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Description

Cotton Notes is a simple, elegant, clean way to store all your notes, to-dos, pictures, and more! Cotton arranges your notes in an outline/hierarchical format, allowing you to drill down into your notes for more focus, or back up the hierarchy for a broad view of a project or context. Cotton integrates with Dropbox to sync notes across all your devices, and with Evernote to attach an Evernote note anywhere in Cotton. Cotton also lets you share notes with your friends, so you can work on them together, and publish notes for the world to see.

KEY FEATURES:

COLLABORATE & PUBLISH

You can collaborate on notes with anyone else who has Cotton installed. You can also publish a read-only copy of any of your notes and share them via email, Facebook or Twitter

NOTE SYNCING

You can keep notes in sync across all your devices if you have a Dropbox account.

RICH TEXT SUPPORT VIA MARKDOWN

You can create bold and italic text, rich-text links, code blocks, and more all through the use of Markdown (iOS6 only)

CALENDAR & REMINDERS

Assign any note with a due date, priority or status. Sync notes with due dates your iPhone or iPad's native calendar. You can even set a reminder to go along with it.

NOTE ATTACHMENTS

Attach almost anything to a note: pictures, a quick sketch, a geo-location, a PDF or Office document, or even an EVERNOTE note.

TAG & SEARCH

Tag any note with as many tags as you want. Full text instant search across all your notes lets you quickly find what you're looking for.

EXPORT & IMPORT NOTES

Export some or all of your notes to Dropbox (as .txt or .opml), Evernote, or email them to yourself (or anyone else you want to). Import notes via OPML (open an OPML file with Cotton from email, Dropbox, Evernote, etc. and the notes will automatically import)

EDIT ON THE DESKTOP (beta)

With the Cotton Notes Chrome App you can edit your notes on a laptop or desktop and have them sync with your mobile notes, as long as you have enabled Dropbox syncing. This feature is currently in beta. A link to the Chrome App can be found on http://www.cottonnotes.com

AND MORE!

Fleksy keyboard support, themes, favorites, fonts, private password-locked down notes, gesture support, the ability to duplicate notes, an agenda view, file viewer, and more are all features Cotton Notes offers to help you be more productive.

Supports TextExpander touch snippet expansion

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For all QUESTIONS, FEATURE REQUESTS, and BUG REPORTS please contact us at @cottonnotes on Twitter or email us at support@cottonnotes.com

Icons from Icons8 (http://www.icons8.com)

 $4.99 in iOS App Store

Screenshots

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Version History

Launched Sep 11, 2012 (almost 7 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 16 days, on average.

Feb 28
2014
(Current)
Version 3.2.1

3.2.1:

- Changing how pictures are saved to support Cotton Notes for Chrome

3.2:

- Added support for the Fleksy keyboard!
- Lots of search enhancements (because who doesn't love search?)
--- Wildcards are now supported in search. An * before and/or after a word allows you to search for any note that has words that begin or end with the phrase. (e.g. class* matches classmate, *mate also matches classmate, as does *lassmat*)
--- You can now OR terms by using the | operator (e.g. turkey |tag:thanksgiving return all notes with the word turkey or the tag thanksgiving)
--- You can now "complete" and "uncomplete" items in search, just swipe to the left!
--- Pictures and updated date now show up in search and favorites
--- Large search results now render much faster. Don't believe it?? Try searching for * and see all of your notes instantly appear.
--- Speaking of search a new operator is available: orderby. orderby can be used to sort results, e.g. orderby:updated, created, due, atoz, or ztoa
- A link to the note is now embedded in the calendar entry if you have calendar sync turned on.
- Improved support for external keyboards
- Fixed several bugs with syncing
- Fixed several memory related crashes
- Updated UI

