Windows and Linux App Update Now Available

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Today we’ve released a new update for the Simplenote Windows and Linux apps. Here’s what’s new in version 1.1.0:

  • You can now filter notes by tag in the search box, including multiple tags. For example, if you wanted to search for notes tagged ‘travel’ and ‘poetry’, you would enter ‘tag:travel tag:poetry’ in the search bar.
  • We’ve made some UI improvements to the app, including better support for running the app at smaller screen sizes and a new placeholder view that shows when there are no notes to display in the app.
  • Many performance and reliability updates.
  • A security fix related to cross-site scripting in the markdown preview.

The app should prompt to download the new version the next time you launch it. New to Simplenote? You can download the app here.

Some of you may be wondering about the status of the beta for macOS that we released earlier this year. We’ve decided to focus our development on the native app so that Simplenote can have the best experience on macOS. Stay tuned for more updates on that soon! If you still are interested in running the electron-based app on macOS, you can download it here.

Happy noting from the Simplenote team!

Published by Dan

Pokémon Trainer at Automattic, Inc.

10 thoughts on “Windows and Linux App Update Now Available

  1. Thanks for the update! As a Mac user, I’m inclined to continue using the Electron version until the native app has feature parity (mainly Markdown support).

  2. I am so happy to hear that the Mac version is finally getting an update to add the enhanced functionality available on other platforms and to establish consistency with other Simplenote versions and other Mac and iOS app standards of having the search area near the top of the window instead of at the bottom. I just found the Electron version and I will run that until the native app is updated. I can’t tell you how happy I am to have UI consistency and to know the Mac version is getting the attention it deserves!

  3. “We’ve decided to focus our development on the native app so that Simplenote can have the best experience on macOS.”

    Dan, can you elaborate on your thought process here? I’m curious on your thoughts about why/how a native app would be better than Electron since the Electron version of SimpleNote feels pretty good to me. Are there particular features you want to implement that Electron can’t do? Or is it a speed/performance/”native feel” issue? Thanks and keep up the great work!

      1. Thanks for your interest! You’re right, it is a speed/performance issue mainly. We’ve had a few performance issues with large amounts of notes and searching through them. We already have a good foundation with the native app and just need to bring it up to par with the other apps!

  4. That’s good news, seemed that the last version was a long time ago! 🙂
    I was waiting it with some impatience, because I have heard this version would support tables, but you don’t announce this feature. Has it been postponed?

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