Codebook for iOS (and iPadOS) 4.5.18 is now available. This update is focused on making updates to how Codebook runs on iPad devices, and fixing a crash that’s been occurring since the latest major update of the operating system.
- Fixes crash on iPad iOS 17 when using split-screen
- Implements full support for iPad layout in split-screen mode, instead of switching to iPhone tab bar layout
While we went about resolving the crash affecting split-screen usage, we felt it best to make a larger change to the interface that we think will be a significant improvement for iPad users. When you switch to split-screen mode in Codebook, the app enters a “compact” display mode. The way we handled this in previous versions of Codebook was to swap in the iPhone interface, which is a layout that provides navigation via a tab bar at the bottom of the screen.
This wasn’t ideal to begin with, isn’t in line with how contemporary apps typically function on iPad, and was running afoul of changes to iOS 17 making it somewhat unreasonable to maintain going forward.
In this version of Codebook for iOS, when you enter split-screen mode, the side-view navigation layout is preserved and adapted for the smaller screen area, all while maintaining your place in the app, and any edits you may have in progress.
We are preparing to start beta testing Codebook 5, which features a brand new, automatic sync service we are calling Codebook Cloud. Unlike the current sync services, you never have to remember to kick it off, it just works. All data stored in Codebook Cloud is encrypted with the Sync Key.
We’ll have more details available soon along with a formal beta announcement, but we are mentioning it here for any of our macOS customers who take the time to read these additional release notes. Anybody who signs up to help beta test will be given a pretty nice discount on the service once it goes live (access to Codebook Cloud will require a subscription).