We noted your feedback after Notebook’s release, and now we’re back with Notebook 2.0. We sketched out a plan, locked-in, and have extended Notebook beyond mobile devices.
The Notebook 2.0 release includes a Chrome extension, Sketch Card, locking with passcodes and Touch ID, and more.
Notebook Web Clipper: Clip the web and takes notes from your browser
Be it a new recipe you want to try or the next place you want to visit, clip text, images, or links into a note card, and save to a specific notebook. Want to save an article for future reference? With Clean View, you can save the entire article as a note card, minus the ads. Need to quickly grab a screenshot of a web page? The ‘Screenshot’ option quickly saves the screenshot as a Photo Card. With the Notebook Web Clipper, you can even create a note from scratch, including the option to drag images from your desktop into a note.
You can start using the Notebook Web Clipper now, by clicking here.
We’ll continue to roll out extensions for other browsers. Next up is Safari.
Sketch Card: Take handwritten notes, create simple sketches
Notebook’s aren’t just for text; they’re for drawing too. That’s why we’re introducing Sketch Card, a dedicated note card for handwritten notes and visual ideas. Sketch Card comes with four tools, including a pencil, pen, marker, and eraser. 3D Touch (or double tap) any of the tools in your Sketch Card to adjust nib sizes or select custom colors. As you sketch, lines darken the harder you press. You can add sketches to Text Cards to organize your ideas. You can even make your sketches notebook covers. Notebook supports Apple Pencil and the Galaxy S Pen Stylus.
Locking: Secure your notes, notebooks, and Notebook app with passcodes and Touch ID
Have personal or private information in your notes? In Notebook 2.0 you can lock notes and notebooks with simple passcodes or complex alpha-numeric passwords. In most note-taking apps locked notes look the same as other locked notes, making it hard to find what you’re looking for. In Notebook locked notes retain their same visual structure and color, but the content is blurred, helping you identify notes without unlocking them. iOS users can unlock notes and notebooks with Touch ID. You can even lock the entire app; just enable it in Settings.Last But Not Least
In addition to the major enhancements above, minor issues have also been addressed. We’ve also included some new, hand-drawn notebook covers. We’ll be including more notebook covers in each major release.
We hope you enjoy the update. Feel free to give your feedback. If you enjoy Notebook, send a tweet out, which you can do from the app, even. Of course, you can aways leave a nice review in the App Store or Play Store as well.
Finally, we can’t end this blog without mentioning what’s on most of your minds: Notebook’s forthcoming Mac and web apps. We’re hard at work on these and are making lots of progress. We’ll keep you posted.