Add new mobile startup / loading screen
Fix "share" menu options not copying to clipboard on Android - #1260 by @taylor_venable
Fix "start typing" prompt not appearing with no cards - #1259 by @tomgudlek
Fix unable to update account settings with short usernames - #1250 by @ian
Fix card previews from overflowing into the toolbar on desktop
Fix print artifact bugs #1208 by @kakka0930
Fix bug where email change notification would spawn after account update
Improve Import to add original file creation as targeted date property #1241 by @maurelius
Disable tabbing mechanic on a card parent badge (will be re-introduced for accessibility soon) - #1219 by @JamesT
Improve drag and drop card name tooltips to include preview content and better contrast
Improve performance of switches across the platform
Improve copy of email change notification
Improve mac hotkeys so that ctrl does not mirror cmd
Improve toolbar buttons on mobile so they don't toggle the active view
Improve hotkey to pin cards to include 'Alt Graph' for windows devices #1158 by @Prescott
Improve link title autofetch to support all of UTF-8 including Korean
Improve Command Prompt search algorithm to bring up more relevant results
Fix issue where cards would lock preventing further editing
Fix invalid card links not responding as intended
Fix pink screen flash on initial load
Fix cursor occasionally getting stuck when trying to edit a card
Fix issue where card content was not clickable on fade out before 'see more'
Fix a new parent badge from flashing on and off immediately after it is added
Fix long card names from overflowing in the Outline on mobile
Fix visual bug of titles on mobile sheets
Fix screen rotation from breaking the interface on tablet devices
Add tap to hold mechanic to friends list on mobile
Add improved error handling with error codes for faster support
Improve styled of open original image as a button
Fix opened images getting cropped in weird ways #1053 by @JamesT
Fix drag-and-drop uploaded gifs from becoming static
Fix UniversalCoupler and other popovers breaking the user interface
Fix date targeted sort option not being saved between sessions
Fix notifications to use the correct copy on mobile
Supernotes for iOS and Android is now free for everyone in early access. We've made some big changes. There's a new long-press to create a card, larger tappable elements as well as swipeable menus, gestures and notifications. Performance is a lot better across iOS and Android. If you haven't tried the mobile app yet, click here to install for iOS and here for Android.
We've added natural language date support across the whole platform. Jump to any date from anywhere on the platform with the new 'Jump to Date' command (cmd / ctrl + d). Type in 'Today', 'Next Tues', '12th Sep' – and it will automatically recognise which date you are meaning. Cards you create that contain a date within the title will automatically assign a 'Targeted Date' to that card. Our Calendar menu now also includes an input so you can jump to any date easily from that menu.
New notifications for improved performance and gesture support on mobile
New menus for improved performance and gesture support on mobile
New command prompt, with sub-commands and an updated feel and design
New 'Go to Day' sub command with natural language support (Cmd / Ctrl + D)
Add tap hold ( + ) action, to quickly create a new card on Mobile
Add targeted date to card automatically upon finish if the title contains a date #867 by @zebranky
Add export support on mobile, save your cards as markdown, zip or json #1098 by @freisatz
Add "View Lock" switch so you can persist the way you display you cards while navigating your hierarchy #1102 by @fredmarkle
Add support for the hardware back button / gesture on Android #1122 by @DatenRaten
Add create a new card directly from command prompt #261 by @freisatz
Improve join card dialog to be a new sub command
Improve calendar to include date input with natural language support
Improve code syntax highlighting themes to be clearer and more consistent
Fix choice of View for a parent not syncing correctly between sessions #1102 by @fredmarkle
Fix Universal Coupler freezing interface #1101 by @fredmarkle
Add support for all four themes with embedded cards
Add Space keybind to escape the Universal Coupler
Add ability to drag and drop card names into the editor to create links to those cards
Add a console greeting for developers
Add scroll to top shortcut by clicking above the noteboard
Add "attempt to join" button for getting access to a shared card if accessible via inheritance
Improve syncing of cards with better status information
Improve "Inverted" card click mechanic to include shift-clicking
Improve "Uh Oh" and "Universal Coupler" dialog to include better help
Improve display and performance of large graphs (1000+ cards)
Improve performance of images
Improve themes on Android and Web app
Merge list marks when pasting a list item onto an existing list item
Fix Daily Collection heatmap using incorrect colours on certain themes #1046 by @noremac
Fix automatic theme not working on select Android devices #1080 by @DatenRaten
Fix text of certain menus being clipped on Windows #1092 by @michaeldurland
Fix plain pasting not functioning correctly on Windows
Fix friends title to prevent it from being right aligned if you have no friends
Fix Cmd / Ctrl + J to take you to the correct join card dialog
Images can now be added via drag and drop, as well as being pasted directly inline. We've also added support for fetching webpage titles automatically when pasting links, more characters are recognised to wrap text upon selection and we have added a few new hotkeys. See below for more details.
