After we rolled out an update last week with several enhancements to Zoho Notebook, we got several requests from users asking us to further enhance the app with some specific features. We now updated Zoho Notebook with some of these new features which we think you’ll find them useful.

The key new features in this update include…

  • New Zoho Notebook Plug-in (beta)
  • Google Notebook Import
  • New Text Page

Let us look at each of these in detail.

New Zoho Notebook Plug-in (beta)

We completely redid the Firefox plug-in for Zoho Notebook. The new Firefox plug-in is available here. After you install the new plug-in, you’ll see the Notebook icon appear in the bottom right corner of the status bar. Clicking on the icon, you can view all your existing notebooks or create a new notebook, add a page and add text within the page. The content added to the plug-in will automatically be synchronized to the online version of Zoho Notebook.

To aggregate content from external sites, just select the text, right click and choose the ‘Add to Zoho Notebook’ option. This will add the content to your Notebook which will be visible in the plug-in.

Currently, the plug-in displays text-only content. If you have other types of content in your existing Notebooks (like video, audio, embeds etc),you’ll not be able to view these in the plug-in. The plug-in will work when you don’t have Zoho Notebook open in your browser.

The new plug-in also has the option to take screenshots of web pages and upload these images directly to Zoho Notebook Page. You can also take screenshots of portions of web pages and have them automatically uploaded to Zoho Notebook. To take screenshots, you need to have Zoho Notebook opened in one of the browser tabs. You can then right click on any web page and take a screenshot.

Please note that this new plug-in is currently in beta. We’d love to hear your feedback on this for further improvements.

Google Notebook Import

Last week we received several requests from many users asking us to import Notebooks from Google Notebook. We think we have come up with a great way to import your Google Notebooks into Zoho Notebook in three easy steps and less than five minutes. After you login to Zoho Notebook, you’ll see an ‘Import Google Notebooks’ option on the top right. Click on this link will get you started.

Here are the three steps to import your Google Notebooks

  • Install our new Zoho Notebook Plugin (the one I mentioned above) and restart your browser
  • Login to Zoho and Google Notebook
  • Go to this URL – chrome://zoho-notebook/content/g2z.html – and click on Start

This should import all your Notebooks to Zoho Notebook.

We hope this works for you. We are looking forward to your feedback.

New Text Page

Some of you have asked us to provide a simpler/familiar way to add text notes in Zoho Notebook. To address the needs of Google Notebook users, we added a new page type called ‘Text Page’ which essentially lets you add text to the page, ordered vertically. You can reorder the text objects in this page by dragging the text objects vertically. To add additional text to the page, use the ‘Add Text’ object on the left.

The content added to Notebook using the new plug-in will be added with this new page type.

We hope you’ll find these new changes useful. We are looking forward to your feedback.

  1. RK

    Hey, this plugin is no more compatible wit hthe Firefox 11 version.
    Please update if the plugin details.

  2. RK

    Hey, this plugin is no more compatible wit hthe Firefox 11 version.
    Please update if the plugin details.

  3. Ancient Mariner

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful, but the notebook did not work despite me download

  4. Ancient Mariner

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful, but the notebook did not work despite me download

  5. nuno.correia

    Hello can you please suggest other firefox plugin because this one is not compatible with firefox 6.02Or other method to sync the notes between to services zoho notes an google notebbokBest regards

  6. nuno.correia

    Hello can you please suggest other firefox plugin because this one is not compatible with firefox 6.02Or other method to sync the notes between to services zoho notes an google notebbokBest regards

  7. Ancient Mariner

    I’ve tried importing from Google Notebooks to Zoho and I get this message in red highlight:
    “There is some problem in exporting ‘Mobile notes’ from Google.”Seems like the problem has been around for a couple of years – anybody know what the solution was?

  8. Ancient Mariner

    I’ve tried importing from Google Notebooks to Zoho and I get this message in red highlight:
    “There is some problem in exporting ‘Mobile notes’ from Google.”Seems like the problem has been around for a couple of years – anybody know what the solution was?

  9. Ä°zolasyon Ä°zmir

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful, but the notebook did not work despite me download

  10. Ä°zolasyon Ä°zmir

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful, but the notebook did not work despite me download

  11. Bahce Mobilyalari

    I get firefox plugin recently, but when i want to open firefox it crashes because of plug in. Am i doing something wrong ?

