Sixth beta of Butterfly 2.0 released

Linwood Butterfly

Linwood Butterfly

🎨 Powerful, minimalistic, cross-platform, opensource note-taking app


The sixth beta release it out. This is the 69th release of butterfly. If you didn’t read the last versions, click here:

Please note that this is still a beta release and may contain bugs. If you find a bug, please report it on GitHub.

This release contains a lot of bug fixes (inclusive many mobile bugs added in the last beta) and ui improvements.


Redesigned navigator

The navigator was recoded to a navigation rail. You can find all pages on the left of your screen instead of a tab view. Click on them to open the page. It is now responsive to the rest of the ui. To disable the navigation rail, navigate to the personalisation settings of the app. On mobile you can find all pages in the top left corner menu.



The hand tool has now shortcuts to select all elements on the page. You can now cut, copy and paste your elements with the context menu or the shortcuts ctrl+x, ctrl+c and ctrl+v. Additionally you can delete selected elements by clicking on the delete button. A mobile problem with selecting corners was fixed.


A new asset painter was added. To add them, click on the pin icon on the import types in the add dialog. To add assets click in the view on any point and select your asset. The asset will appear on this position.


The markdown elements can now be moved.

Full changelog

  • Add navigation rail to large ui (#444)
  • Add specific navigator pages to menu in mobile ui (#442)
  • Add keyboard shortcuts
    • Add ctrl + a to select all to hand painter (#436)
    • Add del to delete selected to hand painter (#435)
  • Add svg icon to asset file type svg
  • Add asset painter (#431)
  • Add clipboard (cut, copy, paste) (#422)
  • Add transformation functions for markdown renderer
  • Fix move transformation on image renderer
  • Fix mobile ui
  • Fix hand tool corner selection not working on mobile
  • Fix waypoints not updating in navigator
  • Fix background won’t be loaded
  • Fix position when scaling elements
  • Fix window when native title bar is enabled
  • Fix full screen and maximize window (#449)
  • Fix add asset dialog not working
  • Fix baking not working on presentation mode
  • Fix painters not updated in selection property view