Add spell check to editor on mobile
Add ability to Go to Today by pressing "Go to Daily" twice - #908 by @daniela1
Add image pasting inline in the editor #128 by @jimmy
Add drag-and-drop image support to editor
Add targeted date sort order #882 by @fredmarkle
Add comment editing functionality
Add support for variable whitespace between - and [ ] for checkboxes
Add support for fetching webpage titles automatically when pasting links #709 by @MarkoUX
Add removal of tags from the registry in the Tag Coupler
Add Locate in Outline hotkey,
O #906 by @JamesT
Add code wrap hotkey,
. to editor
Add LaTeX wrap hotkey,
j to editor
~ as a selection wrap option in editor
<kbd> support in editor, with fancy rendered keys in display mode
Add new 'Book Onboarding' option in the Help menu
Re-add quick link feature #848 by @JamesT
Re-add escape to close modal dialogs and image preview #907 by @daniela1
Re-add ability to open Command Prompt while editing a card
Improve behaviour of cards in the Daily Collection #866 by @noremac
Improve syncing of cards between devices #912 by @fredmarkle
Improve Solo Mode to hide collaboration filters #498 by @Eatmoresushi
Improve hotkeys in markdown to have multi-line awareness, i.e. inline vs multi-line code-blocks / LaTeX
Improve share links to be more obvious with hover actions
Improve desktop app updates to update in the background
Fix chinese input bug #803 by @yistc
Fix content removal protection feature, so that blank cards cannot be created and content is still present in edit mode #830 by @fredmarkle
Fix monospace font library to include support for extended characters #838 by @dymch
Fix inconsistencies with tag deletion #829 by @fredmarkle
Fix irregular pasting behaviour in card titles #913 by @nucleogenesis
Fix issue where "really quit?" was not functioning correctly on the Desktop Apps #981 by @bartosz
Fix password reset form being case-sensitive to emails
Fix focusing issues between cards and noteboard
Fix performance issues #853 by @Novi
Remove 'Made with Supernotes' pdf watermark for subscribers #710 by @noremac
Removal of the fancy app update modal as updates now happen in the background - it looked soo cool
Improve cursor handling when editing populate cards, putting it to the bottom of the content
Improve 'Update is available' notification to be more helpful on Mobile App
Fix issue where some Unlimited users were unable to create new notecards #803 by @dymch, @JamesT
Fix issue where users could not click on the top part of a long card within Preview
Fix automatic dark mode not being in sync with user's system
Fix pasting in an input field / comments creating a new card
Fix initial click not registering when switching between title / body of a card in edit mode
Fix Outline 'more options' ellipsis glitching on touch devices when opening a card
Fix 'Go to Thoughts' in the Command Prompt to display correct hotkey (cmd / ctrl + shift + y)
Fix issue with Daily View and Day Heatmap not updating correctly with new targeted dates
Fix issue on Windows where app would half-close on quit #817 by @laff
Fix issue on Mobile App where the friend item popover would pop up in the wrong place
Fix issue on Mobile App where text would not be auto-capitalised when starting a new sentence #807 by @michaeldurland
Introducing Supernotes 2, the biggest update we've ever done! In this release, we've added two new views (Graph, Broadsheet), a brand new Super Editor, a new place for daily journalling, and much much more. Here's everything that's new...
