Friday, August 20, 2010

what's new



Verified update for paid version: Since 2.4.0 version, the free update will be available in a week earlier than the paid version. If there is any significant bug found during the free update, the paid update will not be provided until the bug is fixed.

Version 3.6.0 Free Version is Ready for Sale - uploaded on 14th April 2014
  • added a vertical page turning
  • changed the search UX from the old style to the recent documents UX style
  • and other minor enhancements
  • bug fixed: displayed some book titles weird on non-retina displays


Version 3.5.3 Paid Version is Ready for Sale - uploaded on 10th March 2014
  • added a feature to remove the message above the palmrest
  • and other minor enhancements
  • bug fixed: crashed while attaching an image if iOS5 location service is disabled


Version 3.5.2 - uploaded on 26th February 2014
  • added marks of attachments at notes list
  • returned to the old format of title and author at bookshelves
  • added a Safari menu to the internet window for text selections
  • and other minor enhancements
  • bug fixed: couldn't get the bookmark from backup files
  • bug fixed: avoid the known bug of UITextField not showing a cursor for sticky-notes
  • bug fixed: crashed after entering password to export locked files


Version 3.5.1 - uploaded on 7th February 2014
  • bug-fixed update
  • and other minor enhancements
  • bug fixed: Google Admob wrongly crashed when entered into airplane mode or offline
  • bug fixed: couldn't save the bookmark changes


Version 3.5.0 for free version only - uploaded on 28th January 2014
  • added image attachment
  • improved text selection and related features (especially for TeX generated PDFs)
  • added a document option for other apps to display notes on each page's outer margins
  • and other minor enhancements
  • bug fixed: Google Drive has wrongly displayed trashed documents


Version 3.4.1 - uploaded on 28th December 2013
  • bug-fixed update for iOS7
  • and other minor enhancements
  • bug fixed: couldn't upgrade by invalid receipt error(21008) after in-app purchase


Version 3.4.0 - uploaded on 13th December 2013
  • bug-fixed update for iOS7
  • and other minor enhancements
  • bug fixed: crashed at text selection or highlight for some documents


Version 3.3.3 - uploaded on 21st November 2013
  • bug-fixed update for iOS7
  • and other minor enhancements
  • bug fixed: failed to save notes temporarily after exporting


Version 3.3.2 - uploaded on 8th November 2013
  • bug-fixed update for iOS7
  • changed text selection search from wiki search to web search
  • and other minor enhancements
  • bug fixed: couldn't export locked documents to flattened/annotated
  • bug fixed: crashed while exporting to flattened/annotated at bookshelf/booklist
  • bug fixed: malfunctioned after exporting to twitter/facebook before account settings
  • bug fixed: couldn't showing the play position slider for sounds


Version 3.3.1 - uploaded on 17th October 2013
  • bug-fixed update for 3.3.0 for iOS7
  • and other minor enhancements
  • bug fixed: the notes of one document were wrongly overwritten to the other exported documents when exporting multiple documents to clouds (3.3.0)
  • bug fixed: text highlights/underlines couldn't process opacity (3.3.0)
  • bug fixed: couldn't move sticky notes (3.3.0)
  • bug fixed: couldn't process the external dictionaries (3.3.0)
  • bug fixed: couldn't show email's attachment icons (3.3.0)


Version 3.3.0 - uploaded on 2nd October 2013
  • update for iOS7
  • and other minor enhancements
  • bug fixed: adobe reader could not open some exported sticky-notes


Version 3.2.1 - uploaded on 5th July 2013
  • added a choice of additions of external dictionary
  • showed the ink amount in the notes list including text highlights
  • and other minor enhancements
  • bug fixed: wrongly selected text area of some unicode documents
  • bug fixed: wrongly selected text area of some rotated documents
  • bug fixed: wrongly occurred an error while exporting some documents


