Introducing Notebooks

As many of you know, there have been two major features that we have had before us over the past couple of months: Notebooks and a full Unfuddle API. Today, we are very proud to be releasing Notebooks to the world.

notebooksWhile Unfuddle messages are good at capturing ephemeral conversation, there has been no way to author something like a specification or manual. Notebooks are a collection of related pages, often comprising documents such as specifications or reference documents. Each notebook can be thought of a stand-alone wiki.

Unlike many other wiki implementations in project management tools, each Unfuddle project can have any number of Notebooks. We have found this to be a great help in organizing our data, as traditional wikis can often become very sprawling and difficult to maintain.

notebookYou will now find a new tab titled “Notebooks” in each of your projects. Getting started is as easy as creating a new Notebook and starting to write!

NOTE: The default permission on Notebooks for all non-administrators is ‘None’. If you are currently in a project and you do not see the Notebooks tab, you should contact your project administrator for access.

Here are some of the highlights of Notebooks:

  • Each Notebook page is completely versioned, allowing you to quickly see history and compare differences between versions.
  • Notebooks can have any number of attachments, which can then be referenced from your pages.
  • Pages can be interlinked using simple Unfuddle markup.
  • All notebook pages are fully integrated into Unfuddle search, email notifications and RSS feeds.


  1. November 15, 2007 Carlo Zottmann

    Well done. You run an amazing service here, I am truly delighted. I seriously think about upgrading to a pay plan, even though I am a single developer with just one project. :)

    Cheers from Munich, Germany,
    Carlo Zottmann

  2. November 17, 2007 Burns

    Thanks for the wiki Notebooks.

    Unfuddle is now so important to our business processes that I cannot imagine my work without it.

    Great work!

    Best regards from Zürich

  3. November 19, 2007 Taras Mankovski

    Unfuddle is excellent, when do you guys think the API will come?

  4. November 20, 2007 Joshua Frappier


    Now that Notebooks have been released, the API is our number one priority. Keep watch here at the Unfuddle blog as we will be launching it in the next few weeks.

  5. November 21, 2007 Tj

    can we get viewer comments per notebook page?

  6. November 21, 2007 distributedgis

    I really like your service, but the biggest issue for me has been the API. This almost led to my defection as I am nearing criticality to integrate with my task management. I'm happy to hear its coming along soon and would look forward to particpating in a Beta program if you need help.

  7. November 21, 2007 Joshua Frappier


    We are definitely still looking for people who would be willing to help test the Unfuddle API. Please just send an email to support along with your account subdomain and we can BETAfy your account.


  8. November 21, 2007 David Croswell


    We certainly considered adding this, but we were very eager to release Notebooks to our customers. I think that the ability to have a discussion in the context of a page makes perfect sense.

    As with all Unfuddle development, we place a high value on customer feedback. That being said, we really appreciate your comment and we will consider it as we continue to iterate over the concept of Notebooks within Unfuddle.

  9. December 11, 2007 Nathaniel Bibler

    In the three seconds I've thought about this, I've already decided it isn't an easy request, but it seems to fit fairly well with Notebooks, so I thought I'd throw it out there as food-for-thought:

    I'm not sure what platform the majority of your user-base is developing for, but as for us, we're doing Ruby / Rails development. I assume, maybe incorrectly, that this is largely the platform of choice for your customer base. Now for the time for your developers to cringe, I think it would be pretty awesome to be able to either A) easily manually create a Notebook from RDoc files, or B) somehow auto-generate RDoc files to be accessible per application that maybe can be generated from a certain branch or source location.

    This isn't specifically a feature-request, as I'm sure it's a pain in the butt. But, my first thought with the Notebooks release was that it'd be great for easily accessible source code documentation (RDoc, for us).

    Thanks for the great work. We really enjoy your product and service.

  10. December 14, 2007 Myroslav Opyr

    Despite being UTF-8 Notebook pages are not Unicode-aware...

    Tried to login into community forums to report there with OpenId, but it refused to accept my LJ OpenID...