January 18, 2018

I'm pleased to report that we're officially on revision 22 of both NoteTaker 4 and NoteShare 4. Our internal testing is now shifting to focus on the validation of our user documentation which is both tedious and necessary to note all the changes we've been making.  The "behind the scenes" effort continues as we begin to see more daylight.  We appreciate your patience too. The daily software testing results are really encouraging.  Mike continues to nail down problems and crashes as they're reported.  Stay tuned for more updates on our progress. 

November 29, 2017

We really appreciate reading your email messages of encouragement as well as your kind thoughts regarding our revitalized development efforts.  Every internal version so far has brought new insights as well as a handful of annoying bugs and issues to be resolved. Thankfully we have years of experience bug tracking, making fixes while also dealing with Apple's many changes especially with the way MacOS security and sandboxing work for protecting users from malware.  We are currently testing Version 18 of both NoteTaker 4 and NoteShare 4.

Since we are blogging again, I have had many an occasion to reflect upon our past design decisions, the evolving product roadmap and the choice of key functionality.  It's no surprise then that the "web" or rather the "Internet" has played a critical role in the origin of NoteTaker's core feature set. The idea of clipping information from other sources to a personal notebook is both subtle and sublime.  But even clippin...

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...

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