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LuigiLikesPizza
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New Chromebook user, loving it, quick question

Post by LuigiLikesPizza » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:31 am

I'm a longtime MacBook person and did not realize until getting this new Chromebook, how much I use the simple, but much loved feature of the Notepad. I loved to cut and paste notes into that thing while web browsing.

I have tried to find a similar feature on this machine, but none so far. I googled (ha!) and it looks like different use of the word Note - in Chrome land - is some kind of text editor.

Not looking for that, just a digital notepad on the "hard drive"?

Maybe there's an app for that? LOL

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Re: New Chromebook user, loving it, quick question

Post by C4NT » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:10 am

The Google app Keep is a good choice. You can find it by clicking the app menu on the top right in your chrome browser.

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Re: New Chromebook user, loving it, quick question

Post by MossySF » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:36 am

Chrome Web store has text editor apps.

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Post by LuigiLikesPizza » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:05 am

Thank you, I will seek the app.

I wasn't looking to edit text, I was looking for a temporary stashing place for making a note - like cutting and pasting a recipe I find online, as one example.....without it, I'd end up with a million bookmarks. lol

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Post by IowaFarmBoy » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:14 am

I use Evernote for notes, to do lists, keeping lists of addresses, etc. It's not on the hard drive, though, but I view that as an advantage since I can access it from my phone, desktop and Chromebook.

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Post by JoMoney » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:40 am

LuigiLikesPizza wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:05 am
Thank you, I will seek the app.

I wasn't looking to edit text, I was looking for a temporary stashing place for making a note - like cutting and pasting a recipe I find online, as one example.....without it, I'd end up with a million bookmarks. lol
There are lots of offline text editors and sticky-note applications. From what it sounds like you're doing, you might check out the "Note Board" app extension https://www.noteboardapp.com/
It has some features that are kind of handy to just highlight text or right click and and post as text or a thumbnail image and web link on your 'Note Board'
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Re: New Chromebook user, loving it, quick question

Post by GDBryan » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:22 am

+1 for the Keep app. I like it because whatever I put there - lists, notes, etc. - will also show up in my Android phone.

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Re: New Chromebook user, loving it, quick question

Post by heartwood » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:35 am

GDBryan wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:22 am
+1 for the Keep app. I like it because whatever I put there - lists, notes, etc. - will also show up in my Android phone.
+2 for Keep

you can cut/paste the usual way into keep, but a more convenient way for me on a chrome book is right click (2-finger tap on touchpad) to bring down a menu that has a option to "save to keep."

Then I have the copy of the email, coupon, etc in keep automatically available wherever I have Keep installed.

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Re: New Chromebook user, loving it, quick question

Post by inbox788 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:03 am

You need to be connected to the web, but I use Google Docs for things like this:

https://docs.google.com

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Post by bloom2708 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:07 am

inbox788 wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:03 am
You need to be connected to the web, but I use Google Docs for things like this:

https://docs.google.com
+1

You have Google Docs right there. Use the "Word" equivalent. Make as many note type documents as you want. They are automatically saved on your Google cloud drive.
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Re: New Chromebook user, loving it, quick question

Post by happenstance » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:18 pm

inbox788 wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:03 am
You need to be connected to the web, but I use Google Docs for things like this:

https://docs.google.com
Docs does have offline support, which works pretty well on Chromebooks. You just need to have the extension installed into Chrome.

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Re: New Chromebook user, loving it, quick question

Post by runner3081 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:42 pm

C4NT wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:10 am
The Google app Keep is a good choice. You can find it by clicking the app menu on the top right in your chrome browser.
Keep is a very simple, but wonderful App. Use it on my phone all of the time.

Grocery shopping lists, notes, etc.

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Re: New Chromebook user, loving it, quick question

Post by azurekep » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:49 pm

Notepad applications on any OS are great.

It always bewilders me why people drag out Word just to type a shopping list. Or draft a message before posting it online. The latter is sometimes amusing since not only does it take time to fire up Word (and who has time?), but sometimes in the cut-and-pasting, extraneous characters get included in the post. At best, the extraneous characters are ugly. At worst, they can interfere with the forum software and block access to the thread.

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Re: New Chromebook user, loving it, quick question

Post by JoMoney » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:51 pm

There's a Chrome app called 'Text' that is a simple, offline, text editor as well:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... dkjmjhdgbg

Works great, it has features aimed at someone writing scripts or HTML, but if you turn off the 'auto indent' it makes a fine text editor that works offline and can save to the local drive.
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Re: New Chromebook user, loving it, quick question

Post by bogleblitz » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:52 pm

I used chromebook, windows, mac. I agree mac notepad is great.

Everything already mentioned (google keep, google doc, evernote) works great. I'm using all 3 for various reasons.

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