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A simple, bare-bones, no-frills note taking app

A simple, bare-bones, no-frills note taking app.


  • Quickly create and save plain-text notes
  • Optionally create rich-text notes using Markdown or HTML (Android 5.0+)
  • Beautiful, easy-to-use UI with Material Design elements
  • Dual-pane view for tablets
  • Share notes to and receive text from other apps
  • Auto-saves drafts
  • View Mode for notes with clickable links
  • Sort notes by date or by name
  • Keyboard shortcuts for common actions (see below)
  • Integration with Google Now "note to self"
  • Import and export notes to external storage (Android 4.4+)
  • Zero permissions and absolutely zero ads
  • Open-source

Keyboard shortcuts:

  • Search+M: launch Notepad from any application
  • Ctrl+N: New Note
  • Ctrl+E: Edit Note
  • Ctrl+S: Save
  • Ctrl+D: Delete
  • Ctrl+H: Share


Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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