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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