Changelog

iOS Version 2022.5.1

Improvements

  • Fixed a bug where images would not load correctly in notes when the notes view is hidden
  • Fixed a crash where the metadata lookup popover on iPads would present before the navigation toolbar was visible
  • Smoother transitions by matching window background colors to the light/dark appearance when collapsing or showing views

iOS Version 2022.5

New features

The big iOS 16 update! A whole new design for iPhone to bring even more functionality within reach:

  • A new bottom toolbar with an improved share menu, segmented control for fast switching between your PDF and Notes and a whole new inline search experience.
  • A new top toolbar showing the document name and giving you access to file functions directly, in addition to a sleeker More-menu exposing more functionality than ever before
  • New text selection popover with support for light and dark mode

In iOS 16 you can also collaborate on PDF documents via iCloud links. Just share the document and select Collaborate instead of Send Copy. The documents show up in the new Shared-tab in the document browser. Tapping on the “Shared with You”-button below the document in the document browser will take you directly to the conversation where the document was shared in Messages or Mail.

Improvements

  • Lots of minor UI tweaks

iOS Version 2022.4.1

Improvements

  • Improved compatibility with the upcoming iOS/iPadOS 16 release
  • Minor improvements to popover presentation including automatically hiding popovers when scrolling using the pointer (trackpad or mouse wheel) on iPad

iOS Version 2022.4

New features

  • Automatically fetch metadata for scientific articles from arXiv - the open-access archive with more than 2 million preprints and postprints.

iOS Version 2022.3.1

Improvements

  • Fixes an issue with fetching metadata for DOI-links with extended prefixes

iOS Version 2022.3

New features

  • Export PDFs without including your annotations (e.g. to share the original document with a colleague or friend)

iOS Version 2022.2

New features

  • Text translation right from the selection popover: just select text and tap the globe icon to try it!

The feature requires iOS/iPadOS 15 and works with the system supported languages: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin - China mainland), Chinese (Mandarin - Taiwan), English (US), English (UK), French (France), German (Germany), Italian (Italy), Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish (Spain).

iOS Version 2022.1

New features

  • New Table of Contents view for navigating books and other large PDFs.

Improvements

  • Placeholder image and text shown when notes are empty
  • Keyboard navigation using arrow keys on iOS 15 works again
  • Trying to open search while search is open in compact layouts no longer crashes

iOS Version 2021.2.3

Improvements

  • Attempting to open corrupt PDF files no longer crashes the app, but shows an alert

iOS Version 2021.2.2

Improvements

  • Optimized interface for the new iPad Mini (2021)
  • Better support for larger text sizes

iOS Version 2021.2.1

New features

  • Support for saving links to PDFs in Highlights from a Quick Note on iPadOS 15

iOS Version 2021.2

New features

  • New keyboard shortcuts menu on iPadOS 15
  • Flexible half height sheets for search and document settings on iOS 15
  • Input text for annotation comments and other text fields via camera using Live Text on iOS/iPadOS 15

Improvements

  • Fixes a bug where the notes view could turn blank after the app was in the background for a prolonged time

iOS Version 2021.1.4

Improvements

  • Improved keyboard shortcuts with more verbose titles for accessibility purposes.

iOS Version 2021.1.3

New features

  • A new color palette: Light! Light is a semi-transparent color palette for those of you who wanted something even more subtle than Pastel for your annotations and notes.

Improvements

  • Faster and more precise categorization of annotations into color categories (e.g. when sorting by colors)
  • Fixed a bug where exporting as Markdown files included unecessary HTML-elements when the note format included colors in the border and/or text

iOS Version 2021.1.2

Improvements

  • Improved keyboard shortcuts with better organization, state dependent descriptions and a more consistent user experience with macOS including a new keyboard shortcut for Smart Copy (Option-Command-C).

iOS Version 2021.1.1

Improvements

  • #hashtags in annotation comments are now recognized as inline tags and displayed in your notes
  • Bear export now supports highlight, underline and strikethrough text markup
  • DEVONthink To Go export now supports highlight and strikethrough text markup
  • Keep It export now supports highlight and strikethrough text markup

Minor improvements

  • The text wrapping setting now also applies for Markdown export with markup (bold, underlined, strikethrough..)
  • Fixed a bug where the notes view would not sync scroll position for pages with different page label from index
  • Citation links in Markdown documents now use Markdown syntax instead of HTML syntax

iOS Version 2021.1

New features

  • Lots of new tutorials! (Settings > Tutorials)

