NoteBook Technical Specifications

NoteBook Technical Specifications


  • Notebook Interface

    • Intuitive interface based on notebook metaphor
    • Plain, ruled, legal, graph, engineering, quadrille, ledger, and divider paper styles
    • Divider pages for creating unlimited sections and subsections
    • Customizable paper lines and background colors
    • User-settable page background image
    • Work with multiple pages from the same Notebook by placing them in their own window
    • Template pages for replicating custom page settings
    • Customizable line spacing
    • Spiral, perfect bound, 3-ring and pad binding
    • Customizable cover pages
    • Customizable toolbar
    • User-settable zoom levels

    Note Taking

    • Place notes anywhere on a page
    • Full-featured outliner, with MORE-style power-outlining features
    • Folded editing
    • Per-outline-level font settings
    • Real-time voice annotation of your notes as you type
    • Legal, Harvard, and other built-in numbering styles; user-customizable
    • Cornell Note Taking pages implementing the Cornell Note Taking system

    Sticky Notes and Flags

    • Add a quick note to any page using sticky notes and flags
    • Choose from Sticky Notes, Sticky Flags and Reminder Flags
    • Attach a Sticky or Reminder Flag to any outline cell on a page
    • Sticky notes and flags appear in the Text Multidex, under the words they contain

    Text Editing

    • Full-featured text editor with support for multiple fonts, attachments and ruler settings
    • Full Unicode support
    • Built-in spell checker
    • Built-in word completion
    • Tables

    Writing

    • "Writing" pages for entering notes and other text when an outline isn't necessary
    • Starting Point template for organizing book or novel writing
    • Starting Point template for writing a research paper

    Clipping

    • Clip a selection to a Notebook without leaving the application you're in
    • A selection clipped to a Divider page is stored in its own new page
    • Clip from the Services menu, contextual menus, or NoteBook's Dock icon menu
    • Send the PDF version of any document to a clipping service, using the Print sheet's PDF -> Send PDF to NoteBook option
    • Assign keyboard shortcuts to Clipping menu items in the Services menu
    • Pre-edit a clipping before sending it to a Notebook
    • Clippings annotated with the name of the source app
    • Clippings from Apple Mail annotated with subject, sender, date, and a link to the sender's card in your Address Book
    • Clippings from Safari and other browsers annotated with the source URL
    • "Clipping" Notebook page pre-configured for clipping
    • Starting Point template for clipping and collecting information

    Diagramming and Sketching

    • When words won't suffice, combine shapes and lines into diagrams on any Notebook page
    • Sketch using the mouse or tablet
    • With tablet sketches, NoteBook varies the line thinkness based on the stylus pressure
    • Convert handwritten notes to text (tablet-only)
    • "Focus on shapes" mode for working with just the objects in the shape layer

    Annotation

    • Creation and last-changed dates
    • Mark cells or text with up to 6 highlighters with user-settable colors
    • Assign one or more Keyword to any cell
    • Assign one or more Sticker to any cell
    • Assign one or more Contact Sticker to link to an Address Book contact
    • Real-time voice annotation of your notes as you type

    Media and Attachment Handling

    • Scaling, rotation and adornment of images
    • Direct manipulation of an attachment's rotation and scale settings
    • Attachment tool palette for quick access to attachment settings
    • Set a PDF attachment's currently-visible page
    • Movie files are scalable and include a control strip
    • Audio files include a control strip
    • Paste Clipboard image data as GIF, JPEG, PICT, PDF, PNG, or TIFF
    • Quick Look any attachment (Leopard only)
    • Import iSight camera snapshots (Leopard only)

    Links

    • Add an HTML link to any text selection
    • Links files and folders via Finder Aliases
    • 7 link color choices
    • Point-and-click linking system to easily create links between cells and pages
    • SnapBack Sticker returns you to the link's source with one click

    Searching

    • Find panel
    • Patented Multidex™ for quickly locating information based on whatever you can remember about it
    • Super-find, for precise, attribute-based searching
    • Case-sensitive, wildcard and literal text searches within Super-find
    • Notebooks are searchable from Spotlight

    Printing

    • Print the current page, a page range, or an entire Notebook
    • Numerous printing options, including page number format and omitting on-screen page backgrounds
    • HTML and intra-Notebook links preserved when "printing" to a PDF file

    Importing

    • Drag-and-drop files and folders to add to a Notebook
    • Import TXT, RTF, OPML and Word(1) documents
    • Import images, movies and sound files directly from cameras

