Notebooks 8.5 has just been released on the App Store. Here is what’s new and what has been improved.


  • New setting “Dark Theme for Documents” to present documents on dark background.
  • The list of books and documents displays titles in bold font on Retina displays.
  • The option to hide or show done tasks is now available from a task list’s action menu.
  • In formatted documents, shift-TAB outdents lists (that was impossible in earlier iOS versions).
  • GoodReader’s URLs can be opened from Notebooks documents again (‘gropen’ URL scheme).


  • “Add Photo from Link” option appears only if the pasteboard contains a valid URL.
  • When assigning context tags, the tags now appear in the same sort order that has been selected for the Contexts smart book.
  • When pasting contents from Apple Notes, Notebooks now makes sure to import contained images as well.


  • The list of recent items shows correct icons for regular documents in task lists.
  • Deleting custom background images from Notebooks’ “Papertype & Colors” settings works as expected.
Notebooks 8.5 for iPad and iPhone on the App Store

6 thoughts on “Notebooks 8.5 for iPad and iPhone on the App Store

  • February 13, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    Hiding done tasks is a useful feature. Thank you!

  • March 30, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    Hi, could you please post a link of both manuals, for iOS and MAC OS latest versions?

    • March 31, 2017 at 7:33 am

      Dear Natasa,

      The iOS manual is available at, but the manual for the Mac version is not available yet. We are currently working on a major redesign of Notebooks/Mac, which of course influences the handbook as well.


      • March 31, 2017 at 8:02 am

        Thank you Alfons, it was served on a plate, so obvious, while I was looking for it all around the net… I downloaded even some CSS sheets and placed them into the NBResources/CSS folder at Notebooks’ top level…but I can’t see any changes when I move through document styles within the app’s preferences or while creating a new book – am I doing something wrong?


        • April 3, 2017 at 7:01 am

          Hi again,

          when you change the document style in Notebooks’ settings of for a book, that does not immediately change the appearance of formatted documents. The reason is that the document style is “baked” into the documents when Notebooks saves your edits. This is to make sure that the document looks exactly as intended even when you view it with another application. So after changing the style at book level, you could open a formatted document and select “Apply current Style” from the action menu. You can do that in bulk as well. – Is that what you are looking for?


          • April 3, 2017 at 7:07 am

            Exactly! Thank you muchly Alfons!

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