This day ten years ago, the first lines of code were written for Notebooks.

Back then, when the App Store was young and featured just a few thousand apps, I had no idea where this experiment would lead. The project was originally intended to address my own note taking needs, but soon after Notebooks’ initial release in December 2008 I realized that it meets many users’ requirements. That was when Notebooks started to get “serious”.

Today, the App Store has changed dramatically, and so has the number of available (note taking) apps. Getting discovered has become increasingly challenging, but I am glad that many user still consider Notebooks the best note taking app. And as of today, its combination of functionality is still unique.

We’re not tired, and we have not run out of ideas yet, so we keep on going. A few interesting updates are due soon.

Thank you all, and please keep spreading the word.

This Day Ten Years Ago…

12 thoughts on “This Day Ten Years Ago…

  • August 13, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    Congratulations, Alfons!
    And though you would certainly be entitled, it’s very nice to read that you are not tired, but even busy with interesting updates.
    Please keep it like that and I promise to spread the word!

  • August 13, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    Congratulations, Alfons, on 10 great years! From a happy Notebooks user since February, 2009.

  • August 13, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    Happy birthday Notebooks

    Thanks for a great app

  • August 14, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    Congrats Alfons!

    I am still hoping you will give us an Android version. I am switching from iPhone 6s plus to Galaxy Note 9 at the end of this month

    Notebooks is my benchmark and goto app

  • August 17, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    Alles Gute zum Geburtstag!

  • August 18, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    Congratulations Alfons. Notebooks is the ONLY app that has consistently remained with me for 10 years with iOS. The constant (and thoughtful) updates are why I have stayed. I am excited to see what is coming next…

  • August 20, 2018 at 5:35 am

    Awesome work! Congratulations, keep it up. I use it for windows and would love to see an android app.

  • August 31, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Congratulations! It was one of my first apps on ios ten years ago and I am still using it! I just wonder if you are still developing the Windows desktop app since I recently changed from Mac to PC.

    • August 31, 2018 at 6:30 pm

      Thanks a lot for your feedback! Currently our focus is on the macOS version. We are working on a major update, which we hope to publish within the next couple of weeks – I know, we have been saying that for a while now πŸ™‚
      With this update we separate the twins (macOS and PC versions used to be created from a common code base), and that should allow us to focus on the strengths of each platform. The further strategy will of course depend on sales numbers as well πŸ˜‰

  • September 5, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    Thanks Alfons,

    I am really Really REALLY excited for the macOS update!

    Keep up the excellent work!

    (And if you need any beta testers, I’d be happy to oblige.)

    Regardless, I love your app.

    • September 5, 2018 at 8:15 pm

      Thanks a lot for your feedback! – We are just preparing a new beta version, so I’ll add you to our list of beta testers. You will receive an email when the the update is ready for download. I’ll send the mail to the email address you provided here; if I should use a different address, please drop me a line at πŸ˜‰


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