LightPaper 1.3 is out

Another major release of LightPaper 1.3, another bag full of awesome goodies. It’s like Christmas is never over in LightPaper land.

By the way, have you tried Real Preview and Shadow Notes features of LightPaper? No? Good Lord!


  • Multiple Folders – ๐Ÿ“‚๐Ÿ“‚๐Ÿ“‚ Sidebar now supports multiple folders. Add as many as you want or remove the ones you don’t want. LightPaper also remembers all the opened folders so you don’t have to.
  • Editor Outline Navigator – ๐Ÿ—บ Quickly navigate between your headers or code blocks. Learn more…
    • Two-way navigation for editor outline navigator – clicking a header navigates to corresponding preview header as well.
    • Preview Outline is rewritten from scratch – looks better, gives us code monkeys ๐Ÿต a lot of satisfaction, and supports two-way navigation as well
  • ๐Ÿ—’LightPaper Mini: Added a preference to automatically insert shadow note’s source path or URL
  • ๐Ÿ’„Added a top-level Export menu for quickly accessing exporting and copying features
    • Select markdown text and copy it as rich formatted text including images
    • Select markdown text and copy them as HTML
  • ๐Ÿ–ผ Supports different ways of setting the base URL for a document. Very useful for rendering images. Learn more…


  • LightPaper now re-renders your document when you make any changes to your sidebar’s root folder(s). This makes it to render your new/modified images without having to restart LightPaper, for an example.
  • ๐Ÿ—’LightPaper Mini:
    • Save mini documents when app gets inactive
    • โŒ˜+S now continues to save a scratch or shadow note instead of persisting it to a file. You can save it to a file using File>Save to File... menu item or using โŒ˜+โŒฅ+S key.
    • Shadow Notes now by default selects the active tab for both Chrome and Safari.
    • Sync open notes between LightPaper and LightPaper Mini
    • Don’t collapse expanded shadow notes when switching tabs or deleting a note
    • Document/ File support for Microsoft Office documents are now available from our GitHub repo. Thanks to @chooklotto
  • Fuzzy Search for Quick Open has been vastly improved. It’s now more accurate and speed is noticeably improved
  • LightPaper now uses an alternative mechanism for sending feedback
  • Real Preview: A default real preview site can be selected from within Real Preview preference
  • You can now rate LightPaper so that we know how much you love it. Just a formality, we know it’s always a 5 stars for you :)
  • Styles menu item is now renamed to more appropriate Document menu
  • Improved relative path rendering for images
  • Always render local images with full paths regardless of document’s base URL
  • Make auto scrolling sync setting persistent
  • Added a preference to allow/disallow adding an untitled document automatically
  • Added a preference to turn off auto expanding a folder when adding it to sidebar
  • Update the title of an already opened document’s tab when the document is renamed
  • Auto bulleting for nested lists
  • PNGs and JPEGs are not filtered out by default from the folder navigator
  • Lots of other minor improvements


  • Cannot select a document if it is hidden in the overflow tabs menu (when there are too many tabs open)
  • Type through autopair character if it is typed i.e. no more []] or ())
  • Other few minor bug fixes
  • Extra whitespace breaks Jekyll FrontMatter
  • Multiple copies of LightPaper Mini is open in some cases
  • Fixed a possible memory leak
  • Cursor color is invisible when switching from Solarized Light theme to LightPaper Dark
  • App crashes when hitting enter on quick search when there are no results
  • Cursor and text jump when opening a document
  • Few other minor bug fixes

Thanks a lot to all our beta testers who made this release as much bug free as possible. You guys are awesome! ๐Ÿ‘

  1. Please introduce the ability to save the notes in the cloud and to search the notes. The shadow notes feature is GREAT!!! but i’m afraid I’m going to lose them and there’s no way to search them.

  2. How about a way to contact you … I have just downloaded 1.3 trial, and it is crashing while scrolling a document. I have crash reports, but nowhere to send them

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