VoodooPad 5.4, the latest release of Primate Labs' personal wiki application, is now available for download for macOS.
VoodooPad 5.4 improves compatibility with upcoming updates to macOS 12 by removing Python scripting support. The upcoming macOS 12.3 update removes Python 2 support, which VoodooPad relies on to support Python scripting. Without Python 2, VoodooPad will refuse to launch at all. To keep VoodooPad 5 working on macOS 12.3, we made the difficult decision to remove Python scripting support from VoodooPad 5.
We believe Python scripting support is not widely used based on conversations with VoodooPad users over the past four years. If that is not the case, please let us know!
VoodooPad 5.4 is a free update for all VoodooPad 5 customers.
macOS 10.15 "Catalina" is now available and with it comes several changes that can break existing Mac applications. Primate Labs has extensively tested VoodooPad 5.3.0 on macOS Catalina and we can happily say that it works well on all systems running macOS 10.12 or later, including macOS Catalina.
That said, if you do encounter any issues or have any questions about VoodooPad on macOS Catalina please let us know on the VoodooPad support forum.
VoodooPad 5.3, the latest release of Primate Labs' personal wiki application, is now available for download for iOS and macOS.
VoodooPad 5.3 features the following changes:
- Fix several issues with Dropbox integration. Dropbox synchronization is more reliable now, and is up to 4x faster than in previous versions.
- Fix an issue where very large documents (1 GB or more) may take an unreasonably long time to upgrade.
- Fix an issue where HTTPS links do not work if the document contains a page or alias named "HTTPS".
- Fix an issue where page links that contain non-ASCII characters may not work properly on iOS.
- Fix an issue on iOS where new pages did not respect the default page type.
- Fix an issue where the Sync Conflict dialog did not respond to input.
- Fix an issue where the Record Audio dialog did not respond to input.
- Fix an issue where Command-L no longer brought up the Decrypt Page dialog.
- Fix an issue where drag and dropping images into Markdown pages while holding down the Option key produces invalid Markdown.
- Fix an issue where the "Disable Automatic Linking" preference is not respected when editing pages.
- Fix a crash that could occur when determining the Page Word Count.
- Fix a crash that could occur when opening documents with pages that contain anchors.
VoodooPad 5.3 is a free update for all VoodooPad 5 customers.
VoodooPad 5.2.3, the latest release of Primate Labs' personal wiki application, is now available for download. VoodooPad 5.2.3 features the following changes:
- Improve compatibility with macOS 10.14 and iOS 12.
VoodooPad 5.2.3 is a free update for all VoodooPad 5 customers.
VoodooPad 5.2.2, the latest release of Primate Labs' personal wiki application, is now available for download. VoodooPad 5.2.2 features the following changes:
Fix an issue that prevented GitHub Flavored Markdown extensions from working.
Fix crashes that could occur when exporting documents to PDF.
Fix an issue where page links in a duplicated document refer to pages in the original document rather than the duplicated document.
writer.writePageWithKey() to format Markdown pages before inserting them into the current page.
Update default VPWebExportPageTemplate to HTML5.
VoodooPad 5.2.2 is a free update for all VoodooPad 5 customers.
VoodooPad 5.2.1, the latest release of Primate Labs' personal wiki application, is now available for download for iOS and macOS.
Change the behaviour of links when viewing pages. A single, quick tap (instead of a long tap) will open links when viewing a page. A long tap is still required to open links when editing a page.
Fix an issue where links that include multiple words or non-ASCII text do not work.
VoodooPad 5.2.1 is a free update for all VoodooPad 5 customers.
VoodooPad 5.2, the latest release of Primate Labs' personal wiki application, is now available for download for iOS and macOS.
Updated system requirements. VoodooPad for iOS now requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Added support for Rich Text editing and page creation. Rich Text pages can now be chosen as the Default Page Type in the Preferences menu (as an alternative to Plain Text or Markdown). When creating a new page, its type will match the current Default Page Type. With this change, you can share Rich Text pages between the iOS and Mac versions of VoodooPad with ease.
Improved the page editing interface. Pages can now be edited simply by tapping on them, instead of tapping an "Edit" button.
Improved the Preferences page with a clearer layout and added functionality.
Fixed an issue on iPad where long page names could overlap with buttons in the interface, making the buttons difficult to read.
Fixed an issue on iPad where attempting to create a new document with a name that is in use by another document does nothing. Attempting to create a new document with a name that is in use by another document now opens the original document.
Fixed an issue that caused an error message to appear on empty Markdown pages.
Updated system requirements. VoodooPad for macOS now requires macOS 10.12 or later.
Fixed several compatibility issues with macOS 10.13.
Updated toolbar icons. The bright and colourful new toolbar icons are easier to differentiate at a glance.
Improved the tab bar. The tab bar now uses the native macOS tab implementation, and provides tabs that are easier to select and drag.
Added new Web Export templates. The new Charcoal, Folkways, Garland, and WebApp templates are responsive, have a fresh new design, and support a wider range of character sets.
Updated the Static template. The new template is responsive and features an updated design.
Improved the stability of export features by fixing crashes that could occur when previewing or exporting documents in different formats.
Fixed an issue that prevented checkbox items from being exported with Web Export.
Fixed an issue that caused some pages to be exported as empty files with Web Export.
Fixed an issue that caused some pages to be exported as empty files with Static Publishing.
Improved Markdown support. Markdown pages are now parsed with CommonMark which includes support for most Markdown syntax (including GitHub Flavored Markdown). This change affects the HTML generated by Web Export:
Markdown headers no longer have an
id attribute (such as
id="header1") by default.
A new list is now created every time a new list symbol is used. For example, a list with
* will appear as
* instead of
3, since the asterisk is the start of a new unordered list.
Markdown list items will not also have paragraph tags by default.
Images will have paragraph tags by default.
Code blocks generated by three backticks are preceded by
<pre><code> tags instead of
<p><code> (with appropriate closing tags in the new and previous version).
Remove Sync to iOS. Going forward, we will be focusing file-sharing feature development on the Dropbox service in the interest of improved stability.
VoodooPad 5.2 is a free update for all VoodooPad 5 customers.
VoodooPad 5.1.8 for macOS is now available for download and features the following changes:
- Introduced new application, document, and preference icons.
- Improved support for using Acorn as an image editor.
- Fixed a bug where checkboxes could not be toggled.
- Fixed an issue where the navigation arrows in the toolbar would stay disabled when navigating through a document.
- Fixed an issue where the backlinks panel would either display no pages or display the wrong pages when viewing a page that was part of a link cycle.
We're still working on an update for VoodooPad 5 for iOS, but it's taking longer than expected. Right now our plan is to have a release ready in January.
VoodooPad 5.1.8 is a free update for all VoodooPad 5 customers.
I'm pleased to announce that Primate Labs has acquired VoodooPad.
Everyone at Primate Labs thinks VoodooPad is a great application and we want it to remain a great application for years to come. While we familiarize ourselves with the code we're planning to provide small, frequent releases that address common customer feedback. If all goes well we hope to make our first release before the end of the year.
In the meantime we'd love to hear from VoodooPad customers and users. Please send us your comments, questions, or feedback. You can email us or drop by our support forum.