Goldbug Software

Second Notes for iOS

Mac iPhone iPad


Second Notes for iOS | $0.99

iOS8 and later

What's New

Feb 5, 2019 Second Notes for iOS 1.7 is released.

Second Notes for iOS (iPhone)

Second Notes is an app for making a note with Live Markdown.

You can share the note with your iOS devices via Second Notes for Mac. And Live Markdown automatically indents lists and quoted strings, and changes font to bold or italic.



Typing text with Live Markdown and preview via converted HTML

Second Notes uses Markdown like text formatting, and automatically indents text in a list and quote paragraph, and make strings bold or italic. The preview button shows HTML converted text in the web view.

If you can't see bold or italic, please check if the selected font has a italic or bold font in its family. For example "Lucida Grande" that is used as a system font doesn't have a italic in the family.

If you want to show a local image in the preview, the image has to be located in you picture folder due to the security protection of Mac OSX.


iCloud and Second Notes for Mac

Second Notes saves a note in your iCloud folder. You can share the note with your Mac via Second Notes for Mac which has the same Live Markdown feature.

Search in Notes

The search field at the upper-left can be used for searching a string in the whole notes listed in the folder view. The result is shown in a note by highlighting the string.

Exporting to iCloud Drive

The button at the lower left corner in the text screen is for exporting a note to iCloud Drive.
To exporting the note, touch the button at the bottom of the next screen.

Importing Text or Markdown file

You can open a Text or a Markdown file by Second Notes which is attached in the mail.


Keyboard shortcuts


Custom URL schemes

Second Notes receives Custom URL schemes.


Arithmetic button

Type a fomula and click the Arithmetic button in the keyboard accessory, the result will be inserted after the fomula.

How to use

  • Start Second Notes at first

    When you start Second Notes at first, new note is created and it is shown in the iCloud folder. The title is also created the date and time automatically, but you can change it anytime.

  • Make sure iCloud is enabled

    If the first note is created in the "On My Device" folder, please make sure if iCloud is enabled of the Second Notes in the System Settings. It is located in the "Document & Data" menu in the iCloud setting as below.

  • Title and filename

    The title of a note shown in the folder view is taken from the first line of the note. It is not same as the filename. You can see the actual filename through the "Note Info" menu in the file menu.

  • Dynamic Type

    Second Notes supports the Dynamic Type feature of iOS7. You can change the size of font larger or smaller at the System settings.

  • Move a note

    You can move a note between iCloud and "On My Device" by drag & drop the tag which is shown when you touch the Edit button.

  • Keyboard shortcuts.

    As explained above, Second Notes has several keyboard shortcuts which is useful when you use Bluetooth keyboard.

  • Actions

    The button shown lower left corner of the Note view is for Actions, Printing, Sending a email. The text format is switched whether preview is shown or not. If the preview is shown, the text converted to HTML is printed or attached in the email message.