October 18, 2017

Way back in 2006, we introduced NoteShare which roughly came about four years after first launching NoteTaker for OS X.  As its name implies, NoteShare was and still is about sharing notebooks for collaborative work.  Encouraged by Doug Snow at Apple and other passionate NoteTaker users, we imagined NoteShare as a simple yet elegant solution for sharing and working on notebooks across LANs and other ad-hoc wireless networks. In the process of launching and refining NoteShare, we learned a lot about networking and provisioning 24/7 access to notebooks which eventually resulted in the development of a dedicated notebook server solution launched as NoteShare Server.  At the time, we were intensely focused on serving the needs of schools, research teams and workgroups that found real productivity in offering dedicated notebook sharing for campus LANs. Over time though, the cloud-based storage services emerged and be...

October 6, 2017

 If you're keeping count of our internal version releases, we are currently working on number 12.  So far, very stable overall but again, if you like to compute complexity, we have a large number of combinations of menu commands and operations to test and regression test. That's what software developers do a lot of; test, fix bugs then test again to make sure the bug fix didn't cause a new bug or cause an old bug to reappear.  It's why we call it the software release cycle. 

We would like to thank everyone who has subscribed to the site so far and also to those of you who have reached out directly with e-mail messages of encouragement and support.  We really appreciate your kind words of support and we're humbled by your attention.  

And to this point, we want to re-state that we're working exclusively on the desktop versions of both NoteTaker and NoteShare for MacOS.  There are no immediate development plans to support iOS-based notebook editing but as we h...

September 6, 2017

We're busy working on the latest version of NoteTaker 4 and NoteShare 4 which are now in internal testing.  Just to keep perspective on our efforts, this has been a long and difficult endeavor to bring our code base in sync with all the numerous changes that Apple's been making to MacOS (OS X sounds better to me) over the past years (some reasonable, some frustrating and some puzzling).  In short, we're creating a more solid foundation for future versions of our products if the demand continues to be there to fund the effort.  

And finally, this is truly an "under the hood" version that will allow us to make improvements in more visible ways as we move forward.  It sounds cliche but a lot of deprecated code and features had to be removed or changed to get us on a solid foundation.

If testing continues to go well, we hope to launch NoteTaker 4 and NoteShare 4 by the end of this year.  They will be simpler, faster, 64-bit, and with a familiar but cleaner UI....

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