Version 3.2.0 - uploaded on 10th May 2013
  • added a text selection by long press and copy or dictionary it
  • added various text highlights (including underline) by long press
  • added annotations of square, circle, line by long press
  • and other minor enhancements
  • bug fixed: adobe reader could not display the notes of some flattened files
  • bug fixed: wrongly showed a warning before exporting some documents
  • bug fixed: wrongly brought the erased notes back after restarting the app
  • bug fixed: wrongly blinked on the left side while panning the magnified screen


Version 3.1.0 for free version only - uploaded on 31st January 2013
  • added a new annotation, adding a text by long press
  • changed a method to add a sticky-note by long press
  • changed from old partial eraser to new line eraser
  • added a new search option to ignore accent/umlaut(do not use this for multi-bytes languages)
  • added in-app purchase to upgrade within the free version
  • and other minor enhancements
  • bug fixed: abnormally sorted book titles in some cases
  • bug fixed: wrongly removed partially erased notes while exporting from old versions


Version 3.0.2 - uploaded on 12th December 2012
  • bug fixed: unexpected zoom delay at some documents
  • bug fixed: partially whitened after zoom-in at some documents
  • bug fixed: wrongly restored backup files or data from a new version into older versions
  • bug fixed: crashed at some documents


Version 3.0.1 - uploaded on 21st November 2012
  • bug fixed: unexpected zoom delay at the 3.0.0 free version


Version 3.0.0 for free version only - uploaded on 12th November 2012
  • added showing unsupported annotations including text highlights, underlines, rectangles, sounds, attached video files, etc.
  • added uploading to or downloading from Google Drive
  • added uploading the current page to Twitter
  • added uploading the current page to Facebook
  • enhanced speed of turning pages by taps
  • enhanced showing/hiding control panel by double tap
  • and other minor enhancements
  • bug fixed: couldn't lock the screen rotation in iOS6
  • bug fixed: crashed while undoing repeatedly
  • bug fixed: wrongly exported some documents
  • bug fixed: started search from the first page (should be the current page)
  • bug fixed: exported the current page’s image with wrong page number



Version 2.9.1 - uploaded on 14th August 2012
  • added a setting to hide time & the remaining battery
  • added a setting to disable auto-lock for an hour
  • automatically turned auto-lock on if the remaining battery is less than 10%
  • bug fixed: wrongly blurred while showing some documents on landscape mode
  • bug fixed: couldn't export some documents because of the wrong analysis of xref table
  • bug fixed: exported some documents to damaged pdf files
  • bug fixed: marked search results in the wrong place or crashed for some documents

Version 2.9.0 - uploaded on 24th July 2012
  • changed app icon
  • utilized Dropbox 1.2.2 and added email links to download Dropbox files
  • enhanced pre-open trying unless there is no disk space
  • enhanced showing search results behind texts
  • enhanced exporting some documents that contain abnormal xref tables
  • added clearing caches that couldn't be removed
  • bug fixed: didn't work some links
  • bug fixed: couldn't search texts in some documents
  • bug fixed: crashed while exporting some documents
  • bug fixed: couldn't save the last note if users closed pdf-notes just after writing a note
  • bug fixed: stopped after tapping backup data(CD) at the recent documents

Version 2.8.0 - 9 July 2012
  • added opening recent documents
  • added new thinner pens and highlighters
  • removed the waiting dialog of pre-open at the first open
  • removed the statusbar while reading documents
  • enabled exporting while pre-opening (except iPad1)
  • removed the transparent effect of menu panels while writing (to smoothen)
  • bug fixed: crashed while exporting an image of the current page (2.7.0 free version)
  • bug fixed: crashed after exporting multiple books to Dropbox (2.7.0 free version)
  • bug fixed: crashed while exporting some documents
  • bug fixed: couldn't write smooth notes at high magnification

Version 2.7.0 for free version only - 26 June 2012
  • added exporting multiple documents at once
  • added ascending/descending order of sorting books
  • added book-cache management (pre-open for multiple books, remove old caches)
  • bug fixed: failed to export some encrypted documents
  • bug fixed: wrongly changed some book titles (hex) after rebuilding bookshelves

