A new version of Notebooks for iPad and iPhone is available on the App Store. The update contains a series of fixes, improvements and additions. Should you encounter any issues, please let us know.

As always, we recommend to regularly back up your iPads and iPhones.

List of changes

Documents / Editing

  • Plain tex lists: type return on an empty line to outdent the list (instead of terminating list)
  • Plain text: fixed an issue with indented, numbered lists
  • Rich text: TAB key on external keyboard now indents list or the current section
  • Rich text: timestamp appends a trailing space
  • Markdown: support for PHP Markdown definition lists
  • Markdown: option to use markdown strictly, which no longer automatically appends two spaces at the end of each line to enforce a line break. It is less convenient this way, but that is the standard.
  • Current location: correctly prefix longitude with leading zeroes
  • Notebooks now accepts all URL schemes when inserting links (not only http or https)
  • Fixed: embedded images taken with the built in camera now appear correctly rotated when viewed on a computer
  • Fixed: no more crash after copying from a PDF
  • Fixed: no more crash when inserting an image into a rich text document from the Camera Roll
  • Fixed: tapping Done on a named, blank note no longer crashes
  • Fixed: missing images in converted PDF
  • Fixed: keep Markdown text intact after changing document style

Lists / Books

  • Performance improvements for long task lists
  • Option to show documents above books


  • Remedy for servers having problems with special characters. In case your server is unable to synchronize due to special characters or umlauts, turn on “Use Precomposed Strings” in Notebooks’ WebDAV settings and all should be fine.


  • Solved an issue where special characters (umlauts) in titles could lead to unwanted deletion of a document
  • With Dropbox auto sync turned on, moving documents with embedded images now works more reliably
  • Notebooks now checks for empty Dropbox folders more carefully bevore issuing a warning

New Settings

  • Show list of documents above list of books
  • Disable device’s auto lock while Notebooks is running (keeps the device from falling asleep)
  • Use Markdown strictly (don’t make each newline a line break)
  • Autodetect lists in plain text (is ON by default)
  • When indenting lists in plain text, option to insert TAB or four spaces


  • Updated style sheets provide better support for printing and PDF conversion
  • Slightly reordered document’s action menu
  • Color corrections for “Classic” interface style
  • Recent Items: show parent book in preview
  • Fixed: Lock orientation for iPhone
  • Notebooks 5.2 now requires iOS 5.0 or above
Notebooks 5.2 (iPad and iPhone)

4 thoughts on “Notebooks 5.2 (iPad and iPhone)

  • March 14, 2013 at 2:09 am

    Please adds highlighting and annotation for pdf!!!!!!! And other documents!!!

    • March 14, 2013 at 4:13 pm

      We are working on that 😉

  • March 21, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    I get one problem, I try to turn off the enable protection in the settings’ protection, but it always crash application, so I reinstall the application, test again, the application crash again….It make me feel frightened, I don’t want to protection my files, turn on the passcode protection….so amazing

    • March 25, 2013 at 1:25 pm

      I am sorry to hear you are having problems with Notebooks. Are you using the latest version from the App Store? I know we once had an issue that caused a crash when turning off protection, but that should have been fixed a while ago…

      The crash very likely is related to a display issue, so there is no need to worry about your documents. If you still see it in the latest version, please drop is an email so we can further investigate.


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