Visualise all the connections between your cards in our new graph view in 3D and 2D. Supernotes displays both hierarchical (solid and straight) and linked card relationships (dotted and curved) at the same time. Single-click on nodes to display cards in Preview, or use the hotkeys such as
shift + click to open and
alt + click to pin cards. We've also included a fullscreen toggle and a play button so you can sit back and journey through your galaxy of knowledge.
Our all-new Broadsheet view introduces a newspaper-style layout to Supernotes. It will automatically create up to 5 columns for you to read vertically. Great for fitting more information on a screen. Your preferred view type for each parent will be saved and synchronised between sessions.
The previous "Today" collection has been supercharged into the Daily Collection, which allows you to navigate to any date, not just Today. Switch between a Weekly (List View) or Monthly (Broadsheet View) planner. We've also included a Calendar dropdown, so you can quickly select a day / set targeted date. Day objects have a "heatmap" to quickly indicate how many cards you have on any given day. Drag-and-drop is also supported for cards + dates, so you can easily move a card to a different date, setting the new "targeted date" property.
We've enriched our Markdown typing experience with our new Super Editor. It greys out the markdown syntax and renders elements as they would be presented in display view. i.e. bold is bold, code is syntax-highlighted and monospaced etc. Multi-cursor support is included as well - just select some text and press
D to quickly select all instances of that phrase and modify it in one fell swoop. You can also reorder lines by the
Our Android and iOS apps continue to be in early access and have been further optimised for Supernotes 2. Upgrade today to receive your exclusive invite to the Supernotes mobile app.
New "Templates" Universal Coupler (UC) option to save the content of your card as a template for future use #238 by warum7
New “Add Friends” dropdown to quickly add a friend to a card
New "Backlink transclusion", see the snippet of text where that card was mentioned
New “Targeted Date” property to override the default creation date (primarily for the new Daily collection)
New “Locate” button on Priority cards helps you quickly find them in the Outline #679 by JamesT
New "Preview History" to go back and forth between cards when navigating entirely in the Preview
New "Quick-actions" dropdown for each card in the Outline
New "Reset Filters" button
New "Random" card sorting option #386 by APNext
New "Google Keep import", with titles, content, colors and labels all preserved
New "Add card here" command, to quickly add cards while in a parent #227 by tekacs
New "Clickbindings" preference to invert card name click behavior #626 by Colin
New "Solo mode" to hide collaboration features (experimental) #498 by lkostrowski
Add colors to card titles (if applicable) in the Seamless View
Add total card count to Home Item in Outline #190 by Valery_Kondakoff
Add step-by-step instructions to Import as well as best practices
Add the ability to link to another card from within the preview
Add the UC shortcut keys to each item #175 by Valery_Kondakoff
Add editing behaviour where hotkeys can be used without text selection #275 by PeixeDev
Add tap top of screen on iOS app to scroll to top #188 by Valery_Kondakoff
Improve design of the Universal Coupler (“Add Element…” menu)
Improve UC results to include more card information such as parents
Improve UC hotkey to operate in both the card name and body
Improve sharing for a simpler / cleaner interface
Improve Share codes to ‘Share links’, click on them to display a QR code and additional sharing options
Improve Preview design and remove top bar for increased screen space
Improve live updates in Outline, with fancy animations when new cards are added
Improve Import location and move it into the Noteboard Options menu (previously in the User Menu)
Improve Import so that cards import in current view e.g. inside a parent card
Improve Confirmation modal design to be cleaner and clearer
Improve search algorithm for more accurate results
Improve fuzzy search algorithm #739 by JamesT
Fix issue with root-level cycles disappearing in Outline
Fix deleted cards not propagating correctly between multiple clients open at the same time #790 by michaeldurland
Fix Today / Thoughts View displaying incorrect card counts #575 by jawsh
Fix issue where multiple filters were occasionally not working correctly #637 by samuelkleos
Fix incorrect numbers of cards on today / thoughts view #575 by jawsh, Malte
Fix real-time sync features not working consistently #627 by Colin
Fix issue with card creation not being allowed even when not in Preview mode #597 by ktburn
Remove enormous tray icon on Mac #655 by @daniela1, @MarkoUX
Now you can export all the cards current view as individual markdown files in a single zip with name, content and card links preserved. You can still export all cards as a single markdown file, and now card content headings are demoted so only H1 (#) titles are the subsequent card titles.
