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M1 Build. From now on, we'll ship an additional build for Macs with the new M1 chip. Nota is now super fast on M1 Macs.
Typing Performance. Big files, especially files that contain code blocks, are now much more responsive. Scrolling performance is also better.
Big Workspaces Performance. Extremely big workspaces can sometime slow down Nota for a while before it becomes smooth again. We made some improvements so people don't feel any lagging.
Shorter Wiki-links. Completions for wiki-links now produce links that don't include parent folders (similar to how other apps work). Before:
[[docs/getting started]], now:
More Fonts. Preferences → Set Font... (⌥ ⌘ f) now includes more fonts to choose from.
Round List Items. List items in file manager are now round for more consistent appearance with the latest macOS version, Big Sur.
Spellchecker. We rewrote most of the code for the spellchecker in Swift, and as a result, this is what you can expect:
- faster autocorrect
- consistent autocorrect behavior
- consistent spelling suggestions
Search Workspace. Go → Search Workspace... ⇧ ⌘ f should now feel significantly snappier.
Config Files. the workspace config which was in
.nota.ini is now in
Search Workspace. No more waiting when you hit ⇧ ⌘ f — Search Workspace now opens almost instantly ⚡ and while it's thinking 🧠 shows you "in progress" indication to let you know that new results are on the way.
Editor. You can now ⌘-click to follow links to headings
[heading](#heading) (selects the linked heading).
Option to Start Files with Title. When enabled, new files will start with a
#·, ready for you to type a title (H1). This is a workspace preference. You can enable it from Preferences → Start Files with Title.
When creating files, type the title first and then save the file and Nota will suggest a filename based on the title.
Option to Auto-Rename Files to Title. If you like it when the titles of your files match their filenames, you'll find this option useful. When enabled, it'll detect it when you make a change to the title of the current file and auto-rename the filename to match the new title. This also is a workspace preference. You can enable it from Preferences → Rename to Title on Save.
This will not affect titles that were not in sync before you changed them. For example, if you have a filename `nota.md` that has the title "Article about the writing app Nota", changing the title will not change the filename (because they didn't match before you changed the title).
Show File Extensions. The file manager in Nota will now show file extensions (just like a code editor would). Some of you requested this and we feel it's right. The editor in Nota tries to stay as close to the plain text (and not hide markup), it feels right that the file manager should stay as close to filenames (and not hide file extensions).