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Notebooks: Write and Organize
iOS Universal
Rating (Average):
4.5 (59)
Rating (Current): 
5.0 (44)
Notebooks is a writing app, a text and markdown editor, a file organizer, task manager, PDF and eBook creator and more. If this seems too much, consider this: you have a few text fragments, randomly created, which you want to combine into a chapter of a book and saved as PDF or eBook; a quick note sparks off an idea, generates a couple of tasks, each of which requires you to organize further research material; or you have business related documents which need to be separated from private diaries, records and files. – Notebooks handles these jobs easily and allows you to remain focussed and creative.

• Create formatted documents with styles, attachments, tables or checklists, and add a table of contents if you like. Choose between a variation of ready made document styles, or create your own, if you want.

• Write your documents in plain text and allow Notebooks to automatically handle lists, highlight and center the current line on screen, automatically insert closing characters for (, {, [, " and more. - Plain text is a universal format which can be used on any device without any specific software.

• Use Markdown to create formatted documents from plain text. Notebooks supports *MultiMarkdown* and its own flavor of *Discount*. – Click any word in a formatted Markdown text and start writing at that position. You can even create checklists (- [ ]) and tick them off in formatted view. Syntax highlighting and a set of dedicated extra keyboard keys make Markdown editing easy.

• Use your Apple Pencil to sketch ideas or annotate images and PDF documents.

• Use Notebooks' advanced editing capabilities to work on documents which are stored in other apps .

• Compile selected documents or the contents of whole books into a single document, an eBook or a PDF document.

• Link between documents in Notebooks. – In Markdown you can even use Wiki style links ([[ ]]). When clicking a link to a document which does not yet exist, Notebooks suggests to create it.

• Create as many books as you need to structure your projects and details. Nest books as deep as you like, there is no limit in Notebooks. If you ever loose track, Notebooks' full text search helps you quickly turn up even the most hidden document.

• Turn books into task lists to display document as tasks which can be ticked off. Assign due dates and alerts, and divide projects into nested sub projects, which makes them easier to handle.

• For simple lists you can use checklists in formatted documents and Markdown.

• Assign Context tags to books and documents to create shortcuts that are accessible for a smart book at Notebooks' top level. – Notebooks can even extract context tags from the contents of documents as you create them.

• Import all documents and files you want to keep close at hand, no matter whether PDF, email, web pages, MS Office or iWorks, photos, videos, music and more.

• Notebooks stores your documents as regular files while other apps lock them away in databases. So you are always in control and never need to worry about how to import or – more importantly – export your documents.

• Notebooks can sync its files with Notebooks on other iPads and iPhones, but also with Notebooks on your Mac or PC. The synchronization between the devices currently supports Dropbox and many WebDAV servers, with Dropbox currently being the most comfortable option.

With all that, Notebooks may quickly become your one and only app for everything you want to keep close at hand.

User Comments:

“Notebooks is a wonderful App, which is so much better than the dozen other note apps I tried. 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. I am having a huge amount of fun, I use it constantly, more than the phone on my iPhone in fact."

“You are GTD in every way that makes it efficient and makes me efficient.”
What's new in v10.0.2
This update contains corrections and improvements:

- Add columns to tables works as expected (formatted documents).
- Tap opens embedded images or PDFs on an iPad.
- Correctly handle (…) extra buttons in formatted documents.
- Reliably reveal highlighted search hits in plain text.
- Highlight search terms containing characters like +*() and combined search phrases in plain text.
- Playback for audio files (voice memos) works as expected again.
- Stop playing audio when leaving the document (iPhone).
- Display "Duplicate as..." menu for documents.
- The "go to" dialog works as expected even when recent items are not shown.
- Enable navigation keyboard shortcuts when using external keyboard.
- Dragging bookmarks to another book keeps their original name.
- Improvements when dropping images or PDFs into formatted documents.
- Dropping mail messages into a book stores the original message instead of just a link.
- More carefully update *Recently Modified* smart book.
- Correctly toggle *very long* extracted tasks in their original document.
- Fix layout issues when using Notebooks in 50/50 Split View mode on an iPad Pro.
- Avoid overlapping header and footer for documents on large iPhone screens.
  • App History
  • Update
    January 29 2020
  • $6.99
    January 21 2020
  • Update
    January 20 2020
  • New App: $4.99
    January 20 2020