Add ability to paste url over selected text during edit mode #293 by daniela1
Fix iOS Share Sheet not sharing correct link #643 by daniela1
Add go-to-web for billing / subscription management
Prevent auto-closing of preview if holding down ESC to cancel editing #546 by freisatz
Fix uploading images on mobile #588 by freisatz
Fix inability to close app when editing card, now a pop up spawns #587 by rlivett
Fix incorrect number of today / thoughts cards #558 by lily, jawsh
Fix import issues #503 by nlstrait
Fix consistency issues between views on slow connections #579 by jawsh
Fix 'Add element' popover to be off screen on long cards #544 by kareldries, @alexwilkom, @FreezerburnV
Enable visual zoom commands #525 by Lily
Make footnotes independent of each other #535 by freisatz
Immediately load all members when opening the share drawer
Lessen the auto opening and closing of rightbar / sidebar #534 by daniela1
Ensure we load the correct filters for each view #531 by freisatz
Fix notification top spacing on desktop app
Fix unreliable back / forward hotkeys on desktop app
Fix position of junk #532 by freisatz
Fix problematic page count #533 by freisatz
Fix inability to delete comments #540 by kareldries
Fix missing filters #531 by freisatz
You can now download Supernotes for Desktop on your Mac, Windows or Linux. We also have support for ARM architectures, including shiny Apple Silicon. These desktop apps are currently in early access, so if you have any feedback or suggestions please let us know over on the Community Forum.
Speed is important, and even though Supernotes has never been considered slow, performance is our top priority. We have done some major reworks under the hood, so everything will load even faster – blink and you will miss it! For users with especially large card libraries, you should see the most improvement.
Every Noteboard now has a cover at the top, which quickly shows the information about where you are. Don’t like the new covers? You can hide them with one click using the up arrow in the bottom right of each cover.
Many of you already have 1000s of cards on Supernotes, and sometimes it can be hard to surface cards that you haven't looked at in a while. In an attempt to make it easier to find those cards, we've added a new collection called 'Thoughts' – these are "lonely" cards that either don't have a name/content or don't have any parent/child cards. With the Thoughts section, you can flesh them out, junk them if they are no longer relevant, or just leave them in Thoughts to help you find them later. Let us know what you think over on the Community and if you have suggestions for other default collections.
You can now generate API keys from within the new settings menu, paving the way for future integrations and use-cases. We've majorly improved the experience around logging in, so that you will need to do it much, much less frequently while still maintaining a high level of security! We have also made some major improvements to the API, which you can find here.
We've moved things around a bit, so now all your settings reside in the new "Settings" menu. Here you can access the new "User Preferences" screen, which allows you to customise whether your cursor spawns in the title or body of a new card, the hotkey used for opening up the card coupler, and set your themes. Speaking of themes, there are two new ones – a sepia-style theme called 'Deuterium' and a darker dark theme, 'Carbon'. The process of switching between themes should now be much faster as well.
Add background loading of entire card library #230 by tekacs
Improve clickable area while editing card #513 by daniela1
Improve the way permissions are handled #488 by kareldries
Fix links to new cards not always being applied #273 by kareldries
Quickly share a single card with a friend even if they don’t have a Supernotes account, using a secure link. Great for sharing recipes, concepts or notes. Your friends can then add this card to their library on Supernotes, with your permission. You can now create multiple share codes with different permissions, and cards no longer have a share code by default for increased security and privacy.
Writing an article? Now you can embed your Supernotes cards directly within your blog, just like embeddable tweets but with
**markdown**. No flex or anything. Here are some great examples of how you can use them.
Introducing a new view where you can see on just your notes that you have created / edited today. Perfect when you want to focus on what you are working on right now.
Need to keep track of a few cards? Now you can pin them! Alt + click on any title or use the 'Pin' button in the more card options menu to pin any card. Once the pin panel is open, you can also drag and drop cards to add them. As pinning requires a bit more screen real estate this feature is Desktop only for now.
