Butterfly 2.1.0-beta.0 released

Linwood Butterfly

Linwood Butterfly

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


The first beta of Butterfly 2.1 is out with many new features. Here are the most important ones:

  • 📏 Add line shape detection
  • 🟦 Area workflow improvements
  • 💾 Export improvements

Don’t forget that this is a beta version and there might be some bugs. Please report them on GitHub. If you have an automatic script to update Butterfly, please adjust it to the new naming of the release assets. Read more about it here.

Line shape detection

The line shape detection is a new feature that allows you to draw a line with the pen tool and Butterfly will detect it and convert it to a straight line. This is useful if you want to draw a straight line but you are not able to do it perfectly. To enable it open the properties of the pen tool and enable the Shape Detection option. There is more to come in the future like shape detection for circles and rectangles.


The area tool got some improvements. You can now resize and move the area with the new controls by tapping on it. Also there is now a new area navigator page where you can see all your areas, reorder and edit them.


The export system also got some improvements. You can now export the whole page by clicking on the file icon in the png and svg export dialog. When clicking on the new pin icon in the dialog title bar you can pin it to the toolbar for easier access.

Full changelog

  • Add shape detection for lines (#578)
  • Add area navigator page (#574)
  • Add resize and move controls to area tool (#542)
  • Add reorder controls to area tool
  • Add option to export whole page (#594)
  • Add export tool (#590)
  • Move rotation controls to the top (#607)
  • Improve area tool creation rect selection
  • Make selection system of select tool modular
  • Upgrade to flutter 3.19
  • Improve pdf import (#612)
  • Rename release assets (#568)
  • Generalize svg and png dialog
  • Fix thumbnail shoot position
  • Fix png export