what's new



Verified update for paid version: Since 2.4.0 version, the free update will be available in a few days 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 3.11.1 is Ready For Sale - uploaded on 13th September 2017
  • supports iOS 11


Version 3.10.1 - uploaded on 2nd June 2017
  • added a menu : Settings - Cross License


Version 3.10.0 - uploaded on 29th May 2017


Version 3.6.39 - uploaded on 14th May 2017
  • added codes to avoid the problem of Windows iTunes File Sharing with some unicode filenames
  • changed Google Drive sign-in


Version 3.6.38 - uploaded on 3rd April 2017
  • Push Notifications
  • ObjectiveDropboxOfficial 3.0.5


Version 3.6.37 - uploaded on 26th March 2017
  • updated ObjectiveDropboxOfficial 3.0.5


Version 3.6.36 - uploaded on 28th February 2017
  • updated ObjectiveDropboxOfficial 3.0.2 & GoogleAPIClient/Drive 1.0.5


Version 3.6.35 - uploaded on 19th December 2016
  • bug-fixed: downloaded only a partial of large file from Google Drive


Version 3.6.34 - uploaded on 29th November 2016
  • updated Dropbox SDK and Google Drive SDK


Version 3.6.33 - uploaded on 4th November 2016
  • bug-fixed: crashed while opening a PDF that contains broken data


Version 3.6.31 - uploaded on 6th October 2016
  • supports 12.9'(2732x2048) iPad


Version 3.6.30 - uploaded on 15th September 2016
  • supports iOS 10


Version 3.6.27 - uploaded on 12th March 2016
  • bug fixed: malfunctioned search at 3.6.22~26


Version 3.6.26 - uploaded on 4th March 2016
  • supports page-turning by left/right arrows of external keyboard or bluetooth pedals
  • supports note tools changing by tab of external keyboard
  • supports find by command-f of external keyboard
  • bug fixed: malfunctioned eraser at iOS 9


Version 3.6.24 - uploaded on 5th February 2016
  • bug-fixed: strings were wrongly repeated at paste, dictionary, google after text selection at the 3.6.22 free version


Free Version 3.6.22 - uploaded on 30th January 2016
  • stopped supporting uCloud because of its continuous connection error
  • enhanced capture images quality as retina display's
  • and other minor enhancements


Version 3.6.20 - uploaded on 2nd December 2015
  • bug fixed: failed to check license(receipts) at the 3.6.19 version


Free Version 3.6.19 - uploaded on 8th November 2015 (Why does it take such a long time?)
  • supports iOS 9 & 64 bit iPads
  • supports document picker extension including iCloud
  • supports picture in picture video player for attachments
  • and lots of minor enhancements


Version 3.6.15 - uploaded on 30th October 2014
  • bug fixed: failed to export some documents on iOS8


Version 3.6.14 - uploaded on 8th October 2014
  • bug fixed: failed to restore licenses at 3.6.13 free version


Free Version 3.6.13 - uploaded on 25th September 2014
  • bug fixes and other minor enhancements


Version 3.6.11 - uploaded on 27th August 2014
  • bug fixes and other minor enhancements
  • bug fixed: only small portion of bottom area were panning at 2 fingers vertical scrolling
  • bug fixed: thumbnails were vertically flipped at 3.6.7~10 versions


Version 3.6.10 - uploaded on 2nd August 2014
  • bug fixes and other minor enhancements
  • bug fixed: crashed after showing Bookshelf Reconstruction message at the 3.6.8~9 versions


Version 3.6.9 - uploaded on 27th July 2014
  • bug fixes and other minor enhancements
  • bug fixed: crashed while exporting/importing documents in iOS5 or iOS6


Version 3.6.8 - uploaded on 25th July 2014
  • bug fixes and other minor enhancements
  • bug fixed: unwanted blinks of notes while turning pages


Version 3.6.7 - uploaded on 16th July 2014
  • bug fixes and other minor enhancements
  • bug fixed: crashed while loading grey color text annotations
  • bug fixed: crashed while restoring licenses in iOS5(iPad1)


Version 3.6.5 - uploaded on 25th June 2014
  • bug fixes and other minor enhancements


Version 3.6.4 - uploaded on 13th June 2014
  • bug fixes and other minor enhancements
  • bug fixed: unintended changes of sorting mode after updates
  • bug fixed: weird location of password dialog at landscape view
  • bug fixed: crashed while loading some pages with notes


Version 3.6.3 - uploaded on 23rd May 2014
  • bug fixes and other minor enhancements
  • bug fixed: crashed while quickly turning some pages with notes
  • bug fixed: couldn't save the change of some annotation colors


Version 3.6.2 - uploaded on 2nd May 2014
  • enhanced left/right tapping logic to display columns in column order in a two columns page
  • corrected the blue/purple color icons at the ink panel
  • and other minor enhancements
  • bug fixed: wrongly selected characters at adjacent columns while selecting words in a multi-columns page


Version 3.6.1 - uploaded on 21th April 2014
  • bug fixes and other minor enhancements
  • bug fixed: couldn't search strings including space at Google or external dictionaries
  • bug fixed: wrongly magnified other pages after finish of zoom-in and note


Free Version 3.6.0 - 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 - 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


Free Version 3.5.0 - 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


Free Version 3.1.0 - 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


Free Version 3.0.0 - 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



overview



AMuseTec surveyed a variety of PDF Viewer apps for iPad while developing musebook score for iPad. After that, we realized that the most PDF Viewer apps display each page slowly and we had to wait to see vector fonts or images clearly after turning pages.

