Online Notepad is a free browser-based text editor that allows you to create and edit .txt files online. No registration and login required. It is great for writing quick notes and printing a simple page. What makes it special is the autosave functionality which saves your draft every second. This prevents data loss in case you accidentally close the tab, or the browser window suddenly crashes. The document you're workin on will be automatically restored when you visit back. There's also support for saving documents directly to your computer. Online Notepad is packed with core features that your common text editor provides, including undo, redo,copy, cut, paste, find and replace, font formatting, character map, spell checker, word count, open, save and print.
How does it work?
Changes are saved automatically as you work thanks to HTML5 localStorage API. It grabs a copy of the content from the text editor and saves it to your computer. With this method, your data never leaves your device. The default time interval at which draft is saved is 1000ms or 1 second. Your notes will stay in the web browser until you clear the cookies.
Here are some detailed guides that might help you get started.
- Saving a Document to Your Computer
- Opening a Document in Online Notepad
- Complete List of Keyboard Shortcuts
- How to Clear Browser Cookies
This web app is a free product, which can be used by any individual, company, school, government office etc. I originally made this for myself to help me remember blog post ideas that will eventually end up on my sites. This simple tool that all started as a jsFiddle project has helped my productivity immensely and I hope you find it useful too.
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