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Posted by Stephen Zeoli
May 9, 2012 at 03:30 PM

 

I don’t recall that this was announced earlier here, so I just thought I’d post this notice that Notebooks for MAC OSx is now available for public beta testing:

http://www.notebooksapp.com/mac/

This is the OSx version of the popular and really excellent Notebooks for iPod/iPad. I haven’t had the chance yet, myself, to try it out, but am looking forward to doing so.

Steve Z.

 


Posted by Paul Korm
Jan 18, 2014 at 11:36 AM

 

Two years later ...

The desktop Mac version of Notebooks was recently updated and seems a bit buggy— i.e., difficult to drag notes between notebooks using a trackpad; some metadata (descriptions, etc.) not syncing to the iOS version on iPads.

I don’t recall seeing this mentioned here ... has anyone used the Windows beta of Notebooks?  Thoughts?

 


Posted by Stephen Zeoli
Jan 18, 2014 at 11:53 AM

 

I’ve installed it on my Windows machine at work a couple of times, but it has been so un-notable that I can’t even tell you anything about it except that it didn’t get me to use it. I think it is still installed, so on Monday I’ll see what I can discern about it.

Steve Z.

Paul Korm wrote:
Two years later ...
> >The desktop Mac version of Notebooks was recently updated and seems a
>bit buggy— i.e., difficult to drag notes between notebooks using a
>trackpad; some metadata (descriptions, etc.) not syncing to the iOS
>version on iPads.
> >I don’t recall seeing this mentioned here ... has anyone used the
>Windows beta of Notebooks?  Thoughts?

 


Posted by MadaboutDana
Jan 20, 2014 at 04:06 PM

 

I do use Notebooks on Windows and iPad - and I love it.

It’s not perfect; the Windows version doesn’t deal with task management very well (not as well as the iOS version, anyway), which is why I don’t use Notebooks for task management. There are a few other functions missing, although the list is steadily shrinking.

The Windows version has one of the more important features of the iOS version, however: an amazing ability to preserve the format of web pages. That’s why I use Notebooks instead of Surfulater. The search function is also pretty good (again, not as good as the iOS version, but acceptable). Also, Notebooks is capable of holding a lot of text. I mean, a LOT of text (I have several million words stored in my Notebooks).

On Windows at least, it’s pretty stable. I’ve not experienced major problems dragging and dropping (not recently, anyway).

The leisurely pace of development of Notebooks may put some people off - I prefer to regard it as a commitment to quality. The desktop version is, after all, still free (in beta), and I’m sure that’s because Alfons and his colleagues are busy wiping out the final set of bugs. Version 1.0 of the desktop app (for Mac and Windows) was due out before Christmas - I discussed this with Alfons back in early December - and the fact it hasn’t been released yet suggest bugbashing is still ongoing.

 


Posted by Paul Korm
Jan 21, 2014 at 11:09 AM

 

@MadaboutDana thanks for the mini-review and reply.  I’ll check out the Windows beta.

 


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