Notesy 1.6 Release Notes
I added file extension support in Notesy 1.5 but I tried to be a bit clever, and failed: if you'd turned off Windows Friendly then your notes could have periods in their names, and 1.5 misinterpreted that as the user asking to rename the file to have a non-txt extension. Renaming files on users is never good! I wrestled with this for a while, checking to see if the title had changed and only doing the renaming then, but it still ended up being ambiguous, which is something you never want a feature of an app to be: magic is only good when it does something you want.
So for 1.6 I made it simpler: you can now choose to hide all file extensions (the default), or hide none of them, via Settings/Advanced/Hide Extensions. For example if a note is named Shopping.txt then with Hide Extensions On it will appear as Shopping; and one named my-script.sh will appear as my-script. If you set Hide Extensions to OFF then they'd appear as Shopping.txt and my-script.sh respectively.
With Hide Extensions set to ON, Notesy will maintain the file extension the file already has: so if you rename Shopping to Groceries its file will be named Groceries.txt since Shopping's was named Shopping.txt, and if you rename my-script to dave-script its file will be named dave-script.sh. If you really want to change a note's file extension you can set Hide Extensions to OFF: in that mode the filename will always be what you set the title to be.
This was going to be Notesy 1.5.1 but I added a new feature as part of fixing something that's bothered me about Notesy for a while: the problem-files folder. I'll spare you the process that led to its existence, but suffice to say it was pretty annoying for users to see this weird folder they didn't ask for show up in their Dropbox; and moving files Notesy couldn't interpret as notes to this folder wasn't ideal either - if the user wants a movie or image file in that folder it's not Notesy's business to decide otherwise. So I reworked that part of Notesy to not move files it couldn't interpret as notes. I originally just had them grayed out in the note list, and an alert would appear if you tapped on it. But it seemed I could do better than that, so I added the ability to view these files, providing they are in a format that Quick Look in iOS can understand, which includes pictures, PDFs, and so on.
Here's an example showing a couple of Pages files, an image and a text file that Notesy can't interpret due to encoding issues:
For a file that is not a note that Quick Look doesn't support, an explanatory alert will appear when you tap its list entry.