I've been using VP since 2004 I think, and I began using the web server options for distributing notes on our works Intranet to my staff. I was fantastic. I wouldn't miss that anymore since I've changed careers a dozen times but I still love VP as a digital notebook. However, I've been moving away from it because of the lack of parity between iOS and macOS. In order, here's what I'd like to see, in order of priority. The first two are basically deal breakers that keep me from using it it currently.
For me Voodoopad has been the most elegant note making app I've ever used. If I'm making notes on a course I'm taking and I want to put all of the info into one large document that I can have right at my fingertips then I know what to use. I can write up pages and pages of stuff on my computer and then view & edit (sort of) on my iPad, perfect. Keep it fast & clean and I'm happy.
The idea of a personal wiki is something I'm surprised Apple hasn't stolen and put into their notes app. VP6 should be be a day one purchase for me.
Currently I won’t be throwing any money in VPs direction. Since VP’s launch and subsequent total lack of development from the last two companies who purchased the app, tech has moved on. I do 50% of my work on an iPad Pro, so without a companion app on iOS, I will not be buying. The current iOS app is woeful. No home button and no search. This makes the app unusable for me.
I'll be happy to upgrade to version six with no new features but continued updates to work on future versions of OS X. I don't need it to do anything new. The main issue I have with software lately is not the lack of new features, it's the lack of backward compatibility given Apple's rapid release cycle.
John on 11 Apr, 2019 03:48 AM
svs, I understand your frustration. While the VoodooPad 5.2 and 5.3 releases contained a number of user-facing improvements, the majority of the work went into modernizing the VoodooPad codebase and merging the macOS and iOS codebases. This work was important and fixed whole classes of issues, but was invisible to most users.
I'm excited about VoodooPad 6.0 and how it's coming together, but most of our work is focused on the Mac application. I hope we'll be able to improve the iOS application as part of the VoodooPad 6.1 release, and I hope you'll check it out once it's available.
I appreciate the complexities of keeping software up-to-date and will most certainly take a look. A wiki is missing in my toolkit. However, as I'm working equally on an iPad Pro, I'm only contemplating solutions that will work equally well on both devices.
iCloud sync needs to be a priority now that Dropbox have introduced a 3-device limit for free account holders. This decision by Dropbox effectively turns VoodooPad into a subscription service for those of us with more than 3 devices.
I'm glad VoodooPad isn't discontinued. I really can't wait to have the Dark Mode feature as it's one of my only App not in dark on my dark mode session. It's kind of annoying, but I'll wait for VoodooPad 6 as I doubts you'll release it under VoodooPad 5...
A brand new sketching feature would also be welcome. VoodooPad 5 is already a mature software so I can't think about additional content except maybe iCloud support as you suggested.
You'll probably want to change the software design such as icons, display, etc. to make it looks brand new. You may consider updating the logo, adding a new Todo List. Be able to have a distraction-free feature that help us concentrate on our writing, etc.