What’s new in Notebook: check spelling and grammar, sketch across platforms, and use exciting new integrations

We’re here to let you know about all the latest updates in Notebook. Notebook now offers a brand-new spelling and grammar check powered by Zia. Now, jot down your thoughts quickly without worrying about any spelling and grammar errors.

Everyone loves to sketch, right? Notebook just added sketch card support to our Windows, Linux, and web apps. We’ve also added two new exciting integrations with Zoho Connect and Google Drive.

New Updates 

No Guesswork 

Eliminate any errors while you write your notes: Notebook is the first note-taking app to have a built-in spelling and grammar checker. Zia uses advanced machine learning to combine the rules of writing with the context and pattern of your sentence. Zia supports 80+ languages today. The spelling and grammar checker is available only on Notebook for web and it’ll soon be available across all platforms.

Sketch your Ideas

You can now sketch in Notebook with more platforms. Bring your ideas to life using Notebook for web, Windows, and Linux. If you’re a Microsoft Surface user, you can use your Surface Pen to visualize your thoughts directly onto Notebook.

Exciting Integrations 

Notebook and Zoho Connect

With our new integration, you can refer to your notes for an announcement or share your thoughts with your coworkers within Zoho Connect. Post about a product or ideas for a design change, and get the conversation started within your organization today. Contextually take and associate notes in Notebook to your Connect posts.

Notebook and Google Drive

Want to keep everything in one place? You can now save your important File Cards in Notebook as files in Google Drive.

These are some great additions to Notebook, aren’t they? Well, we’re not done yet!

Other new updates include”

  • Record your thoughts in Notebook for Windows.

  • Want to save your Zoho Mail notes in Notebook? Initiate “Migrate Zoho Mail Notes” from your settings to see all your Mail notes in Notebook.

  • To all the recipe card users: you can now add more recipes to your Notebook. We support 150+ recipe sites, across the globe. If you can’t find your favorite recipe website here, write to us and we will add it. You can find the updated list here.

 Download Notebook today to explore our new additions and share your feedback or questions with us at support@zohonotebook.com.

22 Replies to “What’s new in Notebook: check spelling and grammar, sketch across platforms, and use exciting new integrations”

  1. I would like to see a wider range of fonts available, especially less formal styles that are meant to look like handwriting. I prefer contemporary styles rather than cursive. Very pleased to see the update with the introduction of tables. 😉

  2. I would like to create different sections within a notebook. For example a notebook called work, containing various subsections such as overtime or projects and then different notes within those sub sections. Hope that makes sense. I’ve just transferred from onenote and it’s the only thing I’m missing.

    1. Hi Paul,

      Creating notebooks within notebooks is in our product roadmap. We’ll let you know the status of it soon. In case if you have any other suggestions/feedback, please write to us at support@zohonotebook.com. Thanks!

  3. Hi, here are a few Suggestions:
    1. I hope you can query the notebook’s remaining capacity on the client side and the webpage side
    2. Want to support the Markdown language
    3. Want support for inserting images, music, and videos from urls

    1. Hi,
      Yes we’ll be able to get the remaining availability. Currently we aren’t showing this anywhere. We’ll add this and saving images music, videos from urls feature to our feature request list, and will get it added in the future.
      Adding markup feature to our editor is already a work in progress. This feature will be live soon. Follow us on Twitter @zohonotebook for any latest updates.

  4. Hi, can the spellchecker be switched off? Especially when you’re using a lot of special terms, and you don’t want to teach them all to the system, the highlighting can be really annoying.

    1. Hi Gregor,

      Yes, the spell checker can be turned off by a few simple steps.

      1. Open the Notebook web app (https://notebook.zoho.com) and click on your profile picture at the top-right corner.
      2. Click Settings
      3. Under Note Cards, you will find an option Spell Check
      4. Check No if you want to turn off the spell check functionality.

      P.S – Even if you turn off the spell check, you can perform it as a one-off operation for your notecards by clicking on the spell check button at the bottom.

      If you have any more queries or suggestions, reach out to us at support@zohonotebook.com

      1. Is it possible to have spell check in multiple languages in the same note like in Evernote??

        1. Hi Nicola,

          It is not possible as of now. But we’ll take this up and keep you posted regarding its progress. Thanks!

      1. Hi Gregor,

        We’re on the verge of implementing table support in Notebook. You’ll hear from us soon about this. Please reach out to us at support@zohonotebook.com with your suggestions/feedback.

  5. I am unable to find the integration with Google Drive. Could someone point me in the right direction on how to do that? Thank you!

    1. Hi Adrienne, here’s how you can use the Notebook and Google Drive integration.

      1. Open any File Card in the Notebook web app. (https://notebook.zoho.com)
      2. Click on the Share icon at the bottom and click Upload to GDrive.
      3. Authenticate and Sign in to your Google account.
      4. Choose the folder in which you want the file to be saved to.

      If you have any more questions/suggestions/feedback, you can reach us at support@zohonotebook.com.

  6. Thank you guys for the great app so far. It seems that you are trying, and thats all it matters. I did extensive research recently in note apps and I find that Notability and Goodnotes having some cool function such as:

    – work side by side in to two notes
    – record audio and keep notes at the same time. Go back and see your handwriting showing up as you play the recorded video
    – Free text writing as well with attaching images, photos, maps, website, text, simple shapes such as rectangulars and circles, etc
    – More than one page in handwriting such as in real paper and chapters
    – Insert simple tables on a free handwriting feature
    – Rounded corners at your buttons make them more attractive 😉

    Your interface is very good and simple and this is one of the main things you need to have.

    I hope this helps and keep up the good work 🙂

    Vasilis

    1. Hi Vasilis,

      Thank you for taking the time to write your thoughts on Notebook. We really appreciate the effort and would like to let you know that some of the features are already available in Notebook. You can record audio and keep notes at the same time in parallel in the Text Card and insert images, websites, code blocks, and block quotes within the Text Card as well. Inserting tables and shapes, paging for Sketch Card and the rest are in our road-map and you can expect them in our next round of updates. If you have any more suggestions or queries, you can always reach out to us at support@zohonotebook.com

      Thanks!

  7. Great new features. I do wish I could have spell check in more than one language, so I could use it for foreign language learning. I’d like to turn on another language for those notebooks but keep English for my other notebooks. I don’t see anywhere on the web version to specify a language dictionary, so I guess it just uses the default for your location.

    BTW, for anyone reading Szymon’s comment and wondering, pasting images from the clipboard works fine on the web version, too. I use it that way in ChromeOS.

    1. Hi Mel,

      Thank you for your appreciation. What you are suggesting is actually a good use-case. We have already added it to our road-map and are working on it. Will keep this thread updated with its progress. Additionally, if you have any more suggestions/feedback, please feel free to contact us at support@zohonotebok.com

  8. Hi,
    Thank you so much, it is really a great App
    actually I need to add a table in my note, but there is no such functionality
    can you please add Table functionality in notes?

  9. That’s great that Notebook is evolving but we are still missing a core functionality which is pasting screenshots from the clipboard. It’s so essential… We can’t use Notebook without it so it basically disqualifies this app :/

    1. Hi Szymon Kucharski,

      We support pasting screenshots from the clipboard in our mobile apps and the support for desktop is in our road map and will be implemented soon.

      If you have any suggestions/feedback regarding Notebook please write to us at support@zohonotebook.com

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