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Version 16.3 is Ready for Sale - uploaded on 24th January 2023
  • rotation lock bug fixed


Version 16.2.1 - uploaded on 4th January 2023
  • added Settings > Trouble shooting & more useful information > MuseBook Blog


Version 16.2 - uploaded on 24th December 2022
  • bug fixed


Version 16.1.1 - uploaded on 13th November 2022
  • bug fixed


Version 16.1 - uploaded on 2nd November 2022
  • bug fixed


Version 16.0 - uploaded on 15th September 2022
  • bug fixed for iOS 16


Version 15.7 - uploaded on 10th September 2022
  • bug fixed


Version 15.6.1 - uploaded on 18th August 2022
  • bug fixed


Version 15.6.0 - uploaded on 25th July 2022
  • bug fixed


Version 15.5.0 - uploaded on 28th May 2022
  • bug fixed


Version 15.4.0 - uploaded on 28th March 2022
  • bug fixed


Version 15.3.0 - uploaded on 29th January 2022
  • bug fixed


Version 15.2.0 - uploaded on 9th December 2021
  • fixed bug of keyboard shortcuts in iOS 15


Version 15.1.0 - uploaded on 2nd December 2021
  • supports iOS 15


Version 14.7.0 - uploaded on 1st August 2021
  • updated Google Admob SDK


Version 14.4.0 - uploaded on 15th February 2021
  • fixed bug in which colors or transparency were incorrectly handled when exporting flattened PDF files from versions 13.7.0~14.3.0


Version 14.3.0 - uploaded on 10th January 2021
  • bug fixed


Version 14.2.1 - uploaded on 16th November 2020
  • supports both iOS 13 and 14


Version 14.2.0 - uploaded on 12th November 2020
  • supports iOS 14 App Tracking Transparency to display Google ads


Version 13.7.3 - uploaded on 10th November 2020
  • updated the Google AdMob SDK to improve the problem that the book could not be opened when clicking on it


Version 13.7.2 - uploaded on 14th October 2020
  • bug fixed


Version 13.7.1 - uploaded on 29th September 2020
  • bug fixed


Version 13.7.0 - uploaded on 25th September 2020
  • bug fixed


Version 13.6.7 - uploaded on 1st August 2020
  • bug fixed


Version 13.6.6 - uploaded on 28th July 2020
  • bug fixed


Version 13.6.5 - uploaded on 26th July 2020
  • bug fixed


Version 13.6.0 - uploaded on 22nd July 2020
  • bug fixed


Version 13.5.1 - uploaded on 16th July 2020
  • updated Google SDKs


Version 13.5.0 - uploaded on 14th July 2020
  • bug fixed: memory shortage (crash) while pre-opening in iOS 13.5.1
  • keep track the visible area of outlines, bookmarks, and annotations list
  • updated ObjectiveDropboxOfficial 4.0.0


Version 13.2.7 - uploaded on 1st February 2020
  • bug fixed


Version 13.2.6 - uploaded on 21st January 2020
  • bug fixed


Version 13.2.5 - uploaded on 3rd January 2020
  • bug fixed


Version 13.2.3 - uploaded on 13th November 2019
  • requires iOS 13.2 or higher version


Version 13.2.2 - uploaded on 11th November 2019
  • avoids iOS 13.1 crash bug


Version 13.2.1 - uploaded on 2nd November 2019
  • bug fixed


Version 13.2.0 - uploaded on 30th October 2019
  • update for iOS 13.2


Version 13.1.11 - uploaded on 17th October 2019
  • bug fixed


Version 13.1.9 - uploaded on 14th October 2019
  • supports scroll to open previous or next documents


Version 13.1.4 - uploaded on 12th October 2019
  • bug fixed


Version 13.1.3 - uploaded on 9th October 2019
  • supports playing background audio in PDF files


Version 13.1.2 - uploaded on 4th October 2019
  • changed version system to depend on iOS


Version 1.13.2 - uploaded on 1st October 2019


Version 1.13.0 - uploaded on 23th September 2019
  • supports iOS 13 dark mode



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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