Version 2.6.2 - 5 June 2012
  • bug fixed: didn't add the user guides to Help bookshelf at the first installation of 2.6.1 versions

Version 2.6.1 - 22 May 2012
  • bug fixed: crashed while opening few documents at 2.6.0 free version

Version 2.6.0 for free version only - 11 May 2012
  • supported retina high resolution of pre-open (New iPad only)
  • enabled text search while pre-opening (except iPad 1)
  • and other minor enhancements
  • bug fixed: didn't add the 2.5.0 user guides at the first installations
  • bug fixed: didn't display to external monitor when disabled mirroring
  • bug fixed: partially failed to undo highlights
  • bug fixed: wrongly sorted books for the open order
  • bug fixed: crashed while exporting few documents
  • bug fixed: failed to open documents after open-in from other apps
  • bug fixed: couldn't press the download button after editing bookshelves
  • bug fixed: didn't pre-open some files even 1GB or more free space is available
  • bug fixed: jumped to the wrong black pages when tapping some links
  • bug fixed: wrongly searched for some strings at some documents

Version 2.5.0 - 6 April 2012
  • supported New iPad retina display
  • enhanced finger writing & smoothen (especially for presentation)
  • increased maximum magnification of 256 times the screen size
  • supported transparent effect when jumping to any page by tapping its thumbnail
  • supported simultaneous color change of multiple book icons
  • changed the selected book icons from purple to grey
  • supported ucloud (Korean cloud service)
  • supported massive download (Dropbox, ucloud)
  • and other minor enhancements
  • bug fixed: wrongly reset the books order when pdf-notes restarts
  • bug fixed: wrongly shown failure notice at exporting a few protected documents
  • bug fixed: wrongly couldn't access some text-notes in few documents
  • bug fixed: wrongly couldn't restore pdf-notes backup data in special cases
  • bug fixed: couldn't finish the 2.4.0 update for iPad1 (memory lack) when managing thousands documents

Version 2.4.0 - 16 March 2012
  • added backup/restore
  • added a notice for you to backup when updating pdf-notes
  • added the exporting feature for the locked/protected documents (it requires the password)
  • added two more options of bookshelf sorting (add time, open time)
  • added the books edit(move/delete) at the search result
  • added the folding/expanding of the outlines
  • added a setting not to add the date-time to the exported filenames
  • partially enhanced (smoothened) finger-writings
  • enabled auto correction in text notes
  • and other minor enhancements
  • bug fixed: wrongly exported the erased notes
  • bug fixed: wrongly printed the erased notes
  • bug fixed: exported notes at wrong positions in few documents (270 rotated pages)
  • bug fixed: crashed while exporting few documents
  • bug fixed: crashed while deleting text notes
  • bug fixed: wrongly pre-opened because of the wrong calculation of the free space
  • bug fixed: wrongly not pre-opened because of the wrong calculation of the free space
  • bug fixed: fixed the 2.3.x update bugs of the re-organizing bookshelf data
  • bug fixed: wrongly bookmarks were not included in the backup files of the documents newly added at the 2.3.x versions

Version 2.3.1 - 10 January 2012
  • bug fixed: crashed while updating to 2.3.0

Version 2.3.0 - 16 December 2011
  • changed internal data storage architecture(directories)
  • and other minor enhancements
  • bug fixed: crashed while turning lots of pages at once in some documents
  • bug fixed: had to enter the password again while toggling the bookshelf and booklist mode at the locked category
  • bug fixed: erroneous button images of the bookshelf and booklist mode
  • bug fixed: did not backup the bookmarks

Version 2.2.1 - 2 December 2011
  • enhanced the document directory architecture for iCloud
  • enhanced Dropbox window and added edit features
  • added a bug report with the backup document to us
  • and other minor enhancements
  • bug fixed: crashed while exporting to flattened PDF files in few documents
  • bug fixed: couldn't display the current page in few documents
  • bug fixed: couldn't display the filenames within Dropbox in iOS4


