Simple Notepad

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About this app

Simple Notepad is a notepad app that gives you a quick and easy note taking experience. It's not only simple and easy to use but also comes with many features: checklist, widget, reminder, password protection, search, picture attachment, share, and more!

v1.9.7 beta

✔ Checklist
✔ Password
✔ Protect app launch and note/checklist using device security feature (PIN, pattern, password) for lollipop+
✔ Reminder
✔ Widgets/shortcuts
✔ Widget customization
✔ Convert note to checklist (lines -> check items)
✔ Attach pictures from camera and gallery
✔ Search and sort
✔ Share
✔ Color title
✔ Read-only mode
✔ Upload to popular cloud storage services
✔ Auto/manual export to SD card
✔ Import .txt from SD card
✔ Archive deleted items
✔ Add to Calendar
✔ Pin to status bar (sticky reminder)
✔ Folders to group notes/checklists
✔ Send data to Google Cloud Print (experimental, download Simple Notepad Cloud Print Addon to enable it)
✔ Custom Fonts (copy .ttf files in $sdcard/simplenotepad/fonts)
✔ Local clipboard to insert frequently used texts and timestamp
✔ Customizable font and background
✔ Clickable links (url, email, phone, and map) in read-only mode
✔ Character/Word count
✔ Voice input

If you have questions, please mail me instead of using the review comment. FAQ is available in the settings.

Export/Import are not Backup/Restore. When you export a note/checklist, its text content is saved as .txt file 'without' meta data like color, priority, folder, etc.

Setting password does not delete exported notes. If you don't want to keep them, delete manually.

Moving app to the SD card disables widgets. Android does not support widgets from SD card. Moving hides shortcut icons too on reboot.

Chinese (simplified) - Cye3s
Chinese (traditional) - Ensign Lau
Croatian - Cvita
Czech - rizla, Zbynek Krivka, and DuckDaffy
Farsi - Farid (oveishasanpour)
French - Yozil, anonymous user
German - Reiner Südding, Andre Ramnitz, Frank, HB9KNS, Michael and anonymous users.
Italian - Giovanni Aneloni, Emanuele Brown
Japanese - anonymous user
Korean - 허선영, 김희재, 정성엽, Hoyeon Cho
Polish - Karol Bieńkowski, Argail
Romanian - Cristian Savin
Russian - Oleg Avilov, anonymous user
Spanish - Yamil
Swedish - Mattias (removed as of v1.8.9)
(in case your name is missing, please let me know)
Updated on
Dec 25, 2016

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15.1K reviews
Nicole De Vrieze
July 5, 2022
This app is perfect for my adhd brain. I am very forgetful even on the simplest errand. I have used this app for what seems like forever. Probably close to 8 years now. I love the function of converting a list to a checklist. This is how I make grocery lists every week. I also keep running lists of random but necessary information that I can reference any where as long as I have my phone.
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Francesca A
April 16, 2022
Hot Tip: if it blurs when you scroll change appearance to light. Do not use transparent. Used this notepad for years and love it. My new phone, the app had a problem while scrolling. I tried other notepads but I don't like them as much. Then I found a fix. It was set at transparent with the wallpaper showing through. I changed the appearance to light (not transparent). Works great now.
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Steve Anderson
March 4, 2022
Nice basic notepad. Doesn't ask for a lot of intrusive permissions. I love being able to change all the font and color settings. Update: It has been acting strange the past few weeks. It will randomly scroll the text off the top of the screen while I'm either typing or figuring what to type next. Then I have to scroll back manually. Not sure if it's the app or the system...but it is annoying.
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What's new

v2.0.0, 2.0.1
- bug fixes
- 7.1.1 app shortcuts support

- bug fixes (including checklist color issues. if this doesn't fix your issues, see color settings in checklist settings)

- Internet permission removed (enough crash reports collected. Thank you.)
*see v1.9.7b update note too

- API level bump (24 Nougat)
- bug fixes


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