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SnipNotes 2.9 for iOS and SnipNotes 1.5 for macOS are now available!

Today I’m happy to release the first big SnipNotes update in 2019. This update has been in the works for over three months and adds a whole bunch of new features to SnipNotes. It also improves on existing features and lays the groundwork for an eventful year 2019. Let’s get started! ūüėÉ

Note Actions (iOS)

Note Actions have been available since the introduction of SnipNotes 2.0 in 2016. While they proved to be very useful in many situations, their UI has always been a bit messy. The buttons were small and hard to press, the settings screen was cluttered. This all changes today: Note Actions have been completely overhauled.

You can now swipe both left and right on a note to access a total of six buttons. Four of them are static, but you can change their order in the settings menu:

  • Move note into trash
  • Pin note to the top of the list
  • Copy note into clipboard
  • Move note into archive (see below)

The remaining two buttons are dynamic:

  • The blue button shows an action depending on the content of your note. If you have saved an address for example, you can quickly open Maps to begin navigation.
  • The gray “More” button reveals a popover with additional actions for the note. These actions are available for all types of notes and allow you to quickly use your notes with other apps. For example, you can search a note with Google in Safari, put it into an email or open it in apps like Evernote, Bear, Drafts and Day One.

Both the content specific actions and the generic text actions can be configured in the settings menu. The settings UI should also be much easier to understand and use. ūüėä

Category and Note Icons (iOS, macOS)

One of SnipNotes’ biggest strengths has always been its¬†customizability. You can choose from a variety of theme colors,¬†customize many parts of the app with the¬†comprehensive settings menu and¬†select your own category icons. The latter part will get a lot more interesting with this update…

First of all, there are over 50 new category icons from a wide spectrum of topics like sports, events and travel. The icons have been organized into multiple sections to ensure a good overview.

Second, you can now also change the icon of your notes! Since the icon is no longer needed to trigger an action (remember the blue button), you can now easily replace it with something better suited to represent your note. All category icons are also available for your notes. They synchronize over iCloud and are always up to date on all your devices.

Note Archive (iOS, macOS)

There is a new archive for your completed notes. Notes in the archive disappear from your main list but are still synchronized with iCloud. Swipe right on a note to quickly move it into the archive.

Modify Note Dates (iOS, macOS)

You gain more control over the order of your notes. While there is no manual sorting yet, you can now change the creation date and modification date of a note. In addition, notes will only get marked as modified when you change their contents or the title.

Improved Undo (iOS)

Various note actions like delete, move, merge and archive will now display a status bar at the bottom of the screen, which you can use to undo the action. Of course, you can still undo actions “the classic way” by shaking your device.

Tip Jar (iOS)

Last but not least, there is now a tip jar in the settings menu. If you enjoy the app and want to support the future development of SnipNotes, I would appreciate a small tip. Thank you!

But that’s not all. There are a couple of improvements to existing features as well:

  • iOS
    • Added note actions for the following apps: Bear, Drafts 5, Day One, Todoist, Things 3, Ulysses, iA Writer, Waze and HERE We Go
    • The swipe actions are now also compatible with VoiceOver
  • macOS
    • You can now add images directly from your iOS devices: Click on the ‚ÄěNew Image” button and select ‚ÄěImport from iPhone or iPad‚ÄĚ. This functionality requires macOS Mojave
  • All platforms
    • ‚ÄěFavorite notes‚Äú have been renamed ‚ÄěPinned notes‚Äú. The star symbol has been removed. The note icon is now tinted instead
    • Added support for right-to-left languages

Thanks for reading this far! If you have any questions or feedback, please get in touch with me.

SnipNotes for iOS 12

In line with the release of iOS 12, I'm happy to announce a big update for SnipNotes, which takes advantage of the operating system's new features. This update focuses on the integration of Siri Shortcut, which lets you automate frequently used actions and trigger them with your voice.

