Changelog

Learn about recent updates and improvements to Nook
"Meta" Note Tagging Updates
November 24, 2022

Some people like being able to tag directly in their notes. Inline tagging lets you write naturally while still being able to associate content with people, events, and hashtags—helping give your notes more context.

But sometimes (and, if we're being honest, mostly for aesthetic reasons) you don't want tags to appear directly in your notes.

That's why we're introducing the ability to apply "Meta" tags to all your content.

Simply click on suggested hashtags, people tags, and event tags (or create your own by clicking "Add tag..." at the top of the screen) to apply Meta tags to all your notes.


It really is the best of both worlds.

Check it out, and let us know what you think!

Be Creative with More Ways to Style Your Notes
November 23, 2022

Not too long ago, we added the ability to add checkbox lists to notes.

This week, two new styling and formatting types have found their way into Nook, giving you even more flexibility when capturing your thoughts.

You can now use tables and highlights in Nook on mobile, desktop and the Google Chrome extension.

Here's what tables look like:

And here's what highlighting looks like:

We have a few more styling options in the works, so stay tuned. If you have any feedback on what we've been working on, let us know!

Discovery and Search Improvements
November 18, 2022

You'll notice a new search and discovery menu option appeared in Nook this week.

As you start to make use of tags (e.g., people, events, and hashtag categories) in your notes, this dynamic interface will give you quick access in search to items that have been front of mind throughout your day, week, or month.

Discover doesn't just highlight tags you recently used, though. It shows you which ones have been receiving a lot of your attention (i.e., tags that appear in notes you've been referencing).

We're trying to be smart about it, so we can take the time you spend looking for information down to zero.

And if you need to dig a little deeper, we've unified search to bring contacts, events, and content from notes together all in one powerful search interface.

On a side note: we had a great week at SaasNorth and appreciate all the amazing conversations we had about Nook. Your feedback is what drives us, so thank you!

DYK: Shortcut Keys Can Save You Tons of Time
November 8, 2022

How much time, exactly? Well, we're still reviewing the numbers. 

But it's no secret that keyboard shortcuts can save you a huge amount of time when used correctly.

Want to streamline your workflow in Nook? Try these keyboard shortcuts (here are a few to get started with):

cmd + n = start a new note
cmd + shift + n = start a new note in a new window
cmd + return = save/exit editor
cmd + t = start a to-do list in a note
esc = dismiss dialogs
delete = delete note

And the ultimate:

cmd + option + n = Create a new note from anywhere on your Mac, regardless of what app you’re currently in

Want more? Let us know what shortcuts you need. This is an ongoing project we plan to update continually.

Cheers,
The Nook Team

You Can Now Add Checklists to Your Notes in Nook ✅
November 7, 2022

It’s about time.

One of the most common feature requests we get is the ability to add checkboxes to notes in Nook.

Why? It’s a simple-yet-effective way to capture to-dos and keep track of what needs to get done.

Well, as of today, you can now add a checklist to any of your notes. And there's much more to come 😉

Again, we want your feedback. So help us check that box (see what we did there?) and let us know what functionality you’d like to see next in Nook.

Introducing Note Cards with Tag Suggestions
November 1, 2022

Here's a bit of science that feels like magic 🪄

Nook's tag suggestions help keep your note cards organized by automatically suggesting ultra relevant, highly contextual categorizations for all of your notes.

We wanted to make the whole tagging process easy. So, starting today, you'll notice tagging suggestions at the bottom of every note anytime you begin typing.

No heavy lifting required. Just select the suggestions you like as they appear. And, if they're not your cup of tea, you can always create your own. It really is the best of both worlds.

As always, we would love to hear your thoughts and feedback to make sure we're hitting the mark. Let us know what you think!

Hey Slackers! Nook + Slack is Here
October 28, 2022

This week, we're happy to announce that our Slack integration is officially available to ALL existing Nook users.

Nook's Slack integration makes it easy to bring all your most important Slack messages right into Nook. You can push important messages directly into the app, associate them with notes and add tags for easy reference, and view additional insights.

No more searching for what you want to remember. Messages and important information are right there when you need them with added context.

Nook's Slack integration is accessible from the Integrations tab on desktop and mobile. Give it a try, and let us know what you think!

Nook is Now Available in the Chrome Web Store
October 25, 2022

We're happy to announce the Nook Chrome extension is now available in the Chrome Web Store.

Our free extension allows you to push any browser-based content you want to remember—like articles and other links—directly into Nook from Google Chrome.

With synchronized notes and supporting references like @mentions and hashtags,  it's easier than ever to keep important information associated and accessible in Nook.

Give it a try, and let us know what you think.

Nook is Now Available on Android
October 21, 2022

Hey all, Happy Friday! Here's a present for all the patiently waiting Android users:

You can now download Nook from the Google Play Store. Check it out and let us know what you think.

It's a fully featured app, so everything you can do on desktop, you can now do on mobile, too.

That means Nook is now available on three platforms (Mac Desktop, iOS and Android). If you're not already using Nook, get early access by joining our waitlist.

UI Updates for a Better Desktop Experience
October 19, 2022

Hey folks,

A quick update on a few improvements you'll notice in the desktop app.

As of today, we've:

- Added the ability to expand note cards directly inline on the main feed and in the page feed
- Updated the navigation menu and note creation controls by placing them closer to the action (i.e., in the upper half of the interface)
- Improved search for calendar events in the @mention modal

We hope you're enjoying Nook and look forward to hearing what you think of the new changes.

Thanks,
The Nook Team

Nook for iOS has moved from TestFlight to the App Store
October 15, 2022

We're happy to announce that we've moved Nook from TestFlight Beta to our public App Store listing.

Nook for iOS has the same great functionality, but makes you jump through less hoops to get up and running on mobile.

A big thanks to everyone who has provided feedback on our mobile experience thus far and helped us get to this point.

If you're looking for Nook on iOS, you can find it here.

Our First Push Update for the Desktop App
October 12, 2022

Thanks to all of our first users for their feedback on the Mac Desktop app over the past few weeks. Users should have seen an auto-update available today—hopefully you've all grabbed the latest, which is now 1.2.6.

Updates Include:
- The ability to pop-out note editing into its own dedicated window, so you scan other items in Nook while staying focused on what you're jotting down or editing
- Improvements to text input, mentions, and hashtags to make sure note and page associations are at your fingertips

A request:
Let us know if you have any issues getting the update. We'd love confirmation that this is a smooth and easy process for all.
We love getting feedback, so keep it coming.

Welcome to the Changelog
October 7, 2022

Consider this your home for all product-related updates from the Nook team. We move fast, so expect to see updates here at least 1-2 times per week as we continue working on and improving Nook for all our users.

We can't wait until this entry is buried at the bottom of the Changelog under a pile of impactful updates, so check back frequently to see what we're working on.