This minor update corrects a few issues, most importantly regarding iOS 9 Multitasking and iOS 7 compatibility. Here is the full ist of changes:

  • Improves support for iOS 9 Multitasking/Split View (on some devices a few glitches may still be present, but they are non destructive, and we are working on them). 1)
  • Fixes multiple minor issues on iOS 9.
  • Restores compatibility with iOS 7.
  • Addresses an issue when restoring inApp purchases.
  • Corrects a problem when sending tasks to Todoist.
  • Addresses an issue in situations when locking Notebooks hides the current book (iPad).
  • When creating eBooks, missing header levels are automatically replaced to guarantee valid ePub format.
  • Addresses a situation where annotations in PDF documents were not correctly saved.
  • Keyboard no longer overlaps the menu of timestamps (iPhone).

1) If you are wondering why adding full support for split view requires more than a single update, here are a few details: the addition of multitasking and split view means a profound architectural change, and fitting that into an app which has been actively developed for more than seven years – and which had to adapt to seven major iOS updates – is not a simple task. It touches virtually each and every aspect of Notebooks, and we even realized that different iPad devices react differently; what works on one device does not necessarily work on another.
We are doing our best to get it all sorted out, but I think the most important message is: even if split view may still be a bit rough, Notebooks per se is still a fine app.

Notebooks 8.2.1 for iPad and iPhone

4 thoughts on “Notebooks 8.2.1 for iPad and iPhone

  • January 14, 2016 at 8:56 am

    I can’t instal it on my iPad retina (4) running iOS 9.2.
    Installing starts, but never ends, so I have to stop the installation myself.

    • January 14, 2016 at 5:35 pm

      Hi Alvin,

      we do not have any influence on the update. It is entirely handled by iOS and the App Store. So when an update gets stuck, this really isn’t an app’s “fault”. – I remember that a few months ago there was a similar situation, and Apple admitted that they had issues on their side. I hope it is something similar this time, and I do hope it quickly gets resolved.


  • January 17, 2016 at 5:32 am

    IOS7 Compatibility does not seem to be restored with this update. NOW the app is crashing since updating it. I use the app A LOT so this is very inconvenient!!!

    • January 18, 2016 at 8:51 am


      are you having this problem with Notebooks 8.2.1? Before posting this update to Apple we confirmed with our beta testers that is runs on iOS 7, so I am puzzled…

      By the way: does it make a difference whether you hold the iPad in landscape or in portrait orientation?

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