off your tasks, or just capture notes and ideas on the go, you need to have Notebooks on your iPhone today!

By the way: there is an optimized version of
Notebooks for iPad, too

What's New in Version 5.0.1

Notebooks 5.0.1 resolves several issues that were introduced in 5.0

➤ Restores normal operation on iOS 4.x
➤ Fixes issues related to formatted documents

• Resolves an issue with global background
• No more black cells in move and jump list
• Corrected too strict passcode protection
• No accidental autosync for unzipped
• plist files no longer sync when setting is off
• "Default document Type" is used in book's
   add menu
• Fix for crash after moving last formatted
• Added option to set maximum zoom scale
   for images
• Improved display of recorded voice memos
• Added new background color for done

Notebooks 5 is a major update with numerous improvements and additions. These are the most important additions and changes:

➤ New Interface, more modern, more intuitive

➤ Formatted Documents (iOS 5)
• WYSIWYG editing
• Document styles
• Paragraph formats
• Embedded images, lists etc.
• Text styles, font colors, highlight phrases

➤ General Editing Improvements
• User defined Extra Keyboard Keys
• Better handling of large text documents
(400.000 characters and more)

➤ PDF Conversion
• Convert documents to PDF
• Set page orientation
• Protect PDF documents with a password

➤ Voice Memos
• Record while typing
• Copy voice memo's link and paste it into a
document for "embedded voice note"

➤ Tasks
• Set default Inbox
• Extract tasks from a note at custom “marker”
• Option to hide “Done Tasks”

➤ Search
• Multiple words narrow down search results
• Search is diacritic insensitive (Ü=u, e=è etc.)
• Highlight hits in Office, iWork and RTF
• Stop search with a Cancel button

➤ Gestures
• Plain text: tap once to edit (iOS5)
• Combined Markdown: tap to switch to
plain text view (iOS5)
• Swipe left or right to hide keyboard
• Tap with two fingers switches to fullscreen
• Touch and hold a list entry to open info

➤ Dropbox Sync
• Much improved automatic sync
• More reliable "move and delete"
• Warning when book is empty on Dropbox
• Option to solve conflicts automatically
• Option to ignore ".dot" files
• Improved sync reports, now at the top level
• Fix for "Cocoa Error 4"

➤ WebDAV Sync
• Warning when book is empty on server
• Option to ignore ".dot" files
• Correctly report user agent

➤ WiFi Sharing
• Set custom port number
• Correctly report creation date

➤ Misc
• Create an editable copy from webarchive
• Change file extension of documents
• Improved print quality

The complete list is available on our website.

Customer Reviews

From great to bad (1 star)
I previously gave this app a really good review for the 4.x version. The 5.0 update broke a lot of stuff. (1) Notes that used to fit perfectly on the screen now require horizontal scrolling; (2) Trying to add your own style gives you a window with no scroll bar so there's no way to edit the end of the style; (3) the Sync icon doesn't go away when it should; (4) Notes don't always scroll back to the top (really annoying); (5) Sometimes the ap

Could be Great (4 stars)
If I could I would give this 3.5 stars, but the update (for me) is closer to 4 than 3.
Editing a note works now, as well as adding a new note. Synchronizing with DropBox works, too. I like the new types of paper this version has. Still love the protection locking, PDF downloading, picture adding, and new tasks. Now onto the bad stuff...
Scrolling freezes, even for a few milliseconds, it still annoys me. When I'm in one of my books a

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