  12. Bahce Mobilyalari

    I get firefox plugin recently, but when i want to open firefox it crashes because of plug in. Am i doing something wrong ?

  13. dizi izle

    I’ve got about a 600 graphics providers in my organization, and I could totally see them going for these. I’d make it available as kit, too, where you could put different stickers on to reflect their target client’s corporate colors.

  14. dizi izle

    I’ve got about a 600 graphics providers in my organization, and I could totally see them going for these. I’d make it available as kit, too, where you could put different stickers on to reflect their target client’s corporate colors.

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  17. Evden Eve Nakliyat

    I can’t see the Import Google Notes command on the Zoho Notebook application. site is great perfect thanks…

  18. Evden Eve Nakliyat

    I can’t see the Import Google Notes command on the Zoho Notebook application. site is great perfect thanks…

  19. 220-702

    There is some problem in exporting ‘Mobile notes’ from Google…

  20. 220-702

    There is some problem in exporting ‘Mobile notes’ from Google…

  21. sohbet odalari

    On a netbook, screen real estate is a premium, and “Zoho Notebook” takes up too much of it.

  22. sohbet odalari

    On a netbook, screen real estate is a premium, and “Zoho Notebook” takes up too much of it.

  23. Fashion News

    I then overrode my Google Login Id with a 20 digit number that I obtained from exporting one Google Notebook manually as an Atom XML document and looking at the download URL. This helped me since I had about 20 – 30 Notebooks to import.that’s right,I agree with you

  24. Fashion News

    I then overrode my Google Login Id with a 20 digit number that I obtained from exporting one Google Notebook manually as an Atom XML document and looking at the download URL. This helped me since I had about 20 – 30 Notebooks to import.that’s right,I agree with you

  25. özel ders

    I then overrode my Google Login Id with a 20 digit number that I obtained from exporting one Google Notebook manually as an Atom XML document and looking at the download URL. This helped me since I had about 20 – 30 Notebooks to import.

  26. özel ders

    I then overrode my Google Login Id with a 20 digit number that I obtained from exporting one Google Notebook manually as an Atom XML document and looking at the download URL. This helped me since I had about 20 – 30 Notebooks to import.

  27. özel ders

    I’ve tried importing from Google Notebooks to Zoho and I get this message in red highlight:
    There is some problem in exporting ‘Mobile notes’ from Google.

  28. özel ders

    I’ve tried importing from Google Notebooks to Zoho and I get this message in red highlight:
    There is some problem in exporting ‘Mobile notes’ from Google.

  29. sohbet

    I started using Zoho and already in love with it. I even published an article in my blog recently. Here is the link.
    http://read2know.com/utilities

  30. sohbet

    I started using Zoho and already in love with it. I even published an article in my blog recently. Here is the link.
    http://read2know.com/utilities

  31. sohbet

    I’ve tried importing from Google Notebooks to Zoho and I get this message in red highlight:
    There is some problem in exporting ‘Mobile notes’ from Google.

  32. sohbet

    I’ve tried importing from Google Notebooks to Zoho and I get this message in red highlight:
    There is some problem in exporting ‘Mobile notes’ from Google.

  33. sohbet

    Downloading Google Notebook does not work

  34. sohbet

    Downloading Google Notebook does not work

  35. sohbet

    migrating to, and why? Tell us in the comments. Welcome You Fine Google Notebook Users [Evernote] Google Notebook Import

  36. sohbet

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  37. As

    Seems to be good

  38. As

    Seems to be good

  39. m

    Tags? What about tags? Google Notebook allows the user to add tags to each note/clipping/bookmark, making it much easier to browse through notes.Search? What about a search feature? Google Notebook allows the user to search within his notebooks for a particular note.Can these two features please be included with Zoho?

  40. m

    Tags? What about tags? Google Notebook allows the user to add tags to each note/clipping/bookmark, making it much easier to browse through notes.Search? What about a search feature? Google Notebook allows the user to search within his notebooks for a particular note.Can these two features please be included with Zoho?

  41. robevanz

    I’ve tried importing from Google Notebooks to Zoho and I get this message in red highlight:
    > There is some problem in exporting ‘Mobile notes’ from Google. <
    What can be done about this please?

  42. robevanz

    I’ve tried importing from Google Notebooks to Zoho and I get this message in red highlight:
    > There is some problem in exporting ‘Mobile notes’ from Google. <
    What can be done about this please?