Feb 20
2014
Version 3.2

- Added support for the Fleksy keyboard!
- Lots of search enhancements (because who doesn't love search?)
--- Wildcards are now supported in search. An * before and/or after a word allows you to search for any note that has words that begin or end with the phrase. (e.g. class* matches classmate, *mate also matches classmate, as does *lassmat*)
--- You can now OR terms by using the | operator (e.g. turkey |tag:thanksgiving return all notes with the word turkey or the tag thanksgiving)
--- You can now "complete" and "uncomplete" items in search, just swipe to the left!
--- Pictures and updated date now show up in search and favorites
--- Large search results now render much faster. Don't believe it?? Try searching for * and see all of your notes instantly appear.
--- Speaking of search a new operator is available: orderby. orderby can be used to sort results, e.g. orderby:updated, created, due, atoz, or ztoa
- A link to the note is now embedded in the calendar entry if you have calendar sync turned on.
- Improved support for external keyboards
- Fixed several bugs with syncing
- Fixed several memory related crashes
- Updated UI

Oct 31
2013
Version 3.1.8

- The order of your top level notes now syncs between devices
- The photo viewer now displays tiny captions for all the thumbnails making finding a note easier
- Exporting to email now excludes locked notes
- UI tweaks and fixes
- Misc bug fixes

Oct 28
2013
Version 3.1.7

- Added a strikethrough that appears on completed items
- Fixed bugs related to syncing with a calendar
- Fixed bugs related to autotagging
- Fixed other misc bugs

Oct 22
2013
Version 3.1.6

- Completely redesigned date & note property editors for iOS7
- Misc bug fixes

Oct 17
2013
Version 3.1.5

- The complicated return key settings have been removed. Instead, a single tap on the return key will create a new note, while a double tap on the return key will add a new line within a note.
- Fixed note height calculations for notes with certain special characters
- Fixed more bugs

Oct 11
2013
Version 3.1.4

- You can now add a "note badge" to any note to show you the number of due items, agenda items, uncomplete items, or all items within the note. You can set this in the note properties
- Fixed some sync issues

Oct 03
2013
Version 3.1.3

- TextExpander support
- Dropbox syncing rewritten, should be much more consistent now -- You MUST update all devices to 3.1.3 in order to ensure they sync together
- Bug fixes

Sep 26
2013
Version 3.1.2

- Completely redesigned note PIN lock screen, check it out, it's gorgeous!
- Ability to undo when you delete a note for up to 10 seconds after you delete it

Sep 26
2013
Version 3.1.1

3.1.1.

- Ability to hide the new plus (new note) menu
- Fixed support for RTL languages
- Fixed the random crash that was happening
- Fixed several bugs
- Tweaked UI

3.1
- Added the ability to have lists of notes auto sorted by name, due date, or modified date
- Dropbox linking has been fixed
- Misc bug fixes

3.0
- UI overhaul for iOS7 - Cotton still works on iOS5+ but the new UI is heavily optimized for iOS7. The new interface is beautiful and much more intuitive.
- introducing one of the most requested features for Cotton: repeating reminders. You can now give a note a due date with a repeating pattern (every day, weekday, week, month, and year)
- Attach recorded audio to your notes now. Each note can have up to 60 minutes of recorded audio! (iOS6+)
- Calendar view now lets you see all of your notes with dates in a month by month calendar
- Use Cotton as a text editor for your pre-existing documents! Add as many two-way synchronized Dropbox plain text files to Cotton as you want. Any plain-text changes you make to the files in either Cotton or Dropbox will be synchronized.
- Note links. Create links to any note in your hierarchy from any other note. Just open up the copy/paste menu and select "Copy Note Link" then paste the link anywhere inside or outside of Cotton. The link will take you right to the note no matter where, or in what app, you click it in.
- Note history. Tap and hold on the back button to bring up the last five notes you've visited in addition to the note breadcrumbs that normally appear.
- For those looking to learn about all of Cotton's features you can now add a "Cotton Features" note from settings. This note will automatically be updated when new features are added.
- You can now add any note to your agenda, even notes without due dates
- Ability to sync notes only when on wifi
- Added a "modified" search parameter for finding notes modified within specific date ranges as well as a "complete:(yes/no)" search parameter to narrow results to just completed or incomplete notes
- Locked notes can no longer be edited or deleted without first entering the passcode
- Large speed improvements for rendering notes, navigating, and expand/collapsing
- Lots and lots of bug fixes!

