Independent developer Alfons Schmid today is pleased to announce Notebooks 6 for iPhone and iPad, an update to his document creation and organization application. An integrated suite of productivity apps, Notebooks combines a plain text, formatted text, and Markdown text processor with complex task management and document storage. This substantial update features a streamlined user interface, adds repeating tasks, options to automatically extract tasks and context tags from documents, advanced layout options for plain text, syntax highlighting for Markdown and HTML, improved Markdown support, consistent support of VoiceOver to enhance accessibility, and many more productivity enhancements.
While Notebooks was originally designed to do away with paper notes, it has evolved into a suite of productivity apps and includes a text processor, provides space to store and organize files and documents, and even supports complex task management.
Users can create beautifully formatted documents using WYSIWYG style editing, create formatted HTML using Markdown, or simply type plain text notes, and all while using custom fonts, colors, and patterns. A user-defined row of extra keys provides access to characters that are hard to reach on the built-in keyboard and provides timesaving shortcuts.
Notebooks supports unlimited nested structures (books) to organize documents by topics, subjects, projects or any personal preferences. This makes it easy to separate private notes from business documents, client data from journal entries, or school subjects from each other.
A book in Notebooks displays its contents either as a list of documents or as a list of tasks with due dates and alert times if desired. Just as books can be nested, so can be task lists, and this allows users to break complex projects down into smaller, less intimidating packages that are easier to manage.
Notebooks is also a PDF converter that can convert documents from directly within the app. Users may set the page orientation and include password protection on the resulting PDF, saving time and providing document security.
The app also features embedded audio recording. Users may record Voice Memos while they are typing, and can copy and paste memos between notes, creating an interactive note-taking experience.
Notebooks handles all of a user's notes and documents: HTML, RTF, PDF, MS Office, iWork, photos, videos, web archives and more, and it features a number of options that facilitate import, export and synchronization:
* Import iPhone Notes and Palm Memos
* Create documents from the Clipboard
* Import web pages from Safari
* Import photos or videos
* Import and extract ZIP archives
* Create ZIP archives
* Convert documents to PDF
* Import documents from or send them to other apps
* Synchronize with Dropbox and WebDAV servers
* Synchronize between Notebooks on multiple devices (iPhone, iPad, Mac, PC)
* Use WiFi sharing via a built in WebDAV server
* Use iTunes File Sharing
Notebooks 6 is a substantial update with a streamlined and more intuitive interface. It delivers numerous improvements for task management and supports advanced plain text layout options on iOS 6, like automatic paragraph alignment for lists or syntax highlighting for Markdown and HTML. Accessibility has been much improved as users can now use VoiceOver to fully control Notebooks. Many more user driven additions and improvements enhance Notebooks' productivity.
* Create nested hierarchies (books)
* Formatted text, Markdown, plain text
* Manage nested task lists
* Assign due dates, alarm times and repeat intervals
* Import various types of documents and leverage user reference library
* Assign context tags to documents and books
* Move and rename documents and books
* Sort documents by various attributes
* Search books and documents by title
* Search full text of text, HTML, iWork, Office, RTF, and web archives
* Protect confidential documents with a code
* Use Notebooks links (URLs) to cross-reference books and documents
* Synchronize with Dropbox or WebDAV servers
Whether users want to draft or outline a business presentation, type a chapter of a short-story, list inventory, save web pages for reading later, write an entry in a diary or journal, tick off tasks, or just capture notes and ideas on the go, Notebooks is the all-inclusive note application that will effortlessly handle all tasks.
"Write and store all your journals, ideas, notes, drafts, diaries, projects, and task lists with ease," stated independent developer Alfons Schmid. "Notebooks is the one and only notebook that you'll ever need."
Desktop clients for Mac and PC are under development and will complement Notebooks for iOS. Beta versions of Notebooks for Mac/PC are currently available for free.
Notebooks 6 for iPad is $8.99 (USD) and Notebooks 6 for iPhone is $5.99, and both are available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category.