After we rolled out an update last week with several enhancements to Zoho Notebook, we got several requests from users asking us to further enhance the app with some specific features. We now updated Zoho Notebook with some of these new features which we think you’ll find them useful.
The key new features in this update include…
- New Zoho Notebook Plug-in (beta)
- Google Notebook Import
- New Text Page
Let us look at each of these in detail.
New Zoho Notebook Plug-in (beta)
We completely redid the Firefox plug-in for Zoho Notebook. The new Firefox plug-in is available here. After you install the new plug-in, you’ll see the Notebook icon appear in the bottom right corner of the status bar. Clicking on the icon, you can view all your existing notebooks or create a new notebook, add a page and add text within the page. The content added to the plug-in will automatically be synchronized to the online version of Zoho Notebook.
To aggregate content from external sites, just select the text, right click and choose the ‘Add to Zoho Notebook’ option. This will add the content to your Notebook which will be visible in the plug-in.
Currently, the plug-in displays text-only content. If you have other types of content in your existing Notebooks (like video, audio, embeds etc),you’ll not be able to view these in the plug-in. The plug-in will work when you don’t have Zoho Notebook open in your browser.
The new plug-in also has the option to take screenshots of web pages and upload these images directly to Zoho Notebook Page. You can also take screenshots of portions of web pages and have them automatically uploaded to Zoho Notebook. To take screenshots, you need to have Zoho Notebook opened in one of the browser tabs. You can then right click on any web page and take a screenshot.
Please note that this new plug-in is currently in beta. We’d love to hear your feedback on this for further improvements.
Google Notebook Import
Last week we received several requests from many users asking us to import Notebooks from Google Notebook. We think we have come up with a great way to import your Google Notebooks into Zoho Notebook in three easy steps and less than five minutes. After you login to Zoho Notebook, you’ll see an ‘Import Google Notebooks’ option on the top right. Click on this link will get you started.
Here are the three steps to import your Google Notebooks
- Install our new Zoho Notebook Plugin (the one I mentioned above) and restart your browser
- Login to Zoho and Google Notebook
- Go to this URL – chrome://zoho-notebook/content/g2z.html – and click on Start
This should import all your Notebooks to Zoho Notebook.
We hope this works for you. We are looking forward to your feedback.
New Text Page
Some of you have asked us to provide a simpler/familiar way to add text notes in Zoho Notebook. To address the needs of Google Notebook users, we added a new page type called ‘Text Page’ which essentially lets you add text to the page, ordered vertically. You can reorder the text objects in this page by dragging the text objects vertically. To add additional text to the page, use the ‘Add Text’ object on the left.
The content added to Notebook using the new plug-in will be added with this new page type.
We hope you’ll find these new changes useful. We are looking forward to your feedback.