Notepad - simple notes

Contains ads
4.6
49.8K reviews
10M+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Notepad is a small and fast notetaking app for making notes, memos, or just any plain text content. Features:
* simple interface that most of the users find easy to use
* no limits on note's length or number of notes (of course there's a limit to phone's storage)
* creating and editing text notes
* importing notes from txt files, saving notes as txt files
* sharing notes with other apps (e.g. sending a note in Gmail)
* notes widget allowing to quickly create or edit notes, working like post it notes (stick a memo to home screen)
* backup function for saving and loading notes from a backup file (zip file)
* app password lock
* color themes (including dark theme)
* note categories
* automatic note saving
* undo/redo
* lines in background, numbered lines
* technical support
* search function that can quickly find text in notes

** Important **
Please remember to make a backup copy of notes before formatting a phone or buying a new phone. Since the 1.7.0 version the app will also use Google device copy, if it's turned on in the device's and the app's settings.

* Why do I advise to not install the app on an SD card?
I follow Google's advice to block installing on an SD card apps that use widgets. This app uses widgets, which are like icons for the notes, and can be placed on a phone's home screen (for example).

* Why is the permission for writing on SD card listed on the permissions list?
It's currently not used. It was an optional permission for cases when a backup copy was to be saved on the device. Play Store shows historical permissions, even if it's no longer in use by the app.
Please remember that the permission can be revoked at any moment by going into the app's settings. Also, the app will ask for the permission when needed.

If you have any additional questions, just contact me by email: notepad.free@outlook.com .

Thank you.
Arek
Updated on
Jul 28, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, Personal info and 3 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
4.6
49.8K reviews
Raven Butler
July 29, 2022
I love this app, it's great! Except that it crashes frequently, if there's anything updating in the Playstore. It doesn't even have to be updating itself. I had it crash and I had been writing in it for a while without hitting the save button, my Google Docs starts to update and all of a sudden the app closes and I open it back up to find an empty note. Luckily, I was copying from a voice recording but this isn't the 1st time and it's getting frustrating.
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atomczak
July 31, 2022
Hi Raven. I'm sorry for that experience. I haven't seen any other reports about this problem. I'd like to investigate it. Please consider contacting me by email at notepad.free@outlook.com. Only then I'll be able to gather additional information. Thank you for the review.Edit: so far the user hasn't emailed me. I'm not able to help without contact.
Irina Warren
July 27, 2022
A very useful and sleek app. Minimal ads that I honestly don't even notice (tiny banner ads on the main menu). One walkthrough of how the app works and then you're free to write whatever you want. I'm enjoying the lack of a limit on number of different notes, as well as the length of a specific note (I think I could write some of my essays in this app). Notepad helps me ramble out my thoughts and does so in a user-friendly, unobtrusive manner.
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atomczak
August 6, 2022
Hello. I'm glad that you don't find the ad banner distracting. There is an option to disable it, if you'd ever like to. I'm considering adding some kind of limit or at least warning for huge note files. All other notepad apps do it. Without it users can experience slowdown in big (e-book sized) notes. Thank you for the review. Have a nice day 👋🙂.
Cindy Hampton
July 17, 2022
It would be so much easier and more helpful if you could change 2 things on this app. #1 be able to use lined paper (like a real note pad) #2 make it so you can use different colors for different note categories. It would look more real like the post it pads that you buy. It's a suggestion that would help me for sure. I'm a new user and maybe I just haven't found those areas yet. (I do hope they are there) THANK YOU FOR HELPING ME WITH THAT! GREAT APP
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atomczak
July 11, 2022
Hi Cindy. Ad 1. You can enable lines on the "Settings" screen (in the "Note editing" section). Open "Settings" using the standard menu button (top left corner). Ad 2. Have you tried different color themes (on "Settings" too)? Please consider updating the review or email me at notepad.free@outlook.com if you can't find the options that I listed.Thx.

What's new

Update 1.21.2:
+ easier password removal
+ character count (in "Show info" dialog)
+ new translations

Some Samsung users reported issues with "cursor jumping up and down" or text disappearing by itself after update to Android 12. The issue is caused by Grammarly - latest addition to Samsung keyboard. To fix it disable Grammarly in keyboard's settings. Please check the in-app "Help" screen or email me at notepad.free@outlook.com for help.