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Try SnipNotes Before You Buy

I'm happy to announce a frequently requested change to the SnipNotes pricing model: The iOS app can now be downloaded and used completely free of charge for 7 days. After this period the app becomes read-only and must be unlocked with a one-time purchase. This change doesn't have any effect on existing users and is currently limited to the iOS version of SnipNotes. If proven successful, I will also introduce a free trial for the macOS version.

The SnipNotes Formatting Update has arrived!

Since its release in February of 2015, SnipNotes has evolved from a simple clipboard manager into a comprehensive note-taking app. The app has gained many new ways for adding and organizing notes. One part, however, has remained largely unchanged: SnipNotes was only able to store and display notes with plain text. That restriction gets finally lifted with this update.

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Better Notes

Since its humble beginnings as a simple clipboard for text snippets, SnipNotes has evolved into a comprehensive note-taking app and is chosen by more and more users as their primary notepad. One of¬†SnipNotes’ biggest remaining limitations is that notes can only contain plain text and no other elements. The next updates are aimed at filling this gap. Here is an overview of the current development plan. Continue reading

Happy Birthday, SnipNotes!

Wow, it has been three years now since the first release of SnipNotes on the App Store. Most apps don’t survive that long, so I’m incredibly happy that SnipNotes is still around and getting better every year. Last year saw the release of SnipNotes for macOS. I learned a lot since then. Developing for and maintaining multiple platforms is a much bigger challenge than working on an iOS app alone. But I’m committed to moving the product forward on all platforms and plan to introduce some major and long requested features this year. Thank you for sticking with SnipNotes! A big new update will be available shortly.

SnipNotes 2.5 for iOS and SnipNotes 1.1 for macOS released

I'm happy to report that two new updates have just been released on the App Store.

SnipNotes 1.1 for macOS is the first major update since the initial release in late June. This new version adds a few features that didn't make it into the initial release like printing, the ability to export multiple notes and support for the SnipNotes URL scheme.

SnipNotes 2.5 for iOS contains many internal improvements like automatic saving and adds several user requested features. You can now protect individual categories with a passcode or Touch ID, control which view is shown on startup and export notes as text files to various cloud services and other apps.

You can learn more about both updates in this blog post.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to leave a comment below or get in touch with me directly.

What’s Next for SnipNotes

A major milestone has been achieved with the release of SnipNotes for macOS. Since then I’ve been working to enhance many aspects of the app and make stability improvements. Today I want to share my progress so far and what you can expect in the next updates for both iOS and macOS.

You can try out these features today by signing up for the beta test.

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SnipNotes for macOS, SnipNotes 2.4 for iOS and more!

Today marks the final release of SnipNotes for macOS! Thanks to all the beta tester, who provided invaluable feedback over the course of the last several months and made this release possible in the first place. SnipNotes for macOS brings many of the features you know and value from your iOS devices to the Mac. While the look and feel of the new app is very familiar, it is packed with a lot of features unique to the Mac. For example, you can quickly create new notes right from the menu bar and with keyboard shortcuts. The app offers drag-and-drop support, multiple note selection, automatic saving and more.

SnipNotes for iOS has also received an update today. Here is what's new:

  • SnipNotes does now detect dates and times and lets you create calendar events right within the app
  • The app can now also recognize flight numbers, which you can look up to get more information on the flight
  • The share sheet now lets you select a category for the new note
  • In the main app, you can now also tap on a note‚Äôs icon to trigger its primary action (e.g. call a phone number)
  • You can configure the Apple Watch complication to dictate a new note or save your current location
  • Scribble on Apple Watch is now available for French, Spanish and Italian

Both apps are available with a discount for a limited time!

Here on the homepage you will find detailed information on both apps. I've created a new comprehensive overview about all the features SnipNotes has to offer on each platform. There is also a brand new help section, which will be expanded continuously and can also be accessed from within the app.

If you have any questions or feedback, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me. You can also reach out on Twitter.