πŸ”€ Custom default app selection, Localized date and Performance boost


✨ New

  • Custom Default App Selection: Now you have the flexibility to choose your preferred app for opening notes. This feature proves particularly handy for users who integrate Type with their favorite note-taking apps like Obsidian. Simply navigate to Settings > General to make the switch – Thanks Mark, Sivakumar, Brian and Morav for requesting this!
  • Localized Date: The date format now seamlessly aligns with your computer's language settings. For existing users, it will stay in English by default. You can change it in Settings > Format – Thanks Frank, Edoardo and Sacbe for the feedback!

πŸ’Ž Improvements

  • Performance Boost: Experience a significant speed enhancement when opening the app or when adding new entries, thanks to improvements in the parsing algorithm.

🐞 Fixes

  • Text Field focus: Resolved the issue of text fields losing focus upon pressing the Tab key. This fix ensures uninterrupted typing – Thanks Brian for highlighting this!

πŸͺΊ Fix Easter egg


πŸ’Ž Improvements

  • Back button: Keep the back button vertically aligned at the top when writing a multi-line note.

🐞 Fixes

  • Easter Egg: Fixed an alert when rating Type if Raycast was not installed to show confetti – Thanks Matteo for reporting this!

πŸ“… Expanded date formats, Reverse chronological order, and Markdown support


✨ New

  • Expanded Date Formats: Now customize your date display with more options, including date-only, time-only, and personalized formats like ISO – Thanks John, Rodney, Keir, Keaton, Peter, and Seohyun for requesting this!
  • Reverse Chronological Order: Insert new entries at the top of the file with this new option – Thanks John, Lucas, and Shawn for requesting this!
  • Improved Markdown Support: Choose between Plain text or Markdown file right from the dropdown when creating a new note – Thanks John, Rodney, and Nico for requesting this!
  • User Manual: Many of you requested a manual to list keyboard shortcuts. Access the manual in the menu bar to learn more about it – Thanks Remo, Brad, Craig and Nico for the feedback!
  • Release notes: Stay in the loop with the new changelog. A dedicated button in the toolbar will keep you informed about every new version.
  • Tooltips: Discover the app's full potential with keyboard shortcuts by hovering over buttons – Thanks Remo, Brad, and Craig for highlighting this!

πŸ’Ž Improvements

  • Revamped About Screen: I added some love to this screen. Plus, find an invitation to rate the app and help me reach more users.
  • Feedback modal: The new modal encourages you to rate Type on the App Store or share feedback. Your ratings improve the app’s visibility.

🐞 Fixes

  • Note Parsing: Fixed display issue for notes without a date, ensuring a smoother experience.

🐞 Minor bug fix


🐞 Fixes

  • Stop trying to center the window when an external monitor is plugged/unplugged. This has some unintended side effects

🐞 Urgent bug fix


🐞 Fixes

  • Resolved app crash on launch for some users with an external monitor – Huge thanks to Craig for the help!

🐞 Minor glitch and urgent bug fix


🐞 Fixes

  • Fixed background color glitch with empty notes
  • Resolved app crash on launch for some users – Sorry about that!

πŸš€ Type is available on the Mac App Store


Type lets you quickly jot things down with the timestamp attached, without interrupting your flow.


  • Accessible from anywhere – Launch Type via a hotkey
  • No sync issues – Your notes are stored in text files
  • Timestamp your notes – The date is automatically attached to each note
  • Quickly switch between notes – Navigate via the arrow keys
  • Customizable – Select your preferred date style

Use cases

  • Highlights – Capture thoughts for your next 1-1
  • Time tracking – See where you spend your time
  • Journaling – Write a note each day
  • Debugging – Steps to reproduce a bug
  • …and more!

Planned features

  • Option to keep the app always visible
  • Delete a note
  • Clear a note
  • Search for notes
  • Export note