Simplenote 1.2.0 for Mac, by Automattic, has received a major update that brings a whole new look and features. The new app with version counter 1.2.0 is available on the Mac App Store, and the update is available for all users as on December 22.
The new Simplenote Mac app matches the design offered on the Simplenote Mac app for Windows and Linux. The latest version now has the search box and the note editing tools moved to the top, offering user a better note editing experience. Users can see the Revisions button, Delete button and a i button to add collaborators to their note, or pin notes to the top.
Additionally, this version introduces a new note sharing option. Users can click on the new Sharing button at the top, to share note with other apps supporting text sharing on Mac, or use the Publish to web option to publish this note to simplenote.com. A shortlink will be generated that can be shared with others.
Editor’s note: The Publish to web option hasn’t worked for me. I have the latest version of Simplenote for Mac, on a MacBook Pro and a MacBook Air. This feature does not seem to work currently.
In addition to this, Simplenote for Mac now has improved search, giving users an ability to search for words in no particular order and all keywords searched for will be searched across all the notes on their account.
Scroll positions are now saved in the note editor per note, and restored when loading the note again.
Simplenote for Mac doesn’t support markdown yet, but the team confirms that this should be available in the next update.
Simplenote for Mac is available on the Mac App Store. Simplenote is also available for Android, iOS, Windows and Linux.