Therefore, AMuseTec decided to develop a fast PDF Viewer not to wait anymore. In addition, AMuseTec added new finger-writing features, which are base on musebook score for iPad, into this new PDF Viewer.

Now, AMuseTec is happy to introduce "pdf-notes for iPad." Fast page-display, fast page-turning even a hundred pages, useful finger-writing features, etc... you will become aware of the real values of "pdf-notes for iPad."

Version 3.0.0 http://youtu.be/4AyRyFq9yxg


Version 2.0.0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4DmuiglvoE


Version 1.1.0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubHzzid0mVw


Version 1.0.1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_K-9QhZWqc


Version 0.9.2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRgfI97Jm5Q


Version 0.9.1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiSUTgMHX20


Version 0.9.0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WB22-snKyfY

easy & speedy


You can import multiple PDF files through iTunes or using "Open In..." feature of other apps like DropBox, E-mail or Safari. The PDF files are organized in the bookshelf so that you can see any book you want at any time any place.

You can see any document immediately at the very time you pressed. No more loading times. Moreover, you can turn pages without delay of loading other pages.


Through the categorized multiple bookshelves features, you can easily organize books by categories. Moreover, you change the book colors or edit book titles or authors. If you have a lot of books, you can organize the books by authors and multiple tag
es for powerful search.



pdf-notes supports portrait view and landscape view. Please press button at the bottom right corner to lock the screen rotation.


You can easily turn pages using the page slider on the buttom panel. Ofcourse, you can turn pages using your finger just like a paper book page turning.



You can change the theme color of the bookshelf - Beige, Black, Red, White. Enjoy a new impression every time by changing the theme color.

finger-writings


Please double tap any place on which you want to write or highlight something. You can easily annotate anything on the magnified screen. Additional double tap causes the screen to return to the original ratio.


The configurable 6 writing tools are always show on the top panel so that you can easily select any recent pens or highlighters or eraser or text-notes(sticky-notes). You can change the color and thickness of a current pen or highlighter at any time.


Do you want to write something without magnification? Just press the "writing tool icon" on the top-left. Under writing mode, you can easily turn pages using 2 fingers rubbing.


While writing notes, you can easily change current pen type or eraser simply tapping anywhere with 3 fingers.


To UNDO, rub to left with 3 fingers. To REDO, rub to right with 3 fingers.

features



"pdf-notes for iPad" is a Speedy and Easy PDF viewer, and Finger-Writing enabled.

  • Easy importing PDF files through (DropBox, Email or Safari's) "Open In..." or iTunes
  • Categorized multiple bookshelves(booklists) with powerful search
  • Displaying pages as optimized size 1024x768 of iPad
  • Portrait and landscape view
  • Pinch zoom and crop page-margins
  • Fast loading and Speedy page-turning

  • Finger-writing with a variety of pens, highlighters and text notes
  • Easy "zoom-in and note" on a magnified screen by a double tap
  • One-step page-turning using 2 fingers on editing mode
  • One-step pen-changing or undo/redo using 3 fingers on editing mode
  • Exporting annotated PDF files to Email

  • VGA(ext. monitor) out and screen brightness controls
  • iOS 4.2 AirPrint and multi-tasking


You may realize the value of "pdf-notes for iPad" immediately after you try it.

frequently asked questions

This article is written based on the update 3.6.1 version built on 21st April, 2014.

Please make sure that you read the pdf-notes user guide before reading this article. (3.5 version user guide)

Q. I can't find the user guide of pdf-notes.
A.
Please use the bookshelf or document settings menu Read the user guide under Trouble Shooting & more useful information menus.

Q. After open a document, it automatically closes and opens an app at App Store
A.
Please read this: http://blog.musebook.com/2014/04/auto-redirecting-ads.html

Q. After the recent update, pdf-notes shows black screen for some time and returns to the home.
A.
Some customers reported that the black screen problems were occurred if there were not enough disk space in their iPads. Please remove some unused apps or data to make more free disk space and reboot your iPad.

Q. The installation stopped and didn't finish yet.
A.
Please check the network connection at first, and make enough disk space for the download & installation, and then reboot your iPad. Or you can download the app from iTunes and sync your iPad.

