We’re pleased to announce our latest Notebook update. This one includes business card scanning, the ability to search for objects and text within images, and new note capabilities, like favoriting, linking, and public sharing. Let’s dive on in.
Scan Business Cards
With Notebook you can already capture images and scan documents. We figured you should be able to scan business cards, as well. To do so, open the Photo Card, then toggle to the “Business Card” option. From here you’ll be able to scan business cards in 16 different languages, and securely save them to Notebook.
Find Notes Quickly: Search objects and text within images
Some of us think visually, saving and snapping inspiring photos and image. We think that once you save a thought in Notebook, it should always be easy to return to it. Our new deep search capabilities make it possible to do just that. Now you can search for objects and text within images across your notes and notebooks, just like your text-based notes. On mobile, just enter your search terms, then tap the black bar above your keyboard. On the web and Mac, just type your search term, then hit return.
Please note: object and text search will only work for notes that have been added after this update.
Do More with Notes: Favorite, link, and share
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a special stack of notes available outside your notebooks? Wouldn’t it be cool if you could link one note to another for easy reference? And wouldn’t it be convenient if you could share someone a link to one of your notes? You can now do all these things in Notebook.
Favoriting a note will put it into a stack on the home screen, giving you the ability to create a master to-do list, or keep important notes on hand. To favorite a note, you can simply swipe one to the left, then tap the star icon. Linking notes is also simple: just tap the link option while editing a note, then select the note to which you want to link. Lastly, if you have a Notebook account you can quickly share notes through a public link by tapping the share icon.
We quietly opened up early access to Notebook for Windows. You’re welcome to request access to that, which will officially be launched really soon. In the mean time, we have more Smart Cards in the works. And finally—I’m sure this will be music to many ears—we have decided to do note tagging. We do not have a release date for that just yet, but it’s officially on our road map. We hope you enjoy this update.