• A new option to insert the current location (Edit > Insert Current Location)
  • Keyboard shortcuts for zooming the text in formatted documents.
  • Shortcuts to toggle list style in plain text and Markdown.
  • Option to convert OPML documents to Markdown.
  • Adjustments for macOS Sonoma.
  • Fixes and corrections.

Notebooks 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 use of Notebooks‘ automatic update option as well.

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

Changes in Detail

Insert Current Location

  • This new option allows you to add the current location to a document from the Edit > Insert Current Location menu. Notebooks inserts an Apple Map snapshot, adds name, address, coordinates and accuracy if available. – Of course this is available only on devices supporting location services.
  • You can also drag and drop (or copy/paste) locations from Apple Maps into a book or document in Notebooks. Again, Notebooks inserts a map snapshot with name, address and coordinates.

Formatted Documents

  • New keyboard shortcuts allow you to zoom text size in and out, without actually changing the font size (see Keyboard Shortcuts below).
  • Pasting a URL shortens and “beautifies” it only if it is a link to a Notebooks document. In other cases, Notebooks inserts the URL as it is.
  • Fix a glitch when automatically inserting closing characters at the end of a document.
  • Address an issue with accidentally added a space after the first character in a line when “autodetect lists” is active.

Markdown and Plain Text

  • There is a new option to toggle the list style for the currently selected text with ⌘L or the corresponding menu action. The list style rotates between bulleted, numbered, Markdown task and none.
  • After using Inserting Markdown Link (⌘K), Notebooks preselects the the text in brackets so it can easily be edited.
  • Paste as Markdown correctly detects and handles URLs copied from formatted documents.
  • New option to duplicate OPML documents as Markdown.
  • Clicking the formatted Markdown text more reliably switches to edit mode – although macOS Sonoma currently does not allow Notebooks to place the cursor in the middle of a word. So for now, you need to click the space between words, but we are trying to restore the previous behavior.

Keyboard Shortcuts

  • The shortcuts for Insert Date/Time now have corresponding menu entries, which made it necessary to adjust a few other shortcuts. Insert Date and Time now use ⇧⌘D and ⇧⌘T.
  • The shortcut to set a task’s due date has been moved to ⇧⌘D
  • The shortcut to toggle between task and document is ⇧⌘T.
  • In plain text, ⇧⌘D brings up a menu with various date and timestamp options to select from.
  • In formatted documents, ⌥⌘+/-/= zoom the text size and out. This changes the display size only, but does not change the document’s actual font size.
    (The shortcut for zooming out “captures” the shortcut which used to insert Horizontal Lines.)


  • There is a new advanced option to always save documents’ creation dates to the system file, which guarantees that the date is synced to and used on other devices, too. (This is especially useful when moving a set of existing documents to Notebooks and synchronizing it to other devices.)


  • Avoid local iCloud conflicts, where both versions seem to have been modified on the current device (macOS 14).
  • Reload date labels in document list when making Notebooks active.
  • Evernote importer detects and handles non-standard date formats.
  • Various corrections and improvements.
Notebooks 3.3 for Mac