Q. I have many notes in free version. What if I install new paid version?
A.
Paid version is totally different from free version; therefore, nothing happens on your notes in free version after installing paid version. (Paid customers can get verified update because the free update will be available in a week earlier than the paid update)

Q. I opened the annotated pdf file at Google Docs but there is no annotations.
A.
Google Docs does not support annotations. Please open it using Acrobat or Adobe reader.

Q. I opened the annotated pdf file at iPhone/iPad email, safari, iBooks (or Papers app) but there is no annotations.
A.
iPhone/iPad email, safari, iBooks (and Papers app) do not support annotations. Please open it using other apps which support annotations or Adobe Reader.

Q. Is there any limitation of pdf file size?
A.
No, we successfully tested reading 500MB 3,000 pages without any problem. As you know, after pre-open it once, we could read all thousands pages very quickly without any lags.

Please confirm how it works: just write something and stop, look at the top-left corner, you may see auto-save indicator displays "saving now." Don't worry any more~ just write.

Q. In a jail-broken iPad, pdf-notes is very unstable.
A.
Sorry, we can not help you about a jail-broken iPad. We have no idea about it.

Q. How to refund?
A.
App developers, like us, can not access any purchase record. Only Apple can access who purchases which app so that please contact Apple for your refund.

backup & restore

Please update your pdf-notes to the recent version if you want backup&restore. (2.4.0 or later versions)

  • The backup data of the free version can be restored into the paid version, or vice versa.
  • The old version's backup data can be restored into a newer version, but not vice versa.
  • The restored documents may be added into the bookshelves with the original information but as a newly added one. If the same document already exists, you can distinguish them by the time added.
  • The restored bookshelves will be unlocked even if those were locked before.



Backup pdf-notes data

Backup pdf-notes data by copying the DoNotEdit folder.





(1) Connect iPad to iTunes and select <your iPad>.


(2) Select Apps in the tab menu.


(3) Select pdf-notes under File Sharing - Apps. (If there are some documents in pdf-notes, it may take some time depending on the amount of documents to display [pdf-notes Documents] on iTunes)


(4) Select the DoNotEdit folder in the [pdf-notes Documents] section.


(5) Press [Save to...] button and save it onto your computer. (If there are some documents in pdf-notes, it may take some time to save the documents)




Backup data & DoNotEdit folder

The DoNotEdit folder contains two important data files and multiple document folders.

  • CategoryItems.dat
  • BooksLibrary.plist
  • multiple documents folders




Create the pdf-notes backup data by compressing the DoNotEdit folder into a zip file. (or zip files)

However, iPad has some restrictions:

  • A folder can not be added onto iPad through iTunes
  • A file larger than 1.5GB can not be handled within iPad (Although iOS can handle up to 2.0GB file size, we found that iPad failed to open a few 1.7GB files.)


Therefore, if the zip file size of the DoNotEdit folder is larger than 1.5GB, we need to prepare the pdf-notes backup data as two or more smaller sized zip files.

Every zip file of pdf-notes backup data must include CategoryItems.dat and BooksLibrary.plist files. Any zip file missing one of them is not a pdf-notes backup data.




Single zip file of backup data


Compress the DoNotEdit folder to a single zip file. If the file size is smaller than 1.5GB, it can be restored into iPad.




Or the file size is larger than 1.5GB, the backup data should be consist of multiple zip files.




Multiple zip files of backup data

Each zip file can be created by compressing the selected multiple document folders.

In every zip file, both CategoryItems.dat and BooksLibrary.plist must be included.

  • Each zip file should be smaller than 1.5GB.
  • Each zip file should contain both CategoryItems.dat and BooksLibrary files.
  • Each zip file should contain one or more document folders in the DoNotEdit folder.




The multiple zip files of a backup data can be restored at the same time or one by one.

If the multiple zip files of a backup data are restored at the same time, the order of books in the bookshelves will be restored.

Otherwise, the order of books may not be kept.





Restore pdf-notes backup data

Add one or more zip files of a pdf-notes backup data onto [pdf-notes Documents].

Please ensure that the zip files are from the same DoNotEdit folder. (Every zip file must contain the identical CategoryItems.data and BooksLibrary.plist files.)





(1) Connect iPad to iTunes and select <your iPad>.


(2) Select Apps in the tab menu.


(3) Select pdf-notes under File Sharing - Apps. (If there are some documents in pdf-notes, it may take some time depending on the amount of documents to display [pdf-notes Documents] on iTunes)


(4) Press [Add...] and add one or more zip files of a backup data into [pdf-notes Documents].

Please make sure that all zip files were generated from a single backup data at the same time. (Every zip file added at once must contain the same CategoryItems.dat and BooksLibrary.plist files.)


Please add all zip files of a pdf-notes backup data at once if you want to add all the backup documents. (If there are many documents in the backup data, it may take some time to add it.)


(5) Press the Refresh button after starting pdf-notes.

Press OK to restore the backup data.


Press Later to leave the backup data as an icon. You can press it anytime you want to restore it.

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