Notebooks 10.2.1 is a minor update which mainly addresses a few issues regarding formatted documents, but it also adds a few nice improvements.

User Interface

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  • Refined appearance of color labels and selected items in the list of books and documents.
  • The preview text for documents applies slightly wider line spacing.

Formatted Documents

  • Formatted documents provide “Select” and “BIU” from the edit (popup) menu.
  • Links to external apps work as expected again.
  • Tapping a footnote in a formatted document or Markdown reliably jumps to the target, and no longer makes the document editable.

Plain Text

  • Plain text documents reliably scroll to last opened position when hyphenation is active.


  • Markdown fixes a rendering issue for fenced code blocks, especially when they contain HTML code.
  • More carefully paste URLs as Markdown.
  • We also update the default Markdown converter to better handle edge cases.


  • The new timestamp format “13:34” does not adjust to selected keyboard (thus avoiding switch to “1:34 PM” when changing language).
  • Correctly create PDF from a book’s process menu.
  • Improve reliability of Dropbox synchronization.
  • More carefully handle attachments when importing Evernote notes.
  • Add Open Sans font.
  • Multiple smaller fixes and improvements.

Notebooks 10.2.1 is available on the App Store. Should you run into any issues, please let us know.

Notebooks 10.2.1 for iPad and iPhone

6 thoughts on “Notebooks 10.2.1 for iPad and iPhone

  • November 24, 2020 at 7:45 pm

    I love this app but I don’t like the new book or document select colours or style, can we change it back to 10.20?

    • November 24, 2020 at 8:32 pm

      This “evolution” was inspired by the interface changes in iOS 14 and macOS 11. Compared to those, Notebooks’ rectangular color labels somewhat seemed out of place. So, please give it a day or two and see how you think about Notebooks 10.2.1 then 😉


  • December 5, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    Hi Alfons,

    First thing I have to say (again!) is “Thank you for the awesome app! It’s the center of my iPad universe now… (and I still can’t believe you found that hidden “Open in” functionality by tap-holding on the app after Apple moved it without telling anyone!)”

    Can you tell me what the magic character is for extra keyboard Markdown table functionality?

    • December 6, 2020 at 4:24 am

      Never mind (on the question) – I see now that what I saw in your release notes pertained to formatted documents, not markdown… But the well-deserved praise still stands!


      • December 7, 2020 at 7:32 pm

        Thanks a lot Mark 🙂

        Markdown keyboard shortcuts for tables would be a bit challenging, but thinking about it… maybe we can come up with something 😉

        That tip on how to find “Open in” on iOS 14 might be worth an extra posting here, because I guess that many users – not only Notebooks users – are having a tough time finding it…


  • December 8, 2020 at 1:53 am


    I definitely agree that a separate post would be useful. This was one of the most counter-intuitive changes Apple has made to an existing feature – I don’t know how you found the long-tap for “Open in…”. I use it in Working Copy and several other apps.


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