## ATTACHMENTS ##

- Evernote attachment enhancements: scroll through your entire Evernote collection, and perform full Evernote searches to find the note you wish to attach
- TXT and RTF files can now be imported into Cotton
- Attach any Dropbox file to a note from within Cotton
- Ability to paste in images
- Attached Evernote notes and Dropbox files show up in the file viewer
- Files, locations, calendar items, search results, favorites and photos for completed notes now only show up in their respective viewers if completed notes are set to visible
- Files and locations in locked notes are no longer accessible without unlocking the note.

## UX ##

- Tagging notes just got better. A completely redesigned tagging system allows you to quickly add and remove tags inline without having to leave your notes.
- Adding new notes is easier than ever. From any note in Cotton you can now add a child note, picture note, location note, or a Dropbox synced note.
- Swiping to the left on a note now let's you either complete it or delete it. Swipe it part of the way to complete and keep going to delete it.
- Speaking of completing notes, you can now toggle whether completed notes are visible with a tap of a button instead of mucking with the settings.
- You can now pick the accent color which will determine the color of all active UI elements as well as hyperlinks
- Links now behave the same way whether in markdown mode or not. Tapping the link puts the note in edit mode; tapping and holding the link allows you to open or copy the link
- Numbered lists are now supported in Markdown
- Large improvements to typography, especially for markdown
- Replaced some themes with themes better suited for iOS7.

Sep 19
2013
Version 3.1

3.1
- Added the ability to have lists of notes auto sorted by name, due date, or modified date
- Dropbox linking has been fixed
- Misc bug fixes

3.0
- UI overhaul for iOS7 - Cotton still works on iOS5+ but the new UI is heavily optimized for iOS7. The new interface is beautiful and much more intuitive.
- introducing one of the most requested features for Cotton: repeating reminders. You can now give a note a due date with a repeating pattern (every day, weekday, week, month, and year)
- Attach recorded audio to your notes now. Each note can have up to 60 minutes of recorded audio! (iOS6+)
- Calendar view now lets you see all of your notes with dates in a month by month calendar
- Use Cotton as a text editor for your pre-existing documents! Add as many two-way synchronized Dropbox plain text files to Cotton as you want. Any plain-text changes you make to the files in either Cotton or Dropbox will be synchronized.
- Note links. Create links to any note in your hierarchy from any other note. Just open up the copy/paste menu and select "Copy Note Link" then paste the link anywhere inside or outside of Cotton. The link will take you right to the note no matter where, or in what app, you click it in.
- Note history. Tap and hold on the back button to bring up the last five notes you've visited in addition to the note breadcrumbs that normally appear.
- For those looking to learn about all of Cotton's features you can now add a "Cotton Features" note from settings. This note will automatically be updated when new features are added.
- You can now add any note to your agenda, even notes without due dates
- Ability to sync notes only when on wifi
- Added a "modified" search parameter for finding notes modified within specific date ranges as well as a "complete:(yes/no)" search parameter to narrow results to just completed or incomplete notes
- Locked notes can no longer be edited or deleted without first entering the passcode
- Large speed improvements for rendering notes, navigating, and expand/collapsing
- Lots and lots of bug fixes!

## ATTACHMENTS ##

- Evernote attachment enhancements: scroll through your entire Evernote collection, and perform full Evernote searches to find the note you wish to attach
- TXT and RTF files can now be imported into Cotton
- Attach any Dropbox file to a note from within Cotton
- Ability to paste in images
- Attached Evernote notes and Dropbox files show up in the file viewer
- Files, locations, calendar items, search results, favorites and photos for completed notes now only show up in their respective viewers if completed notes are set to visible
- Files and locations in locked notes are no longer accessible without unlocking the note.