Version 2.2.0 - 18 November 2011
  • added a new "show the next page at the current scale"
  • added a new "page turning by taps"
  • changed the default value of "always show the search results" to off
  • and other minor enhancements
  • bug fixed: didn't work the bookshelf password
  • bug fixed: couldn't find some text in few documents
  • bug fixed: erroneous exporting to a flattened pdf in few documents

Version 2.1.0 - 9 November 2011
  • added a text search feature
  • added a notes list like bookmarks
  • enlarged the palmrest area
  • and other minor enhancements
  • bug fixed: couldn't add text(sticky) notes in few documents
  • bug fixed: didn't work turning off always show crop button
  • bug fixed: erroneous backward/forward jumps with bookmarks/outlines

Version 2.0.3 - 7 October 2011
  • added a setting to hide palmrest
  • changed not to close the dialog while using outlines/bookmarks
  • and other minor enhancements
  • bug fixed: crashed while exporting some pdf files
  • bug fixed: didn't include notes while exporting to images
  • bug fixed: errorneous text(sticky) notes exported

Version 2.0.2 - 5 September 2011
  • bug fixed: exported invalid pdf files for some documents
  • bug fixed: crashed while exporting some pdf files
  • bug fixed: didn't save inks for some pdf files
  • bug fixed: couldn't add text notes by double taps when the time interval setting is always dot
  • bug fixed: went back to the wrong page after jumping by thumbnail pages view

Version 2.0.1 - 19 August 2011
  • palmrest
  • page thumbnails preview by tapping the slider
  • changed the zoom center from the screen center to the tapping position
  • and other minor enhancements and customers' requests
  • bug fixed: annotated files can not be displayed in iAnnotate
  • bug fixed: exporting crashes with some flattened files or annotated files
  • bug fixed: invalid handling of some outlines
  • bug fixed: omitted 3G models for the iPad2 mirroring
  • bug fixed: used the other's thumbnail icon in the bookshelves => can be restored by reselecting the first page as the book icon
  • bug fixed: invalid text note position in some documents
  • bug fixed: invalid note position in the external screen of iPad1

Version 2.0.0 - 22 July 2011
  • text note (sticky note)
  • outlines, bookmarks and links of the original file
  • customizable 6 note tools
  • Dropbox download/upload
  • locked category bookshelf(contents are protected by a password)
  • exporting a flattened PDF file
  • enhanced note algorithm
  • enhanced note speed with an external display
  • supporting the mirroring of iPad2
  • and other minor enhancements and customers' requests
  • bug fixed: export yellow exclamation marked files that are consisted of compressed contents
  • bug fixed: invalid page orientation for some special files
  • bug fixed: invalid page position for some special files
  • bug fixed: invalid note position for some special files
  • bug fixed: crashed while editing book titles



Version 1.1.3 - 25 April 2011
  • 1.1.2 bug fixed: failed to run when wi-fi turned off
  • 1.1.2 bug fixed: failed to run after update when booklist sorting was category at 1.0.6

Version 1.1.2 - 14 April 2011
  • 1.1.1 bug fixed: failed to run after update
  • 1.1.1 bug fixed: crashed at writing under Arabic locale
  • 1.1.1 bug fixed: bugs of multi-bookshelves

Version 1.1.1 - 8 April 2011
  • enhanced exporting annotated files(faster pdf generation, reduced filesize, etc)
  • pre-open from the current page(do not wait anymore~)
  • enhanced importing process from iTunes
  • 1.1.0 bug fixed: failed to run after update
  • 1.1.0 bug fixed: frozen at a book open after "Reset Settings" using iPad "Settings" app

Version 1.1.0 - 31 March 2011
  • categorized multi-bookshelves (go to previous/next categories by horizontal swiping, managing category list, search within category, moving multiple documents to the other category at once, etc)
  • smoothen writing notes
  • flexible configuration of writing tools (2 pen + 3 highlighters or 5 highlighters)
  • lock screen rotation
  • hide crop mode
  • and other minor enhancements

