what's new



Version 1.1.38 is Ready For Sale - uploaded on 3rd April 2017
  • Push Notifications
  • ObjectiveDropboxOfficial 3.0.8


Version 1.1.37 - uploaded on 26th March 2017
  • updated ObjectiveDropboxOfficial 3.0.5


Version 1.1.36 - uploaded on 28th February 2017
  • updated ObjectiveDropboxOfficial 3.0.2 & GoogleAPIClient/Drive 1.0.5


Version 1.1.35 - uploaded on 19th December 2016
  • bug-fixed: downloaded only a partial of large file from Google Drive


Version 1.1.34 - uploaded on 29th November 2016
  • updated Dropbox SDK and Google Drive SDK


Version 1.1.33 - uploaded on 4th November 2016
  • bug-fixed: crashed while opening a PDF that contains broken data


Version 1.1.30 - uploaded on 15th September 2016
  • supports iOS 10


Version 1.1.27 - uploaded on 12th March 2016
  • bug fixed: malfunctioned search at 1.1.22~26


Version 1.1.26 - 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 1.1.24 - uploaded on 5th February 2016
  • bug-fixed: strings were wrongly repeated at paste, dictionary, google after text selection at the 1.1.23 version


Version 1.1.23 - 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 1.1.20 - uploaded on 28th December 2015
  • supports iOS 9 & 64 bit iPhones
  • supports document picker extension including iCloud
  • and lots of minor enhancements


Version 1.1.16 - uploaded on 6th November2014
  • bug fixed: abnormally zoomed bookcache were displayed in iOS8


Version 1.1.15 - uploaded on 30th October 2014
  • bug fixed: failed to export some documents on iOS8


Version 1.1.14 - uploaded on 8th October 2014
  • bug fixed: failed to restore licenses at 1.1.13 version


Version 1.1.13 - uploaded on 25th September 2014
  • bug fixes and other minor enhancements


Version 1.1.11 - uploaded on 27th August 2014
  • bug fixes and other minor enhancements


Version 1.1.10 - uploaded on 2nd August 2014
  • bug fixes and other minor enhancements
  • bug fixed: unwanted blinks of notes while turning pages
  • bug fixed: crashed while loading grey color text annotations


Version 1.1.5 - uploaded on 25th June 2014
  • bug fixes and other minor enhancements


Version 1.1.4 - uploaded on 13th June 2014
  • bug fixes and other minor enhancements
  • bug fixed: unintended changes of sorting mode after updates
  • bug fixed: crashed while loading some pages with notes


Version 1.1.3 - 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 1.1.2 - uploaded on 2nd May 2014
  • bug fixes and other minor enhancements
  • bug fixed: wrongly selected characters at adjacent columns while selecting words in a multi-columns page


Version 1.1.1 - uploaded on 21st April 2014
  • bug fixes and other minor enhancements
  • bug fixed: couldn't search strings including space at Google or external dictionaries


Version 1.1.0 - uploaded on 14th April 2014
  • added a vertical page turning
  • added a feature of page number display while turning pages
  • and other minor enhancements
  • bug fixed: crashed after importing from or exporting to clouds in some cases
  • bug fixed: crashed at previews of hundreds pages
  • bug fixed: dislocated note tools after iPhone rotation


Version 1.0.3 - uploaded on 10th March 2014
  • bug fixed: couldn't enable mirroring for the external display setting


Version 1.0.2 - uploaded on 26th February 2014
  • added marks of attachments at notes list
  • returned to the old format of title and author at bookshelves
  • 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 1.0.1 - uploaded on 7th February 2014
  • fixed the bug of 1.0 version
  • added term licenses
  • 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 1.0.0 - uploaded on 28th January 2014
  • initial release for iPhone (This 1.0 version for iPhone corresponds with the 3.5 version for iPad)

overview



AMuseTec had released the first pdf-notes for iPad 0.9 version in September, 2010.

Many customers have become aware of the real values of pdf-notes, i.e., fast page turning even a hundred pages, useful finger-writings, etc.

Until now customers have wanted to use the fast pdf-notes on not only their iPads but also their iPhones or iPod Touches; therefore, we released the first version of pdf-notes for iPhone in December, 2013.


requirements



Compatible with iPhone or iPod Touch.

Requires iOS 7.0 or later.

frequently asked questions

This article is written based on the 1.0.1 version built on 7th February, 2014.

Please make sure that you read the pdf-notes user guide before reading this article. (1.0 version user guide)

Q. I'm an upgrade user. After iTunes sync, it shows ads again.
A.
Please use the menu [Refresh receipts] at Settings - Purchase.

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. 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 iPhone. Or you can download the app from iTunes and sync your iPhone.

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 iPhone, pdf-notes is very unstable.
A.
Sorry, we can not help you about a jail-broken iPhone. 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

  • The backup data of the iPhone version can be restored into the iPad 3.5 or later 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 iPhone to iTunes and select <your iPhone>.


(2) Select Apps in the tab menu.


(3) Select pdf-notes-iphone 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-iphone Documents] on iTunes)


(4) Select the DoNotEdit folder in the [pdf-notes-iphone 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, iPhone has some restrictions:

  • A folder can not be added onto iPhone through iTunes
  • A file larger than 1.5GB can not be handled within iPhone (Although iOS can handle up to 2.0GB file size, we found that iPhone 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 iPhone.




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-iphone 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 iPhone to iTunes and select <your iPhone>.


(2) Select Apps in the tab menu.


(3) Select pdf-notes-iphone 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-iphone Documents] on iTunes)


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