CourseNotes Update Adds Rich Text Formatting and Dropbox Support

Posted: August 24th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: CourseNotes App, iPad, Mac | 1 Comment »

We’re happy to announce that CourseNotes 3.0 for iPad and CourseNotes 2.0 for Mac are now available! The updates add some highly requested features and we’re thrilled to have them just in time for the fall semester!

Here’s a breakdown of what’s been added:

Rich Text Editing
Take notes to a whole new level by changing font sizes, bolding, italicizing and underling text throughout your notes! The addition of rich text formatting in the latest version of CourseNotes will change the way you study, organize and share your notes! Rich text formatting is available in both Mac and iPad versions, which means your notes will retain your custom formatting even when syncing!

Dropbox Support
CourseNotes for iPad now supports Dropbox! Adding the ability to export notes via Dropbox gives you even more options and flexibility when it comes to backing up and sharing your notes online.

Fullscreen Notes in Mac OS X Lion
CourseNotes 2.0 on the Mac also adds support for fullscreen mode in Mac OS X Lion. Fullscreen mode is a natural fit for CourseNotes, which is designed and optimized for a single window interface, much like CourseNotes for the iPad. Fullscreen mode lets you fully focus on note-taking, which is especially useful in a classroom setting.

 

CourseNotes 3.0 for iPad now available in the iPad App Store for $4.99!

CourseNotes 2.0 for Mac now available in the Mac App Store for $7.99!


CourseNotes now available for the Mac!

Posted: March 31st, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: CourseNotes App, Mac, Mac App Store | 1 Comment »

We are excited to announce that CourseNotes for Mac has officially been released and is available for download in the Mac App Store!  The app is available in the Education category and is currently being featured in the “New and Noteworthy” section!

Like the iPad app, CourseNotes for Mac will help you stay organized by arranging notes by subject and note session, letting you quickly find notes from a particular class meeting.  The ability to search notes made it’s way into the Mac app as well, but the Mac app adds to it with a new “saved search” feature. In this feature search terms are added to a list for quick reference, which makes finding commonly referenced content quick and easy. Rounding out the Mac app is the new unified ToDo list.  The list displays all upcoming and past due ToDo items, letting you track all of your important dates, events and deadlines in one simplified view.

But, there is one more thing! The best feature found in the new Mac app is the note syncing capabilities. Now you can sync data from your iPad directly to your Mac.  CourseNotes supports wireless syncing between Macs and iPads so that that you can take notes on the go with the iPad, then sync up with CourseNotes for Mac at home for editing, review, printing and backup.  Give it a try!

Check it out in the Mac App Store!


CourseNotes 2.1: Printing, Calendar syncing & multitasking on iOS 4.2

Posted: November 22nd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: CourseNotes App, iPad | Comments Off on CourseNotes 2.1: Printing, Calendar syncing & multitasking on iOS 4.2

We’re happy to announce the release of CourseNotes 2.1 for the iPad, a release which takes full advantage of a number of new features available in iOS 4.2!  We’ve been eagerly awaiting the release of iOS 4.2 and the new functionality it would bring to the iPad ever since it was announced.

Here’s what CourseNotes 2.1 adds:

• Printing

It’s finally possible to print over the air from the iPad, and CourseNotes is among the first apps to support this feature!  Choose a printer on your local network and print your CourseNotes notes right over the air!

• Calendar integration for ToDo notes

Now when you add a ToDo note, you can choose to sync it as an event to your iPad’s calendar.  Assignments and other ToDos will show up in your calendar with your title and note content, set to the due date you specify in the note.  And with the help of other tools that can sync with your iPad’s calendar, you can publish events to an online calendar right from CourseNotes!

• Multitasking

What does multitasking mean for a note-taking app–can it keep taking notes while you do something else?  Not quite, but it does mean that when you switch to another app, CourseNotes will remember which subject or note session you were looking at when you come back.  So if you need to switch to another app to look something up, CourseNotes will pick up right where you left when you come back.

CourseNotes 2.1 is available now in the iPad App Store for $4.99.


Introducing CourseNotes 2.0

Posted: August 31st, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: CourseNotes App, EdTech | Comments Off on Introducing CourseNotes 2.0

It’s been quite a while in the making, but today we’re proud to introduce the release of CourseNotes 2.0.  Here’s a quick video showing off some of the new features:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mily8kEYpjw

I could tell you all about the new features here, but I’d rather take a step back and take about what CourseNotes is and where it’s going.  We’ve said from the very beginning–back in version 1.0, which came out the day the iPad was released–that CourseNotes would be more than just a note-taking app.  To be sure, note-taking is the core starting point for the app, but we believe there’s a much greater potential for the iPad in education.

This release marks an important point for us and for the app, as we’re introducing a number of features which truly take the app beyond note-taking, and starts to enter the realm of a more versatile educational tool.  We think that the new collaborative features and the in-app educational content will be genuinely useful to students.

We know we have a long way to go.  The features added in this release are just the beginning, but it’s nice to stop and look at where the app started and where we are now.  We want to thank all of the users of the app who’ve sent us their feedback, and hope you’ll around and see what comes next!