Version 1.0.6 - 14 March 2011
  • This version is a special update for bug fixed.
  • 1.0.5 bug fixed: shrunk page layout of some landscape documents
  • 1.0.5 bug fixed: cut off page contents of some documents
  • 1.0.5 bug fixed: invalid offset of high quality rendering of some documents
  • 1.0.5 bug fixed: reverse alphabetically imported from iTunes
  • 1.0.5 bug fixed: unwanted zoom-in & note while turning pages very quickly
  • 1.0.5 bug fixed: couldn't display password-protected pdf pages

Version 1.0.5 - 8 March 2011
  • faster pre-open with jpg optimization
  • faster turbo page turning(Pre-open this document with jpg using the button at settings)
  • email current page image with your notes(1536x1152 size to read small text of usual papers)
  • just read & render pdf pages without pre-open if free space is not enough
  • remove pre-opened pages to make enough disk space while opening if free space is insufficient
  • new [clear all pages' notes] menu at settings
  • just exchange of datetime postfix of exported file not to have long long filename
  • more activity indicators when it need to be shown
  • enhanced booklist layout
  • and other minor enhancements
  • 1.0.4 bug fixed: crashed at open big files(fully fixed memory problem)
  • 1.0.4 bug fixed: crashed at massive undo
  • 1.0.4 bug fixed: crashed at jumping by bookmark
  • 1.0.4 bug fixed: crashed at returning bookshelf
  • 1.0.4 bug fixed: crashed at email annotated pdf
  • 1.0.4 bug fixed: froze at wrong password input
  • 1.0.4 bug fixed: froze at open red exclamation file
  • 1.0.4 bug fixed: created locked document's thumbnail image
  • 1.0.4 bug fixed: couldn't restore the last settings just before crashed
  • 1.0.4 bug fixed: couldn't restore the brightness changed after reopen
  • 1.0.4 bug fixed: couldn't open a book though bookshelf is scrollable
  • 1.0.4 bug fixed: bug at selecting multiple books on bookshelf at once
  • 1.0.4 bug fixed: disappeared bookmarks after crashed
  • 1.0.4 bug fixed: wrong display of hidden contents at the outside of a page
  • 1.0.4 bug fixed: white blank book icon
  • 1.0.4 bug fixed: glittered after double tap of "zoom-in & note"

Version 1.0.4 - 21 February 2011
  • Enhanced auto-save to protect your notes when crashed(auto-save at page-turning or 3 seconds after writing)
  • Auto-save indicator displays when it works at top-left
  • High quality of scanned images rendering(Reload this document using the button at settings)
  • Document name and original pdf file size are displayed on the control panel
  • Alphabetically sorted documents under a category/author booklist
  • Activity(busy) indicator displays when rendering pages or notes
  • and other minor enhancements
  • 1.0.3 bug fixed: can't read big file (successfully opened 450MB by retrying beyond crashes)
  • 1.0.3 bug fixed: freezing at booklist after open-in from other apps
  • 1.0.3 bug fixed: crash at massive import from iTunes
  • 1.0.3 bug fixed: crash while importing or opening some pdf files(partially fixed)
  • 1.0.3 bug fixed: crash while exporting some pdf files to email(partially fixed)
  • 1.0.3 bug fixed: crash at fast page turning
  • 1.0.3 bug fixed: crash at pinch zoom
  • 1.0.3 bug fixed: crash at finger writing
  • 1.0.3 bug fixed: didn't automatically show the pdf file that received from open-in
  • 1.0.3 bug fixed: notes in the original pdf are placed at the wrong position