Other improvements

  • Improved DOI-link recognition (incl. PNAS, The Lancet)
  • Fixed a bug that broke navigating PDFs using internal links
  • Tapping to stop a decelerating PDF scrollview no longer toggles show/hide bars

iOS Version 2020.3

New design

  • New app icon!
  • Set alternative icons (requires Pro)
  • Light theme for popovers (when not in dark mode)
  • Cleaner looking selection states for color and annotation tool buttons
  • New icons for a whole bunch of buttons
  • Improved contrast for the info popup
  • Updated launch screen image

New features

  • Dictionary lookup right from the text selection popover
  • Better language support for text/table recognition (added German, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Simplified and Traditional Chinese)
  • Export as WebArchive (requires Pro)

Other improvements

  • Made keyboard commands list easier to read
  • Changed previous/next page commands to match macOS (Alt-Up/Alt-Down)
  • Info popup now displays correctly beneath the toolbar when the toolbar is visible

iOS Version 2020.2.1

Minor improvements

  • Citation lookup now handles citations with ‘&’-characters correctly
  • Copying text from the PDF using the selection popover after selecting text in a text field caused a crash
  • Non-smart copy button inside annotation popovers now copies the marked up text (similar to macOS)

iOS Version 2020.2

Colorful new features

  • A new lighter default color set for PDF markup
  • Optional color sets to choose from: Pastel, Bright and Retro
  • Notes now show annotation colors in the quote borders
  • Notes can also reflect the text formatting of the annotation
  • You can customize the color set for notes to be the same or different from the markup set

Other improvements

  • iOS 14 fixes an issue with jumpy text selection in some PDFs with superscript text (e.g. for citations)
  • Improved handling of switching between keyboard, Apple Pencil, mouse and touch
  • Fixed an issue where a subset of PDFs would not correctly autosave annotations after the first save
  • Improved positioning of popovers when showing a keyboard
  • Text changes to comments are now saved when changing colors/types in the annotation popover
  • Settings screens are now clearer and easier to navigate
  • Reordered the colors in the popover and annotation bar
  • Improved color sorting for color categories
  • Lots of minor improvements to the annotating experience and working with multiple windows on iPad

iOS Version 2020.1.12

Minor improvement

  • Keyboard shortcuts for changing page using left/right arrows

iOS Version 2020.1.11

Minor improvement

  • The PDF and Notes no longer move when hiding the top and bottom bars (the content extends underneath)

iOS Version 2020.1.10

Minor improvement

  • Palm rejection added to the thumbnail scrubber in the bottom bar to prevent accidental page jumps while annotating

iOS Version 2020.1.9

New feature

  • Interact with the text and images in the notes pane and share via drag and drop (Requires Pro)

Minor improvement

  • Improved compatibility with markup from other PDF readers (missing characters from text selections)

iOS Version 2020.1.8

Minor improvement

  • Improved accuracy for sorting annotations in both single and multi-column PDFs

iOS Version 2020.1.7

Minor improvements

  • Improved text selection: popover menu now shows immediately when selecting text
  • Much improved export to DEVONthink: now uses Markdown for plain text and HTML for rich text + support for tags and titles
  • Optimized images: Notes now optimize image files to improve speed and reduce the size of exported TextBundles and HTML files
  • Added option to change the image quality in Settings -> Export Settings (Default is optimized, change to Original for highest quality)
  • Fixed a bug where exporting files with ampersand characters to Bear, Keep It and DEVONthink could result in partial notes
  • Fixed a bug where tapping an annotation while having an annotation tool selected in the annotation bar would result in the annotation being marked up

iOS Version 2020.1.6

Minor improvements

  • Selecting Highlight, Strikethrough or Underline from the annotation bar now lets you annotate with your finger without bringing up the popover
  • Sharing Notes as a PDF is much improved with more options for locations and actions
  • The “Note File Name”-setting now works as intended when sharing Notes as files
  • Note annotations are now sorted correctly according to their position on a page (top to bottom)
  • The page is no longer automatically zoomed out when changing the page if zoomed in

iOS Version 2020.1.5

Minor improvement

  • Fixed a bug where Smart Copy of tables with merged cells would give the wrong output

iOS Version 2020.1.4

Minor improvements

  • Improved keyboard shortcuts:
    • Adds keyboard shortcuts for exporting to specific apps and formats directly (same keyboard shortcuts as macOS)
    • Changed to Command+O for going back to the document browser (same as system apps)
    • Improved descriptions for keyboard shortcuts
  • Exporting plaintext files now uses .md instead of .txt for their file extension for improved compatibility with Markdown apps

iOS Version 2020.1.2

New feature

  • Adds support for annotating using pointing devices (mouse/trackpad)