## UX ##

- Tagging notes just got better. A completely redesigned tagging system allows you to quickly add and remove tags inline without having to leave your notes.
- Adding new notes is easier than ever. From any note in Cotton you can now add a child note, picture note, location note, or a Dropbox synced note.
- Swiping to the left on a note now let's you either complete it or delete it. Swipe it part of the way to complete and keep going to delete it.
- Speaking of completing notes, you can now toggle whether completed notes are visible with a tap of a button instead of mucking with the settings.
- You can now pick the accent color which will determine the color of all active UI elements as well as hyperlinks
- Links now behave the same way whether in markdown mode or not. Tapping the link puts the note in edit mode; tapping and holding the link allows you to open or copy the link
- Numbered lists are now supported in Markdown
- Large improvements to typography, especially for markdown
- Replaced some themes with themes better suited for iOS7.

Sep 17
2013
Version 3.0

- UI overhaul for iOS7 - Cotton still works on iOS5+ but the new UI is heavily optimized for iOS7. The new interface is beautiful and much more intuitive.
- introducing one of the most requested features for Cotton: repeating reminders. You can now give a note a due date with a repeating pattern (every day, weekday, week, month, and year)
- Attach recorded audio to your notes now. Each note can have up to 60 minutes of recorded audio! (iOS6+)
- Calendar view now lets you see all of your notes with dates in a month by month calendar
- Use Cotton as a text editor for your pre-existing documents! Add as many two-way synchronized Dropbox plain text files to Cotton as you want. Any plain-text changes you make to the files in either Cotton or Dropbox will be synchronized.
- Note links. Create links to any note in your hierarchy from any other note. Just open up the copy/paste menu and select "Copy Note Link" then paste the link anywhere inside or outside of Cotton. The link will take you right to the note no matter where, or in what app, you click it in.
- Note history. Tap and hold on the back button to bring up the last five notes you've visited in addition to the note breadcrumbs that normally appear.
- For those looking to learn about all of Cotton's features you can now add a "Cotton Features" note from settings. This note will automatically be updated when new features are added.
- You can now add any note to your agenda, even notes without due dates
- Ability to sync notes only when on wifi
- Added a "modified" search parameter for finding notes modified within specific date ranges as well as a "complete:(yes/no)" search parameter to narrow results to just completed or incomplete notes
- Locked notes can no longer be edited or deleted without first entering the passcode
- Large speed improvements for rendering notes, navigating, and expand/collapsing
- Lots and lots of bug fixes!

## ATTACHMENTS ##

- Evernote attachment enhancements: scroll through your entire Evernote collection, and perform full Evernote searches to find the note you wish to attach
- TXT and RTF files can now be imported into Cotton
- Attach any Dropbox file to a note from within Cotton
- Ability to paste in images
- Attached Evernote notes and Dropbox files show up in the file viewer
- Files, locations, calendar items, search results, favorites and photos for completed notes now only show up in their respective viewers if completed notes are set to visible
- Files and locations in locked notes are no longer accessible without unlocking the note.

## UX ##

- Tagging notes just got better. A completely redesigned tagging system allows you to quickly add and remove tags inline without having to leave your notes.
- Adding new notes is easier than ever. From any note in Cotton you can now add a child note, picture note, location note, or a Dropbox synced note.
- Swiping to the left on a note now let's you either complete it or delete it. Swipe it part of the way to complete and keep going to delete it.
- Speaking of completing notes, you can now toggle whether completed notes are visible with a tap of a button instead of mucking with the settings.
- You can now pick the accent color which will determine the color of all active UI elements as well as hyperlinks
- Links now behave the same way whether in markdown mode or not. Tapping the link puts the note in edit mode; tapping and holding the link allows you to open or copy the link
- Numbered lists are now supported in Markdown
- Large improvements to typography, especially for markdown
- Replaced some themes with themes better suited for iOS7.

