This update improves the behavior of checklists in formatted documents, contains improvements for lists (cmd-L and shift-cmd-L) and attachments in Markdown text, and contains a couple more refinements.

Notebooks 3.3.3 for Mac is available from this website and from the Mac App Store. Users of the non-Mac App Store version of Notebooks for Mac can also take advantage of the automatic update option.

As always, if you have any questions or feedback, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

The Changes in Detail

Formatted Documents

  • Typing return at the end of a checklist item no longer accidentally deletes the previous line. Instead, Notebooks now inserts a new open checklist item.
  • Outdenting checklist items correctly preserves their open/done state.

Document Themes

  • Refined appearance of digits for footnotes and numbered lists.
  • Images in table cells correctly resize so the table still fits the screen width.

Markdown and Plain Text

  • Dropping a screenshot into a plain text or Markdown documents works as expected (no longer produces an error).
  • With “autosave text” off, clicking formatted Markdown reliably starts editing.
  • In addition to command-L for cycling through the list types for the current selection, shift-command-L cycles in the reverse direction.
  • Adjust cursor’s height to current line height, independent of selected line spacing.

Text Encoding in Plain Text

Notebooks has always opened plain text documents in their original text encoding. If you happen to use old text documents with encodings like Mac OS Roman and start adding text, it may happen that some of the characters you add prevent the document from being saved in their encoding. This happens with emojis, but also with text copied from elsewhere. Notebooks used to issue an alert in this case, but now Notebooks silently tries to save the text as Unicode and shows an alert only if this fails.


  • The icon for the sort oder button correctly indicates the selected sort direction.
  • Added support for Cardflow+ documents.

Notebooks 3.3.3 for Mac