We have replaced Indexing / Undexing with a three stage Visibility option. All your cards which were 'Indexed' are now marked as 'Priority' and show up in the card tree. By default cards are now 'Visible' and show up in the command prompt etc. Finally we have 'Invisible' cards which is reserved for cards that you no longer want to see on a daily basis. Visibility is personal and configurable only by you – no one else will know you have made their card invisible!
You can now quickly migrate from your previous note-taking apps. Import your Roam Research / Obsidian database or any other markdown files in bulk. Best of all, all imports don't eat into your card limit, they only count once you start editing them (i.e keeping).
You can now add your friends on Supernotes using their username or email! Share cards with them with our new drag & drop feature (below) - just drag a card onto their name! When a friend shares a card with you, you receive it in a new place called the Inbox, which lives just under the Home button in the Index. You can check out any of your friends by clicking their names to see their profile card. We have also added a Supernotes Score for your accounts, but these are hidden for now...
You can now drag cards around! Oooh yeah. You can add cards inside of other cards simply by dragging onto their names. If you are looking at cards within a parent, move them into another parent by holding down [shift] when you click and drag (you will see the highlight color turn to orange). This is just the start of drag and drop, we will be adding the ability to manually sort your cards and more very soon.
The create / join card button in the bottom left has now been upgraded to a command prompt. You can summon it by clicking the plus button in the bottom left or using [cmd/crtl + k]. Use the command prompt to create / join cards as well as quickly switching between existing cards. We have many more commands to come, if you have any ideas, please let us know over on the Community Forum.
We are reintroducing our pricing plans after making Supernotes Unlimited free for everyone working from home during lockdown. We are also offering a new Lifetime plan for a limited time - pay once and never again! We encourage you to upgrade to help support the development of Supernotes - at the moment it's just two of us, Connor and Tobias, working day and night to build you the best shared knowledge management system. Your support means a lot to us.
We now have full support for bi-directional linking of your cards on Supernotes. Whenever you link to a card, a new backlinks (quotation) symbol will appear in the bottom right corner of the linked card, and show you a list of all the cards which link to it. Perfect for anyone building a Zettelkästen system on Supernotes!
As part of our commitment to simplicity and security, we have now added Supernotes Single Sign-On. This allows you to sign-in with your Supernotes credentials to various associated services. The first of these is our new community forum. Many of you said you'd like to sign in to the Community Forum (formerly on Spectrum) with your Supernotes account (rather than having to create a separate one), and now you can! We have also decided to host the forum ourselves so that your data won't live with 3rd-party services. So check it out!
Have lots of cards in one view? Navigate between them faster than ever before with pagination. Use the new page navigation bar at the top and bottom of the view, to immediately find the card you are looking for. The other benefit of pagination is that it dramatically improves load times for views with 100+ cards in them!
You can now customise any of your cards with 7 bright colors and 1,850 different icons. This works especially well for parent cards, as the icons are always displayed in front of the title throughout the Supernotes platform. To assign a
icon to a card, you can use the "quick-add" menu (click "+" or use hotkey:
/) while editing a card.
After collecting lots of feedback on the new Preview mode (introduced in
1.1), we have re-configured Preview to be much more ergonomic. It is now restricted to only appear on top of the Noteboard (not the entire screen). Additionally, clicking on any card title (or hitting
space while focused on a card) will show the Preview. If instead you double-click on a card title (or hit
shift + space while focused on a card) the card will open immediately in the Noteboard, allowing you to quickly see all of its child cards.
One of the best features of Supernotes is the hierarchical + graph structure you can build by nesting cards inside each other and by assigning multiple parents to a child card. However, sometimes life gets in the way and you need to sever these relationships. This can now be accomplished using the "cut" button, which can be found in the "parent-link" dropdown menu when editing a card. When you "junk" child cards which you have shared with other users, Supernotes will now ask you if you wish to "cut" the card from any of its parents as well.
Connor, our super CTO, often works late into the evening and is very particular about his dark mode! We have taken some time to rebalance our dark mode color scheme (along with a few UX tweaks) to make Supernotes even easier on the eyes for those long, late-night sessions. We have also improved the theme switcher (located in the user menu in the top right) to now have three values – light, dark, and automatic. If you have a device that supports a system-wide light/dark mode, "automatic" allows Supernotes to always reflect whichever mode is active on your device. Bonus: this theme preference is now saved, so when you come back after a break or log in on a different device, it will look how you left it.