    Exporting

    • Share pages with other NoteBook users via Page Bundles
    • Export TXT, RTF, OPML and Word(2) documents
    • Export to XML(2)
    • Export to PDF
    • Export pages to your iPod in the iPod's native browsing format(3)

    Publish to the web

    • Generate a website from any Notebook, for access from local disk or web server
    • Notebook websites look and behave like the original, including outlines that continue to expand and collapse
    • Exported pages include their attachments
    • Viewable within legacy and modern browsers, on the Mac, Windows and LINUX platforms
    • Optionally export directly to your MobileMe account
    • Optionally export directly to your FTP or SFTP account
    • Sidebar-style export option for streamlined navigation

    Navigation

    • Assign a tab to any page for quick navigation to that page
    • Contents Card for at-a-glance access to a Notebook's table of contents
    • Page-path navigation shows your current location with the Notebook
    • Super-Tab navigation

    Sorting

    • Sort cells by date, text, action item status, Keyword, Sticker and/or highlighter
    • Built-in sorts such as "Alphabetize" and "Prioritize"
    • Auto-sorting resorts cells as you make changes
    • Save favorite sorts

    Action Item Management

    • Assign an action item checkbox to any cell
    • Assign a priority level to any cell
    • Assign a due date to any cell
    • Manage a Notebook's action items using the To Do Multidex page
    • Built-in "Prioritize" sort for sorting action items by due date, priority and completion status
    • Publish action items to iCal or Entourage
    • "To Do" Notebook page pre-configured for managing action items
    • Starting Point template for managing your to dos

    Security

    • Password-protection
    • Encryption of page data on disk
    • Set a Notebook to require its password to turn from the cover page
    • Set a Notebook to cover itself after some period of inactivity

    Integration with Apple Applications

    • Download voice annotations to your iTunes music library
    • Publish action items to iCal
    • Assign iCal alarms to published action items
    • Add Contact Stickers, which link to contacts in your Address Book
    • View AIM status from within a Contact Sticker
    • Compose Apple Mail messages containing the current selection or a PDF of the current page

    Other Features

    • Support for LinkBack data sharing
    • Inspector panel
    • Auto-save
    • Complete online help system
    Footnotes (1) Uses the OS X built-in Word document importer/exporter. (2) XML export supported via NoteBook's NBML XML-based file format. (3) Only for iPods supporting Apple's iPod notes standard.
  • Notebook Interface

    • Intuitive interface based on notebook metaphor
    • Plain, ruled, legal, graph, engineering, quadrille, ledger, and divider paper styles
    • Divider pages for creating unlimited sections and subsections
    • Customizable paper lines and background colors
    • Template pages for replicating custom page settings
    • Customizable line spacing
    • User-settable zoom levels

    Note Taking

    • Place notes anywhere on a page
    • Folded editing
    • Per-outline-level font settings
    • Real-time voice annotation of your notes as you type
    • Legal, Harvard, and other built-in numbering styles; user-customizable

    Sticky Notes and Flags

    • Add a quick note to any page using sticky notes and flags
    • Choose from Sticky Notes, Sticky Flags and Reminder Flags
    • Sticky notes and flags appear in the Text Multidex, under the words they contain

    Text Editing

    • Full-featured text editor with support for multiple fonts, colors, ruler settings and attachments
    • Full Unicode support
    • Text Expander Touch support

    Diagramming and Sketching

    • When words won't suffice, combine shapes and lines into diagrams on any Notebook page
    • "Focus on shapes" mode for working with just the objects in the shape layer

    Annotation

    • Creation and last-changed dates
    • Assign one or more Keyword to any cell
    • Assign one or more Sticker to any cell
    • Assign one or more Contact Sticker to link to an Address Book contact
    • Real-time voice annotation of your notes as you type

    Media and Attachment Handling

    • Scaling and rotation of images
    • Movie and audio files include a control strip
    • Quick Look any attachment

    Searching

    • Patented Multidex™ for quickly locating information based on whatever you can remember about it

    Navigation

    • Contents popover for at-a-glance access to a Notebook's table of contents
    • Page Flow for quick navigation to other pages in a Notebook

    Sorting

    • Built-in sorts such as "Alphabetize" and "Prioritize"
    • Auto-sorting resorts items as you make changes

    Action Item Management

    • Assign an action item checkbox to any item
    • Assign a priority level to any item
    • Assign a due date to any item
    • Manage a Notebook's action items using the To Do Multidex page
    • Built-in "Prioritize" sort for sorting action items by due date, priority and completion status

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