  43. leegwebb

    A purely or stylistic comment on the notebook plugin for firefox – any way there could be a preference to make it display the icon only in the statusbar? On a netbook, screen real estate is a premium, and “Zoho Notebook” takes up too much of it.

  44. leegwebb

    A purely or stylistic comment on the notebook plugin for firefox – any way there could be a preference to make it display the icon only in the statusbar? On a netbook, screen real estate is a premium, and “Zoho Notebook” takes up too much of it.

  45. Read 2 Know

    I started using Zoho and already in love with it. I even published an article in my blog recently. Here is the link.
    http://read2know.com/utilities

  46. Read 2 Know

    I started using Zoho and already in love with it. I even published an article in my blog recently. Here is the link.
    http://read2know.com/utilities

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  55. Arun

    @ Blair S:Thanks for the tip.

  56. Arun

    @ Blair S:Thanks for the tip.

  57. Blair S

    I had a problem using the Google Notebook importer. I was able to solve it using Venkman’s Javascript Debugger and placing a breakpoint in g2z.js at line 60 where “login” is set. I then overrode my Google Login Id with a 20 digit number that I obtained from exporting one Google Notebook manually as an Atom XML document and looking at the download URL. This helped me since I had about 20 – 30 Notebooks to import.So far so good and I really like Zoho’s Notebook helper. Well done Zoho!

  58. Blair S

    I had a problem using the Google Notebook importer. I was able to solve it using Venkman’s Javascript Debugger and placing a breakpoint in g2z.js at line 60 where “login” is set. I then overrode my Google Login Id with a 20 digit number that I obtained from exporting one Google Notebook manually as an Atom XML document and looking at the download URL. This helped me since I had about 20 – 30 Notebooks to import.So far so good and I really like Zoho’s Notebook helper. Well done Zoho!

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  67. Arun

    @JarFoglar:There is problem in exporting from Google for some users. We working on it. We will have an update to fix it.@Richard:Get the new beta plug-in from here http://notebook.zoho.com/nb/ex…. After restarting browser everything should work fine. If need further assistance please contact us support at zohonotebook.com

  68. Arun

    @JarFoglar:There is problem in exporting from Google for some users. We working on it. We will have an update to fix it.@Richard:Get the new beta plug-in from here http://notebook.zoho.com/nb/ex…. After restarting browser everything should work fine. If need further assistance please contact us support at zohonotebook.com

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  71. Richard

    Neither the Firefox plugins nor the import of Google notes work for me. Firefox doesn’t recognize the chrome protocol in the address chrome://zoho-notebook/content/g2z.html. I can’t see the Import Google Notes command on the Zoho Notebook application. I don’t see the Zoho Notebook plug-in on the browser window.

  72. Richard

    Neither the Firefox plugins nor the import of Google notes work for me. Firefox doesn’t recognize the chrome protocol in the address chrome://zoho-notebook/content/g2z.html. I can’t see the Import Google Notes command on the Zoho Notebook application. I don’t see the Zoho Notebook plug-in on the browser window.

  73. JarFoglar

    Downloading Google Notebook does not work

  74. JarFoglar

    Downloading Google Notebook does not work

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  77. Arun

    @ Marcin Kasperski, Colin:We are working on it, We will have the fix in the next update.

  78. Arun

    @ Marcin Kasperski, Colin:We are working on it, We will have the fix in the next update.

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  83. Colin

    Import did not work for me. Reported an error when trying to import “Unfiled bookmarks” in google notebook.

  84. Colin

    Import did not work for me. Reported an error when trying to import “Unfiled bookmarks” in google notebook.

  85. Dan Perlman

    Is there anything like a bookmarklet that can be used to clip and capture from other browsers like Chrome?

  86. Dan Perlman

    Is there anything like a bookmarklet that can be used to clip and capture from other browsers like Chrome?

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  89. Marcin Kasperski

    Import routine fails in my case while trying to import my old Google Bookmarks, visible in Google Notebook as “Unassigned Bookmarks” (or, rather “Nieprzypisane ZakÅ‚adki” as I use Polish version). I don’t want to import those but there does not seem to be a way to avoid them.It would be nice if I could select what to import

  90. Marcin Kasperski

    Import routine fails in my case while trying to import my old Google Bookmarks, visible in Google Notebook as “Unassigned Bookmarks” (or, rather “Nieprzypisane ZakÅ‚adki” as I use Polish version). I don’t want to import those but there does not seem to be a way to avoid them.It would be nice if I could select what to import

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