Jun 13
2013
Version 2.7

- Font color! You can now change the color of the font for an individual note by editing "Text Color" in the note's properties
- Renamed "Home" to "Cotton Notes"
- Fixed a bug where inserting a note above the very first note in Cotton caused a crash
- Fixed several other smaller bugs

Jun 06
2013
Version 2.6.2

Advanced power-user search! In addition to being able to "NOT" a term (by preceding it with a "-") several qualifiers have been added. The following are examples of valid search terms and can be chained together to create powerful saved searches:

before:20131201 (dates are in format YYYYMMDD)
after:20130101
date:20130601
before/after/date:today
before/after/date:today+10
rating:3
priority:high
status:in-progress
color:red
checkbox:yes
attached:photo
attached:file
attached:location

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Bug Fixes:
- fixed a crash when tapping to edit some notes
- fixes a syncing issue with Dropbox and the new auto tag feature
- Cleaned up UI in several areas, especially for the Snow theme

Jun 04
2013
Version 2.6.1

2.6.1:

- Fixed bugs with displaying popovers on the iPad

2.6:

- Highlight Colors

For those of us who are more color oriented, you can now add a highlight color to any note. You can set the highlight color by editing the note's properties (where you find the due date, rating, etc).

- Fixed sync issues revolving around note properties (due dates, ratings, etc) not syncing correctly between devices and users
- Misc bug fixes, including a lot of little UI tweaking and cleanup

May 31
2013
Version 2.6

- Highlight Colors

For those of us who are more color oriented, you can now add a highlight color to any note. You can set the highlight color by editing the note's properties (where you find the due date, rating, etc).

- Fixed sync issues revolving around note properties (due dates, ratings, etc) not syncing correctly between devices and users
- Misc bug fixes, including a lot of little UI tweaking and cleanup

May 24
2013
Version 2.5.1

2.5.1

- Fixed a small bug in the new auto-tagging feature

2.5.0

- Auto Tagging
(note: this feature is turned off by default, turn it on in settings)

Introducing a new way to rapidly tag notes. Cotton Notes will now try to intelligently guess what you want to tag a note based on what you're typing. If you type any hashtags in a note, Cotton will create a tag for you and tag the note appropriately. If you type an already existing tag, even without making it a hashtag, Cotton will recognize it, and tag the note apropriately.

May 23
2013
Version 2.5

- Auto Tagging
(note: this feature is turned off by default, turn it on in settings)

Introducing a new way to rapidly tag notes. Cotton Notes will now try to intelligently guess what you want to tag a note based on what you're typing. If you type any hashtags in a note, Cotton will create a tag for you and tag the note appropriately. If you type an already existing tag, even without making it a hashtag, Cotton will recognize it, and tag the note appropriately.

Apr 02
2013
Version 2.4.1

- Fixed an issue with Cotton not being available to open OPML files

Mar 27
2013
Version 2.4

- Saved searches! View the most recent of your searches and pin the ones you want to save for later
- Breadcrumbs! Tap-and-hold on the back button to bring up a list of all the notes above you in the hierarchy
- Rich email support! Exporting a note now brings with it the photo and file attachments
- Tapping the status bar scrolls Cotton to the top
- Misc fixes

Mar 22
2013
Version 2.3.3

- Private notes no longer show up in search, agenda, favorites, pictures, files, or map view until you unlock them (and when you leave them, they disappear again)
- Fixed issues with Evernote exporting

Feb 14
2013
Version 2.3.2

Removing the delete icon from the edit bar. You can now only swipe (to the left!) to delete an item.

Bug fixes

Feb 09
2013
Version 2.3.1

- Fixed an issue displaying non-Latin characters with Markdown
- Importing OPML now works with hyperlinks
- Misc bug fixes

Feb 06
2013
Version 2.3

- Added the ability to duplicate a note, all of its sub-notes, properties, photos, and files
- Added the ability to set the global font size (small, medium, large)
- Added more controls on the "return" key. It can now: always make a new note, only make a new note at the end of the line, never make a new note
- New theme: Slate
- UI Tweaks
- Misc bug fixes

Jan 31
2013
Version 2.2.3

- Fixed an issue with displaying non-English characters with Markdown
- Pinch open with two fingers to expand all
- Pinch closed with two fingers to collapse all
- Added the ability for a note to have a date without a time
- Added the ability to exclude a note with a date from the agenda
- All fonts now reflect your custom font, this includes tags and note properties
- General speed up
- Misc fixes

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