We have completed our final internal testing work with NoteTaker 4.1 and are now preparing to submit to the App Store for review this week. The process is unpredictable so we could pass quickly or there might be issues that require additional work on our end. We always do our best to anticipate these issues but given the complexity of supporting multiple versions of macOS, we simply can't know everything ahead of time. Wish us luck!
It should be noted that NoteTaker 4.1 supports the following macOS versions: High Sierra, Mojave and Catalina. Previously we supported four different versions but we have to move on and leverage the resources we have as best as possible. We salute and say goodbye to Sierra support.
What to expect from 4.1? It's a maintenance and performance release with some enhanced capabilities as the result of building a new approach to indexing content. The Index section feature is faster, more robust and now supports exact phrase queries. Additionally,...
We're on the home stretch now and wrapping up. Testing on Mojave is moving forward as we are now fixing display bugs and some minor issues with notebook cover images. Our final push is focused on updating our documentation.
To be clear, NoteTaker 4 is a planned compatibility release and not a feature release. However, the major functional change is all about working from iCloud and synchronizing your changes and edits to your notebooks from anywhere. Additionally, we no longer handle explicit notebook back-ups but rather, we leverage and use the built-in revision history to manage file integrity as intended by macOS for recovery and version browsing.
Now it's back to work so we can submit to Apple for review by end of this month.
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...