12/1/16: Updates
New versions of Draw, Photo, and Write are available. Draw is a major upgrade, with big improvements to polygon reshaping, over 20 new shapes in the shape library, and other improvements. The updates to Photo and Write are mostly bug fixes, but there are a few new goodies too.

A maintenance update to Notes has been submitted to the App Store and should be available in a few days.

Notes 3.0 has been delayed again by a never-ending stream of house-building crises. The new file format has been thoroughly tested (with a nifty little automated tester that makes 100 changes a second and runs for 8 hours at a time) and I’m just adding the finishing touches before starting a major test pass. I’m tired of my estimates being wrong, so I’ll just say that I will get it out as quickly as I can. Hang in there.

8/10/16: Updates
I’ve been sitting on several updates waiting for a minor revision to Notes to be finished. That should be up on the App Store within the next week. On our website you can find new versions of Backup, Draw, Journal, Photo, and Write. Most of these are just bug fixes, but Write and Draw have some small but nice enhancements. See the help files for those apps.

The major update to Notes I mentioned in April is coming along more slowly than I expected. The file format work is nearly done, and it went very well — super-fast saves, very large notebooks supported, very hard to lose data — but I haven’t been able to work on it full time due to a troubled house construction project and other woes. I can no longer promise it will be out this summer, but version 3.0 will definitely be ready before the end of this year.

4/23/16: Productivity updates
Notes, Write, and Draw have been updated with some nice new enhancements and lots of bug fixes.

We regret to report that we have discontinued the iPad version of Notes. We released it on June 1, 2015, and the results were extremely disappointing. Going forward we will be concentrating on the Mac, which is our true love anyway, and leave the mobile apps to other companies.

On the positive side, if all goes well, a major update to Notes will be coming this summer (probably late summer). The new version will use a new file format that supports gigabyte-sized files with no delays and true incremental saves, improving speed and reliability. There will also be a few new features, probably nothing major, and some improvements to the interface.