Now, when you click the name of a card, a quick preview window will pop up. This allows you to quickly view the content of a card, without losing focus on what you are working on. When you're done, you can dismiss the preview immediately by hitting [esc] or clicking anywhere outside of it. If you want to mount the card, just click on the button above the preview, or press [Shift] + [Space] at the same time. You can even scroll through the cards in the Noteboard without leaving preview by using the ↑ and ↓ keys.
This is a big one. Reference other cards inline using a new option in the quick-add menu. Then, click on the link to open the referenced card in the new Quick Preview mode. Super handy and dandy if you want to link to other cards without forcing them into a strict hierarchy. What this really means is that you can now use Supernotes as a fully-fledged Zettelkasten system.
Supernotes should now run 2-4x faster! We are constantly optimizing the platform, aiming to make everything happen at speeds faster than 100ms. We want Supernotes to move in the blink of an eye.
This update also brings significantly improved browser support. We now (tentatively) support Chrome, Safari, Brave, Firefox, Opera and Edge 80.
You can now export all the cards you are currently viewing to a single Markdown file! This is perfect for those times when you want to collate and organise all of your thoughts on Supernotes and then export them for use in a word processor later.
A lot of our users love to add emojis when they write. To make it a bit easier we have added an 'Emoji' option to the 'Quick add menu', so you can quickly search for the relevant emoji. Upon confirmation, the emoji character code will be added to your current cursor position.
We redesigned the print / export to pdf. It is now formatted a lot better, especially with larger numbers of cards. If printing from within a parent, the parent card and its join code are now bundled on a beautiful cover page, with the child cards on subsequent pages. This is super handy when sharing notes with people who do not have Supernotes yet or when you require a hard copy.
You can now read through your cards distraction-free using the new 'Focused View'. This view fades the majority of the surrounding user elements, giving you a clear and focused experience.
In this update, our Markdown renderer has been fully optimised to be as fast as possible. We also included a few extra goodies allowing support for symbols such as
We want to make sure Supernotes is reliable as possible. This patch focuses improves the stability of the connection of your device, especially when collaborating live with other users. We have also launched a status page, where you can check the status of our web site, app and api.
We have integrated a payment gateway so you can upgrade to Unlimited! Perks include unlimited cards, priority support and much love from the team of Supernotes. Your continued support helps us improve the platform. You can find out more information on our new pricing page.
Based upon your feedback, we have reworked the permissions that different members can have on a card - making the six roles more defined and balanced. The most notable change being that moderators can now change permissions of other users. You can see the full list in our help documentation.
You can now add cards inside other cards to create a hierarchal structure, like with folders and files. Any card that has other cards inside of it will now visible in the sidebar. This allows you to interact with the 'parent' card itself in the sidebar while continuing to write 'child' cards in the main noteboard. Or, if is distracting to have the card on display while you're writing your notes, you can always minimise the sidebar by clicking the Supernotes logo.
All of your cards are automatically assigned a four word share code, which you can send to your friends so they can add it to their card library as well. Share codes look something like this,
supernotes great note app. You can set roles & permissions for new members so that different people are allowed to interact with the card in different ways, and if you want to temporarily disable sharing completely, you can freeze it at any time.
Add new tags or pick ones you have already used with the brand new tag manager. You can summon it using the new "quick-add menu" by clicking the + in the top right or by typing + while editing a card. You can now add "personal" tags if you want to label a card with a tag that isn't relevant to others, e.g. if you find the content of a card difficult you could tag it for yourself as
Working late? No problem. We have you covered with Dark mode. Supernotes even detects if you are running a dark mode natively and will change accordingly.
You can now use Supernotes on mobile. Create, edit and join cards, all from your phone - with no loss of functionality from the desktop. Native apps are in the pipeline, but for now just bookmark Supernotes or add it as a web app to your home screen - you won't even notice the difference!
Flick through your cards with the
down arrows keys, minimise and expand cards with
right arrow keys, and edit cards with enter.