Well, kids, another point version is out on the Chrome Store. This version updates the visuals a bit in regard to the top bar, popup windows, and the settings page. There are a couple new features, as well.
As kind of a stepping stone to getting to the full, real deal of cloud syncing, I’ve added import/export functionality to the settings page. Exporting notes will transfer everything: all your preferences as well as your notes themselves. Importing will always overwrite your settings, but only in very rare cases will it ever overwrite your notes. (Even so, be cautious when importing notes wholesale.)
Another nice feature I’ve added to this version is visual text controls on each note. This is off by default, but you can easily enable it in the settings page. When this is active, putting the cursor inside a note will make text controls appear for that note. They’re pretty basic: bold, italic, underline, strikethrough, superscript, and subscript. Depending on feedback, the location, appearance, and available options may change. (Don’t like something? Something’s missing that you want? Leave a comment and let me know!)
Lastly, and maybe the most useful (at least for my day to day use), is the ability to “star” notes.
First, a side note. There was only one way to “tag” a note, and that’s by putting in a keyword of some kind – like, say, the text “#fashion” – inside a note. (This requires turning on the “When filtering notes, search the entire note, not just the title” option.) Then I can type “#fashion” in the filter text box (which is now located on the top bar itself, instead of being hidden inside the note list drop-down menu), and only the notes that match will appear. Clearing the text box will make all notes visible again.
So adding the ability to “star” a note provides a different filtering method. Each note now has a star button on the left of the note’s title, which can be clicked to tag that note as starred. The newly added star button on the top bar, then, will toggle between all notes being visible and only starred notes being visible.