Notebooks for Mac 2.3.1 fixes several issues, introduces Soft Return to formatted documents, adds auto complete and suggestions when adding internal links in formatted documents, and more.


  • Soft Return or shift return is available in formatted documents, too. Inside a list or paragraph, soft return creates a newline but not a new bullet or paragraph.
  • When you create or edit internal links in formatted documents (cmd-K), you can now hit the Tab key for suggestions and auto completion.
  • Notebooks tries to create more legible links when pasting a URL into a formatted document. (When no text is selected, the URL’s filename will be inserted instead of the whole link.)
  • A new setting allows you to hide the completion date in task lists.


  • The default Markdown converter supports both definition list styles again (one of them was broken after the latest update) and no longer strips embedded style definitions.
  • You can keep Notebooks from formatting the first line of a Markdown document as title by starting the document with an empty line.

  • Pasting images or screenshots into formatted documents works as expected again.
  • Correctly detect and embed hard coded fonts in CSS styles sheets.
  • Compile Documents more carefully collects images that shall be embedded in the final result.
  • Create PDF for a book more reliably embeds images.
  • Correct an issue when displaying email messages.
  • Make sure that clicking the Home button selects Notebooks’ top level in the outline (Mac App Store version).
  • Interface refinements.

Notebooks for Mac 2.3.1 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.

Should you run into any issues, please let us know.

Notebooks for Mac 2.3.1 Available for Download