Version 1.0.3 - 11 February 2011
  • Enhanced rendering quality of scanned files(Reload this document using the button at settings)
  • Export to iTunes or Open-In
  • Transferring backup file from free version to paid version
  • Enhanced speed of importing multiple files through iTunes
  • and other minor enhancements
  • 1.0.2 bug fixed: crash while opening some pdf files
  • 1.0.2 bug fixed: crash after pinch zoom
  • 1.0.2 bug fixed: reduced page turning lags while displaying notes or zoomed pages
  • 1.0.2 bug fixed: better compatible exported pdf files
  • 1.0.2 bug fixed: invalid cutting file extension (.pdf)
  • 1.0.2 bug fixed: centered splash of pen type changing under landscape view

Version 1.0.2 - 28 January 2011
  • Refresh zoomed contents with higher resolution quality after zoom-in
  • Enhanced speedy note writing
  • Red warning on the invalid pdf files(can not display or can not export notes)
  • Yellow warning on the compressed or encrypted files(can not export notes)
  • Lock warning on the password protected files
  • and other minor enhancements
  • 1.0.1 bug fixed: crash after opening invalid pdf files
  • 1.0.1 bug fixed: crash after opening some pdf files having lower versions
  • 1.0.1 bug fixed: invalid note export
  • 1.0.1 bug fixed: can not write notes on some pdf files (especially high quality scanned)

Version 1.0.1 - 19 January 2011
  • New refresh button on bookshelf & booklist to refresh book icons without restarting pdf-notes explicitly
  • and other minor enhancements
  • 1.0.0 bug fixed: crash after starting pdf-notes
  • 1.0.0 bug fixed: crash after pressing zoom&note button
  • 1.0.0 bug fixed: crash after opening book on booklist
  • 1.0.0 bug fixed: invalid edit action on booklist
  • 1.0.0 bug fixed: invalid pre-open action on booklist despite of setting value
  • 1.0.0 bug fixed: can not display & write any notes
  • 1.0.0 bug fixed: exporting documents with partial notes only

Version 1.0.0 - 10 January 2011
  • Export annotated pdf documents to email
  • Changed from pixel to point of an ink unit for compatibility
  • Processed original ink draws that already included in a pdf file for compatibility
  • Enhanced controls of two fingers (pinch zoom and panning/turning)
  • Added crop&lock mode besides crop-off and crop-on
  • Recognize a tapping as writing a dot instead of showing menu panels while annotating
  • Reload a current pdf document
  • Icon, menu panels and screenshot changed
  • and other minor enhancements
  • 0.9.3 bug fixed: stop/crash after adding a lot of files at once
  • 0.9.3 bug fixed: crash after open-in when another file already opened
  • 0.9.3 bug fixed: crash after bookshelf scrolling under landscape view
  • 0.9.3 bug fixed: invalid page orientation
  • 0.9.3 bug fixed: invalid page datum point
  • 0.9.3 bug fixed: invalid offset bug of printing notes
  • 0.9.3 bug fixed: can not display notes sometimes
  • 0.9.3 bug fixed: can not add another files with the same filename
  • 0.9.3 bug fixed: enhanced control logic of top and bottom panels
  • 0.9.3 bug fixed: invalid reset of printer settings at a screen rotation



Version 0.9.3 - 23 November 2010
  • Fixed several bugs of previous version 0.9.2
  • Added "Pre-open" feature for the first file open
  • Added Bookmark feature
  • Supported iOS 4.2 AirPrint & multi-tasking
  • and other minor enhancements

Version 0.9.2 - 4 November 2010
  • Fixed several bugs of previous version 0.9.1 (including open-in bug and landscape pages bug)
  • Landscape view
  • Pinch zoom and crop page-margins
  • VGA(ext. monitor) out
  • Use the first page as a book icon
  • Enhance scrollbar control of hundreds pages
  • and other minor enhancements

Version 0.9.1 - 9 October 2010
  • Fixed several bugs of previous version 0.9.0
  • Easy importing PDF files through (DropBox's) "Open In..." & iTunes
  • One-step pen-changing using 3 fingers tapping on editing mode
  • One-step undo/redo using 3 fingers horizontal scrubbing on editing mode

Version 0.9.0 - 7 September 2010
  • Initial Release of pdf-notes