Notesy 2.1 Release Notes
Hello everyone. Pete and Shawn here, finally! We are the developers behind Giant Yak Software, and are thrilled to be maintaining Notesy from now on. We've received so many wonderful emails over the past few months while we prepared for this release. Of course, these emails were addressed to Dave and were generally praising him for creating such a great utility. And as long-time Notesy fans ourselves, we were not surprised by so many positive messages. But we do know that the pressure is on to keep Notesy great. We are releasing a few new features today, and already have plans for future updates that we think everyone will enjoy.
We would like to sincerely thank Dave again for all of his support in this transition. He has been extremely helpful with the support emails, feature designs, debugging, and everything else Notesy. All of his hard work and dedication during this transition will help us keep Notesy a success.
On to the release notes:
You can now secure your notes by setting a passcode from the advanced settings screen. This has been one of the most requested features and we are delighted to announce it. Never be worried again that your kids will see the Christmas list.
Please remember to enable a passcode for all of the apps that have access to your Dropbox files if you really want them to be protected.
You can now jump directly to the next or previous plain-text note by tapping on the up or down arrow buttons at the top-right of the note-view screen. Previously, you had to back out of a note in order to tap on a different note. This works like the up and down arrow buttons of the built-in mail app.
The up/down arrow feature will skip over non-plain-text files you may have in Notesy.
Notesy is a great plain-text editor, and we believe that strong integration with other great plain-text technologies is important for Notesy's future. We've made a few updates in this release to make Notesy friendlier to Markdown editing. We have updated the Markdown rendering engine, added a Markdown preview button directly on the toolbar, and updated the default CSS template for rendered Markdown. You now have quick access to great looking rendered Markdown. And we already have plans to improve Markdown support even more in the future.
There are a few other tweaks and enhancements here and there in 2.1, including:
- Updated artwork to support retina iPads
- Recognize and properly display RTF files
- Minimum supported iOS version is now 5.0